Security departments have long had the reputation of being cost centers inside organizations.

That makes it tough for managers and directors to ask for more budget. And their departments are often the first to see budget cuts during a recession.

So how can security leaders avoid this problem?

Alan Saquella, CPP, professor of Business, Security, and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona and a consultant for Verensics, joins the podcast this week. In this episode, we discuss the strategies he used to transform his security function at Cox Communications from a cost center to revenue neutral and beyond.

Expect to learn the dangers of being a cost center within an organization, the first thing you should do before asking executives for additional budget, the importance of learning the language of business, how to demonstrate the ROI of your corporate security program, and much more.


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