In this course, the instructor shares his experience and "lessons learned" during a successful career in corporate security. The course is largely video-based and consists of eight lectures, each lasting about 10 minutes. Each lecture focuses on current trends and challenges facing current and future security professionals. These include, managing customer expectations, the concept of security convergence, the importance of metrics and the emerging role of the Chief Security Officer (CSO). Free educational resources are also provided.
This course will be of value to anyone seeking a career in the growing field of security-- and specifically the corporate sector. It will help the learner understand commonly required competencies, assess their compettiveness, and develop a professional development plan for future success.
In this first lecture, I provide an overview of the course. This includes lesson content, length and learning outcomes. The lesson concludes with a discussion on job titles and some key elements that drive compensation in the security field.
This lecture includes a very brief historical review of the U.S. Private security industry. It also discusses the role that ASIS, International as played in the profession's advancement.
The importance of managing expectations-- of both internal and external customers is discussed in this lecture.
In this lecture, corporate security is defined as an important component of modern business.
Convergence of IT security and physical security is being driven by several factors. Today's security leader must understand the implications of this trend.
Numbers are the language of business. This lecture emphasizes their importance to the security leader and the criticality of using meaningful metrics.
This final lecture provides a quick wrap-up, some important resources, and an introduction to Security Management magazine. Supplemental resources also include an introduction to the leading IT credentialing body, as well as an introduction to CSO online. Downloadable materials include a 2010 listing of academic programs focusing on security.
An 8-minute video discussing 10 trends that may (or may not ) have implications for the security professional
This recent addition to the course addresses questionable "educational institutions" that promise you a quick, fast and recognized college diploma. Be aware. And be sure to get educated on how these crooks operate by visiting the links in the resources section of this lecture.
This lecture provides an overview of the supervisory role. Although not focusing specifically on the security profession, the fundamentals provided here are certainly pertinent to anyone seeking to advance in any career.Supervision is defined and the fundamental roles of this critical position are discussed.
A few general questions to assess your understanding of this section
Another value-added entry to the course! Here we compare supervision with management. What are the similarities and what are the differences? As for compensation, what are the differences between exempt and non-exempt positions under the Fair Standards Act?
A very brief review of the similarities and differences between supervisors an managers.
In this lesson we re-focus on the security profession. Specifically, what you must know when justifying your company's protection program. Also, the importance of knowing your business, your industry and the competition is emphasized.
A few questions to test your understanding of the key points in this lecture.
As discussed here, the original course was career-based and did not really address the finer points of security as a professional business discipline. This is the first of new supplemental lectures that will delve into the practices, procedures and trends of security management.
In this particular lecture, I begin a conversation about considering security as a "system" and not a stand alone entitiy.
Over 30 years experience as a security professional. I have served in a diverse array of environments, including military, Fortune 500 high-technology, homeland security, and most recently, as the director of security for a major hospital network.
I have taught graduate-level security management as an adjunct faculty member of Webster University. I served 20 years in the United States Air Force in a number of capacities, including security, intelligence, and air operations. I have also served as a logistics advisor to two foreign governments (Canada and the Republic of Singapore)
Internationally published, my work has appeared in a wide-array of trade and professional periodicals, including Security Management, Police, and Airpower Journal.
Education includes a BA (summa cum laude) in Criminal Justice from Rowan University and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University.
I am board certified in security management and hold the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential under the auspices of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS, International)
Additionally, I maintain the credential of Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) under the auspices of the International Foundation for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).
Finally, I am the author of Udemy's free course, How to Succeed in your Security Career, which is currently nearing 1,500 global students.