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While ASIS helps security professionals at every stage of their career, ASIS recognizes that our young professionals represent the future of the profession. Each month, the ASIS blog features a Q&A with a young professional within our membership and share their unique perspective on a range of topics ranging from industry trends, and the value of ASIS membership to professional development. This month’s blog features Codee Ludbey, CPP, Security Practice Lead, Tactix Group 

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Q: What do you enjoy about security management? 

A: Security is a truly multi-disciplinary field of expertise that requires quick but deep thinking about some of the most pressing social challenges we face as a global society. I enjoy working in the security field because it requires me to think laterally about how to achieve security outcomes while balancing public amenity, community expectations, and a functional asset. Locking everything up isn’t always practical!  

Q: What can experienced security professionals learn from early career professionals? 

A: Experienced security professionals provide a wealth of experience and knowledge for young professionals to learn and grow. On the other hand, young professionals can bring new perspectives to the way security activities are conducted. A good example of this would be the embedding of security data collection and analysis tools and automation. Young professionals can bring an energy and understanding of these technologies to support their implementation into the security function – with the right guidance!  

Q: Do you recommend a career in security management? Why? 

A: I would recommend a career in the security industry as it is such a wide and deep field of expertise. There are exciting challenges on the technical side in terms of technology performance and application, right through to enterprise management and governance challenges such as security’s role in corporate social responsibility and work health safety. A career in security management allows you to cut across disciplines and become a true specialist.