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Australian and international standards

Standards Australia provides a number of Australian and International standards relating to protective security. These include:

Governance Standards

Risk Management

  • AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 – Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines
  • HB 167:2006 – Security Risk Management
  • HB 327:2010 – Communicating and consulting about risk
  • HB 158:2010 – Delivering assurance based on ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – Principles and guidelines
  • ISO Guide 73 – Risk Management – Vocabulary

Business Continuity Management

  • HB 221:2004 – Business Continuity Management
  • HB 292:2006 – A Practitioner’s Guide to Business Continuity Management
  • HB 293:2006 – Executive Guide to Business Continuity Management

Fraud Control

  • AS 8001:2008 – Fraud and Corruption Control

Personnel Security Standards

  • AS 4811:2006 – Employment Screening
  • HB 322:2007 – Reference Checking in the Financial Services Industry
  • HB 323:2007 – Employment Screening Handbook

Information Security Standards

  • AS/NZS ISO/IEC 27000 series – Information Security Management, which includes:
    • ISO/ IEC 27000:2014 – Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems - Overview and vocabulary
    • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management systems – Requirements
    • ISO/IEC 27002:2013 – Information technology - Security techniques - Code of practice for information security controls
    • ISO/IEC 27003:2013 – Information technology - Security techniques - Information security management system implementation guidance
    • AS/NZS ISO/IEC 27005:2012 – Information technology - Security techniques - Information security risk management (ISO/IEC 27005:2011, MOD)
  • ISO 55001:2014 – Asset management - Management systems – Requirements

Physical Security Standards

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth), Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (given power under the Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)), and the Building Code of Australia need to be met when fitting out agency premises. In addition the following Australian and international standards may assist in designing specific physical security measures:

  • AS 3745:2010 – Planning for emergencies in facilities
  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • AS 5815:2010 – Protocol for lightweight authentication od identity (PLAID)
  • AS 4421:1996 – Guards and patrols
  • AS 4145.2:2008 – Locksets and hardware for doors and windows - Mechanical locksets for doors and windows in buildings
  • AS 4806:2008  – CCTV suite, which includes
    • AS 4806.1:2006 – Closed circuit television (CCTV)—Management
    • AS 4806.2:2006 – Closed circuit television (CCTV)—Application guidelines
    • AS 4806.3:2006 – Closed circuit television (CCTV)—PAL signal timings
    • AS 4806.4:2008 – Closed circuit television (CCTV)—Remote video
  • AS/NZS 2201 suite:2008 – Intruder alarm systems suite, which includes:
    • AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 Intruder alarm systems—Client's premises–Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance
    • AS 2201.2:2004 – Intruder alarm systems—Monitoring centres
    • AS 2201.3:1991 – Intruder alarm systems—Detection devices for internal use
    • AS/NZS 2201.5:2008 – Intruder alarm systems—Alarm transmission systems
  • AS 1725:2003 – Chain-link fabric security fencing and gates
  • AS/NZS 3016:2002 – Electrical installations—Electric security fences
  • AS/NZS 3809:1998 – Safes and strongrooms
  • AS 3555.1:2003 – Building elements—Testing and rating for intruder resistance—Intruder-resistant panels
  • AS/NZS 2343:1997 – Bullet-resistant panels and elements
  • HB 328:2009 – Mailroom security
  • EN 14450—Secure storage units. Requirements, classifications and methods of test for resistance to burglary. Secure safe cabinets
  • UL 687—Burglary-resistant safes
  • BS1722—12:2006 Fences – Specification for steel palisade fences
  • BS1722–14:2006 Fences—Specification for open mesh steel panel fences
  • BS EN1154:1997 Building hardware – Controlled door closing devices. Requirements and test methods

There are currently no Australian Standards that provide guidance on designing or installing EACS. The US FIPS 201-2 and Canadian CAN/ULC-S319-05 may provide some guidance.