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First ISO 22301 Certificate Issued to Bankinter

It was announced last week that the Spanish bank Bankinter has become the first organisation in the world to achieve certification to ISO 22301, only two months after the standard was published.  This builds on the bank’s success in gaining BS 25999 in August 2008.

It is anticipated that many other organisations currently certified to BS 25999 (and other national standards) will move to the new standard over the coming months but the big question is whether the publication of the ISO standard will lead to many new organisations seeking certification.  By way of comparison, in the first year after release ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) had 14 000 certifications and ISO 27001 (IT Security) nearly 6000.