Business continuity and the ISO 22301 standard 19 May 2020   Business continuity management is dealing with the impact of disruptions in order to continue providing services or products. That is, at least to acceptable levels and time frames. A BCMS (or business continuity management system) will integrate arrangements for prevention and recovery to build…

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Thinking about remote working? 16 March 2020 Many organisations are looking at remote working (or teleworking) for at least some of their workers during the Coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis. Remote working is not practical for everyone. However, it’s a potentially viable alternative for many to maintain at least some level of business continuity. It’s a…

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ISO 45001 OHS Standard: A Quick Intro 3 March 2020 The ISO 45001 OHS Standard specifies requirements for an OHSMS (Occupational Health & Safety Management System). It was released in 2018 and is gradually superseding many earlier national standards. Many observers consider ISO 45001 to be the most significant OHS standard ever. Why? Well, a…

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10 Essential tips for a Great QMS #3 Set SMART Objectives ISO 9001 requires top management to establish quality objectives throughout their organization. Unfortunately, this is an aspect of quality management to which many pay scant regard – taking the easy way out with a few hastily penned statements that are neither very challenging, or…

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Qudos announce new ISO 27001 Information Security Toolkit  10 December 2019 In the light of numerous high-profile incidents, there is a growing awareness of the importance of information security in both private and public sector organisations. We need to establish clear business rules, and implement the necessary controls to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability…

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ISO 27001 certification and the PDCA cycle 2 December 2019 ISO 27001 certification Our business life is becoming ever-more dependant on information technology and it seems almost a daily occurrence that an information security incident makes the news. Oganisations are threrefore increasingly looking to implement an ISMS (information security management system) to preserve the confidentiality,…

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What’s the best quality management tool? Date: 7 August 2019, Author: Alan M. Jones Background There are many quality management tools available and some have been in existence for a good number of years. Process analysis and improvement tools played a major part in the early development of quality management. However, with the advent of the…

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Qudos announce new ISO 27001 ISMS Gap Analysis Tool 22 July 2019 Adoption Cyber security and the wider concept of information security are of significant and growing interest to organisations globally. The result is that many are looking to implement an ISMS (Information Security Management System). There are numerous frameworks available on which to base…

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Qudos announce new software Gap Analysis Tool for your ISO 27001 ISMS 22 July 2019   Adoption Although there are numerous other security frameworks, the ISO27001 standard is now being widely adopted around the world as the model for an ISMS (Information Security Management System). This is especially important if your organisation needs to provide…

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Our March 2019 Newsletter 21 March 2018 What evidence would an auditor look for as compliance to ISO 9001:2015 clause 7.1.4 Environment for the operation of processes? First aid – internal audit template 10 FAQs about obtaining ISO 27001 Information Security Certification Welcome to our newest Re-seller 50 sample objectives for your management system New ISO…

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