Business Continuity – Make a List & Check it Twice

When it comes to business continuity, plans aren’t meant to cover every eventuality but rather provide a starting point and a guide as you work through the situation as it develops. That said, it is important that the plans deliver articulate, clear and concise procedures so if a business critical issue or disaster does occur, […]

Sec_rity is nothing without “U”

Whether you are a multi-million-pound company or a local shop, work in the private sector or public sector, an IT professional or an independent internet user, everyone has a role to play in cyber security. A laissez-faire attitude toward cyber security is like a health epidemic, it only takes 1 person to infect the masses and then […]

Business Continuity – Keeping your Data Safe and Business Trading

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is one of the most important areas in IT security today and it’s only becoming more prominent as large-scale breaches within the private and public sector continue to shake consumer trust and provoke ever-increasing government regulation. What is it? Identity and access management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the […]

Square or Round Wheels?

It all boils down to 1 question, “Are you too busy to improve?” This is a great enabler for the discussion on how to improve. It’s so simple and a great way to start the discussion on any complex matters. I have seen it quoted, shared and commented on many times, which tells us 2 […]

Business Continuity – Communicating Effectively Internally In Times Of Disruption

It can be argued that a company’s most valuable, and sometimes most underestimated, resource is its employees. Communicating effectively with them in times of disruption can make the difference between a smooth recovery from a disaster or one that is plagued with further issues. In times of disaster or disruption, employees may need to work […]

8 Top Tips for Keeping Your IT in Great Shape

In one way or another, Information Technology (IT) is an integral part of any business and we often don’t realise how much we rely on it until it’s non-operational. When such a thing occurs, business day-to-day operations are slowed and can even grind to a halt. Luckily, you can reduce the stress and damage that […]

Not A Very Merry Christmas – Looking Back to 1987

Christmas Tree EXEC was the first widely disruptive computer worm which paralysed several international computer networks in December 1987. Christmas Tree EXEC was an early mass mailing worm coded by an unnamed student from Clausthal University of Technology. This was the first widely disruptive computer worm which paralysed several international computer networks including the European Academic Research […]

THE FRENCH CONNECTION – LOOKING BACK TO 1987

The Channel Tunnel Act 1987 authorised the construction of the Channel Tunnel that connects the UK with France, via an underground train tunnel. The idea of a tunnel was first proposed in 1802 but construction wasn’t started until 1987/88. Construction of the tunnel was completed in 1993 and services commenced in November 1994. The Channel […]

Business Continuity – Calling in the Experts (Part 2)

Before we get started, there’s a lot going on with clear crypt this month, They’re having a competition at the moment to win one of their ClearCrypt Secure 8GB Encrypted Storage Devices, to be in with a chance of winning click hereAlso for a limited time only their having 10% off their MSATA range of products, to […]

The top 5 business continuity questions

1.     Who is responsible for running exercise scenarios? It’s everyone’s responsibly to get involved, but you need someone to ‘take charge’ and orchestrate the whole thing. Depending on the size of the organisation, that person should be a senior manager or specifically, a business continuity manager. Don’t just focus your attention on the people who are […]