How to Mitigate Physical Security Risks in a Corporate Environment

Cathal J. Walsh MS, MBA / John Bekisz PE, PSP June 12, 2024

Corporate security is vital for mitigating threats and enhancing resilience. In regulated industries, security lapses can lead to severe consequences, including termination, disciplinary action, and financial liability. In a recent article, Cathal Walsh and John Bekisz emphasize the importance of implementing a well-planned, layered security program aligned with an organization’s risk appetite, and based on industry frameworks, to effectively mitigate physical security risks. 


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Cathal J. Walsh MS, MBA

Vice President, Physical Security and Chief Security Officer

Cathal J. Walsh has over 20 years of security management experience within large multinational organizations and private risk management advisory firms. With his deep industry knowledge of physical and cyber security, fraud, investigations, and crisis management, he delivers solutions that align each discipline with the client’s overall corporate strategy, governing regulated environment, and addresses evolving industry risks. At Guidepost, Mr. Walsh advises C-Suite executives, boards, and heads of security with strategic guidance to address their most critical physical security and risk management matters. In addition, he serves as the firm’s chief security officer overseeing its security strategy and operations.

Jonn Bekisz in a suit and tie is smiling for a professional photo

John Bekisz PE, PSP

Associate Vice President of Physical Security

John Bekisz, Jr., PE, PSP is an associate vice president of Physical Security at Guidepost Solutions. Mr. Bekisz has experience in security design engineering, consulting, and system integrating.