22 07, 2016

Common Cyber Attacks – Reducing the impact, Governance and the state of it now

2017-08-04T13:45:23+02:00Articles & Reports, Blog, Compliance, Cyber security, IT|

Guestblog - Peter Rus, Enterprise Architect for Passport The first country in the world that has implemented laws and not directives concerning protecting critical infrastructure were the United Arab Emirates. We in the Netherlands already have the Bill on Notification of data leaks (Wetsvoorstel Meldplicht datalekken en uitbreiding bestuurlijke boetebevoegdheid Cbp, the Bill). The Bill introduces a duty [...]

22 04, 2016

IOGP Report 415: Standardization of Barrier Definitions

2017-08-03T13:42:38+02:00Articles & Reports, Blog, BowtieXP|

The concept of barrier thinking in risk management is well understood. However, in practice, the term ‘barrier’ is used in different ways and at different levels of detail, which makes it difficult to consistently link event or incident causes with necessary improvements in controls. This report standardizes the types and categories of process safety barriers. [...]

21 01, 2016

European Offshore Safety Directive

2017-08-03T13:06:30+02:00Articles & Reports, Blog, Compliance, Maritime, Oil & Gas|

Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the European Commission (EC) expressed its initial views on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in its communication ‘Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities’ (published on 13 October 2010). The EC communication concluded that [...]

8 07, 2015

ALARP thinking – Prescriptive safety: Have we gone too far?

2019-05-21T13:59:33+02:00Articles & Reports, Aviation, Blog, Compliance|

Guest blog from Risktec also published in Riskworld issue 27 2015 In NASA’s heyday, the safety of the space shuttle was assured by a strict adherence to ‘Flight Rules’. These were black and white rules that identified precisely what action should be taken under specific circumstances. For example, if instrumentation suggested a fuel cell had failed, the [...]