by: Ben J. Carnevale

Nearly two years in the making, on September 15th, 2015, a 98 page document – e.g. the ISO 18788:2015 Management System for private security operations — has been published.

Among its many benefits, this standard provides the principles and requirements for a security operations management system (SOMS) …and… a framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the management of security operations for organizations conducting or contracting security operations and related activities and functions.

Just as important, this document also demonstrates: (a) conduct of professional security operations to meet the requirements of its clients and other stakeholders, (b) accountability to law and respect for human rights, and (c) consistency with voluntary commitments to which it subscribes.

Lisa DuBrock CPA, CBCP, MBCI, MBA– Managing Partner of Radian Compliance, LLC – who is a fellow member of the committee responsible for drafting PSC.1 and serves on the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission – and —  Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt  — Human Analytics  Senior Managing Director — who also participated in the committee responsible for drafting PSC.1 and has an expertise in mitigating human rights risks associated with operating in complex environments — jointly welcome the publication of ISO 18788:2015.

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As contributing writers for this website, both Lisa DuBrock and Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt contacted our staff about this release and recommended that our staff bring this information to the attention of our website readers.   They also pointed out that The U.S. Department of Defense, which already requires its security providers operating overseas to demonstrate compliance with ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, is currently updating the DFARS to also recognize compliance with ISO 18788:2015 as fulfilling necessary contractual requirements.  Given that both ladies are planning to attend the ASIS Global Security Summit Conference entitled “Evolve to Advance” starting Sept 28th thru Oct 1st —  our staff is certain that more information will follow regarding the release of this important private security company related ISO standard publication.

CLICK HERE to read the full article by Radian Compliance and Human Analytics.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those physical security professionals in your organization.

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