Editor's comment

May 2003 News

Welcome to the first issue of SafeGuard, a quarterly supplement that places emphasis on security and risk management services.

Well targeted circulation: SafeGuard will be a  sophisticated read with a circulation aimed at decision makers in the security and risk management industries
Well targeted circulation: SafeGuard will be a sophisticated read with a circulation aimed at decision makers in the security and risk management industries

Published by Paradigma Publishing - publishers of the award winning Hi-Tech Security Solutions, Network Times and eSecure titles - SafeGuard is a valuable read for those tasked with protecting people, property and profitability. Key areas of interest include security guarding services, combating white-collar crime and workplace fraud, pre-employment testing, forensic auditing, due diligence reports, corporate espionage, counterintelligence strategies and investigation services. SafeGuard will be a sophisticated read with a circulation aimed at the decision makers of corporate companies and government parastatals including financial managers, risk managers, CIOs and CEOs.

In this issue, we analyse the King II Report's take on risk management. The Report gives official consideration to the importance of risk management, and makes its compulsory for companies and organisations to implement effective risk management strategies. Effective risk management, as recommended by the Report, will ultimately lead to greater prevention of fraud and mismanagement and to higher organisational stability and sustainability.

We also take an in-depth look at corporate counterintelligence. Written by consulting editor, Steve Whitehead, the purpose of this article is to provide a brief understanding of what counterintelligence is, its role in the corporate environment and how it supports management to protect business secrets and intellectual property.

Finally, the average company today is a complex enterprise engulfed by rapid technological change and fierce global competition. You have to assess exposure to risk on an ever-changing landscape and then adopt the best possible risk management strategy to:

* Safeguard the company's assets and investments, including its employees and clients.

* Support business objectives and sustainability; and

* Support business sustainability under normal as well as under adverse operation conditions.

As a vehicle for the security and risk management services industries, I trust that you will find SafeGuard to be a valuable and educational read that will aid your company with the process of attaining international best business practices through sound corporate governance.

Gerard Peter, Editor

gerard@technews.co.za





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