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Several organisations are currently undergoing the transition from BS25999 to ISO22301.  Based on personal experience auditing organisations to BS25999 and assisting businesses with their transition to ISO22301, this article offers some guidance for the certification change.

ISO 22301

This article compares ISO22301 with BS25999 and suggests areas where additional work will be required if organisations wish to certify to the new standard.

The Cost of Disruptions

How much could an operational disruption cost your organisation?  This article summarises the findings of various research studies on this topic.

Crisis Communications

A number of recent incidents have highlighted the importance of good crisis communications.  This article provides some basic guidance on how to prepare.

Effective Crisis Management requires a significant amount of preparation. This article suggests some reasons why organisations tend not to do this.

Some thoughts on how to plan and run Crisis Management exercises in order to maximise the training value.

The membership of your Crisis Management Team is crucial: this article gives some hints on getting the composition right.

Expenditure on Crisis Management training is one of the major items in most Business Continuity Planning budgets: this article offers some guidance for ensuring that you get value for money from your investment.

A quick summary of the cyber news today, and it is clear that the same key lessons are emerging as have already been noted this week.  Indian restaurant guide, Zomato, is reporting the theft of data of some 17 million users.  From the phrasing in their blog, it appears that they have just found the breach, [...]

There is widespread coverage of a large fire that has broken out at a research building attached to The Christie.  The fire started at around 10.35, being brought under control shortly before 1500hrs, although still not extinguished. The nature of this incident would test even the most developed and well-rehearsed business continuity plan, from both [...]