New standard on information exchange

ISO has published a new standard on information exchange between organizations. The project has been led by Secana CEO, Roger Holfeldt.

The timely and effective sharing of information within and across jurisdictions, disciplines, and organizations is essential to keep the population safe and to enhance resilience. Best practices show that those communities with solid, consistent security collaborations respond better to critical incidents. Today, response to major emergencies involves multiple organisations collecting, collating and communicating data and information to enable better decision making that minimises social and economic impacts. The challenges involved in co-ordinating an effective response to large scale events are compounded by the number and variety of organisations involved. Critical infrastructure or services are increasingly privately managed or owned, creating new requirements for co-operation and information exchange.

Organizations from both the private and public sectors should be able to exchange information effectively and securely. Effective information exchange arrangements can provide benefits to participating organizations and will result in increased preventive measures and capacity building, leading to a general increase in security.

ISO 22396, Security and resilience – Community resilience – Guidelines for information exchange between organizations has now been published. The project leader, Roger Holfeldt, CEO of Secana, explains that this new standard will provide organizations with an effective framework for information exchange that complements the organisational structures, cultures and existing interfaces between organisations. It will help both public and private sector organizations to exchange information effectively and securely in order to increase societal security and enhance resilience.

ISO 22396 is available from ISO national member bodies. It may also be obtained directly from the ISO Central Secretariat, respectively through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing, Communication & Information Department.