It's sad but true - it often takes a security problem to win funding for security measures. That problem need not occur within an organization. If it happens elsewhere, but catches the attention of top management, senior executives may wonder what steps should be taken to protect their organizations from a similar incident. If the question were to come up, would  you have an answer?

If not, click here to see Bob Lang's advice about developing a strategic security road map. Lang is the vice president, strategic safety and security, for Kennesaw State University. A security road map helped him justify an emergency notification system with SMS capability and siren system with a voice-over feature.