Corporate Security Maturity Checklist

Best Practice Guide

Maintaining corporate security in a deteriorating risk environment

In the face of an unpredictable virus, business leaders are managing operations as best they can, with snap lockdowns, ad hoc remote working arrangements, and staff shortages making it difficult to ensure business continuity.

Often overlooked in this calculus, however, is the role of corporate security. After all, the function has been completely upended by the public health crisis, which has sent employees scrambling to newly fashioned home offices.

Has it made corporate security simpler?

It hasn’t. Even with fewer workers in brick-and-mortar offices than in 2019, many of the top threats to corporate security from that year not only persist but have also intensified.

What’s more, the COVID crisis itself has introduced new threats to the landscape, e.g., intensification of cyberattacks, civil unrest, increasing numbers of at-risk lone workers and absent personnel. The result has been a sharp increase in security risk.

Facing these threats are corporate security teams. Long considered a cost centre to the organisations, corporate security has its work cut out to manage all aspects of security operations proactively in deteriorating conditions.

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