Future Issues

Removing redundancies, improving interdepartmental communication, and regular training are key to ensuring long-term improvement in organizational security. Unfortunately, one of the biggest concerns for organizational security at any level isstill internal threats. Employees and trusted individuals may fall victim to corruption or personal pressures, compromising organizational integrity in the process. The same could also be done by disgruntled employees as revenge.

Departments should communicate these risks regularly to the digital and physical security staff so that they may take the necessary steps and eliminate the risk in the process. Communication is one of the most difficult things to address in the workplace.

Another threat that organizations face is the lack of digital and physical safety protocols by the staff. Training sessions by the security personnel, increasing awareness of the potential hazards and training on how to deal with them could be the key to helping everyone create a better environment in the future.

The digital age is rapidly evolving and the need for digital security becomes more pressing every day. New threats and exploits are regularly putting organizations at risk, but one of the biggest issues that the future may hold is privacy and the legal framework that would follow. Security companies won’t just have to ensure that the privacy of their users or customers is kept safe from third parties; they will also have to tread very carefully on the thin ice that the legal requirements for privacy may impose.

A primary example of this is the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) in the US and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK. These two have changed the digital landscape quite a bit in the past few years, and more rules like this are sure to follow. Security companies now have to keep on updating their focus on digital security, all while ensuring compliance to please customers and avoid expensive legal action. These privacy laws are also expected to extend to the physical world, limiting defensive surveillance and safety opportunities in the process.

There is also the ever-rising need for diversity and acceptance, which isn’t an issue right now, but the future may create legal frameworks that create a more difficult environment for security staff to traverse.