13
NOV
2017

The Value-Add of the ICoCA: A ‘Strong Sword’

What is the ‘value-add’ of the ICoCA? That question surfaced occasionally at the margins of the successful annual meeting of the International Code of Conduct Association, the Swiss-based non-profit association that brings together industry, civil society, and governments to...
17
OCT
2017

Continued progress in operationalizing responsible private security: ICoCA holds annual meeting

With a new tagline on its promotional materials, “bringing together industry, civil society and governments to promote responsible private security services and respect for human rights,” the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) held its Annual General Assembly in...
17
NOV
2016

Tools for Effective and Responsible Contracting of Private Security Services

Private security companies provide services to a range of clients operating in complex and high risk environments. Increasingly state actors, to include international organizations, as well as private actors, such as companies and humanitarian assistance and human rights...
19
AUG
2016

New Standards for CBs Certifying Private Security Companies to ANSI/ASIS PSC.1 and ISO 18788 Open for Public Comment

Readers, who have been closely following standard setting for private security companies (PSCs), may be interested in opportunities to comment on two new standards for Certification Bodies (CBs) certifying PSCs to ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 and ISO 18788-2015 – the two leading...
11
MAR
2016

Human Analytics and InterAction conduct seminar on New ISO Management Standard for Private Security Providers

(March 11, 2016 – Washington D.C.) Earlier today Human Analytics and InterAction conducted a seminar on the new ISO 18788:2015 management standard for private security providers. Increasingly, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) are utilizing private...
09
MAR
2016

ISO 18788 certification – a new basis for vetting and selecting PSCs

Organizations that utilize private security companies (PSCs) traditionally selected a specific PSC based on the security company’s perceived strength and reputation in a particular geography or technical offering. Ultimately, the selection of the PSC often came down to evaluating...
18
FEB
2016

ICoCA Releases Draft Statement Recognizing Private Maritime Security Companies Standard

The International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) has announced the release of a draft recognition statement in accordance with its certification procedure for ISO 28007-1: 2015 Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing...
01
DEC
2015

Webinar Materials: ISO 18788 – The New Standard for Responsible Security Operations

Human Analytics Senior Managing Director Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt moderated a webinar on November 20 on the new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard, ISO 18788 Management System for Private Security Operations – Requirements with Guidance for Use. The...
18
NOV
2015

Second Edition of Briefing Paper “Private Security Standards”

The Human Analytics team is pleased to offer an updated briefing paper comparing and contrasting standards for the provision of private security services. This is the second edition of the briefing paper, “Standards for Private Security Services,” and it contains additional...
16
NOV
2015

REMINDER THIS FRIDAY – ISO 18788: The New Standard for Responsible Security Operations

REMINDER – THIS FRIDAY! Seminar/Webinar ISO 18788: The New Standard for Responsible Security Operations In the wake of the global growth of the private security industry, a number of efforts have emerged to govern private security provision and ensure responsible security...
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