Edinburgh hosts international security and resilience conference

International Standards Organisation Technical Committee 292 pays its first visit to the Scottish capital 

Edinburgh will play host to an international security and resilience conference this week when delegates from around the world descend on the capital for the third meeting of The International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee 292.
The City of Edinburgh Council is hosting the conference, which is being held in the UK for the first time and will comprise a five-day series of events organised by the British Standards Institution (BSI), running from today (Monday, 5 September) until Friday, 9 September.
ISO 292 works with standardisation in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society. The committee is responsible for more than 20 published International Standards and has a number of Working Groups, including Continuity and Organisational Resilience.
The event is expected to welcome more than 100 representatives from approximately 40 countries around the world.
Andrew Kerr, chief executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “I’m delighted to welcome delegates from all over the world to Edinburgh for this event.
“This is a very powerful example of joint working between international partners. We are continuously working with our partner agencies to keep our communities secure here in the capital.”
Richard Taylor, director of Standards at BSI, said: “We’re delighted to work with the City of Edinburgh Council and the International Standards Organisation on this important event.
“This international group focus on areas ranging from security and resilience to fraud and counterfeiting.
“These areas are key to ensuring the protection of citizens and providing continuity measures to help ensure businesses of all types and sizes are able to continue to operate despite disruptions.”
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