Security consultancy is a new career pathway in the Skills Framework for Security. A Security Consultant conducts security audits and assesses the threats, vulnerabilities and risks to a facility. He or she will then develop security protection plans to effectively manage these risks. This can result in better security outcomes and more efficient use of manpower, especially if it is done when a building is being designed. Security Consultants can also advise their clients how to specify outcome-based security contracts, and work with security agencies to put in place measures that best meet their client’s needs by integrating technology with manpower.
Security consultants play an important role in transforming the security industry in an environment of heightened terrorist threats and slowing manpower growth. They will support owners of critical infrastructure and large scale developments incorporate security into building design, under the Security-by-Design process required under the Infrastructure Protection Act. The principles of Security-by-Design can also be applied more generally to support other buildings owners keen to adopt more technology, reduce manpower reliance and raise their level of security