Skill Domains + Asset Protection

The way forward for the field of security is to focus on asset management, psychology, and design while relying on
generalists who can comfortably and convincingly deploy operational, physical, technological, and incident management
controls for protection of assets, including people, information, reputation, and environments.

Here’s how our platform works.

Self-assessment to help you determine your learning priorities

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Knowledge management system with resources added monthly

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$12.99 / month

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Personalized coaching to help you refine your skills. No up-front payment.

MORE ABOUT SKILL DOMAINS

Professional Polish

Communication skills and emotional intelligence are very quickly ascending to the top of the list for talent selection according to many organizations, including the World Economic Forum. Imagine that someone is very skilled technically, but freezes and stumbles when trying to articulate their ideas verbally and in writing. Imagine that the same person also comes across as unprofessional through their attire and body language. We strongly believe that this skill domain will help you better recognize your own strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Psychology

To master skills like communication and emotional intelligence it is necessary to first understand how humans behave and what shapes our behavior. In his wonderful book, “Talking to Strangers“, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that we are actually not very good at reading people in general and strangers in particular. Knowledge of psychology can help us improve this and many other abilities related to recognizing our own behavior and those of others. It can also help us understand how to build useful and healthy habits. We have developed questions and resources in this domain to help you better understand what’s at the root of our thinking and decision making and how to achieve positive change.

Design

Everything around us – including the clothes we wear – is a product of design. Have you ever been frustrated with a door that won’t budge or a button that won’t work? Very simple but unscrupulous design choices can trigger our frustrations as users. Imagine how dangerous such design can be for more complex solutions. Design must focus on helping humans improve their lives and work. You will assess your own knowledge and learn about importance of human-centered design through the assessment and the associated resources.

OPERATIONAL CONTROLS

Protecting assets relies primarily on understanding and management of people, assets, and processes.  If you don’t know what needs to be protected (assets) you’ll be stuck at the starting line.  If you’re able to figure out what needs to be protected but don’t have the right talent and relationships, you won’t be successful.  If you know what needs protection and have the right people / relationships, your next challenge will be in design of processes, relevant documentation, and continual skill building.  In this domain we ask the most important questions to help enable you.  We also suggest multiple resources for your continued professional development.

TECHNOLOGICAL CONTROLS

What good is a tech solution if it is not fit for purpose?  Asset protection technologies can be excellent tools, but require solid knowledge of product selection, design, user experience, implementation, and maintenance.  In this domain you will assess your readiness for addressing technological challenges in asset protection

PHYSICAL CONTROLS

Mortise, pinned hinge, optical portal, M50 crash rating, reinforced concrete, hollow metal door, CPTED.  These and many other terms need to be in your professional arsenal when considering physical protection solutions because they inevitably will be present in environments around you and those whom you’re charged to protect.  We will help you consider your level of knowledge and offer resources you could learn from.

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Though it could easily be blended into operations, the primary differences are performance under higher than normal stress and possible departure from traditional organizational hierarchies for incident leadership.  This is why we have made this a standalone domain.  We have prepared a simple but very useful set of questions along with great reference materials.

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