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ISO 22384 Security and resilience - Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents - Guidelines to establish and monitor a protection plan and its implementation

This International Standard is intended for organizations facing product related threats, to become more resilient. It guides organisations taking the right steps to protect with appropriate organizational, technical and judical measures.

Innovative, competitive or market leading products are increasingly target of physical and digital attacks. These products can be medical devices, electronic components, or even complex machinery equipment. Product related threats affect manufacturers, distributors, service providers and consumers in many ways. The potential damage of such threats includes:

  • danger to health and safety of consumers,
  • decreased sales,
  • damage to reputation or brand equity,
  • loss of innovation leadership,
  • loss of jobs,
  • tax losses and
  • environmental issues.

Steffen Zimmermann (Germany), theresponsible project leader for the development of ISO 22384, explains the need for such a guidance on “Product Security”:Steffen Zimmermann

"The increased level of interconnection of the global economy, the growing availability of complex manufacturing processes and protectionist efforts lead to a growing motivation and ability for product related threats. 

Measures taken by affected organizations are often reactive, uncoordinated or even mutually contradictory. For a sustainable approach it is necessary to follow an established, project-oriented methodology for assessing product security related threats, risks and countermeasures.

The International Standard will guide organizations developing their own protection plan, supporting its implementation and monitoring its effectiveness after implementation. It will cover common product-related threats and aspects regarding product lifecycle and supply chain."

ISO 22384:2020, Security and resilience – Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents - Guidelines to establish and monitor a protection plan and its implementation , is available from ISO national member institutes. It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat, respectively through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing, Communication & Information department.

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