Any time a Director of Security or Chief Security Officer prepares a budget and plan on the priorities their security department needs to address in the coming year, it is an awfully good idea to include a strong, compelling business case rationale.  Remember, CFOs and risk management leaders think in terms of numbers.  So try to quantify the risk you’re trying to address and why.

Take a look at these Bureau of Labor Statistics on violent deaths by type skillfully captured here in this infographic created by Vox.  If your emerging funding priorities include workplace violence prevention, active shooter planning, threat assessment or emergency management, put some of these numbers to work in your budget and plan