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ASIS Publishes Revised Standard for Private Security Company Conformity Assessment

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Andy Cutler
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Alexandria, VA (August 30, 2019)ASIS International, the world’s leading association for security management professionals, announces the release of the new ASIS Standard, Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations, ANSI/ASIS PSC.2-2019. This standard, a revision of the ANSI/ASIS PSC.2-2012, provides requirements and guidance for conducting conformity assessment and auditing of the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 (R2017), Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance Standard.

Private security service providers, including Private Security Companies (PSCs), play an important role in protecting clients engaged in relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts; commercial business operations; diplomacy; and military activity.

This Standard is intended for use by bodies that carry out audit, conformity assessment, and certification of quality assurance management systems. It provides assurance that a PSC has implemented a system that is based on industry best practices while taking account of legal obligations and respect for human rights.

“Demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 (R2017) Standard serves as a differentiator for PSCs that can provide quality services, manage risk, and respect human rights when operating in circumstances where governance and the rule of law have been undermined by conflict or disaster,” says Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, ASIS PSC.2 committee chair.

ASIS International, in its role as an accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO), develops standards and guidelines to serve the needs of security practitioners in today’s global environment. It is recognized globally through its Category-A Liaison Status in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Risk Management and Security and Resilience Technical Committees. Current projects under development focus on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention, Active Assailant, and Security Awareness.

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About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at