Michelangelo famously created the sculpture David and JK Rowling famously revealed characters that already existed. Two completely different types of artists and art.
But how did Michelangelo actually approach this masterpiece? Did he take a stone and begin to carve, and David was eventually the result, or did he know that David was already in the stone and he had to carve away the waste to reveal him? JK Rowling did the latter.
Which approach applies to your organization?
Do you work to reveal the security practices that are already intuitively imbedded by hard working staff doing the right thing and expand on these, or realize that you need to start fresh and create something new?
Let us take a look. Your organization is well established. Many operational and strategic programs and processes are in place. But your now are faced with ramping up your security program. Create policies, procedures, establish the
With both approaches your personnel, all personnel, security or otherwise play the most significant part in the immediate and continued success of your Risk & Security program.
At a high level view, your Risk & Security program has 3 major components;
- Plans/Procedures: you need purpose, direction, and accountability
- Hard/Soft tools: software, hardware, technical systems…such as cameras, card access, etc.
- And the third piece that actually holds it all together and makes it work, people (personnel).
Of course, while the various plans/procedure, technical systems and devices assist in the assurance of security – it all ultimately boils down to personnel.
But they don’t just get there on their own.
There needs to be a commitment within your program to educate, cooperate, and involve personnel to be successful.
Not sure where to begin? We can help.
It all starts with a conversation.
Plan the Work. Work the Plan.