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The responsibilities of physical security teams have expanded well beyond traditional security roles. However, these security teams all too often are seen only as a cost center instead of being recognized as risk management professionals who can help move the business forward in areas far beyond “guns, guards, gates, and locks.”
The same knowledge, skills, and abilities that help your security team excel when dealing with high-stress, high-anxiety physical security risks and threats can be focused to help confront other risks your business is facing. In fact, your team may already have significant knowledge and skills to handle risks that may not fall directly within the physical security realm, such as insider threats, third-party risks, cybersecurity risks, operational risks, and personnel issues.
Here are some tips to help security leaders reimagine how physical security teams can integrate with other business areas to find better solutions to the security problems their organizations are facing.
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