A technologically connected marketplace presents a framework for the corporate security professional that differs from the one faced ten to twenty years ago. Then, traditional corporate security programs focused on the protection of assets, facilities, equipment, and people through various means of security.
Today, the protection of corporate assets that once only required physical security now require a state-of the-art asset protection program driven by the information systems that permeate both corporations and the corporate security functions themselves. A lack of effective and efficient security processes could mean the loss of the corporation's assets or its competitive edge. A corporate assets protection program must be flexible with the ability to rapidly change to meet the corporate needs as they occur. The modern security manager must approach security with a focus on the interdependence of global factors.