The brainchild of The Security Institute’s new Research Directorate, it has been created so that students and established industry professionals alike can find the latest research and continuing professional development (CPD) related materials. Those studying for the Certificate in Security Management and Diploma in Security Management, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students, will particularly benefit from this unique centralised facility.
Angus Darroch-Warren, CSyP FSyI and director for The Knowledge Centre, said: ‘Designed for ease of use, members can discover a plethora of information including research papers, government reports, legislation, articles, dissertations, links to external websites and other relevant resources. It will prove to be an essential tool for any of our members looking to enhance their levels of industry expertise and also offers the chance to gain valuable CPD points.’
Structured around 16 core categories that reflect the parameters and scope of contemporary practice, The Knowledge Centre will be introduced in a series of phases and continually updated. Subjects such as intelligence gathering, information security, research, counter terrorism, defence, international security and risk management are all covered alongside information technology related topics such as cyber security.
In order to ensure that the most relevant information is featured, a number of ‘champions’ have been identified and appointed to lead each of the subject categories. Many of the experts have completed, or are undertaking, doctoral level research in their area of expertise and will be in a position to communicate their knowledge of key information resources to the membership.
This new initiative is part of The Security Institute’s on-going commitment to making membership as beneficial to individuals as possible. As well as enhanced credibility with employers, clients and other industry professionals, members can network with industry experts, receive publications and articles, attend a range of events, and gain qualifications and designations.
‘The Knowledge Centre is an incredibly exciting development that demonstrates our intention to give members access to the type of information that will allow them to boost their levels of expertise and perform their roles to the very highest standards,’ added Emma Shaw, CSyP FSyI and chairman of The Security Institute. ‘It also represents one of the first attempts by this profession to define exactly what security means to modern society and convey this to those working in this sector and beyond.’