Key issues addressed in the new Higher Certificate (Level 7) in Security Risk Management (Griffin Security Solutions and Loughborough University)
In the first week of a new course in Security Risk Management delivered in December 2013, writes James Willison, we looked at the issues facing business and security leaders today.
In particular, the matters of how relevant language and knowledge are needed to gain the attention of the business. Central to this is the concept of ‘Business Protection’. If this idea could be developed further, necessary budgets for projects could be secured and viewed less as an inconvenient cost.
How, though, can this be done? One way is through an understanding of all the security risks which face a business. Currently, most security professionals specialise in certain areas and therefore often lack a deep enough grasp of other areas of security risk.
However, all of those in security can develop their knowledge, improve their effectiveness and so ensure the business is protected.
Higher Certificate in Security Risk Management
The Higher Certificate in Security Risk Management is an ideal way to achieve this because it covers all the key areas of security risk management from physical security, risk analysis and risk management/ERM, insurance risk, crime analysis, supply chain risk, information and cyber risk (ISO 27001:2013), HR, business continuity (ISO 22301) and crisis management leading to a Level 7 Masters award.
As it looks more closely at the business’ security risks in an overall way, this is different from more specialised qualifications.
The Level 7 student is expected to consider the impact of risk on their organisation and the wider International context. At the end of the course, a 5,000 word essay will need to be submitted, thus equipping security leaders of the future to identify the issues which really matter to companies.
Recently, it became clear that only about 36% of security leaders have qualifications which would satisfy a Chartered status. If security leaders want to be taken seriously by the Board, this needs to change.
Loughborough University MSc in Security Management
In 2014, a series of five-day (40 hors) courses (classroom/tutorial-based) will take place in Lincolnshire and include a further commitment to four months home study of about ten hours a week. These can also be run for groups of two people or more at a location convenient to you.
The successful student can then choose to progress to the Loughborough University MSc in Security Management with a guaranteed place on the programme and the first 20 credits.
Protect businesses effectively! Take up the challenge and embark on this course!
James Willison, Associate Director of Training, Griffin Security Solutions
For further details contact training co-ordinator Nikki Ashe (telephone: +44 (0)1636 643915 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)