ANCHOR LEAD: Security risks to individuals and organizations are evolving at a rapid pace, and organizations all across the country are struggling to build and maintain a security workforce with the skills needed to fight off criminal attacks. Industries of all kinds are about to get some help in defining just what they should be looking for as they build out their security workforces. Brian Osuch the details. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. The security industry is better equipped to handle risks big and small enterprises are most likely to face in the coming years, thanks in part to a competency model that's changing the way security forces are trained. Dr. Linda Florence, dean of specialized programs, College of Security and Criminal Justice, University of Phoenix…
CUT: (Dr. Florence) The University of Phoenix partnered and the ASIS Foundation partnered to develop the Enterprise Security Competency Model, which is a first-of-its-kind in the industry and allows employers to define core skills and competencies required for security positions needed by government, businesses, non-profits and individuals.
SCRIPT: When companies align job descriptions to fit this new model, they've seen an increase in worker skillsets.
CUT: (Dr. Florence) We're incredibly pleased to see the Enterprise Security Competency Model have an immediate impact in the industry. This industry-wide standard will also allow higher education to shape curriculum to train current and future security professionals to help them better succeed in the industry.
SCRIPT: For more information, go to Phoenix.edu/security. That's Newsbreak from University of Phoenix.
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