Magazine article Security Management

New Year, New Goals. (Editor's Note)

Magazine article Security Management

New Year, New Goals. (Editor's Note)

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WITH EVERY NEW YEAR comes the opportunity to assess progress and to set new goals. But 2002 was, of course, no ordinary year. It was the year following the terrorist attacks of 9-11, which suddenly placed security--as a profession and as an issue--in the spotlight. So how have the events of 9-11, combined with other risk factors as well as business and economic developments, changed the role of the corporate security director? Among the most notable trends is that the role of security is now more critical and more visible within businesses. As a result, security chiefs now have a more direct relationship with their company's senior management. To find out more about these evolutionary--and revolutionary--developments, turn to this month's cover story, "The New Centurions."

The theme of change is further explored in "A Year of Reassessment," in which Senior Editor Teresa Anderson presents the second article in her two-part series analyzing the findings from the annual ASIS Employment Survey The article examines how 9-11 affected security department staffing, budgets, and policies.

While reviewing the progress and lessons of the past year is helpful, it is also important to look ahead and to plan for additional accomplishments in 2003. …

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