Radian Compliance and Human Analytics Welcome the Publication of ISO 18788 for Private Security Operations

ISO18788Radian Compliance and Human Analytics welcome the publication of ISO 18788 Management system for private security operations — Requirements with guidance for use. This new ISO standard details a risk management framework for conduct of security operations and is invaluable to organizations providing and contracting security services. Two years in the making, the purpose of ISO 18788 is to enable consistent provision of security services in challenging environments while maintaining the safety of clients and ensuring respect for human rights, national and international laws, and fundamental freedoms.

The U.S. Department of Defense, which already requires its security providers operating overseas to demonstrate compliance with ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 – 2012: Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations, is updating the DFARS to also recognize compliance with ISO 18788 as fulfilling necessary contractual requirements. ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 formed the basis for ISO 18788. With ISO 18788, organizations can demonstrate their ability to adequately manage risk, assess and manage their impact on local communities, and be accountable to relevant laws and voluntary commitments to which they subscribe.

In February of this year, Radian Compliance and Human Analytics joined forces to assist organizations with meeting private security operations standards such as ISO 18788 and ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 standard. Human Analytics Senior Managing Director Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt chaired the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Project Committee that drafted ISO 18788. Radian Compliance Managing Partner Lisa DuBrock was an active member of the Working Group that wrote the standard. The two firms, by combining core competencies, deliver a one-stop resource for exceptional technical expertise in security operations management, risk management, and human rights compliance.

Radian Compliance is a well-established consulting firm supporting clients with governance, risk, and compliance expertise for today’s constantly evolving international standards. Its extensive assessment, implementation, and training expertise is focused on quality and risk management in both private and information security management systems. Radian Compliance clients have been 100% successful in achieving their goal of ISO certification. Radian is an economically disadvantaged women-owned small business. For more information contact Lisa DuBrock at ldubrock@radiancompliance.com.

Human Analytics helps public and private organizations develop and implement programs to mitigate human rights risks associated with operating in complex environments, with specific emphasis on private security providers and organizations that utilize them. Human Analytics has extensive expertise in human rights, international business management, security management, and organizational risk management, and works with clients to meet and exceed international business and human rights standards. For more information contact Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt at rdewinter-schmitt@human-analytics.net.


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