By Milica D. Djekic
It appears that today’s world landscape is under constant and chronical attack of security challenges. There is no time in history that was easy and it’s obvious why the modern days are tough as well. On the surface, the situation can seem well-balanced and manageable, but it takes a lot of effort to maintain the stuff being normal at least from the public’s point of view. The security career is hard and with plenty of suffering and limits. No defense officer can say he has ever led a comfortable life as there could be a lot of struggling and difficulties. No matter how the social conditions could seem as perfect at the first glance the officers marinating such a community knows how challenging it is giving yourself to the society being competitive in any sense. Security is about risk management and many of us are aware of so, but as the nowadays situation is so complicated the biggest question to anyone is if we can produce the new generations of defense leaders who will provide a good response to the quite uncertain future.
The gravest challenge of today is how to assure the overcrowded places as the cyberspace is. Those spots are the potential sources of the crime and as it is well-known there is some cyber skill shortage at the present times. Also, the cyber trace can serve to the investigation to obtain the findings and evidence about much dangerous security threats. So, definitely, we are in need of such skill and it can take time to make that sort of professionals. It can seem that our everyday life is so cloudy as we cope with the pandemic, economic crises, transnational crime, and terrorism, so far. It can appear that the defense career is a good outlet to many good guys even in the most progressive economies. That choice seeks dedication and patience, so it’s clear why those men and women would select to serve to make the living shield to the rest of their communities. It takes strength; courage and daring to be like so. In addition, it appears with the new technology we are aware more than ever how deep security can go as well as we can recognize why some occurrences from the past even happened. History will give us hard lessons and even today we can not say we are safe enough. The new Pandora boxes will get opened and we will realize we are simply at the beginning of the never-ending game between the cat and mouse. In other words, one chapter will get closed while the new ones will appear as the new questions looking for their answers to come. That’s how we will make a cycle again and again. The social landscape can appear as great, but there is a lot of sweating behind so. Either you will give yourself fully or you will be the temporary poser wasting someone’s time. No excuses; no compromise – just boldness and some fortune to follow.
Any time in history was tough and the novel days are not the exemption. Even if you serve in the physical, cyber, or the other security branches your profession is not easy. No matter how beautiful everything can appear at the first sight there is no society without crime and anytime has needed the good guys to respond to those challenges. It always has been hard, but undoubtedly worth that. The mission of security is to work for the betterment of many and if you deal with such an idea in your mind you will figure out why giving yourself completely matters.
About the Author
Milica D. Djekic is an Independent Researcher from Subotica, the Republic of Serbia. She received her engineering background from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She writes for some domestic and overseas presses and she is also the author of the book “The Internet of Things: Concept, Applications, and Security” being published in 2017 with the Lambert Academic Publishing. Milica is also a speaker with the BrightTALK expert’s channel. She is a member of an ASIS International since 2017 and a contributor to the Australian Cyber Security Magazine since 2018. Milica’s research efforts are recognized with Computer Emergency Response Team for the European Union (CERT-EU), Censys Press, BU-CERT UK, and EASA European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA). Her fields of interest are cyber defense, technology, and business. Milica is a person with disability.