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How to Become a Security Manager

BY: Career Advice | Category: Careers | Submitted: 2010-11-14 10:02:36
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Article Summary: "A successful security manager is a person who will be able to thwart every threat. Read on to learn more about this profession..."


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A security manager is a person who is able to manage a team of people who are involved in various security related issues. There are many companies and organizations that need a security manager. The threats to companies and organizations that are high profile have increased in the recent years. There are many terrorist organizations that target these companies to get to the governments.

To overcome this problem, many companies have their own team of security and the team is led by the security manager. This means that the security manager has to be a person who is able to make sure that there is adequate security in the whole campus. These days, with the use of internet, there are more chances of security threats through these routes too. This makes it very important for the people to try and overcome the problems that are faced from these security threats.

The security manager must be able to not only manage, but also overcome all these problems and threats to be a successful security manager. There are some traits and important aspects of a security manager and they are listed here.

1. Identification of threats:


The security manager should be able to identify the threats that are present in the security for the company. The threats could be physical ones or the threat could be through the various online networks. These threats should also be identified as early as possible so that they can be countered effectively. This is the main job of the security manager. This is because once an attack by criminals has happened, and then there is no point in trying to catch the horses after they have fled the table. The security manager should be able to gather intelligence and prevent any attacks on the company.

2. System security:


These days, most of the crimes that happen are through the internet. In fact, there has been a study that says that the maximum number of crimes that happen all over the world is because of the threats through the internet. Each and every company should make sure that they are protected against the security threats through various online security breaches. This is possible only through the security manager who is able to identify the possible breaches and plug all the loopholes in the breach.

3. Training:

The security manager is a person who is an expert in security related matters, but as a single person, he will not be able to completely secure the premises. The security manager has to make sure that all the people who are working under him have adequate training. This is a very important method of preventing any attacks. Security training could be in the methods of being able to identify the presence of the threats. Other than the identification of the threats, the method of countering the threats and thwarting them is another important method of training that needs to be imparted to all the people who are involved in the training.

These are some of the major things that the security manager has to do to be successful in the job. There are some jobs that demand more from the security manager than the other jobs. The person needs to be able to adapt to the job and make sure that everything is in order as this will help the company.

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