"We are all Greeks" Shelley

20 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

In my bulletin on Thursday 20th October 2011, I wrote about the crisis in the eurozone and what actions the business continuity manager ought to take in response to such crises. My article said that during crisis events which affect the organisation from outside, the business continuity manager needs to have the incident room ready to go and should suggest t...

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Kim presents at IFSEC "Security & Business Continuity Working Together"

16 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Kim this morning presented on operational resilience as part of the Security Managment Education Programme at ISCEC 2012. She was speaking on Security and Business Continuity Working Together.The security manager and business continuity manager often sit in different departments within large organisations and perhaps do not work together as well as they coul...

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Underpants Bomber

15 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

I heard in the news this week that the CIA had foiled an 'underpants’ bomb plot which aimed to bring down an aeroplane. In the piece they were also talking about how Al-Qaeda in Yemen were getting more sophisticated in their bomb making, and that the Al-Qaeda as a whole appeared to be refocusing on attacking Western targets. The report claimed that...

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Kim involved in developing ISO 22313

14 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Kim last week spent two days working with the BSI as part of the BCM/1 committee which is developing ISO22313 the guidance to accompany ISO 22301. She committed that some 450 UK comments were discussed with 150 going through as recommended changes to the ISO 223 committee meeting in Bogota at the end of June. Whether ISO22301 will replaced BS25999 is still u...

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Mail terrorism

07 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

Over the last few days a total of 10 envelopes containing white powder have been sent to Michael R. Bloomberg and six banks in Manhattan. Following the Anthrax attacks in the USA in 2001, any envelope containing white powder causes mass disruption until the police can prove that is it not anthrax, such as in this case where the powder turned out to be corn f...

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Google drive

02 MAY 2012 | POSTED BY PLANB CONSULTING

Google has announced this week that they are going to compete with Dropbox and Sugersync by announcing their cloud storage system Google Drive. Many of us use these systems to share home files and photos with friends or a way of backing up our personal data. The system works well in that as soon as a file is saved on our laptop the system saves it off site t...

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