Knowledge creation and sharing is vital towards managing the changing reality of security in our boundary-less world.
Experts from various sectors of the economy, mostly professionals in the field of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) in Nigeria, gathered at the Halogen School of Security Management and Technology (HSSM&T) recently to review the State of The Nation report compiled by the premier security management institution. The event marked the maiden policy roundtable organized by the academy in partnership with the Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP).
While welcoming participants to the Policy development roundtable, the Chief-Operating Officer of Academy Halogen, Dr. Wale Adeagbo, noted that there are myriad changes globally and security is changing with them. He added that security no longer answers its old name. This, he said, makes it important for people to be better aware of their environment and become part of the solutions.
“Today, we live in a technology and knowledge driven world. We need to be abreast of them. The meaning of security has changed globally. Security is not just security anymore, it is now more rounded, holistic and with a focus on human security. To be secured is to search for knowledge and share same because it is a knowledge-economy we live in.” he explained.
He noted that the Thought-Leadership session was conceived by Halogen in recognition of the changing narratives within the global security space and the multiplier effects on different aspects of human lives. “Education and Knowledge are pivotal tools in understanding security risks. That’s why we are developing this to become a robust thought-leadership platform. Each of our roundtable session will touch on critical development oriented issues as they affect enterprise risks and human security, and solutions will be provided,” Adeagbo observed,
Director-General, Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP), Mr. Olayinka Odutola described the security risk policy workshop as “robust and engaging.”
“It has drawn our attention to the fact that we have to look at enterprise risk from many perspectives. Some people call it global risks, while some see it as operational risk; to corporate affairs practitioners, it is reputational risk. In all these, it shows risks are security threats that are found in all enterprises and we must identify and manage them,” Olayinka explained.
Also speaking on the policy roundtable, Dr. Abiola Allen, President, Association of Certified Forensic Intelligence and Crime Analysts described it as a very good eye-opening session that has long been missing in the nation’s security management space, noting that it is never too late to help bridge the long missed knowledge gap.
“The state of the nation was in view today and I strongly believe that several opinions expressed by experts today are vital to the objectives of the policy session. There is no doubt that knowledge is vital in security management,” he said
The knowledge sharing event attracted over 40 professionals from different sectors spanning hospitality, security management, real estate, Information technology, education, police, consulting and more.
Thanking invitees at the inaugural policy session, the management of the academy reiterated Halogen’s commitment to continuously setting new standards for security management.