James Kline on ISO 31000 and ISO Cert Decline

Quick hit: I’m quoted in this piece by Dr. James Kline on the dubious sale of ISO 31000 certificates and the trending decline in overall ISO certs worldwide. Full disclosure: I’ve criticized Greg Hutchins, the blog’s owner, for cynically selling his...

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....