The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has granted ASIS International Category-A Liaison status to the Security and Resilience Technical Committee (ISO/TC 292), effective as of 27 June.
The ISO/TC 292 Security and Resilience Technical Committee operates within a broad scope of work that covers a variety of security topics including protective security, continuity and organisational resilience, emergency management and fraud.
“ASIS sought liaison status to ensure the relevancy, applicability and integrity of ISO security and resilience standards,” said Bernie Greenawalt CPP, chairman of ASIS International’s Standards and Guidelines Commission. “This status provides members with the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from around the world to help shape and advance security standards in ISO/TC 292.”
In January, the Standards and Guidelines Commission formed an international task force charged with charting a path forward for ASIS International’s participation in ISO standards. The Technical Committee recommended participation as a liaison organisation in the ISO/TC 292 as an important step forward.
“Gaining Category-A Liaison status demonstrates ISO’s recognition of the expertise ASIS members bring to global standardisation efforts,” stated Werner Cooreman CPP PSP, leader of the international task force. “Through its member base of 35,000 from across 129 countries, ASIS International can provide ISO/TC 292 with direct access to highly specialised technical experts.”
In the coming months, the Standards and Guidelines Commission will establish a structure for the international panel of experts to support the work conducted by ISO/TC 292.