Leadership in Security

As risk owners, senior leaders need to be conversant with the key principles of protective security in order to guide their strategic decision-making and ensure effective oversight of protective security management within their organisations.

An organisation’s leaders determine and shape its culture and values. Without clear leadership and effective governance from the board down, an organisation’s security culture and associated measures for proportionate and cost effective physical, personnel and cyber security will fail.

The sections below provide guidance that will enable leaders to better understand and direct protective security at a strategic level. They will be able to embed a holistic, risk-based, proportionate and cost-effective security strategy, supported by effective governance structures and appropriate security culture.