Alert not alarmed: challenges and trends in the security sector
Digital technologies are bringing transformative change to the security sector. We explore some of the key trends and challenges the industry faces this year. By Dominic Bayley.
The security industry is in a state flux. Security firms are adopting a range of advanced, digitally connected technologies that converge with conventional security measures. These technologies enable security personnel to tackle new threats, centralise operations and access important data analytics for more effective security management.
The role of security personnel is also changing. No longer considered just “sentries” they are also becoming strategic data managers, planners, responders and customer-service representatives. As a consequence, there is a growing need for better training and company procurement to meet this changing need.
As technologies converge and new digital security risks arise, organisations are moving to formalise security management. However, for companies to truly implement successful security in a complex security landscape, a whole-of-market approach is required – one that encompasses next-generation cybertools and digital analytics, as well as new training protocols and risk-management techniques.