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SPT News Article: Security Trends in 2022 and Beyond

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SPT News Article: Security Trends in 2022 and Beyond

Brian McIlravey stepped back from the security industry in 2018 and returned just a few months ago.

He spent more than 10 years in policing and 16-plus years in leadership roles at incident management company PPM (which became Resolver via an acquisition in 2015) before joining Igloo Software, an intranet and digital workplace company, as vice-president of customer experience. McIlravey returned to security full-time last year as the chief operating officer of RightCrowd, a provider of security and compliance solutions including access control, visitor management and contact tracing.

How did the security industry change in the three years McIlravey was away? The obvious answer is the pandemic — the one, sweeping factor that has altered the way business is done across almost all industries.

But more than that, security is on an evolutionary path that has accelerated in recent times, notes McIlravey.

”I can’t believe the amount of technology that has changed in three years,” he says, citing the growing influence of the cloud on security products and services, as well as the technical sophistication of today’s security robots (McIlravey is also a member of Robotic Assistance Device’s advisory board).

”The old-school ways of security are just starting to disappear,” he says.

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