Consultation on HB 167:2006 Security Risk Management

By NZISM Secretary


HB 167:2006 Security Risk Management

Standards Australia has invited Standards New Zealand to participate in a project relating to a handbook which is currently joint and where it is perceived that New Zealand may have an interest in participating in this project.

Proposal Doc 1

Proposal Doc 2

Seeking your input

Standards NZ seek, and strongly value, your input on:

Whether you feel it is important that New Zealand participates in the project listed below to produce a AS/NZS joint standard and why?

  • What would the impact be to New Zealand end-users if this publication was to be de-jointed?
  • Are there relevant international standards which would meet New Zealand’s needs

Whether your organisation, or organisations you are aware of, may be interested in funding New Zealand’s participation in this project?

  • The fee listed constitute the anticipated additional administrative costs incurred by Standards Australia for New Zealand’s participation in the project. These costs are calculated based on the project type and complexity.
  • Standards New Zealand does not receive direct government funding and as such operates on a cost recovery basis. As a result Standards New Zealand needs to recover any project fees for New Zealand’s participation in an Australian-secretariat joint standard from a third party, either a regulator and/or industry which uses the joint standard, and/or through other means such as the sales price of the resulting standard if this is feasible.

Without a firm commitment to funding, New Zealand will not be able to participate in the development of the standard, and it will result in an Australian-only publication. Please be aware that once a project is de-jointed, it will continue as an Australian standard only, and New Zealand will likely not have the opportunity to re-join and publish the document as an AS/NZS in the future.

Any feedback that you, or your organisation or any of your related contacts, could provide on the importance of the projects, and thoughts on prospective commissioners, are greatly valued.

Project Number


Handbook Title

Project Type

Product Type



Commission Fee (AUD)


HB 167

Security risk management






We encourage you to share this information with others who may also have an interest in developing and commissioning the standard mentioned.


A decision to Standards Australia is due on 8th May 2023. Please direct your comments to by Wednesday 3rd May 2023 at the latest. After this date, Standard New Zealand will inform Standards Australia of the outcome. Projects will then proceed as joint or Australian only accordingly.

>Note: Deadlines for consultations are stipulated by Standards Australia, and are firm.

MB-025 Security and Resilience Committee Membership

Currently there are no New Zealand representatives on the MB-025 Security and Resilience standards development committee. For New Zealand to participate, a minimum of 2 New Zealand representatives is required. Standards New Zealand is actively consulting to source nominees to join the MB-025 committee to form a joint (AU/NZS) constitution.

If your organisation would like to participate in the MB-025 committee, Standards New Zealand can help facilitate this process.