June 12, 2017 By Canadian Security
The ASIS Toronto Chapter held its 24th annual Best Practices seminar in Markham, Ont., last week, highlighting topics of interest to security professionals such as job mobility and industry image, the evolution of the CSO role, unmanned systems, insider threats, active shooter scenarios, and security features in Canadian bank notes.
Silvia Fraser outlined her career at the City of Toronto from security professional to business leader — including the hurdles she faced and the lessons she learned as a result of taking on new responsibilities outside of her comfort zone. Fraser encouraged Best Practices attendees to take stock of their resources and skillsets. Know the influencers in your organization, said Fraser — know what you can do for them and what they can do for you. “Really think about what keeps you up at night. Is it a threat? Is it a business issue? Is it a product issue? Look at who you can partner with to help you solve that issue,” she said.
Fraser also spoke of the perception and image of security and how the industry itself tends to be “humble,” sometimes to its detriment. Articulate the value of security in a way a business professional can appreciate, she said, and celebrate accomplishments. | READ MORE
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