BS 16000:2015 Security management. Strategic and operational guidelines

BS 16000:2015

Security management. Strategic and operational guidelines

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2015



What is this standard about?

Security management is vital to the strategic management of modern organizations. It protects financial well-being and reputation. It also supports the ability to capture and exploit opportunities and competitive or service delivery advantage. While there are many standards covering specific security topics, such as alarms, CCTV and screening, BS 16000 provides a much needed generic, high-level, security management framework. 

Who is this standard for?

It’s for anyone with responsibility for aspects of security in an organization – large or small, public or private.

Why should you use this standard? 

BS 16000 helps support an organization’s viability, productivity, reputation, resilience and sustainability.

Even where security solutions have already been implemented, BS 16000 can help monitor and review security management and identify ways to improve it.

The standard: 

  • Provides the vocabulary and basic principles of security management
  • Demonstrates how security can be embedded in an organization
  • Discusses security solutions, including physical, technical, information, procedural and personnel solutions

It includes guidance on: 

  • Developing a security framework
  • Risk assessment
  • Understanding your organization's context
  • Implementing and monitoring the security programme

BS 16000 also complements existing management standards including ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 22301, ISO 22313, ISO 31000 and ISO 9001.

Standard NumberBS 16000:2015
TitleSecurity management. Strategic and operational guidelines
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 2015
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO/IEC 27001, BS EN 31010, BS ISO 55000, Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, Private Security Industry Act 2001, BS EN ISO 22313, BS 11200, BS 7858, ISO/IEC Annex SL:2012, ISO/IEC Guide 51, ISO/DTS 22318, BS ISO 22301, Bribery Act 2010, BS ISO 12931, BS 10501, Fraud Act 2006, ANSI/ASIS PAP.1:2012, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, PAS 555, PAS 1998, BS 7499, ISO 28000, PD ISO Guide 73:2009, Data Protection Act 1998, BS 31100, BS 65000:2014, BS ISO 31000:2018, BS 13500:2013
Draft Superseded By14/30285865 DC
DescriptorsSafety measures, Management, Quality assurance systems, Security, Materials handling operations
ISBN978 0 580 83490 5
File Size770 KB

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