Successful strategists in the security arena face the same kind of tactical issues as football coaches. Attackers are skillful, resourceful and motivated success. Football coaches can’t deploy a “one-size-fits-all” strategy, and neither can security leaders. On a macro level, this is called “Risk-Based Security.”
In July’s column, I provided an overview of the concept of personal branding and why it is relevant to security professionals looking to further both their reputation and marketability. This month I want to expand on the topic by addressing specific steps you can take to better identify your individual brand.
Hundreds of sports security professionals met last week in Louisville, Kentucky, for the 9th Annual NCS4 Conference, where they tested new technology, networked, discussed situational awareness techniques and honored industry professionals who go above and beyond to ensure their venues and events stay safe.
As business leaders become increasingly conscious of the impact cybersecurity can have on business outcomes, they should harness increased support and take advantage of six emerging trends to improve their enterprise’s resilience and elevate their own standing.
I love technology. My college degree is in math. I enjoy solving problems using technology. I love its disruptive nature. It can force us to rethink the way we do things. It changes us; how we think of ourselves, our families, our work and our society. It provides hope to the crippled, opportunities for the poor and disenfranchised, and healing for our environment. Its potential is a two-sided blade. It can harm us or help us. It can be used for good or evil.
Every security professional should plan their career objectives and develop a broad range of experience and competencies. This is a proven method for achieving your career goals. Development of a personal brand is equally important and should occur simultaneously. It will positively affect both your reputation and your marketability.
Our June issue cover article features “Security Leadership: Women in the Spotlight”.
Also in June, video is becoming a fundamental component of a quality security plan. How can CPTED strategies lead to better physical enterprise security? And discover How David Espie, Director of Security, secures Mayland's Seaports.