Wednesday, 29 January 2014

ASIS releases revised Chief Security Officer - An Organizational Model Standard

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New! Chief Security Officer—An
Organizational Model
The new ANSI/ASIS offers a framework for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats. This standard replaces the 2008 ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer Organizational standard.

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"Early on, it was determined that the standard's purpose was to state the risks that need to be managed within an organization—of any size—and based on those risks, determine the skills and competencies needed to manage those risks," said Jerry Brennan, technical committee chair, and chief executive, Security Management Resources™. "By identifying who owns what, who is accountable, and what is shared, organizations can then determine what is needed within its 'senior security executive' position and the competencies that are best suited for that role."

Applicable to both private and public sector organizations, the Standard provides a methodology to evaluate and respond to a spectrum of threats to tangible and intangible assets on both a domestic and global basis.

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The work of preparing ASIS Standards and Guidelines is carried out through the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission and its committees. An ANSI accredited Standards Development Organization, ASIS actively participates in the International Organization for Standardization, developing standards and guidelines within a voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based process, utilizing the knowledge, experience and expertise of ASIS membership, security professionals, and the global security industry.