Response to the Manchester Attack

31 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating attack that took place in Manchester on Monday night. I am not sure how much to say about the Manchester attack, as my points seem trite against the full horror of the attack. Apart from saying our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the victims, we might have to accept for the next few ...

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For those of you who missed the BCM Exercises webinar today...

31 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

A big thank you to Ewan Donald for delivering our 'Ask The Expert' webinar on BCM Exercises today. Next webinar: Friday 30th June - 11am BST - Expert and Subject TBA It was great to see so many of you attending the webinar and participating by sending in your questions. We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did. To view the recording plea...

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Some thoughts on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

19 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

The WannaCry ransomware attack occurred last weekend and caused major disruption to the NHS, and subsequently, many other organisations. Charlie provides his thoughts and introduces our new Managing and Preparing for Cyber Incidents training course. The waters are still again and all appears to be quiet. A few are still busy recovering from the attack, but ...

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Another happy customer!

17 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

On thursday and Friday 11-12 may 2017 PlanB Consulting carried out two half day training sessions for a government organisation. The following was the feedback Thank you Charlie. We’re really pleased with the event and what timing! Who knew that less than 24 hours later there would be a cyber attack? I was asked whether I felt smug on Monday mornin...

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"Ask the Expert" Webinar on BIAs (Analysis) by Charlie Maclean-Bristol

16 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

BCT our sisiter company has started a monthy webinar conducted by their tutors. Charlie was the tutor for the first one. BCT customers were asked to send n their BIA questions and then they were answered by Charlie during the webinar. The two questions were: 1. Christopher Lewis – Anglian Water Services We read about ‘Business Impacts Analysis...

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ISO 22301 and the Business Continuity Octopus

15 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

This week's bulletin has been written by guest author, and consultant at PlanB Consulting, Gordon Brown. Implementing a BCMS which meets and exceeds ISO 22301 is a challenging, but important undertaking for an organisation committed to Business Continuity. I have recently been leading a project for PlanB, where we helped a marketing/logistics firm achi...

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Is the business continuity profession in decline?

15 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

This week Charlie looks at why he believes the business continuity profession is in decline. In my opinion, business continuity has lost its mojo over the last couple of years, and many in the profession are stumbling about trying to find a purpose for the field and their job role. In the next three bulletins, I will share my thoughts on why I believe there...

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Defining the Competency Requirements for Incident Teams

15 MAY 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

This week Charlie looks at the performance of incident management teams and how incident team members can be assessed using competencies. You get a new job and have been hired by organisation X to roll out business continuity within the company. You have just completed the crisis team exercise; luckily, it’s a small business with only one plan and on...

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