Operational Resilience – Converged Security Resilience Champion

Security convergence is the practice of integrating physical security and information security within an organisation rather than having siloed teams and strategies for each. It is becoming increasing important as physical systems become integrated with information systems.

 

This award recognises someone who has learnt how to balance the convergence of digital and physical security. This individual will know how to recognise different issues that arise when dealing with cyber and physical security and will have demonstrated an ability to bring together the management of physical and cyber security within their organisation and the teams responsible for each.

 

Please answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge. Remember, entries are judged solely on the answers to these questions. So give your nominee the best chance you can. Self-nominations are acceptable. Please limit each answer to 300 words.

 

Q1 Please detail the candidate’s formal role and responsibilities and provide details of the organisation in which they work.

Q2 Please provide details of initiatives they have taken to bring together roles and responsibilities for physical and cyber security within their organisation.

OR: If they are not directly concerned with an organisation’s security, details of what they have done to promote the importance of converged security and its realisation.

Q3 Please provide details of what challenges they faced in changing the status quo around physical and cyber security within their organisation.

OR: If they are not directly concerned with an organisation’s security, details of the challenges they have faced to promote converged security.

Q4 Please provide details of how these initiatives have helped the organisation to become more resilient. If possible include details of specific incidents where a converged response has proved beneficial.

OR: If they are not directly concerned with an organisation’s security, details of the their initiatives to promote converged security.

Q5 Please provide details of anything the candidate has done, outside their organisation to promote convergence between cyber and physical security.

OR: If they are not directly concerned with an organisation’s security, details of the outcomes/achievements of their initiatives to promote converged security.