Washington introduces "resiliency" plan to protect against 21st-century threats


Washington, D.C., will launch dozens of initiatives over the next several years to create a resilient city in the face of climate change, cyberattacks and manmade disasters, as well as chronic poverty and housing inequity, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday.

The initiatives are part of the city's "Resilient D.C." strategy, a 160-page plan that is the culmination of the city's two-year planning process.

The D.C. plan sets four goals: leveraging technology, fostering inclusive growth, mitigating the effects of climate change and improving public health.

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Nine business lessons we've learned from each Star Wars movie


Let's take a journey through the story of Star Wars, with business lessons that we've learned from each movie that every entrepreneur needs to know.

In honor of May the 4th, we're ready to get in the spirit for Star Wars day! With its classic storyline of good vs. evil among the cosmos, Star Wars has inspired generations of fans both young and old... including business owners! Let's take a journey through the story of Star Wars, with business lessons that we've learned from each movie that every entrepreneur needs to know.

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ISO solutions for a safe and healthy future at work


What does the future hold? This year on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work draws attention to the future of work and reminds us of the importance of ISO solutions in combating work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.

Health and safety at work likely isn't an issue that's top of mind on a daily basis. Yet, for millions of workers across the globe, their jobs can put them in some extremely high-risk environments where valuing safety can mean the difference between life and death.

Organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Day for Safety and Health at Work aims to raise awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety and build a culture of prevention in the workplace. This year's theme looks to the future for continuing these efforts through major changes such as technology, demographics, sustainable development, and changes in work organization.

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Standards cooperation is key to making AI and smart cities a reality


Every year, a dozen organizations come together to focus on global standards collaboration in the area of information and communication technology.

This year's meeting, GSC-22, was held in Montreux, Switzerland, and among a broad range of topics, expert speakers brought special focus to discussions on the potential of AI (artificial intelligence) and smart sustainable cities.

Hosted by a different member each year, the meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration, GSC-22, was jointly organized by ISO and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). The two-day event attracted participants from around the world, with notable representation from those countries where information communication technology (ICT) is set to play an increasingly strong role in the economy.



Job opportunity - Exam invigilator in Toronto on 10 May


We are looking for an exam invigilator for our upcoming certification exam in Toronto on 10 May 2019. This is a perfect opportunity for university students or part-time workers. See below more information about the job.

The Rostie Group
20 Bay St., WaterPark Place, 11th Floor
Friday 10 May
From 8:30AM to 12PM

150 CAD + the refund of postage fees (via PayPal)

- Being at least 18 years old
- Having access to a printer and a scanner at no charge
- Having a cellphone

Tasks and responsibilities
- Download and print exam material
- Monitor the exam session for 3 hours
- Scan the completed exam hard copies
- Email the scanned exam files
- Mail the exam hard copies

> Please send us an email at questions@continuitylink.com if you are interested or if you know someone.


Certified ISO 19600 Lead Compliance Manager: Now available for Self-training!


Obtain your ISO 19600 Lead Compliance Manager certification from the comfort of your home!

The ISO 19600 Lead Compliance Manager Training enables you to develop the necessary skills and expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, evaluating, maintaining and improving an effective compliance management system based on the ISO 19600 standard.

Self-Training is a great opportunity for those who can study on their own and who do not have the time or budget to travel and join a traditional class.

Study the material at your own pace in the comfort of your home. When you are ready, you can easily organize an individual online exam at your convenience.

> Start your Self-training today

What is ISO 19600?

ISO 19600 provides guidelines for establishing, developing, implementing, managing and improving a compliance management system within an organization. This standard is applicable to all sizes, nature and complexity of company's business activities. This will allow organizations to encounter all their regulatory requirements and manage their operational risks with one uniform compliance framework. Compliance Management is more than just a legal requirement; it is also a bound to meet the stakeholder's needs and expectations regardless of industry.

By being certified against ISO 19600, the organization will be capable to detect all existing compliance gaps and implement appropriate corrective actions by following ISO 19600 recommendations.

Why is Compliance Management important for you?

Being certified against ISO 19600 helps you ensure that your organization is adhering to legal regulations and contractual obligations. You may also be able to evaluate the organization's practices by ensuring that they are in line with specific ethical standards within the limitations of the laws. You will also get acquainted with the appropriate knowledge to offer advice on how to address any areas of noncompliance and how to guard against future compliance risks.

Compliance is important for your reputation and career perspectives. By following the Compliance Management System recommendations you can support your organization to continuously improve compliance programs and reduce the non-compliance risk rates.


Become a Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer in Brussels on 06-10 May


Can you continue your operations even with your key location unavailable?

You are invited to join us in Brussels, Belgium for the ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training and certification on 06-10 May.

This course enables you to develop the expertise to support your organisation in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. During this training, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of BCMS and be able to provide a framework that allows your organisation to continue operating efficiently during disruptive events.


Your team, your location, your date: Contact us if you have a group of 5 participants or more to organize your in-house training session in your facilities.


Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor in Montreal on 27-31 May


Are you prepared for Information Security breaches?

You are invited to join us in Montreal for the ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor training and certification on 27-31 May.

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.


Your team, your location, your date: Contact us if you have a group of 5 participants or more to organize your in-house training session in your facilities.


New ISO standard puts humans at the centre of business


Gone are the days when the workplace was built around a fairly straightforward structure, consisting of employer, employee, customer. The winds of technological change may be sweeping away traditional models, but ISO 27501 is helping managers build a more sustainable one for the future.

From the advent of the Internet to what is now known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the latest cutting-edge technologies - among them robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things - are fundamentally changing how we live, work and relate to each other. The issue for business in this new era is not so much about the bottom line, or even just corporate social responsibility, it is also about taking a human-centred approach to the future of work and finding the right tools to ensure that organizations are successful and sustainable.

The likes of AI are presenting a great opportunity to help everyone - leaders, policy makers and people from all income groups and countries - to lead more enriching and rewarding lives, but they are also posing challenges for how to harness these technologies to create an inclusive, human-centred future.

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Government to pursue strategies to reduce Jamaica exposure to natural disasters


Jamaica is vulnerable to natural disasters and the country is often forced to find billions of dollars to recover from devastating hurricanes.

Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, has announced that the government is taking steps to ensure that the country is able to withstand the effects of natural disasters in the post-International Monetary Fund (IMF) era.

Jamaica ended its borrowing relationship with the IMF in 2016 and entered into a precautionary Stand-by Arrangement with the multilateral that will end in 2019.

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A better picture: ISO 12232 gives photography a new exposure


The new technology of the digital age has made photography easier, faster and less expensive and cameras on smartphones and other sophisticated devices have turned us all into happy snappers. The International Standard for photography ensures that we are all up to speed on image quality - whatever the weather.

From photographs posted on the likes of Instagram of breakfast eggs "sunny side up" to chilling out on beaches in Thailand, digital technology has given us the ability to capture a moment in time. Never before has the minutiae of our lives been so well documented!

Young people today are the first generation to grow up in a digitized world and are becoming a creative force in photography. According to a Pew Research Center survey last year, 92 % of millennials own a smartphone - and the baby boomers are catching up.

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