ISO 27001

May 5, 2014

Procedure vs. Work Practice

A reader recently asked, “What is the difference between a procedure and a work practice? For example, when a job is completed it is sent to Invoicing...
October 23, 2013
selecting right registrar

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo – Selecting the Right Registrar Isn’t Child’s Play

So you’ve made the decision to seek certification – congratulations! You’re on your way to strengthening the core processes that translate into quality improvement, greater operational efficiency, increased profitability and a purposeful customer focus ...
January 5, 2013
bsi certification registration

My ISO Audit is Coming Up and I Have an Emergency – Can We Reschedule?

Can we reschedule an ISO audit? A reader recently asked, “We got certified last year in April. Does our audit this year have to be in April, or can we have it a few months before or after?” ...
October 3, 2012

ISO is Easier Said than Done Series: Mano a Mano – Ultimate Registrar Comparison

So you’re ready to become ISO certified and have found yourself facing the first hurdle: Deciding which ISO Registrar to pick. Don’t worry; you are not alone. For years we’ve helped organizations pick an ISO registrar to match their company’s culture and needs, and for years we’ve seen the process being complex and cumbersome, to ...
August 10, 2012

Our ISO Management Rep is Leaving the Company: Should I Call 911?

Your ISO management Rep is leaving the company, and you have yet to reassign the post. Don’t worry – there is no need to hit the panic button or call 911. If you are wondering whether there are any formalities that need to be followed, then you are on the right track. With some simple ...
November 13, 2009

Mayday, Mayday…Where Did My Laptop Go?! Nine Basic Information Security Controls Any Company Should Implement

I’m sure you’ve heard of laptops being stolen, but have you heard of laptops being swapped? Lost or stolen laptops and the data they carry are just one of the disasters that may ail you or your organization one day. In reality, there are many more security incidents that can affect the security of your ...
July 31, 2009

Do You Need a Consultant to Achieve ISO 9001 Certification?

Well, a simple answer is no, you don’t need a consultant to achieve ISO 9001 certification. In fact many companies achieve ISO 9001 on their own, by appointing key employees to the task. The implications however of trying to implement a system on your own can be a set back to your business if resources ...
July 24, 2009

How to Pass an ISO Audit?

I’ve worked with several companies over the years and dealt with different individuals, different processes and different levels of ISO 9000 understanding. However when an organization is getting ready to apply for ISO 9000 certification, the question remains: “Are we going to pass the audit? Similar questions I have been asked are: How many of ...