Having worked in crisis management for more than 15 years, largely rolling out crisis simulation exercises, I’ve seen a number of different crisis scenarios come and go.
Once we were obsessed with pandemic flu, bird flu, SARS, white powder attacks, mad cow disease and of course terrorism. Unfortunately, terrorism is still with us, but many of the others seems oddly distant now.
Ask anyone in crisis management today and it’s all about cyber-attacks and data breaches. We work in sectors that are heavily regulated, where losing data is an ever-present concern. Mention the word cyber and bankers break into a cold sweat. With the advent of GDPR data protection is now the concern of pretty much everyone.