Security can absolutely contribute to a company’s profitability. The security organization achieves significant cost reductions on risk mitigation investments; while reducing its Annual Loss Expectancy (ALE) year over year; despite a global downturn where the security risk scenarios have taken a turn for the worse. All in all corporate cost/risk reduction efforts have a positive impact on the Working Capital margins and thus overall company profitability. That reminds me of Thomas Matthews’ called to action at ASIS 2009 in Anaheim. In a nutshell he encouraged jump in front of trends and learn the lean principles and how they can be applied in our service delivery.