#171 Proactive Steps to Mitigate Cyber Incident Risk with Epiq
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by Mel Blackmore
5d ago
Cyber incidents are on the rise as data shows there was a 20% increase in data breaches from 2022 to 2023.  Technology has become an integral part of most businesses, especially post pandemic where many who may have avoided this reliance on tech had no choice but to adapt to survive. As a result, the question of businesses being affected by a cyber incident has become ‘when’ rather than ‘if’.  However, there are a number of steps you can take to mitigate risks ahead of any potential incidents.   We invited Jack Morris, Account Director at Epiq, to discuss cyber incidents, the im ..read more
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#169 Credible Carbon offsetting with Nature Broking
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by Mel Blackmore
3w ago
The UK is the first major economy to achieve it’s 50% reduction target for Greenhouse Gas Emissions (between 1990 and 2022). However, we’ve still got a lot of work to do to reach our 2023 target of a 68% reduction. Many businesses are already making great strides to reduce their Impact, and while you can reduce, achieving true carbon neutrality will involve offsetting a certain amount of emissions. One of the biggest challenges for businesses in terms of completing their offsetting is finding a credible carbon offsetting scheme. Mel is joined by Luke Baldwin, Co-founder and CEO of Nature Broki ..read more
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#168 Changes to ESOS – What you need to be aware of
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by Mel Blackmore
1M ago
The UK recently hit a huge milestone, according to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), the UK have reduced their Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% between 1990 and 2022.  The UK are the first major economy to achieve this, however we’ve still got a lot of work to do to meet our 2030 target of a 68% reduction. Over the past few years there have been a number of schemes aimed at businesses to help tackle their impact, specifically their energy consumption. Here in the UK, ESOS (The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme) was introduced as an implementation of the EU Energy E ..read more
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#167 How Lifelong Learner embedded ISO 22301 in just 4 months
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by Mel Blackmore
1M ago
According to the ISO Survey, there’s been a 82.9% increase in worldwide ISO 22301 certificates issued following 2020. Business Continuity is a must have for businesses who want to ensure long-term survivability following a disruptive event. Many turn to ISO 22301 to help put a framework in place, including today’s guest – Lifelong Learner. However, what usually takes businesses a minimum of 6 months, Lifelong Learner managed to accomplish in just 4 months across an international organisation! That is no small part due to the tremendous effort of Lifelong Learner’s Manager of Information Securi ..read more
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#165 What is isology? How to Implement any ISO Standard
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by Mel Blackmore
2M ago
We have over 18 years experience of implementing various ISO’s, covering a wide range of topics such as Quality, Sustainability, Information Security and Risk. With a 100% success rate, we’re confident in our consistent approach to implementing ISO’s, so much so that we’ve coined our own unique methodology.   Our regular listeners may be familiar with the term ‘isology’ from previous episodes referencing our online platform – the isologyhub. But what is isology exactly? Put simply, isology is our 7-step method for implementing any ISO Standard. Join Mel this week as she breaks down each o ..read more
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#164 The ISO 27001:2022 Transition Gameplan - A step-by-step guide to complete your Transition
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by Mel Blackmore
2M ago
The deadline is looming over the horizon as October 2025 marks end of the validity of ISO 27001:2013 certificates. Have you made a start on your transition journey? If not, you really should make a start in 2024 to ensure you’re all set well before that final deadline. The first step is to decide if you want to do it yourself or enlist the help of a professional consultant. For those that want to tackle it yourselves, you’re in luck! As we have just the tool to help: The ISO 27001:2022 Transition Gameplan. In this weeks’ episode, Steph Churchman, Communications Manager at Blackmores, explains ..read more
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#163 The environmental value of circular design with Design Conformity
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by Mel Blackmore
2M ago
Did you know that in the UK alone, 22 million pieces of furniture are discarded each year, the majority of which goes directly to landfill. That amounts to an estimated 670,000 tonnes of furniture wasted, where a significant portion could be recycled and reused. (Source) It’s clear to see the need for a more sustainable approach to furniture design, manufacture and lifecycle, which is where today’s guest, Design Conformity, come in. Design Conformity live and breathe circular design, the process for creating products sustainably from the beginning, and offer a Life Cycle Assessment Certificati ..read more
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#162 What’s the difference between Certification and Verification?
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by Mel Blackmore
3M ago
For those in the ISO Space, you may be very familiar with the term ‘Certification’ in relation to ISO Standards. However, for certain ISO Standards there is a different type of terminology you need to be aware of. The demand for a more unified and structured approach to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in a few carbon related ISO Standards to be published over the last few years. Standards such as ISO 14064 (Carbon Verification) and ISO 14068 (Climate Change Management) use the term ‘Verification’ rather than ‘Certification’. So, what’s the difference between the two? Join Mel in this week ..read more
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#161 What trends are in the top 10 ISO Standards?
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by Mel Blackmore
3M ago
ISO Standards are internationally recognised as the gold standard for best practice within a variety of subjects and sectors.  But what ISO Standards are the most popular across the whole globe? And are there any trends that can be gleaned? Thankfully, the International Standards Organization runs a yearly survey to find out! Join Mel in this weeks’ episode as she breaks down the top 10 ISO Standards Implemented globally, where they are most popular and identifies key trends. You’ll learn ·       What are the top 10 Implemented ISO Standards? ·  &nb ..read more
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#160 What were our Top 5 most popular episodes in 2023?
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by Mel Blackmore
3M ago
Before we dive into the new year, we’d like to take a step back and reflect on 2023.  Last year was filled with a lot of topics and challenges, from tackling the transition to ISO 27001:2022, to finding credible ways to offset your carbon emissions within the UK. With a total of 33 episodes published last year, Mel looks back on the 5 most popular episodes of 2023, including some highlights from each episode. You’ll learn ·       What were the top 5 most popular podcast episodes of 2023? ·       A highlight from each of the top 5 ..read more
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