Operating a casino security and surveillance network is a difficult task in the best of times. These days, the chore appears positively herculean; thanks to the ongoing recession and uptick in crime that is forcing gaming security departments to be ever more vigilant while at the same time cutting costs and operating as efficiently as possible.
Casinos are like little cities in that they have the security needs you would normally associate with banks, hotels, retailers and a host of other businesses but in a much smaller space. They also have the gambling itself. These functions generate a large amount of cash, which makes casinos an attractive target for both outside criminals and internal theft.
For the next generation of enterprise security leaders, is there a clear path forward to success? Enterprise security leaders discuss mentorships, education, certifications and the skills new CSOs and CISOs will need to succeed in their evolving roles and bring value to the business. But the problem is: with existing security leadership roles varying so widely, is the development of a uniform skill set even possible?