Private security professionals in any of its branches have an immense challenge to the future.
By Luis González Nogales *
The above given that the rules on risk generation are changing exponentially and as I have pointed out on previous occasions remembering the philosopher Ulrich Beck, "... presents us with new risks without known impact and where not knowing what we do not know presents us with the irony of acting against threats that we can not make tangible because their existence has not been proven ... "
And this theory is every day more successful as the concept of risk is incorporated into all the activities of society as a whole and of companies in particular; being the risks associated with the new information technologies, communication, transmission, data processing and protection of them, one of the main points of focus in risk management and therefore in the analysis of the same.
The elaboration of the risk analysis, the preparation of the different security plans and the treatment of the risks are no longer enough in this new era where a good integrated intrusion detection system planning, access controls combined with video surveillance and video analytics are not enough if all these systems, which in the end will be managed from servers. Which become a new element of multiple risks in the order of physical aggressions, as well as logical aggressions through unauthorized access attempts to affect the stored information.
This is why the paradigm of security analysis has already changed and not only people and properties must be free of risks, whether real or perceived, but a new element must be incorporated. Security is that the people, properties and information of these are free of risks.
This new inflection of security in general and private security in particular forces us to rethink what is the profile of the future responsible for security in companies and public and private institutions. If we can affirm that it is not the one we currently know, we have been preparing and developing; but one for which technology is another element of its daily management DNA, we still do not know if this profile will be that of systems engineers, programmers of prediction algorithms or analysts in artificial intelligence.
But it is undoubted that one of these groups of professionals will be those who will assume the roles of responsibility in maintaining the security concepts we know, along with those that are established in the future.
To this must be added the increasing demands of society on the transparency of the data collected about each person, their treatment and the right to dispose of them, whether in life or after their death.
The challenges are great, the times and cycles of updating and obsolescence are getting shorter and the preparation of the next generation of private security professionals is not a task for tomorrow, it was yesterday or perhaps they are already preparing outside of the current views we have of how this industry should be and will be and today or tomorrow will take its place in the industry by assault and declare all of us obsolete.
Analyze and update knowledge and skills is the personal responsibility of each professional, do not continue to believe that what works for us today will be efficient and effective tomorrow.
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