ASIS releases revised CSO standard

ASIS on Wednesday announced that it has released a revised ANSI/ASIS standard as it pertains to the role of chief security officers (CSOs) within organizations.

According to ASIS, the standard, which replaces the 2008 ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer Organizational ANSI standard, provides a model for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing comprehensive, integrated risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats.

"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," said Jerry Brennan, technical committee chair and chief executive, Security Management Resources.

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