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July-August 2015

When disasters strike

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools, the chances of getting through the toughest circumstances are improved.

In the July/August 2015 issue of ISOfocus, we look at some of the deadly hazards we’ve been exposed to, and how standards can help us to prepare for, and react in, many of life’s most unpredictable scenarios.

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Charting the road to resilience

So what’s the solution ? To ensure that we remain secure and resilient , it is vital that organizations increase their risk awareness, undertake risk reduction strategies, and become resilient to the constantly evolving threats by developing foolproof ways of rapidly and effectively responding to these challenges. And International Standards based on global cooperation are part of this answer.

We caught up with Åsa Kyrk Gere, the new Chair of ISO/TC 292, Security, whose secretariat is held by SIS, the ISO member for Sweden, to find out the plan for a more resilient future.


There are plenty of opportunities for ISO/TC 292 to do good work.

Leading articles from this issue


Mainstreaming disaster management

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools, the chances of getting through the toughest circumstances are improved. Here, we look at some of the deadly hazards we’ve been exposed to, and how standards can help us to prepare for, and react in, many of life’s most unpredictable scenarios.

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Protecting digital consumers

by Sandrine Tranchard

Streams of data flowing through and among devices,
the Internet and the cloud... welcome to the hyper-connected community ! Yet as consumers move more
of their lives to digital channels, they are wary about how companies handle their personal data.

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Microsoft gives users confidence to move to the cloud

by Erick Stephens

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its certification to ISO/IEC 27018 for cloud privacy. Here, Erick Stephens, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Asia-Pacific, Public Sector, Microsoft, explains why the company made the move, and how the standard promises to not only store data safely, but protect the privacy of business and consumer data.

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About ISOfocus magazine

Published in English and French, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.


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