May, 2012 Newsletter Articles

Standards for Records

May 1, 2012 in Newsletter | 0 comments

In the wake of recent failures in corporate governance, two new ISO standards should help organizations to disclose corporate information quickly and effectively. Increased pressure by industry regulators requires companies to provide such information because irregularities in financial management, ethical dealings, disclosure, and transparency of decisions have unfortunately become common. According to ISO, these new standards for records distil the expertise of experts drawn from 27 countries on five continents: ISO 30300:2011, Information...

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ISO on YouTube

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ISO has videos on YouTube that might be of interest as brief overviews of different management systems. The following videos are each less than a minute in duration: ISO and Social Responsibility (0:47) ISO and the Environment (0:47) ISO and Energy Management (0:54) ISO and Food Safety (0:48) ISO and Health Care (0:43) These longer ISO videos are also available: ISO Video for Business and Government (2:06) ISO 14001 – The World’s EMS Standard (5:08) The ISO 9001 Family – Global Management Standards (7:31) I Have a Dream...

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Data Breaches

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Despite rising concerns that cyber-attacks are growing more and more sophisticated, hackers used relatively simple methods for 97% of data breaches last year, according to a report compiled by Verizon. A Computerworld article states the findings suggest that organizations are overlooking basic precautions even as they buy new security systems. Verizon also found that in 80% of attacks, hackers hit so-called victims of opportunity — poorly defended sites that happen to catch their eye — rather than targeting specific...

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Standards Alert

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Do you want an easy way to be alerted when a new edition of a specific ISO standard is published? Your organization may use multiple ISO standards related to its products, services, and management system, and will need access to the latest editions. However, it can be time consuming to monitor for any updates to these documents. There is a simple solution. Go to the Log In web page at the Standards Store on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) web site to set up a free account. Then, search for an ISO standard and instead of...

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SWEBOK Guide V3

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Volunteers are in the process of refreshing the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge – SWEBOK – adding new knowledge areas (KAs) and revising others. For the latest materials available for public review, please check the SWEBOK V3 Public Review site. Each of the 15 KAs will be posted online when they become available for review. Three knowledge areas are currently available for public review: Software Engineering Models and Methods Software Maintenance Mathematical Foundations Notification will be provided as other...

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