CPNI sponsors PAS 1192-5:2015 to address security issues for built assets, data and information

PAS 1192-5 applies to both building and infrastructure assets - See more at: http://www.cpni.gov.uk/advice/Cross-cutting-advice/Digital-built-assets-and-environments/#sthash.btmJH0ct.dpuf

PAS 1192-5 applies to both building and infrastructure assets – See more at: http://www.cpni.gov.uk/advice/Cross-cutting-advice/Digital-built-assets-and-environments/#sthash.btmJH0ct.dpuf

The need to reduce the cost of public sector assets is driving a period of rapid evolution in the construction sector. In future, digital built environments – including Building Information Modelling (BIM) – will need to deliver fiscal, functional, sustainability and growth objectives which, in turn, will promote changes in built asset procurement, delivery and operational procedures.

These processes and procedures will involve more transparent and open ways of working, cross-sector collaborative working and the sharing of both detailed models and large amounts of digital information and better asset life-cycle management by capture of data about its real-time use and condition.

This means that organisations will have to identify and implement appropriate and proportionate measures to reduce the risk of loss or disclosure of information which could impact on the safety and security of personnel and other occupants or users of the built asset and its services, the built asset itself, asset information and/or the benefits the built asset exists to deliver, whether they be social, environmental and/or commercial in nature.

Measures such as these can also help protect against the loss, theft or disclosure of valuable commercial information and intellectual property.

Within this context, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has sponsored PAS 1192-5:2015 ‘Specification for Security-Minded Building Information Modelling, Digital Built Environments and Smart Asset Management’. PAS 1192-5 sets out the approach to applying appropriate and proportionate measures to manage the security risks that affect a built asset – either in whole or in part – as well as asset data and information.

Development of this PAS was facilitated by BSI Standards and the document has been published under licence from the British Standards Institution. Copies of PAS 1192-5 may be downloaded from: http://shop.bsigroup.com/forms/PASs/PAS-1192-5/

PAS 1192-5 applies to both building and infrastructure assets and serves as a companion document to PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3 and BS 1192-4.

Range of advisory materials

In addition, CPNI is publishing a range of advisory materials to help end users with their understanding around PAS 1192-5, its context and implementation. End users are urged to access the following documents:

*Mini-PAS that explains the context and key features of the PAS

*Flow chart providing a navigational overview of the key management processes set out in the PAS

*List of FAQs (which will be regularly updated)

*Guide for managers

*Take care when you share presentation slide illustrating how changing construction industry practices – with the ongoing move from paper-based drawings and specifications to collaborative digital solutions – can create an increased security risk

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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