M.I.T.S (Media and Social Media Simulations and Exercises)

30 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

SPOTLIGHT ON: M.I.T.S (Media and Social Media Simulations and Exercises) The Media and Social Media Landscape involves the communication during incidents or a crisis and is one of the most important things an organisation will do. Incidents can be played out across the media and social media, and organisations are judged in the court of ‘public opini...

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H&M Hoodie Crisis

26 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

This week Charlie looks at the H&M hoodie scandal and outlines the lessons BC professionals can take from the incident. I didn’t hear about the H&M crisis until recently, so I thought for this week’s bulletin I would share my thoughts on what we can learn from the incident. On 7th January, H&M put up a new item of clothing on their ...

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CBCI 2018 exam based on GPG 2018

24 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

All praise to our Director Kim MacLean-Bristol who sat the CBCI 2018 exam earlier today based on the GPG Guidelines 2018 and passed with 93%! Excellent marks as expected from our Business Continuity espert! And of course top marks (100%) - Embedding Business Continuity (PP2). Well done Kim! ...

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Catalyst Business Continuity Software

22 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

SPOTLIGHT ON: CATALYST BUSINESS CONTINUITY SOFTWARE WHAT IS CATALYST SOFTWARE? Do you spend all your time chasing people, asking for updates, and asking them for updated copies of their plan – this is a solution - Catalyst does all the hard work, including the chasing so you can spend your time usefully delivering training, awareness and running exer...

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Logger Training

19 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

PlanB Consulting facilitated a Logger training event at a London law company. The aim of the event was to develop the knowledge and confidence that participants require to support their Incident Response Team during an emergency event. This combined learning training involved theory, case studies and a number of practical tasks including active listening, te...

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What is the difference between a cyber and a “normal” incident?

19 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

This week Charlie looks at the ways in which cyber and "normal" incidents are different and why these differences may affect how the incident is managed. Over the last ten days, I have run both a one and a two day Managing and Preparing for Cyber Incidents training course and, as a result, I am in the cyber incident management "zone". So...

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A Review of ‘The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide’ by Marty Fox C

15 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

This week Charlie shares his thoughts on ‘The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide’ by Marty Fox. I am always happy to review a new business continuity book, especially a physical version, for no other reason than to have another BC book to add to my bookshelf! When Marty Fox asked me to review his new book and offered to send me a copy fr...

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Incident Management Training

15 JANUARY 2018 | POSTED BY DANIELLE NEIL

'SPOTLIGHT' for this week is on: INCIDENT MANAGEMENT CAN THE TEAM USE THE PLAN? What is the use of a robust incident management plan if the response team cannot confidently use it? Recent events are a timely reminder that plans are all well and good but if the team cannot, or does not, follow them, the ability to respond breaks down. WHY INCID...

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