ISO 18788:2015 provides a framework for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the management of security operations.
It provides the principles and requirements for a security operations management system (SOMS). ISO 18788:2015 provides a business and risk management framework for organizations conducting or contracting security operations and related activities and functions while demonstrating:
a) conduct of professional security operations to meet the requirements of clients and other stakeholders;
b) accountability to law and respect for human rights;
c) consistency with voluntary commitments to which it subscribes.
ISO 18788:2015 is applicable to any organization that needs to:
a) establish, implement, maintain and improve an SOMS;
b) assess its conformity with its stated security operations management policy;
c) demonstrate its ability to consistently provide services that meet client needs and are in conformance with applicable laws and human rights requirements.