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  1. By Ben Overlander Communicating around cyber incidents can fill even the most seasoned of communications professionals with fear. According to recent research by Regester Larkin, almost half of communications teams feel unprepared to communicate about them. A good communications response to a cyber incident is critical to protecting reputation and minimising subsequent commercial impacts such … Continue reading
  2. By Dominic Cockram “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation” (RH Schuller) is a great adage in the crisis management arena and applies equally in the cyber readiness world. Our experience in both preparing our clients for cyber response and supporting them during cyber incidents has highlighted some key areas and lessons: Raise awareness … Continue reading
  3. By Andy Cuerel Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) encompass comprehensive and often detailed suites of activities. Comprehensive, however, does not equate to incomprehensible. And detailed should not be a euphemism for over-engineered. Consideration of the following should help keep your BCMS lean, mean and fit for purpose! Be clear on what your BCM needs to protect … Continue reading
  4. Chief executives, managing directors and other senior business leaders are failing to engage fully in crisis preparedness and risk undermining their organisation’s ability to manage crises, according to Steelhenge and Regester Larkin’s latest crisis management survey. The survey of 170 large companies from 27 countries revealed that big business understands the need to prepare for … Continue reading
  5. By Dominic Cockram Cyber attacks will continue to threaten business operations in 2016, with many commentators claiming that this year we could see ‘the big one’. Organisations are increasingly focused on understanding the impacts a cyber attack could have on their operations and reputation. Many are now using cyber scenarios in their crisis exercises to … Continue reading
  6. By Dominic Cockram The more I hear of the current discourse on organisational resilience, the more uncomfortable I find myself feeling. The concept has been around for a long time and was brought sharply into focus in 2014 by the British Standard, BS 65000: Guidance on Organisational Resilience. As one of the editors, I was … Continue reading