ISO 27001 May Have Failed in Citrix Hack

It’s very early days yet, but as news comes in of the massive hack of Citrix data, allegedly conducted by bad actors from Iran, the role of ISO 27001 is falling under scrutiny. ISO 27001 is the ISO standard that alleges to provide controls to prevent such...

Who’s Running the US TAG to TC 176?

(UPDATE: I answered my own question, here. A new TAG Chair was elected, in secret.) Bear with me, because rather than report on a subject, I’m asking an honest answer. I invite anyone with insight to clarify things for me, to the extent that they can (write me...

Smithers Republished ISO 9001, Too

Smithers has pulled its “ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Tool” which featured just over half of the ISO 14001 standard, copied and pasted, with Smithers invoking copyright over the entire thing. That came within hours of my reporting on their copyright faux pas....

IAF Releases Survey on Minimum Audit Man-Days

UPDATE see below. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has released a survey asking respondents about their views on the IAF rules for minimum audit days. These rules, published in IAF “Mandatory Document Nr. 5” (MD5) affect all ISO management...

Let’s Take A Break and Talk Wine For A Minute

Oxebridge’s decidedly off-topic sister site, the irreverent wine blog Winepisser.com, has announced its fourth annual Winepisser Best Wine award. You can read which of 150 wines tasted in 2018 came in first, along with some runners-up. In keeping with a newer...