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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Practise makes perfect

In our last Business Continuity blog, We talked about the importance of validating recovery procedures Practice makes perfect of course… let’s discover the 4 different exercise levels we can implement to find the holes in our plans. The whole point is to learn from exercises so that you can apply the same knowledge to a […]