ASIS International (ASIS) and RIMS, the risk management society™, jointly announce the release of the new ASIS/RIMS ANSI Risk Assessment Standard. This Standard provides guidance on developing and sustaining a coherent and effective risk assessment program. ASIS, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide, is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer. RIMS, the leader in education, engagement and advocacy for the global risk management community, is also an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer.
For executives around the globe, managing risk effectively has become a more complex and critical responsibility. In a global economy, organizations look upon their risk and security practitioners as essential facilitators for achieving successful business results. The new ASIS/RIMS Risk Assessment Standard provides a framework and process for organizations to establish an ongoing program to evaluate risks and conduct individual risk assessments. The Standard complements the ISO 31000 risk management standard and the ISO 31010 standard cataloguing risk assessment methodologies by providing a blueprint for the risk assessment process. View the Executive Summary (PDF).
“Managing risk is about managing uncertainties in order to achieve strategic, tactical and operational objectives. This includes identifying opportunities, minimizing potential losses, and building a more resilient organization and supply chain. It is essential that decision-makers have accurate and dynamic information on uncertainties and their potential outcomes in order to help better assure their organizations thrive and survive,” stated ASIS Global Standard Initiative Commissioner Dr. Marc Siegel. “The ASIS/RIMS Risk Assessment Standard provides a blueprint for addressing enterprise-wide risk at all levels and regardless of the source.”
The standard presents a basis for a universal and integrated approach to risk management, including: building a risk assessment program; understanding the context for risk assessments; conducting a risk assessment, and using risk assessment outcomes for decision-making.
“In this standard, we focus on the primary value of risk assessments, which is informing responsible and accountable decision-makers as to what choices are available to effectively manage risk in achieving objectives,” said Carol Fox, RIMS Director, Strategic and Enterprise Risk Practice. “Therefore, we included guidance on types of risk assessments, understanding biases, and the competence of risk assessors.”
ASIS and RIMS members get one free download through their respective websites. Others are welcome to purchase the standard through either organization’s online stores.
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