Security challenges demand a digital services factory

By Franck Namy, President of the Scutum Group

Faced with constantly evolving security challenges and an increasingly digitised society, remote monitoring services providers around the world, and in Europe, need to reinvent their activities to meet the expectations of companies, the public sector and citizens.

In that context, it is fundamental to rethink security in cooperative terms. Even though technology enables any individual equipped with a camera and a smartphone to monitor their home remotely, the effect is not comparable with the level of risk assessment and the response that can be achieved by the close cooperation between police forces and remote monitoring companies. This cooperation should be more than just a simple risk analysis and should include the sharing of information and digital infrastructure, as well as joint in-depth surveys enabling optimised coordination.

The growing digitalisation of our activities requires the implementation of cyber solution deployment strategies, which combined with the adoption of the ISO 27001 standard, offer improved reactivity. This deployment is necessary according to research group IHS, which estimates the amount of data produced in just one day by all the video surveillance cameras installed worldwide to increase five-fold between 2015 and the end of 2019. Processing these data will be the key to risk prevention, enhanced by the set up of secure Cloud models and the analytical processing of associated data. The digital factory of tomorrow’s remote monitoring services is based on the automated review and detection of all security-related data points.

Security is a right and we must, together, build a trusted ecosystem of private security players, technological leaders, authorities and police forces. Only this level of cooperation will give us the means to respond to major security challenges.


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