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ASIS International and RIMS to Develop Joint Risk Asessment ANSI Standard

November 15, 2012

ASIS International and RIMS announced their collaboration on a joint Risk Assessment American National Standard, which will provide a basis for the process of conducting a successful, well-organized and documented risk assessment. Using a process approach consistent with ISO 31000 and the Plan-Do-Check-Act model, the Standard will include managing a risk assessment program, as well as conducting individual risk assessments. Annexes will provide examples of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for risk assessment. Committee formation is open November 15 - December 14.

ASIS and RIMS are seeking volunteers to form the standard’s technical committee. Committee participation will fall under one of three self-declared “interest categories” including general interest, producer/service provider, and user/manager. Membership composition will be balanced across these categories based on ANSI “balance” requirements; and consideration may be given on committee size. ASIS or RIMS membership is not a requirement for participation. Applications from interested parties will be accepted until COB on December 14.

 ASIS is handling committee administration for this project. To learn more about this jointly developed standard and committee participation, visit http://www.asisonline.org/guidelines/committees/ra_std.htm.

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