December, 2010 Newsletter Articles

NIST Software Tool

Dec 15, 2010 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released an updated version of a computer system testing tool that can cut software development costs by more efficiently finding flaws. Catching software bugs is traditionally difficult and time-consuming. According to NIST, about 50 percent of software development budgets go to testing, yet flaws in software cost the U.S. economy more than $59 billion annually. To address this issue, NIST designed the Advanced Combinatorial Testing System (ACTS), a freely available...

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Give ISO Your Opinion!

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ISO is carrying out a survey of existing and potential users of ISO 9001:2008, the global benchmark for quality management, to gather feedback on whether the standard needs further improvement and, if so, what needs modifying. ISO’s rules require all its standards to be reviewed at least every five years to establish whether they should be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn. The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed online atthis ISO web page. If you need to interrupt the survey, you can save the survey and...

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Certificates by Country

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According to the recently released ISO Survey of Certifications, the top countries for certifications and growth of certifications at the end of 2009 for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001 were: ISO 9001 Top 10 countries for ISO 9001 certificates: 1. China: 257,076 2. Italy: 130,066 3. Japan: 68,484 4. Spain: 59,576 5. Russian Federation: 53,152 6. Germany: 47,156 7. United Kingdom: 41,193 8. India: 37,493 9. USA: 28,935 10. Republic of Korea: 23,400 Top 10 countries for ISO 9001 growth: 1. Russian Federation:...

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Certification Survey

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The recently released ISO Survey of Certifications shows that ISO 9001 has topped one million certifications. ISO 9001 certifications at the end of 2009 were up 8% over the prior year. The increasing importance organizations give to information security was demonstrated by the 40% increase in ISO 27001 certifications, which reached 12,934 in 117 countries. Note: The second article in this newsletter provides the top 10 countries in certificate totals and growth for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001. ISO 9001  ISO...

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