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Why a UKAS Accreditation Is Important for Your ISO Certification

In our global marketplace, certifications are often used to demonstrate an organisations capability and compliance. Without this it becomes challenging to ensure quality and consistency across industries, companies and nations. Many international standards, such as the ones published by ISO (International Organisation for Standardization), help to maintain a quality [...]

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Defining the Internal Audit Scope of Work

An internal audit scope of work is the scope of what is being audited. This can be limited to a particular area or function of an organisation or cover an area or set of processes used. Internal audits are one of the best tools to drive continual improvement within [...]

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How to Implement a Supplier Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

A PQQ (pre-qualification questionnaire) is a questionnaire which contains a range of questions related to degree of experience, capability, capacity limit, and monetary standing amongst others. The responses to these questions and inquiries empower an organisation to deliver a shortlist of service providers and suppliers who has the best [...]

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Benefits of a Cyber Essentials Certification

The Cyber Essentials Certification Cyber Essentials is a UK-Government supported scheme which came into existence in 2014. In 2013, the UK government started to promote that companies should start to consider their risks to cyber stacks and start to manage it better. It was done by taking some initiatives [...]

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The Most Important ISO 9001 Internal Audit Checklist Questions

For a company to get ISO 9001 certification and meet the requirements of the standard, internal audit is an important and mandatory activity for the organisation. Internal auditors review the processes and system of the organisation and review the outcome with senior management. The purpose of these reviews is [...]

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Developing an ISO 27001 Data Retention Policy

ISO 27001 ISO 27001 is the standard for an Information Security Management System which authenticates a company has designed its IT security to efficiently manage information security threats. The biggest advantage of this management system is that when an organisation displays its ISO 27001 certifications, their customers will know [...]

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