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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.

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It’s not the breach that will kill you, but your response to it

Another week, another high-profile data breach and another Chief Security Officer has lost his job as a result. In September it was the CIO and CSO of US credit rating agency Equifax. This week it is the Chief Security Officer of taxi mobile app giant Uber who has been fired following the revelation of a significant data breach at the company back in October 2016.

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Building business and community resilience together

Helping companies and communities to build resilience into their operations and networks is the mission that Crises Control was created to achieve. So when we were introduced to business transformation consultants, Alchemmy, and their Application for Resilient Communities (ARC) platform, we realised that we had found some kindred spirits.

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Crises Control and ThreatSpike win Cyber Security Partnership of the Year 2017

I am delighted to announce that leading business disruption incident management tool, Crises Control, and cutting edge behavioural monitoring tool, ThreatSpike, have jointly won the category of Cyber Security Partnership of the Year in the prestigious CIR Risk Management Awards 2017.

What can graph theory tell us about resilient communities?

Graph theory is the study of mathematical structures used to connect up nodes or points, which are linked by arcs or lines, first proposed by 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. The concept of connectivity seeks the minimum number of nodes that need to be removed to disconnect the remaining nodes from each other. The connectivity of a graph is an important measure of the resilience of a network.

Flight delays ahead, plan now for your journey

The UK aviation industry has been having a torrid time of late. Two of our biggest carriers have both been undergoing a nightmare.

Crises Control features in Business Continuity Software Report 2017

Crises Control has featured once more in the new Continuity Insurance & Risk Magazine, Business Continuity Software Report 2017, a market leading analysis of the top 19 global suppliers of business continuity management software.

Crises Control exhibiting at Air Cargo Handling Conference 2017

Crises Control, the business continuity platform and quality assurance tool, is exhibiting at the Air Cargo Handling Conference 2017, to be held at the Corinthia Hotel, Budapest from 19-21 September.

Crises Control and ThreatSpike are finalists in Risk Management Awards 2017

I am delighted to announce that leading business disruption incident management tool, Crises Control, and cutting edge behavioural monitoring tool, ThreatSpike, have been jointly shortlisted for the prestigious CIR Risk Management Awards 2017, in the Cyber Security Product/Partnership of the Year.

Best practice #5 – Crisis communications that is fit for purpose

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 and supply chain resilience. The next step in your BC planning should be to make sure that your crisis communications channels are fit for purpose.

UK SMEs lack awareness about risks posed by GDPR

New research suggests that owners and directors of SMEs based in the UK are less likely to identify risks that could impact their business than small company owners in Germany and France. And the lack of awareness is greatest over the risks posed to small businesses by the EU GDPR.

Tall buildings are vulnerable to safety threats, but technology can help provide the answer

Buildings and the safety of the people inside them are a growing cause of concern for our society. Buildings are getting taller and more complex and the range of risks to which they are exposed seem to be expanding. Flooding in downtown Manhattan, skyscraper fires in London and Dubai, terrorist attacks in numerous locations.