Five Steps to Accurate and Compelling Physical Security ROI
Source: Cisco Systems
In today's physical security industry, Return On Investment (ROI) is one of the most talked about concepts, yet least understood. A well-documented and supportable ROI case can be a powerful tool for the physical security professional competing for limited business resources. Security practitioners are used to making the case for improved security, but are not so experienced with showing how security improvements can contribute to a company's profitability. This paper, the first in a series dealing with the ROI of network-based physical security, takes a close look at what security ROI is, and presents five steps for accurately developing and communicating the ROI for a physical security technology initiative. Its intended audience includes physical security practitioners and others seeking to understand the financial return possible with physical security.