We have long since passed the point when executive management had to be made aware of the need to establish and maintain a secure environment in the workplace. It is now universally understood that threats exist, and that organizations must take steps to reduce risk and create a safe space for personnel, students, visitors, customers and vendors.
That said, it can still present a challenge to convince the C-Suite to fully account for and address all the changes required. New technology can be costly, and there may be some uncertainty as to whether it can fully remediate security shortfalls. Upper management may also be apprehensive about making significant changes that require personnel to learn and successfully adopt new skills. There may be other areas of concern as well.