The Department of Homeland Security selected the ANSI/ASIS Organizational Resilience American National Standard as one of three sets of standards to be adopted as a national preparedness standard for private-sector entities as part of the DHS PS-Prep program.
PS-Prep seeks to raise the level of private-sector preparedness through DHS adoption and promotion of preparedness standards. The ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009 American National Standard, “Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems–Requirements with Guidance for Use” provides an approach for organizations to improve their resilience performance and increase preparedness.
The standard takes an enterprise-wide view of risk management, helping to develop a strategy to prevent when possible, prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from a disruptive incident. It is the only ANSI Standard under consideration for the PS-Prep program that is 100 percent compatible with existing ISO management system standards.
The standard can be downloaded from on the ASIS International Web site at