BCAW Day 5 – Boeing Completes 737 Max Software Upgrade

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2019 ends with the news today that Boeing has completed an upgrade to the 737 Max software, following the fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.  Obviously the most important issue in all of this is the 346 lives that were tragically lost in the two crashes; but the question we […]

BCAW Day 3 – Continuing Growth in Cyber Essentials Certifications

Our daily blog series for Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2019 continues with an update on information security…. Based on information from four of the five recognised accreditation bodies (CREST, IASME, APMG and QG Management Systems), there has been another big increase in the number of organisations achieving certification under the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials and […]

BCAW Day 2 – Cow & Gate Product Recall

We’re still only on the second day of Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2019 and we have another important news story… It was announced yesterday that Cow & Gate are recalling a batch of “Cheesy Broccoli Bake Stage 3 (10+ months) because it may contain small pieces of blue rubber, which makes this product unsafe […]

BCAW Day 2 – WhatsApp Surveillance Attack

I don’t know how it happens, but you can usually rely on one or more big news stories during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW); most spectacularly the Wannacry attack on the eve of BCAW 2017.  This year, two days into BCAW, we have the announcement of the WhatsApp surveillance attack.  Whilst, in some ways, the […]

BCAW Day 1 – Supply Chain Disruptions

It is the first day of Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2019 and we would like to start the week by talking about supply chain disruptions. At the start of the month the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) published a review of their Supply Chain Resilience reports from 2010 through to 2018.  Despite the BCI’s headline […]