In conjunction with the University of Portsmouth, we have authored ‘Key Dimensions of Organisational Security’. Through this series of papers, we illustrate how, across the globe, many limitations of organisational security are evident, ranging from a lack of a strategic approach and poor integration with the other risk management functions within an organisation, to inadequate practice at the front line due to poor remuneration, training and motivation of security officers.
Yet, while the knowledge base for security management is relatively modest, and security management methodologies remain poorly developed, there is a growing body of knowledge and appetite for professionalisation.
A growing sense of what constitutes international best practice is, pleasingly, now emerging. This set of papers collectively provide a concise overview that is intended to inform both security managers and those overseeing or working alongside them.