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Thoughts on the long-term effects of nuclear waste 

Crisis Response Journal

I watched an ominous report on BBC News today, which was filmed on August 6, 2013, regarding the enormous amount of highly radioactive water that was contaminating the ocean at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. By Christo Motz

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Jerusalem snowstorm - an analysis 

Crisis Response Journal

Jay Levinson analyses the emergency response to recent unprecedented snowfall in Jerusalem. By Jay Levinson

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New Editorial Advisory Panel Member 

Crisis Response Journal

Roger retired in from the Metropolitan Police Service after a successful 34-year career in 2012. He has a unique background in operational command, having been pivotal in all major events in London for over 14 years. He led the Casualty Bureau team in New By Roger Gomm

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'No box at all' Part III scenario training 

Crisis Response Journal

Following my previous blogs, this one looks at the third evening of training for 20 firefighters from the VRR/IJsselland cluster, writes Christo Motz. This training was held in the Lage Bergsche Bos in Bergschenhoek from 19:30 to 22:00hrs. By Christo Motz

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Out of the Box scenario training Part II 

Crisis Response Journal

Further to his previous blog entry on a series of training exercises in the Netherlands, Christo Motz presents part II of his three-part blog. By Christo Motz

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Within the Box exercise part I VRR-Oost 

Crisis Response Journal

A few months ago, the Commander of the VRR-Oost Firefighters cluster, Ilka Schot, asked me to prepare a set of three exercises with chief officer Hans Sevenstern and herself, writes Editorial Board Member Christo Motz. By Christo Motz

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Transition to ISO 27001:2013

Behavior Group

In 2013 was launched the new version of the standard in order to align the requirements of standard to the current requirements of organizations, business and emerging technologies. The post Transition to ISO 27001:2013 appeared first on Behaviour Portugal. By Joaquim Pereira on February 5, 2014 ISO/IEC 27001 was released in 2005 and adopted worldwide as the International reference for Information Security Management.

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Comment - CRJ Issue 8:4 

Crisis Response Journal

Crisis Response Journal, Issue 8:2 has now gone to press and will be published shortly. Here, we give a preview of the comment column

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A deeper look at the causes of incidents. 

Crisis Response Journal

On page 38 of the next issue of Crisis Response Journal, Phil Wood, MBE, Head of the Department of Security and Resilience at Buckinghamshire New University in the UK, says that the disciplines of crisis and disaster response usually deal with real-time i By Phil Wood

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'Out of the Box' exercise by Christo Motz 

Crisis Response Journal

Education, training and practice - the well-known trinity within the worlds of firefighting, crisis preparation and operational emergency assistance. This is generally organised from a specific hierarchical standpoint whereby the trainers and instructors By Christo Motz

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To risk or not, ISO 27001:2013 is the answer

Behavior Group

The idea of the new ISO 27001:2013 is to provide a more flexible approach to lead to more effective risk management, regardless of the standards that have already been implemented or intended to implement.

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Clutha police helicopter crash in Glasgow

Plan B Consulting

Last Saturday I was on a night out in Glasgow when I saw the news unfold about a helicopter crash. It was at the Clutha pub, which was just half a mile away from where we were. It is now known that three of the crew lost their lives as did six people who were in the pub at the time.

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Clutha police helicopter crash in Glasgow

Plan B Consulting

Last Saturday I was on a night out in Glasgow when I saw the news unfold about a helicopter crash. It was at the Clutha pub, which was just half a mile away from where we were. It is now known that three of the crew lost their lives as did six people who were in the pub at the time.

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CrypoLocker – It couldn’t possibly happen to you……

Plan B Consulting

You stroll into work one morning without a care in the world, you fire up your computer, get yourself a coffee and then settle down to work. You decide the first task of the day is to finish the report you started yesterday and go to open the file you saved last night.

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CrypoLocker – It couldn’t possibly happen to you……

Plan B Consulting

You stroll into work one morning without a care in the world, you fire up your computer, get yourself a coffee and then settle down to work. You decide the first task of the day is to finish the report you started yesterday and go to open the file you saved last night.

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A force of nature – some thoughts on Typhoon Haiyan

Plan B Consulting

There is no bigger incident to comment on this week than the typhoon in the Philippines. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by it and those who have lost loved ones. The devastation seems immense having seen the pictures on TV.

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Worst case scenario….There is no such thing

Plan B Consulting

This week there was a storm in the South of England called Storm St Jude, which killed four people and caused a swathe of damage. There was lots of warning before the storm and so most people made some preparation.

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A force of nature – some thoughts on Typhoon Haiyan

Plan B Consulting

There is no bigger incident to comment on this week than the typhoon in the Philippines. Our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by it and those who have lost loved ones. The devastation seems immense having seen the pictures on TV.

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Worst case scenario….There is no such thing

Plan B Consulting

This week there was a storm in the South of England called Storm St Jude, which killed four people and caused a swathe of damage. There was lots of warning before the storm and so most people made some preparation.

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You Can’t Win!

Plan B Consulting

BCT was the first company to teach this new course based on the recently published Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013.

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You Can’t Win!

Plan B Consulting

BCT was the first company to teach this new course based on the recently published Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013.

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To ISO22301 or not to ISO22301

Plan B Consulting

Regards Ian Ian Charters, FBCI Continuity Systems Limited Friday 24th May 2013 The post To ISO22301 or not to ISO22301 appeared first on PlanB Consulting. As most of you know this is the new International standard for business continuity which was published in May 2012.

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To ISO22301 or not to ISO22301

Plan B Consulting

Regards Ian Ian Charters, FBCI Continuity Systems Limited Friday 24th May 2013. As most of you know this is the new International standard for business continuity which was published in May 2012.

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Burying Your Head In The Sand

Plan B Consulting

On the UK Mail website there was no mention of the programme and their lead on their news section was “Pre-close trading update 9th April 2013”.

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Burying Your Head In The Sand

Plan B Consulting

On the UK Mail website there was no mention of the programme and their lead on their news section was “Pre-close trading update 9th April 2013”.

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Taking terrorism seriously – Kenya shopping centre attack

Plan B Consulting

The news this week has been dominated by the horrific events that unfolded at the Nairobi Westgate Shopping Centre in Kenya. At least 72 people died, including many innocent civilians, as a result of a four-day siege by Islamist Militants.

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Shutdowns and spiders! Grangemouth dispute

Plan B Consulting

Two incidents have caught my eye this week. One is the closure of the Grangemouth petrochemical site in Scotland. The dispute centres around the owners Ineos claiming that they are losing £10m a month.

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Computer says no! NHS Glasgow computer outage

Plan B Consulting

This week we have seen a textbook example of a business continuity issue making the mainstream news. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde had problems with its server which caused more than 700 patients’ appointments to be cancelled.

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Taking terrorism seriously – Kenya shopping centre attack

Plan B Consulting

The news this week has been dominated by the horrific events that unfolded at the Nairobi Westgate Shopping Centre in Kenya. At least 72 people died, including many innocent civilians, as a result of a four-day siege by Islamist Militants.

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Shutdowns and spiders! Grangemouth dispute

Plan B Consulting

Two incidents have caught my eye this week. One is the closure of the Grangemouth petrochemical site in Scotland. The dispute centres around the owners Ineos claiming that they are losing £10m a month.

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Computer says no! NHS Glasgow computer outage

Plan B Consulting

This week we have seen a textbook example of a business continuity issue making the mainstream news. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde had problems with its server which caused more than 700 patients’ appointments to be cancelled.

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Armageddon

Plan B Consulting

If you have not already done so, it may be worth reading the Chartered Management Institutes, ‘2013 Business Continuity Management Survey’ which gives some very good information on what incidents those in the business continuity fraternity think are the most likely.

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Armageddon

Plan B Consulting

If you have not already done so, it may be worth reading the Chartered Management Institutes, ‘2013 Business Continuity Management Survey’ which gives some very good information on what incidents those in the business continuity fraternity think are the most likely.

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Behaviour now accepts PayPal for online registrations purchase

Behavior Group

Behaviour is offering to its customers a new way of pay through the online registration process for applications done directly on the website: PayPal. Now, it is possible to enroll in a course and ensure your seat in the course you pretend to participate.

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KOSB Lays Up Its’ Colours

Plan B Consulting

Last week, I went to an army reunion of the members of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) which was the infantry regiment I served with while in the regular army. The regiment was formed in 1689 and was amalgamated with the Royal Scots in 2006.

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KOSB Lays Up Its’ Colours

Plan B Consulting

Last week, I went to an army reunion of the members of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) which was the infantry regiment I served with while in the regular army. The regiment was formed in 1689 and was amalgamated with the Royal Scots in 2006.

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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest word….

Plan B Consulting

I was on holiday recently taking advantage of the very good weather we were having in the UK. When you get hot sunny weather in Scotland you have to get out and take advantage of it!

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When Cloud Computing goes Wrong….

Plan B Consulting

At a wedding last weekend, the woman sitting on my right told me a fascinating story about some of the perils of cloud computing, and an incident that she had been involved with.

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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest word….

Plan B Consulting

I was on holiday recently taking advantage of the very good weather we were having in the UK. When you get hot sunny weather in Scotland you have to get out and take advantage of it!

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Send in Eeyore!

Plan B Consulting

Last month, the British Chancellor, George Osborne announced his spending review of Government spending in 2015-16. He had hoped to further reduce the deficit by economy growing and by collecting more taxes but instead has announced a further £11.5bn cut in government spending.