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Get Involved: U.S. TAG Participants Needed for New ISO Technical Committee on Security


Earlier this year, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced the creation of a new Technical Committee (TC) 292, Security, with an official starting date of January 1, 2015 [see related news article]. As the U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites all stakeholders with interest and expertise in security to get involved as a U.S. TAG member.

The scope of the work of TC 292 covers standardization in the field of security including but not limited to:

  • General security management
  • Business continuity management
  • Resilience and emergency management
  • Fraud countermeasures and controls
  • Security services
  • Homeland security

The creation of the new TC was a strategic decision made by the ISO Technical Management Board (TMB) to restructure the security sector within ISO, consolidating the work of three currently existing TCs, which will be disbanded: ISO TC 223, Societal security; ISO TC 247, Fraud countermeasures and controls; and ISO PC 284, Management system for quality of private security company (PSC) operations - Requirements with guidance.

The U.S. is currently involved in all three of those existing committees, and holds the secretariat for TC 247 and PC 284. To ensure U.S. engagement and influence continues with the revised committee structure, ANSI strongly encourages all U.S. experts with experience in the above scope of security activity to get involved with the potential new U.S. TAG. The primary purpose of a U.S. TAG is to develop and transmit, via ANSI, U.S. positions on activities and ballots of the related international technical committee. ANSI accredits U.S. TAGs to ISO to ensure they adhere to the procedural requirements contained in the ANSI Procedures for U.S. Participation in the International Standards Activities of ISO.

ASIS International has submitted an application to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to serve as the U.S. Technical Activity Group (TAG) administrator to ISO TC 292. For information, or to express interest in joining the proposed U.S. TAG to ISO TC 292, contact ASIS International’s Aivelis Opicka at

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