ISO27001

10 FAQs about obtaining ISO27001 Information Security certification

10 FAQs about obtaining ISO27001 Information Security Certification   3 December 2018 ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an ISMS (information security management system) in the context of an organization’s risks. With the combination of ever-increasing use of information technology in our business operations and the frequent news coverage of…

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Thinking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Management Systems

Thinking about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and management systems   By Alan M. Jones | 2 November 2018 I have just been reading the international bestseller Life 3.0 – Being human in the age of artificial intelligence. In it, the author Max Tegmark considers the implications of rapidly evolving AI (Artificial Intelligence) for us humans. This thought-provoking…

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Cybercrime – and the little book of cyber scams

Cybercrime – and the little book of cyber scams     Information technology is evolving very rapidly and providing fantastic opportunities to enhance our business processes, communicate easier, and achieve more in so many different ways. However, it can unfortunately be subject to criminal abuse that can harm your organization, its customers, and its workers.…

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Communicating about your management system

  Communicating about your management system   At the time of writing, we have reached the end of the transition period from previous versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to the 2015 edition. You have completed your transition, haven’t you? During that time the greatest emphasis has of course been on the headline changes…

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From commitment to leadership – ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards

From commitment to leadership  ISO transition article relating to clause 5 in various ISO management system standards This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. For a management system to be really successful, it needs to be inspired and led…

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Understanding the context of your organization – ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards

Understanding the context of your organization ISO transition article relating to clause 4 in various ISO management system standards   This article is particularly relevant to organizations seeking to transition a quality, environmental, OHS, or information security management system to the latest standards. In risk management, the first step has always been to establish the…

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How long will it take to get triple certified?

How long will it take to get triple certified?   Government and corporate clients often require or prefer their suppliers to have certified management systems for Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001), and Health and Safety (either OHSAS 18001 or a national standard such as AS/NZS 4801). Certification can provide a competitive edge that makes…

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Getting to the root of the problem

Getting to the root of the problem When problems occur in organisations, it is generally easiest to deal with the symptoms – for they are the immediately obvious aspects of the problem, and dealing with them is what gets recognition. So that’s exactly what we tend to do. If something doesn’t work, we fix it,…

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