4th plenary meeting held in Jeju

On April 28, the 4th plenary meeting was concluded after 6 days of intense and fruitful discussions. More than 100 delegates participated in the meeting representing 21 countries. The meeting was held at the Hidden Cliff hotel on the beautiful island of Jeju, Korea and hosted by the Korean national standardization body: KATS.

The participants represented  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Marocco, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UEA, United Kingdom, USA and the liaisons:  ISO/TC 262, and UN HABITAT.

ISO/TC 292 has now entered a phase where most efforts is spend on developing standards in the work programme as well as finding new projects for the committee to engage in. All six Working Groups of the committee met in parallel intensivelly discussing the various of projects on their agenda.

Progress of work

ISO 22300 Security and resilience - Terminology is being revised and will become a generic vocabulary document for all terms and definitions in ISO/TC 292. The document contain over 300 terms and it was agreed to move to FDIS which is the final ballot before publishing the document.

When it comes to the area of BCM it was agreed to initiate a revision of ISO 22313 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems – Guidance  so it will go in parallel with the work on ISO 22301 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems – Requirements which is in currently our for systematic review. All receieved comments on the two supporting documents ISO/TS 22330 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Guidelines for people aspects on business continuity and ISO/TS 2231 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Guidelines for business continuity strategy were resolved and they are ready for final ballot as well.

Much progress was made in when it comes to Emergency Management where three documents were prepared to go out on DIS ballot: ISO 22320 Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for incident managament, ISO 22326 Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for monitoring of facilities with identified hazards and ISO 22327 Security and resilience - Emergency management - Guidelines for implementation of a community-based landslide early warning system.

All documents related to Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents moved to the next stage. It was also agreed to change their random ISO numbers into the "ISO 2238n" series: ISO 22380 Security and resilience - Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents - General principles for product fraud risk,  ISO 22381 Security and resilience - Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents - Guidelines for interoperability of product identification and authentication systems and ISO 22382 Security and resilience - Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents - Guidelines for the content, security and issuance of excise tax stamps

The committee tried out a new initiative for promoting published standards and a short video was made with interviews of people involved in the work on ISO 22319 Security and resilience - Community resilience - Guidelines for planning involvement of spontanious volunteers.

Comments were resolved on ISO 22395 Security and resilience - Community resilience - Guidelines for supporting community response to vulnerable people and ISO 22396 Security and resilience - Community resilience - Guidelines for information sharing between organisations and they are now ready for CD ballot.  

The work was concluded on ISO 22375 Security and resilience - Guidelines for business complexity analysis which will be balloted as Technical Specification later this year.

New project proposals

Several new project proposals were presented and discussed during the week and the following were agreed to be registered as preliminary work items:

  • Security and resilience - Framework and principles for methodologies on urban resilience
  • Security and resilience - Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on local resilience enhancement to contribute to sustainable development
  • Security and resilience - Protective security: Basic elements for organizations

Concluding remarks

After its second year, ISO/TC 292 is in an operational mode and are about to finilize several of projects and 2017 will be likely result in a record high number of publications. Numerous of new ideas for new standards have been presented and the members needs to decide what projects that should should set the agenda.  

Upcoming events

UN Coordination Group meeting
19 October, WebEx

WG 2 meeting
9-10 November, London

UN Coordination Group meeting
20 November, WebEx

Communication Group meeting
[TBD] December, WebEx

UN Coordination Group meeting
13 December, WebEx

5th ISO/TC 292 plenary meeting
11-16 March, 2018, in Australia [tentative]