ASIS International has released a revised ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer American National Standard, providing a high-level framework for organizations to use when developing a senior security leadership position.

“Applicable to both private and public sectors, the Standard provides a methodology to evaluate and respond to a spectrum of threats to tangible and intangible assets on both a domestic and global basis,” according to an ASIS press release.

"By identifying who owns what, who is accountable, and what is shared, organizations can then determine what is needed within its ‘senior security executive’ position and the competencies that are best suited for that role," said Jerry Brennan, technical committee chair and chief executive, Security Management Resources.

The executive summary can be read here (PDF).