Oh, the problems with slow news days.
This is not a new issue. It's been going on for a long time. Battle of the retired government agent or cop security manager--white socks, black shoes, definitely analog--facing an increasing digital physical security world versus the IT security pro who ensures that all the digital safeguards are working. (ASIS vs ISSA.)
The books we publish on security management largely have an analog focus as well.
We first covered this in 2006. Really, nothing has changed and likely won't. There's a comfort level in hiring an ex-agent for physical security, regardless of digital competence.