Dan Byles
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Dan Byles appointed non-executive chair of BSI’s Standards Policy and Strategy Committee

Dan Byles has been appointed in a non-executive role by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to serve as chairman of the organisation’s Standards Policy and Strategy Committee (SPSC), the most senior of the BSI’s Standards Committees. The main objective of the SPSC...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019
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Making The Grade: The Difference Between Grade 4 and Grade 5 of BS 8607

For the benefit of Risk Xtra’s readers, Craig Birch outlines what the new Grade 5 for BS 8607 (focused on Mechanically Operated Push-Button Locksets) includes, why it has been introduced and the benefits that it can help deliver for host organisations. At present,...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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New British Standard 67000 introduced by BSI to increase city resilience in UK plc

With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide, the need to build resilience within urban spaces has never been more important. With this in mind, BSI – the business improvement company – has published a new British Standard. Developed...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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Supply chain terrorism “remains significant global threat in 2019” asserts BSI report

BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain in 2019. The analysis of how these five themes will affect supply chains this year forms the business improvement company’s annual analysis of global supply chain risks. The five themes are as...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Global revenue at BSI climbs for nineteenth consecutive year to reach £512 million

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Global revenue has climbed for the nineteenth consecutive year to £512 million – representing an increase of 8% on 2017’s £473 million – following a year of significant...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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BSI expands cyber security and information resilience offer to US with AppSec Consulting acquisition

BSI has moved to acquire AppSec Consulting, the cyber security and information resilience (CSIR) company located in San Jose, California. The acquisition will see AppSec Consulting become a key part of BSI’s CSIR offer. The business will now operate under the name ‘AppSec...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Revised British Standard BS 7974 on fire safety engineering published by BSI 

The original British Standard for fire safety engineering, BS 7974, was published in 2001 and has been supplemented by a series of later guidance documents – PD 7974-1 to 8 – covering each sub-system of application in greater detail. Since 2001, there have been major...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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BSI urges businesses to achieve state of information resilience as cyber risk heightens

In a quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience to safeguard not only their data, but also their people, finances and reputation. That was the overriding message imparted at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
Mike Bluestone CSyP
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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BCI 2019 Horizon Scan: “Health and Safety incidents become biggest loss driver for organisations”  

Health and Safety incidents have become the leading financial loss driver for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber attacks and IT outages. Meanwhile, political change has entered the Top Ten...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019