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Call for Action: Comments for proposed ISO Standard on Protective Security

​ASIS International is seeking members to provide comments on the potential development of an international Protective Security - Architecture, Framework and Guidelines standard. Comments are needed no later than​ Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

By way of background, ASIS International serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) Administrator and Secretariat to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 292 on Security and Resilience.  In the capacity of U.S. TAG Administrator, ASIS International participates in ISO/TC 292's work program to assist in the development of international standards and other documents. For additional information, see

Australia (a country member in ISO/TC 292) submitted a proposal for the development of an international standard on protective security. Like all country members represented on ISO/TC 292, the United States [through ASIS International's U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG)] is responsible for casting a vote to approve or disapprove the proposal to develop such a standard. The proposed international standard is intended to detail the enterprise architecture, management framework and guidelines necessary to implement a principles-based approach to mitigating and managing protective security risk. 

Should the proposal meet the approval criteria, the standard will be developed within ISO/TC 292 in the next few years under Working Group 6, Protective Security. ASIS International requests your feedback which may play a pivotal role in how the U.S. TAG adjudicates and determines its voting position to the proposal. As a potential expert, you may be invited to a future U.S. TAG virtual meeting so as to present your feedback and recommendation for steps forward for the U.S. TAG's consideration.

Please click here to review the supporting scope documentation submitted by Australia. 

In terms of next steps: 

1) Review the proposed starting document. 

2) Please use this comment form for any propose changes, additions, or modification that you feel are critical if this topic is to be developed as an international standard.

  1. When commenting, provide the text for your proposed changes;.
  2. Each comment should reference the relevant line number(s) provided in the document's left margin.  If your comment is of a general nature and not relative to a specific line number, please leave the line number field blank;
  3. Please note this is starting point document. During the development process, the document will undergo an editorial review at a later stage, comments relating to spacing, alignment, punctuation, spelling, etc. are not required unless it affects the technical content/requirement;

3) Provide a response to each of the following questions:

  1. ​Can this topic be developed into an international standard; meaning is this globally applicable?  Please provide supporting information and/or documentation for your response.
  2. Is this proposed standard technically acceptable and could it be used as the basis for the development of a national standard?
  3. Does the document include the main components/functions of a protective security framework?  
  4. What's missing in the proposed standard? 
  5. Are you aware of any laws and/or regulations that would pose a conflict in developing this standard from a U.S. or other country perspective?
  6. Would you support the development of this international standard?
  7. If ISO/TC 292 approves the proposal, would you be interested in becoming a member of the technical committee/working group that will develop the standard?​

4)  Lastly, please provide any additional information you feel is relevant and would assist the U.S. TAG further in determining its voting position to the proposal. 

Please submit your responses to the above questions and comments to the proposed draft standard to no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Once the feedback is compiled, ASIS will present it to the U.S. TAG in consideration of its voting position.

Permission is granted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to electronically reproduce this draft for purpose of review and comment related to the preparation of the U.S. position, provided this notice is included. All other right are reserved.