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Ten Years of Teaching the CBCI Certification Course - What Has Changed?

15 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Charlie looks at how the CBCI Certification Course (GPG) has changed over the last ten years. Just before I start this week's bulletin, our thoughts are with the people of New Zealand after the attack on the two mosques today. This week I have been teaching the CBCI Certification Course (GPG) in Glasgow and I found myself thinking about how the course...

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We're Finalists at the CIR Awards!

14 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

PlanB Consulting are proud to announce that our Senior Consultant, Gillian Logie, has been shortlisted for Adviser of the Year at the CIR Magazine Business Continuity Awards 2019. Gillian, who joined PlanB in 2017, has been an integral part of our consultancy team and we're delighted to see her hard work recognised. Her success follows our achievement...

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An Old Threat Returns

08 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Charlie looks at the latest spate of parcel bombs and why now might be a good time to review your plans, procedures and awareness. This week I was down in London delivering the Managing and Preparing for Cyber Incidents course. I noticed in the news at lunchtime that parcel bombs had been sent to Heathrow Airport, Waterloo Station and London City Airport. T...

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Cyber Playbooks - Updated & Revisited

01 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Charlie discusses developing a new kind of playbook which could help you plan for different types of cyber-attack. This week I have had a bit of an epic journey. I started off in Shetland and ended the week in Abu Dhabi, having spent a couple of days in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I only visited one company in Saudi, but their business continuity was pretty impre...

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Thank you, BCI UAE Forum!

28 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

Our Director, Charlie Maclean-Bristol, attended the Business Continuity Institute's UAE Forum in Abu Dhabi. The event was hosted graciously by Emirate Steel. As well as fantastic discussion around the industry in the Middle East, there were fantastic presentations for the attendees to engage with and reflect on. The main speaker of the night was Tony ...

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10 Brexit Contingency Actions You Can Do Now

22 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week Charlie shares 10 actions you can carry out now in preparation of a no-deal Brexit. This week, I have been running workshops for an organisation who are looking at what planning they should carry out in preparation of a no-deal Brexit. So in today's bulletin, I thought I would share 10 actions you can carry out NOW to prepare for a no-deal Bre...

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Building a Resilient Scotland in 2019

20 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

We were delighted to exhibit at the Resilient Scotland 2019 conference, hosted by Scottish Continuity. The event was an incredible success, with exhibitors from across the UK and beyond showcasing how together we can help build a more resilient Scotland. Over 200 delegates attended the conference held at the stunning Dynamic Earth venue in Edinburgh, enjo...

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It's Tough At The Top

08 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Charlie looks at how the behaviour of your senior management can have a major impact on your organisation. This week I am going to discuss yet another risk for you to worry about! This potential risk involves the behaviour of your senior management, and whether it could have a major impact on your organisation. There have been numerous cases in the media re...

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Cyber Incident Management - Looking Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

01 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week Charlie discusses why it is important for senior managers to be involved in cyber incident management. This week, I thought we might give Brexit a break, I think we all need one! I have been wanting to write this bulletin for a while, and I have now finally got the time to do it. It also nicely ties in with my preparation and update of our &lsq...

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Preparing for Brexit

25 JANUARY 2019 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

In preparation of Brexit, Charlie looks at how we can start to identify areas of exposure within our organisation. I imagine a lot of us haven't yet prepared for Brexit, and our organisations have continued on quite happily doing what they do. The problem is what to prepare for, as there seems to be a different flavour of Brexit every day. Are we headin...

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