08 Mar 2023

2023 Emerging Threats – Heads up

How does this information impact the security manager on the ground?

There are some practitioners and investigators in some countries that may think that the following may not apply to them as they are located in a wealthy (first world) country besides those in developing countries. However, if they look at their local crime stats or the stats in their field of interest – then they may be surprised.

  • For arguments sake – let us say ‘first world’ countries may also suffer the same impact,
  • Developing countries may suffer ‘different’ impact and let’s say besides all countries could experience the same impact.

There are some developing countries that are already in a state of catastrophe security and must prepare for the worst.

A first world country could be defined as having a strong economy that is prosperous and a stable democracy.

A developing country is less stable with higher poverty levels pro-rata to the number of people.

In 2018 the research began with certain issues predicted that have rolled out over the last few years. Since then, the compounded threats have impacted the price to live besides increased unrest between pro-nationalist and pro-revolutionary groups. So, How does this impact the Security Manager on the Ground?

We are in the first quarter of 2023. Some countries may have issued the crime stats from the last quarter in 2022 and noted specific crime in their location has either gone down or up. If it has gone down – then good. If it has gone up – then comprehend why? This should be considered when looking at the stats because then one could determine monitoring the impact of specific crime in the location or field of interest.

The vulnerability landscape has escalated because of the increased number of ”techno-criminals” along with the speedy development of their tools. Besides such, certain developing countries are going to experience increased levels of anarchy for many reasons.

The new norm for 2023.

All practitioners do one or all of three things, namely, manage or participate in incidents, investigations or emergencies.

Ego and denial are the biggest enemies. Security practitioners live in reality!

Regardless of which country one based in – reputational security is vital when experiencing cross cultural, cross gender issues or when religious issues are compromised. The new norm dictates we should consider layering the workforce by character traits and skillsets to lower the risk besides using technology to identify issues and litigate with speed.

Successful security practitioners are resourceful and reliant on intelligence. Subsequently, it is not only what they know but also from whom they get to know. Thinking about this, I truly wonder if anybody could call themselves an expert anymore. It may be wise to plug into more than 1 intelligence resource besides banking on one’s own team that should be educated quickly and knowing what to look for and how to react.

Obviously, the team needs to be frequently updated with information using a simple medium with simple directives or protocols that should be delivered within a few minutes, for example short video clips.

The heads of security must ensure that their team from the ground upwards provides them with all-the-truthful information.

This information should be from the security detail that know how to get the most out of the technology that they are using or from the physical security staff on the ground because they are situationally aware and know what to look for besides accurately and speedily reporting.

Regardless of the location – we must profit protect the client and ourselves.

Find the crime and stop it – protect sites and save lives!

ACCESS INTELLIGENCE RESOURCES AND USE SIMPLE TOOLS – SMART SECURITY PROFESSIONALS TEST THEM OUT Before weaponizing the team with relevant and appropriate knowledge and simple intelligence-development skill tools.