Building on shifting sands
With the nature of security in hostile environments undergoing wholesale change, Richard Lovell-Knight examines the new skills needed by staff in the industry
The security industry in hostile environments is changing. Man-with-gun might not carry a gun any more, and unless he can carry a risk assessment brief he could find himself man-without-portfolio. Security people, even in war zones such as Libya in 2011 and Syria 2013, are very unlikely to be armed. ISO 31000 is filling the space being vacated by AK47. This means different skill sets, and different training to go with . . .