Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Be Prepared and Plan for the Worst: How to Communicate in a Crisis

Be prepared and plan for the worst. That’s the maxim for managing communications in a crisis, as indeed it is for all contingency planning. For its part, security communications planning is a strategy designed to help management make better decisions. Only preparation and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing joins forces with Department for Transport to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office has announced that Counter-Terrorism Policing is joining forces with the Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The new Rental Vehicle Security Scheme is voluntary and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Retailers acting quickly to fix flaws in software as code quality issues “remain rampant”

Veracode’s latest State of Software Security Report reveals that the retail space is faster than most industry sectors when it comes to addressing common vulnerabilities found in software, ranking second only to healthcare in its speed of shutting down flaws to reduce risk...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
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Mitie’s Professional Services business division launches new risk consultancy

Mitie’s Professional Services business has launched a new risk consultancy. Involving a team of seasoned professionals with more than 100 years of experience, the Threat Mitigation offer will be led by Ian Carter, former New Scotland Yard chief police officer and Ken...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
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Using Social Media to Evade Crisis and Drive Effective Response

Social media is fast becoming the preferred communication tool for the masses, observes Tim Willis. According to Pew Research, 69% of all American adults now use at least one social media site. This is up from just 5% in 2005 and 50% in 2011, which means that adoption continues...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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StaySafe app enables employers to instantly locate staff in event of terror attack

Safety app specialist StaySafe has launched IncidentEye, an app that allows companies to quickly locate and monitor the safety of their staff in the event of a terror attack or other emergency scenario. IncidentEye, which is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, is a...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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Staying Digitally Safe When On The Move

When travelling during the holiday season, we may change the way in which we behave, observes Peter Barker. Hopefully, we’re more relaxed than usual, which of course is a good thing, but it’s important not to let down our guards when it comes to protecting sensitive and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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The Future of Risk is Informed by its Past

‘Risk’ has been around pretty much from the dawn of time, ever since cavemen first burned their hands in the fire. Since then, we’ve developed a number of different ways in which to measure and manage risk, asserts David Walter. In fact, many of the fundamental principles...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018