COMPETENCES OF SECURITY MANAGERS IN THE FIELD OF SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES NECESSARY FOR SOLVING PANDEMIC SITUATIONS
University of Zilina, Faculty of Security Engineering (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:A number of scientific publications are devoted to the issue of the pandemic and its connections. They focus on different spheres of the economy. Yet there are few resources that offer a one-size-fits-all solution to pandemic-related physical protection issues. A partial solution to the problem can be found in publications focused on Business Continuity Management. This protects businesses from the unwanted and uncontrollable consequences of business interruption. Employees are the organization's most precious resource, and protecting employees' lives is the highest priority. COVID-19 is considered to be a "black swan" event, which is an extremely rare, unpredicted, and unprecedented event that is dramatically changing our global economy, society, and history. Many companies are focused on the future by developing, revising, and updating their business continuity plans.
Business continuity is one of the main objectives of the activities of security managers, who were assigned additional authorizations during the emergency. Security managers can use the entire spectrum of modern security technologies to increase physical security during the pandemic, e.g. camera systems, detection gates, entrance control systems, etc. In the mentioned areas, at least basic competences are necessary to understand the benefits of using these technologies. The article contains a description of possible technological solutions for increasing the security of businesses during the pandemic. It contains the findings of security managers from their practical deployment in past waves of the pandemic. The previous methods of education in this area were not effective. There were no courses on how to deal with security in businesses during the pandemic. The article contains a proposal for a course and a platform created based on the findings of security managers from their practical deployment in past waves of the pandemic. The research is supported by the solved project of the Scientific Grant Agency.
Keywords: Security management, education, competencies, technology.