Is this the end of Ryanair?

29 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

This week Charlie discusses the ongoing incident with Ryanair and whether the damage to the airline's reputation will result in the failure of the company. Earlier this week, my wife Kim suggested that the recent Ryanair flight cancellations will lead to the breakdown of the company. There are precedents for major incidents leading to the failure of ...

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The Dark Side of Incident Recovery

27 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

This week Charlie looks at the dark side of major incidents, advising BC professionals to take steps to ensure individuals and organisations are not profiting from disasters, as they have done in the past. In recent disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma and the Grenfell Tower fire, we have seen the best of human spirit, with neighbours helping each...

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Cyber Incident Management Training is a must!

26 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients' secret emails. Hackers may have accessed usernames, passwords and personal details of top accountancy firms' blue-chip clients. Read more here. At PlanB one of our Crisis Management Services is 'Cyber Incident Management'. We can provide your organisation with the skills to manage the respo...

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Changing perceptions of Business Continuity!

22 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

'Out with the old, in with the new': Changing perceptions of Business Continuity! About this webinar Chris and Gordon argue that a lasting tendency to focus on outdated or improbable threats, risks alienating millennials and may even de-value the BC profession in the future. Take, for example, loss of staff due to a winning lottery syndicat...

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Top marks for our Director Kim CBCI Training in Dubai!

21 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

Our Director Kim MacLean-Bristol was recently training business continuity in Dubai and achieved a superb 100% of passes! All of her 6 trainees passed with 'merit', excellent results for everyone! Well done Kim, our Business Continuity expert. ...

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Business Continuity and Resilience Winner 2017

21 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

A huge congratulations to Adrian Fuentes Flores of Cemex who won the BCI Americas Award, 'Continuity and Resilience Newcomer 2017'! Very well deserved and worthy winner to receive this recognition. The BCI Americas Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience professionals and organisations living and ...

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A new Marketing Executive at PlanB Consulting!

19 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

Danielle our new Marketing Executive on her second day at our Head Office. Profile As a newly appointed Marketing Executive for PlanB Consulting, I am thrilled to enter the ‘world’ of business continuity and join the team in this new role during an exciting period of transition and expansion. I am a passionate Marketer, and I am keen to deve...

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Harvey and Irma - What can we learn?

15 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY JAN VAN HANEGEM

In the midst of hurricane season, Charlie advises business continuity professionals what they can learn from past hurricanes, in preparation for any future incidents. Oscar Wilde once said, “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” In the same way, to have one hurricane is bad, but to have one af...

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Managing and preparing for cyber incidents - first course run

12 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

On the 7 September 2017 Charlie ran what he belives to be the first "Managing and preparing for cyber incidents" public course run anywhere. The course was run as a public course by Business Continuity Training, PlanB Consulting's sister company. The course covered the following subjects: Subject Area Details Introducti...

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Cyber Incident Management Training - 10 Lessons Learned

11 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

This week Charlie looks at the lessons learned during our first Managing and Preparing for Cyber Incidents course. Yesterday, I ran Managing and Preparing for Cyber Incidents for the first time and I thought I would share ten lessons that were learned during the training. 1. When you have decisions to make that involve 2-3 different potential outcomes, it ...

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Business Continuity Learning - Where do you start?

01 SEPTEMBER 2017 | POSTED BY FIONA CARSWELL

Reflecting on the theme for this year's BCI Education Month, 'Discover Business Continuity & Resilience’, Charlie looks at how newcomers to the profession can learn from the experience of others and gain the knowledge to succeed in their role. Business continuity is not a profession you can learn out of a book. The BCI quite rightly descri...

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