Category Risk

Is a Penetration Test required for ISO 27001?

Is a Penetration Test Required for ISO 27001 Certification?
When people first enquire about ISO 27001, the information security management system, they often have lots of questions about the impact it may have on their organisation, both positive and negative. One question that regularly comes up is: Do I…

The Frequency Illusion and how it affects Risk Management

Frequency Illusion
Risk Management – the identification, assessment and control of risks to an organisation – is an important part of the successful running of any business. Most organisations have structures in place for managing this, especially for them to meet the…

Associated Octel Ltd. 1994 Serious Fire at Chemical Plant

Fire at chemical plant
The serious fire at Associated Octel Ltd has some similarities with The FlixboroughDisaster 1974. These two disasters followed a combination of failures, questioningwhy the lesson had not been learned from Flixborough. The Incident Associated Octel is a chemical manufacturing company…

TISAX – It’s not just for Motor Manufacturers

TISAX
TISAX or the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange was developed by ENX Association and has been adopted by many major automotive manufacturers including Volkswagen. So it’s becoming a common requirement in the automotive supply chain, but it’s not only those…

Entertainment Venues: These Standards can Support Recovery

Entertainment Venues
Many pubs, restaurants, theatres and other entertainment venues have suffered long periods of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing major disruption to their businesses and incomes. As restrictions begin to lift, and venues start to plan a route to recover,…

The Kegworth Air Crash 1989

Kegworth
The Incident On 8th January 1989 a Boeing 737-400 aircraft left Heathrow airport for Belfast with 8 crew members and 118 passengers on board.  About 20 miles from the East Midlands Airport the engine began vibrating and there was a…

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion
The Incident Flixborough chemical works  had been managed safely for many years, with no notable accidents, until temporary repairs and modifications to maintain production were carried out after a six foot crack developed in one of the six inline reactors. …