How to Choose A Common Operating Picture

What do you need from a common operating picture?

The status quo for most organizations: different screens/systems for alerts, incident management, and mass communications. Major risk events in 2020 – the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, the Beirut explosion, and more – have demonstrated why security leaders must carefully choose a common operating picture.

Today’s common operating picture is more than just a map. It must be as flexible as the crisis demands. A common operating picture should let you design and the maps you need for situational awareness. It should let you choose the workflow you need to respond effectively to whatever risks you encounter. It should let you configure the reports and analytics you need to measure your success.

Most importantly, a common operating picture makes it easier for security teams to protect the enterprise. Organizations are wise to choose a common operating picture that meets both the present and future needs of the business. The right common operating picture can even help you determine ROI for your physical security program.

Based on the experience of security leaders who have built successful GSOCs, we created this guide to help you choose a common operating picture. Specific topics include:

  • Whether you need a Common Operating Picture, based on your company’s risk profile
  • When you should purchase a Common Operating Picture relative to risk intelligence subscriptions
  • Essential features and selection criteria for a future-proof Common Operating Picture.

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Learn how to select a common operating picture that grows with your security program.

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