Helen Molyneux

ISO 27001 pdf – is it free?

It is interesting to note the number of searches for ISO 27001 pdf, or even the number of searches for a free version of the standard. This presents some interesting questions and considerations, not least those of ethics! Regardless of the fact that most ISO standards are derived by a group of volunteers, the copyright …

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Business continuity and operational resilience – how different are they really?

Delighted to find that my article, ‘Business continuity and operational resilience – how different are they really?‘, listed on the Continuity Central site has been listed as the 7th most read article of 2022 Business continuity and operational resilience – the article The article comments on the Operational Resilience Report 2022, which was published recently …

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Are We Facing Another CO2 Crisis?

As energy prices rose sharply last September, CF Industries suspended fertiliser production in the UK as it was no longer economically viable. However, their manufacturing process also generates 60% of the CO2 used in the UK, primarily supplying the food and drink industry, so the shut-down triggered CO2 shortages across the country. (See previous blog …

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Possible Decrease in Lost Devices by UK Government Departments

Whilst discussions of information security tend to focus on high-tech cyber attacks; the reality is that many data breaches are down to human error. Generally the biggest single cause of data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office is simply people sending information to the wrong people. Loss or theft of devices is another significant …

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Some Good News in Latest Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority

Never let it be said that we don’t celebrate good news! Since April 2018, UK banks have had to report “Operational and Security Incidents” affecting personal and business current accounts to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) if they reach any of the following thresholds: 10% of transaction affected; 5000 payment service users affected; and/or 2 …

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