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It's D-Day for GDPR - Are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force across the EU from today and is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The GDPR is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens' data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

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When paltry supplies of poultry are a classic logistics failure

OVER recent weeks the mainstream media has been full of stories about global fast-food retailer KFC running out of chicken - or more specifically not being able to supply the right amount of chicken to the right place at the right time, writes Rickie Sehgal, chairman of business continuity software platform firm Crises Control, a company used by many air and sea logistics and cargo companies, including Maersk, Saudia Cargo and WFS.

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Meeting the need for communication-led resilience

ARC has recently partnered with award-winning incident notification and management platform Crises Control to develop a new offering. This partnership combines ARC's resilience building capabilities with Crises Control's innovative recovery features.

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Business resilience and the threat from data breaches and the GDPR

I am delighted to let you know that I will be hosting a webinar, for the BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018, on the subject of business resilience and the threat from data breaches and the GDPR.

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Reaching out to mobile employees during a critical event

Two major features of business today are a global operating environment and a mobile workforce. Customers, suppliers and employees can be spread across the globe, even for a small or medium sized business. Data storage centres can be on another continent and the web allows companies to market to customers anywhere. Customer reach and supply lines are becoming increasingly lengthy and stretched.

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Crises Control parent company shortlisted for Specialist Technology Company of the Year in the BC Awards 2018

Crises Control parent company, Transputec, based in West London, has been shortlisted for the first time in the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2018, in the category of Specialist Technology Company of the Year, on the strength of the company's very successful development and marketing of its leading edge business continuity platform, Crises Control.

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Save time, money and customers for your business

More than half a million small businesses in the UK have been forced to halt trading at least temporarily due to a disruption, according to 2016 research by small business insurer Direct Line for Business. The length of the shutdown lasted, on average, more than three months. The average cost of keeping a small business afloat whilst unable to trade for a month is around £20,000 and one in five small businesses believe that they would not be able to survive if they had to suspend trading for more than a month.

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How to keep your business safe from regulatory fines

With the GDPR enforcement date of 25 May 2018 now less than three months away, as the Owner or Director of a small business you might well feel exposed in the face of regulatory requirements for which you become responsible upon taking up your position. As an office-holder you immediately become responsible in law for a whole range of duties, in particular if you hold personal data and employ team members.

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Crises Control welcomes RW Consulting Solutions to our Associate Programme

Crises Control is delighted to welcome RW Consulting Solutions as the latest addition to our Associate Programme. RWCSL provides business continuity and crisis management consultancy, training and readiness activity to a range of businesses and public sector organisations. They offer tailored services with the benefit of knowledge gained over ten years in the resilience business, experience in supporting some of the UK’s largest resilience projects and the development of a network of subject matter experts.

Why did the (Kentucky Fried) chicken not cross the road?

Over the last week the news has been full of stories about global fast-food retailer, KFC, running out of chicken, or more specifically not being able to supply the right amounts of chicken to the right places.

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A safe and secure place to live and work

If you are a commercial property owner, building manager, campus security manager or tenant housing facilities manager, then you will be very aware of your duty to ensure that your property is a safe and secure place to live and work.

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European SMEs need to wake up to the threat posed by the humble Subject Access Request

Research suggests that owners and directors of EU SMEs need to do more to identify risks that could impact their business and this lack of awareness is greatest over the risks posed to small businesses by the forthcoming EU GDPR. One of the greatest threats might actually come from the humble Subject Access Request (SAR).

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Crises Control launches Version 5 with new mobile app interface

I am delighted to announce that Crises Control, the award winning incident notification and management solution, has just launched Version 5 of the platform with a number of significant new features, including a complete overhaul of its mobile application interface.

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Communications that fits your purpose

Have you ever asked yourself, what communications channels does your company use and are they truly fit for purpose?

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Always allow for human error, with two-key authentication

The residents of Hawaii got a shock last Saturday morning when an emergency notification was sent out by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency by SMS to their mobile phones alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile. Hawaii has been on a state of alert for months now because of threats from North Korea to use ballistic missiles against US territories, so the threat was taken very seriously. This was not a test.

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Have a safe, successful and prosperous New Year in 2018

Happy New Year! May 2018 be fulfilling and successful, both personally and commercially for you and yours.

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Getting started with an incident notification solution in 2018

2018 promises to be a challenging year for building, security, facility and business continuity managers. Those people tasked with ensuring the safety of employees, tenants, students or just visitors to a business premises, campus or residential building. The range of safety threats is wide and the pressure on responsible employees to have robust notification and evacuation plans in place is growing from regulators and from the public.

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Best practice #6 - Practice makes perfect

In the previous blogs in this series on best practice in BC planning, I looked at identifying and mitigating the risks to your corporate environment, scenario planning, creating incident plans, supply chain resilience and crises communications that are fit for purpose. The next step in your BC planning should be to make sure that your response plans don't come unstuck in real life by practicing and testing them when the pressure is off.