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30 Apr 2020

The ISO 9001 Standard and Risk-based Thinking - some practical advice

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  Do you need formal Risk Management or not? One of the key changes in the 2015 revision of ISO 9001 is a requirement to  establish a systematic approach to considering risk, rather than treating “prevention” as a separate component of a quality management system.
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17 Dec 2019

Navigating the ISO 27000 Series of Standards

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18 Oct 2019

Audit Evidence for ISO 27001 Annex A Compliance

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09 Oct 2019

Why ISO 14001 matters to SMEs

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  Even the smallest organization has a lot to gain from a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) New businesses often ponder the benefits of ISO 14001 Certification and, being busy with start-up priorities, postpone certification until it is asked for in a tender document or by a prospective customer.  At that point it is, of course, too late. Optimistically, it takes a minimum of 5 ...
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17 Sep 2019

Why ISO 45001 matters to SMEs

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  Even the smallest organization has a lot to gain from a certified OH&S Management System (OHSMS) New businesses often ponder the benefits of ISO 45001 Certification and, being busy with start-up priorities, postpone certification until it is asked for in a tender document or by a prospective customer.  At that point it is, of course, too late. Optimistically, it takes a minimum of 5 months to ...
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23 Aug 2019

ISO 27701 brings the total of ISO 27000 series Standards to 47

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Launched in August: ISO 27701:2019 Security Techniques – extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management – requirements and guidelines The ISO 27701 is the highly anticipated standard that is expected to be the first privacy management certification to get mainstream adoption and may serve as a basis for upcoming GDPR certifications. The new standard recommends ...
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26 Jul 2019

Why ISO 9001 matters to SMEs

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Even the smallest organization has a lot to gain from a certified Quality Management System (QMS) New businesses often ponder the benefits of ISO 9001 Certification and, being busy with start-up priorities, postpone certification until it is asked for by a prospective customer.  At that point it is, of course, too late. Optimistically, it takes a minimum of 5 months to get certified by which time ...
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26 Jun 2019

GDPR and ISO 27001: a natural combination

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Passive compliance with GDPR won’t ‘cut it’ Many organizations spent much time and money in 2018 on compliance with General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR, and not only those based in the EU.  But what actions now to ensure ongoing compliance? It’s not enough to have policies and procedures to demonstrate that you comply with requirements.  If there is a data breach or similar event, you will ...
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19 Jun 2019

The MDR and IVDR Registration Nightmare - it's getting worse

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  The European Commission continues to insist that everything is in place for the May 2020 deadline for MDR (2017/45) transition as well as related Notified Body (NB) designation and Eudamed database development.   Objective evidence suggests that this is ‘bunkum’.
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26 Apr 2019

Cyber Security for SMEs

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10 activities to protect your business against most cyber threats  NOTE: Best viewed on a Desktop PC; else table is difficult to view. Sorry! Comprehensive cybersecurity is expensive. But that’s no excuse for not doing the simple things that will protect you most of the time. Think of it this way: just because you can’t afford 24-hour manned patrol of your premises doesn’t mean you should go home ...
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