What Have We Learnt from the Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 1?

The Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 1: Security for the Arena was published last week.  It is now over four years since the attack, and the proceedings of the Inquiry have been widely reported as they happened; but this volume brings together all the evidence about security prior to 22nd May 2017 and, crucially, provides a […]

Book Review – The Failure of Risk Management (2nd Edition)

Reading the first edition of “The Failure of Risk Management: Why it’s Broken and how to Fix it”,by Douglas Hubbard, back in 2009 was a professional epiphany for me.  Having been working in business continuity management for about five years at this stage, I was aware of the prevalence of many questionable practices in risk […]

Interesting Insights on Probability and Likelihood from National Grid

My attention was captured yesterday by an interview on the Radio 4 Today Programme with the CEO of National Grid.  In the course of explaining the background to the widespread power outages last Friday, he first described the almost simultaneous loss of two producers of this scale as “rare, unique” and later as “pretty unique”.  […]

Business Continuity Awareness Week Day 2 – Cyber attacks continue

Hot on the heels of the massive ransomware attack on 12 May 2017, reports are emerging of ransomware attack on Disney.  Unlike the Wannacry attack, which has impacted over 200,000 computers in 150 countries, the Disney attack has been deliberately targeted, with hackers threatening to release segments of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film […]

ISO 22301 success with Cambridge Risk Solutions

We are delighted to announce that Millbrook Proving Ground had their Stage 2 assessment for ISO22301 certification in December, and passed with flying colours, and no non-conformities.  We have worked closely with Millbrook, implementing a new Management System that will enable a full integration with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as both of these Management […]

Planes & Trains & Concrete Mixers

What does a week where a concrete mixer lands on a train and Qantas has engine problems on two planes teach us about Business Continuity? The investigation into the Selby Rail Crash in February 2001, confidently asserted that we should only expect such an accident – where a road vehicle strayed onto the tracks as a passenger train and a freight train were approaching […]