SABS looks at local standard for security managment

Dec '99 Asset Management, EAS, RFID

The SABS has joined the fight against crime in South Africa by looking at the possibility of preparing local standards for security management. The national standards body is calling on all businesses and organisations involved in this field to help it start a technical committee (TC) that could prepare suitable standards for the industry, as no international standard dealing with security management exists.

British and Australian standards available in this field could possibly be used as points of departure for the formulation of South African standards. Dr Geoff Visser of System Standards of the SABS said that he believed that the committee would need to look at which systems are needed to ensure that organisations are kept secure.

“These systems range from the sites on which we work and the tangible products with which we work through to the information that we produce and keep,” he said. “Dealing with security management as a business means that one needs to find a systematic way in which to manage security risks,” Dr Visser pointed out.

“I therefore call on all organisations and associations that would be directly affected by this project to contact me to ensure their representation on the committee.”

For details contact Dr Visser on tel: (012) 428 7097, or Riana Johnston on tel: (012) 428 6759.

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