SOURCE: IOMA

May 02, 2006 11:07 ET

IOMA, Ricci Communications, and the Global Corporate Security Leadership Network Announce the Release of IOMA's Newest Research, "Corporate Anti-Terrorism Benchmarks and Best Practices"

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 --To be released at a private briefing on May 10 in New York City, the "Corporate Anti-Terrorism Benchmarks and Best Practices" is a step-by-step guide for senior executives responsible for corporate security on how to set priorities. Citing lack of adequate budget as the primary constraint against an organization being fully prepared, security executives from across the country lay out their organizations' assessment of the threats, security priorities, and possible responses... providing a consensus that will help any organization faced with critical spending choices affecting corporate security.

"Today's corporate security executive needs to think strategically, with an emphasis on new skills: Providing timely and precise communications; developing a business information resource for top management; and becoming a team player," said IOMA's VP Publishing, Perry Patterson. "Corporate Security involves virtually every department in every organization in some way. For example, more than 50% of the responders to the IOMA survey on anti-terrorism practices admitted to not checking employees (HR), applicants (HR and departmental) and vendors (Accounts Payable) against the government's OFAC list."

The goal of this significant, new benchmark report from IOMA is to share information to help organizations answer this difficult challenge. With scant incident data, no clear mandates, and competing security priorities, it is particularly useful for organizations to compare their potential responses against the actions of others. The risk from terrorism is uniquely difficult to measure, so it is imperative for organizations to supplement their threat and vulnerability assessments with due diligence through benchmarking.

For more on the "Corporate Anti-Terrorism Benchmarks and Best Practices" research or the May 10th briefing in New York City, contact Randy Cochran at IOMA, at rcochran@ioma.com.

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