What is ISO?
ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental organisation representing the National Standard Institutes of over 150 countries.
They develop and publish international standards in response to the needs of the international market and global expert opinions.
In Australia, the standards that are most common for certification are:
- 9001 – Quality Management Systems;
- 22000 – Food Safety Management;
- 14001 – Environmental Management Systems;
- 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management;
- 31000 – Risk Management; and,
- 27001 – Information Security.
Being certified to ISO standards ensures products and services are of high quality and showcases the credibility of businesses to consumers. Hence some business contracts and insurance agreements may contain terms requiring evidence of ISO compliance or certification.
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ISO: What’s New in 2021
Cloud computing, the Internet, mobile networks, and AI are just some of the tools cities use to increase efficiency and improve the quality of life of their citizens, yet they also expose us to risks and vulnerabilities related to personal privacy and security. Solutions and standards are not always easy to navigate when the systems and interconnections are as complex as the stakeholders are many. A new technical specification has just been published that aims to help.
As our world gets increasingly digitized and interconnected, the threats of cyber-attacks rise with it. Organizations need resilient and secure systems and processes in place to protect them, and an effective solution is a cybersecurity framework. Two new ISO guidance documents have just been published to help organizations ensure the best possible frameworks and keep them cyber secure.
ISO/IEC/IEEE 16085, Systems and software engineering – Life cycle processes – Risk management
This standard has recently been revised to align with updates of other related standards, as well as to include new content related to risk management challenges inherent to large complex systems engineering programs and projects.
The new standard provides information on how to design, develop, implement and continually improve risk management in a systems and software engineering project throughout its life cycle. It elaborates on the risk management process described in International Standards ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems and software engineering – System life cycle processes, and ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207, Systems and software engineering – Software life cycle processes.
There are many standards that have an immediate application in dealing with and recovering from the pandemic: these are now being joined by a range of new standards developed as a direct response to the challenges of COVID-19.
These in-development standards include:
- BUILDING GUIDELINE OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL FACILITY
- BUILDINGS AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS
- FOOD SECURITY
- GUIDELINES FOR CLOUD KITCHEN SERVICES
- GUIDELINES FOR CONTACTLESS DELIVERY SERVICE
- HEALTH INFORMATICS
- MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
- SECURITY AND RESILIENCE
- TOURISM AND RELATED SERVICES
We will continue to update you as these standards are finalized and they become available.
Contact us today to see how we can help your organization with its’ ISO compliance and certification needs.