Category: Authors

An ISOteric experience at PECB Insights Conference

We were invited to attend the first PECB Insights Conference in Montreal. We shared, discussed and learned a lot about Information Security. Expert speakers, tasty food, an ISOteric experience! Thank you PECB for the invitation!

Acronyms & Ampersands

Where would resilience be without them? Whether we’re talking about emergency or disaster management, business continuity management or resilience, we rely heavily upon acronyms and the well utilised ampersand symbol – & ! Confession time: at the age of 50 – and thanks to two former colleagues Sarah & Patrick), I only discovered ‘&’ had ...

Good days and bad days; being resilient and able to succeed

At the end of today, whatever your activities, work or day off involved, perhaps you may be asked 'how was your day?’ You know what, even if no one is around to ask you directly later, please permit me to ask; So, just how was your day? Was it a good day or a bad ...

When was the last time you wrote a letter by hand?

Dear reader, I’m a traditional kind of guy. I would describe myself as a bit of a romantic fool. It’s in my genes. I like old black & white movies. I like little hand written notes; leaving notes and receiving them. All this, even though I consider my handwriting to be average if not scruffy! ...

Don’t let someone burst your bubble

Life is a bit like the soap bubble. We have great hopes and visions of what will be when we shake our bottle and get ready to blow. We have an idea of where we want to go with the bubbles; we have checked the direction. We undertake a bit of a  'mini-risk assessment' but without the need ...

Hot Resilience: Which discipline floats your boat?

I was in the gym the other day, over in the UAE and I had my music on shuffle when a song came on. It stopped me counting reps and made me think about resilience. I know…I need to get a life! In the resilience world, we have a division of those that side with ...

Time for a Checkup… Business Continuity Training

Does your training program include the appropriate training for all levels of the organization? Author: Betty A. Kildow

Business recovery should be simple enough to teach an 8-year-old

The future entrepreneurs and leaders are communicating and engaging with the world, using the technology of today. Children are smart and can learn new things very quickly. Today's technology is so amazing that we have instant access to information to entertain and educate ourselves; it’s in the palm of our hands. We depend on businesses ...

When your mojo drops

When your mojo drops, you can still be incredibly resilient. The last month for me has been a bit of a struggle if I can be honest with you. I needed help. I love to write and I enjoy it. Professionally, my style of writing sets me apart from my peers in the resilience profession ...

Five tips on how Business Continuity principles can protect your YouTube channel

''Your video isn't monetised because it contains content that might not be appropriate for advertising'' Since the recent update of YouTube's Rules and Community Guidelines, many Youtubers wake up in the morning with the fear of seeing this notification on one or many of their videos. As Youtube is now granting itself the right to ...

The Resilient Maverick

Why it’s so amazing to be different To some in the resilience profession, I stick out like a sore thumb. But I know that; I am happy with being different. It is so amazing to be different. I am not the average 'image' of today's, resilience professional. That is simply because, I am not. Today, the global ...

Too Hot to Handle

Some things just don’t look safe to pick up, right? Yet others, can trick and deceive us and we learn by our mistakes. The learning that comes just after the 'sh**t that's hot!' feeling. Making mistakes is part of life’s imperfections. We might try and avoid the obvious stuff but then someone else has the audacity to ...