Ten lessons from a cyber attack response exercise

27 AUGUST 2015 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

This week Charlie conducted a cyber attack as the scenario in a response exercise. Here are some lessons learnt from conducting the exercise. 1. I don’t think you need to be an IT security expert to conduct a cyber attack exercise. The technical element of the exercise is done by IT, and if you are looking at the first 24 hours of an incident the...

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PlanB Spotted at the Isle of Coll Half Marathon

27 AUGUST 2015 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Kim was spotted a couple of weeks ago running in the Isle of Coll half marathon http://www.collhalfmarathon.co.uk/. Of course she would not run without her trusty PlanB Consulting polo shirt! ...

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Lessons learned from conducting BIA's in manufacturing

10 AUGUST 2015 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

I have been talking about doing a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), on the building manufacturing plants in the Philippines, where I am presently working. Someone asked me why I was spending so much time developing the BIA template and planning the BIA workshop. Surely, ‘as a consultant you have a standard presentation and template which only needs to b...

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Thoughts on the death of Cecil the Lion

10 AUGUST 2015 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

I feel that we can’t let this week’s bulletin go by without commenting on the death of Cecil the lion, which has dominated the news and the social media this week. The story so far is that rich, white, American dentist (not usually a combination which evokes public sympathy), Dr Palmer, pays $50,000 to shoot a lion in Zimbabwe as part of a seemi...

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Prevention is better than cure

06 AUGUST 2015 | POSTED BY MILENA KULA

Last weekend, the team working on the Philippines project I talked of last week, went off for the weekend to a resort island off the end of Cebu. We had an excellent weekend diving, swimming and chilling. On the way back our minibus was overtaking a line of cars and hit the edge of the curb, over-corrected and skidded off the road, nearly rolling the minibu...

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