Edinburgh hosts international conference on security and resilience

A prestigious international meeting on security and resilience is being hosted by the City of Edinburgh Council this week - the first time the event has been held in the UK.

Delegates from around the world will be in Scotland’s capital for the third meeting of The International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee 292. 

They will take part in a five day series of events (Monday 5 to Friday  9 September) on “Security and Resilience” organised by the British Standards Institution (BSI), which will take place at various venues in the city. 

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 over 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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