A recent webcast featured an insightful discussion between security expert Jeff Dean and DisasterAWARE's Jeremy Miller about how the security profession has evolved in our increasingly uncertain world.
With over 40 years of experience, Dean has witnessed security shift from protecting facilities to taking a global approach that enables workforce safety and business continuity through disruptions. He takes an "adversary perspective" when designing flexible programs focused on assets, objectives and risk mitigation across a distributed workforce.
Dean gave examples of using real-time visual data during hurricanes to guide operational decisions without overreacting. His team leverages storm tracking models and camera feeds to advise safe evacuation routes. Infrastructure maps help select office locations and plan employee travel.
Perhaps most importantly, Dean enables sales teams to differentiate their resilience, thus contributing directly to competitiveness and profits. He builds a "culture" of security through country-specific regulatory rules and getting all employees invested in shared safety goals.
Rather than a "nice-to-have," visual tools like DisasterAWARE Enterprise have become necessities to manage uncertainty. Dean praised their partnership approach and commitment to evolving based on industry needs. He invited attendees to connect further to see additional use cases.