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Security Management Standard 2017

Designing, Implementing and Managing Security

This Universal Security Management Systems Standard with requirements and guidance for use is drafted to design, implement, manage and improve a Security Management System.

SMS met voorbeelden in ISO HLS

The USMS Standard 2017 complies with the ISO High Level Structure for management systems. A plug-and-play feature for easy integration with existing management systems is achieved. Successful integration with systems such as ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001 is ensured. As such this standard is universal, holistic and comprehensive. This Dutch initiative has been translated into English and is published on

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Accountability for Security

Accountability for Security with the Universal Security Management Systems Standard 2017

Are you in control?

Is the Board of Directors accountable and in control of security? Should they be, and they are not? If so, this may be worth your while.

Safety and Security

Safety Management Systems have been around for quite some time. Security Risk Management has also developed to a mature state. Now there is the Universal Security Management Systems Standard 2017 to assist you in developing and implementing Security via an international best practice that provides transparency and credibility.

Managing Risks

Security Management is stipulated in this Standard as a mature management process that is risk based, stakeholder driven, compliant with laws and regulations, and continually improved with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. Three levels of Security Management are addressed: Strategic, Tactical and Operational. The Standard is applicable for all organisations big or small, commercial or non-profit, and for all sectors of industry.

International Standard

This Standard was developed with the ISO High Level Structure in mind. This structure is used for several management systems such as ISO 27001 and ISO 22301. The Standard is therefore a easy to use, comprehensive and transparent tool for creating and managing Security. Furthermore, the Standard specifies the requirements that may be used for auditing and the certification of a Security Management System.

Assets and interests

This Standard addresses the protection of all parts, processes, people, sites, objects, infrastructures, networks, systems, tangible and intangible assets and interests of an organisation. It specifies 20 topics and 80 aspects of strategical, tactical, and operational Security Management. It has a listing of some 300 controls to mitigate security risks of which 100 are dedicated ‘key controls’.
The standard includes six annexes with guidance for implementation and use.


This standard was developed by the National Security Advisory Centre (NSAC) and the Saxion University of Applied Science in The Netherlands. A Review Committee with 15 distinguished security professionals from industry, research institutions and appropriate authorities have commented, improved and sanctioned the development of this standard.

USMS 2017


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    5 Selling Points for this Standard

  1. Transparency and accountability for Security.
  2. Strategic, Tactical and Operational Security objectives.
  3. Security is risk based and stakeholder driven.
  4. Commitment for Security by the Board and all staff.
  5. Security is measurable and audit-able.
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Universities adopt USMS Standard 2017

USMS - Spit, Stoffer en Van Dijk

Visit of Mr Howard Stoffer to Saxion University of Applied Science

The objective of the visit was to present the Universal Security Management Systems Standard and to meet with the regional expertise contributing to safety, security & forensics on March 13th 2017 at Saxion University in Enschede, The Netherlands.

Honored guest is Mr. Howard Stoffer, former US Foreign Service officer and Deputy Executive Director in the UN Security Council. He is also an Associate Professor of National Security at the University of New Haven which is world famous for Crime Science and hosting the Henry Lee Institute for Forensic Science.
The University of New Haven has a special interest in the Saxion Security Management program In which the USMS Standard 2016 will be an important framework.

The USMS Standard was presented by Marcel Spit and Trijntje van Dijk who are the initiators and dedicated promotors of this management system.

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