In September 2015, ISO 18788 established and announced the certification for business development activities of the security industry. After an overview of the international business development of the security industry, this paper discusses the outline of ISO, its purpose, the background behind the introduction of such international regulation at this time, and the problems of our response in the process. In addition, in the case of international expansion of the Korean security industry or the consignment of necessary expenses in the host country in case a Korean company conducts business activities abroad, it examines what points should be considered and observed. Through this, it will be possible to find the significance of the international economic community for the standardization of behavior of international security guard business affairs.
In the field of standardization of security services applied to the global security industry market, prior studies are extremely limited. However, in countries and regions where security is not necessarily good, human rights, basic freedoms, and compliance with laws and regulations, the opportunity for companies and various organizations to play an active part in the field of Korea’s industrial economy and development assistance is rapidly expanding. At that time, how we can work is the most important issue, and what we need for this is an efficient security system. In this regard, our officials were very indifferent to the international standardization of international security activities. However, the “ISO Management System for Private Security Services” published this time provides an opportunity to seriously think about international security norms.
The ISO standard was reviewed and drafted by multinational security companies and security companies with business headquarters in the US and Europe, but Korean officials did not participate at all. Reflecting that, in Korea, the industry, the government, or research institutes cannot escape the lack of knowledge about research in this field, so the accumulation of research in this field is an urgent need. I hope that the discussion in this paper will be the starting point and further research will be triggered.