Focus on Chartered Security Professional Jon Roadnight CSyP
Here we profile Chartered Security Professional Jon Roadnight, Director and co-founder of the well-respected security consultancy, CornerStone.
Why did you want to join the Register of Chartered Security Professionals?
Throughout the security industry, there are now many pathways to choose from that can help you demonstrate your ability and competency. Whether you have an academic accreditation in the form of a security-related degree or, as in my case, lots of experience and understanding of the world of security, there are numerous ways to validate the level of knowledge and know-how that you may possess. I’ve personally been a member of the Security Institute for many years and in the past nine years or so we have actively encouraged our team within CornerStone to join the Institute and make use of the educational and personal development opportunities that are on offer. In exploring these options myself, I decided that the Register of Chartered Security Professionals would be an excellent way to verify my own competency whilst showing the CornerStone team that anything was achievable. In most professions, the ‘Chartered’ status is seen as the pinnacle of achievement and it’s surely part of the professionalisation of our industry that security now has its own Chartered option.
What does it mean to you?
When I look at the people who are included on the Register, it is immediately evident that it includes many leading and influential figures whom I respect and admire from throughout our industry. Some I know and some I don’t, but their achievements speak for themselves. To be recognised in such eminent company is extremely humbling, and I hope that my inclusion helps to encourage members of our CornerStone team as well as the wider industry to take a similar path and apply to join the Register themselves. I’m proud to have been accepted and to be able to call myself a Chartered Security Professional.
Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI
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