What Should You Have On Your Disaster Recovery Planning Checklist?

Posted By on October 30th, 2019

Did you know that the 30th October is World Checklist day? Checklists can be a great way to help organise your day and help you remember all of the things that you need to get done.  Checklists are also a great way to help you plan and prepare and can help break down a significant job […]

Did You Know It Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Posted By on October 28th, 2019

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Also referred to as NCSAM. Originating in America in 2004, the aim of NCSAM was to ensure that Americans had the resources needed to stay safe online. Today, given the rise of cybercrime and businesses suffering cyber-attacks, cyber security is something that needs to be on the minds […]

Who is in Charge of Your Business’s Disaster Recovery Planning?

Posted By on October 25th, 2019

Who (if anyone) in your business is in charge of your disaster recovery planning process? It may not be something you have given much thought to. But it is vital that the correct people take charge of your disaster recovery planning to ensure that your plan is as effective as possible. In many businesses, responsibility […]

Have You Updated Your Business Continuity Plan To Account For Brexit?

Posted By on October 21st, 2019

A recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) suggests that only one in five small businesses exposed to the impacts of Brexit have prepared for a no deal situation. Yet at the time of writing, leaving the EU without a deal is very much still a possibility.   Regardless of whether we leave the […]

What Is A Risk Assessment And How Can It Inform Your Disaster Recovery Planning?

Posted By on October 16th, 2019

A risk assessment involves looking at factors which have the potential to cause harm, analysing and evaluating the risks associated with these factors and determining ways to eliminate or control the risks. Should your business carry out a risk assessment? Risk assessments are typically associated with the health and safety obligations that you have as […]

Business Interruption Is One Of The Top 5 Risks Concerning SME’s

Posted By on October 10th, 2019

Recent research conducted by Allianz has revealed that amongst SME’s, business interruption is one of their top worries when it comes to risks to their business. As well as business interruption, the research revealed that the top 5 concerns of SME’s include: Regulation Cyber Data Loss Brexit Why is Business Interruption such a concern to […]

Getting Your Business Ready For The Winter Months

Posted By on October 8th, 2019

As we move into October our thoughts move to the clock change, darker evenings and all things winter. It also makes us think of the risks that winter and cold, extreme weather bring with it. Especially those risks which can affect businesses ability to operate: Cold, icy weather can cause pipes to freeze. Which can […]

Disaster Recovery – What To Expect If The Worst Should Happen

Posted By on October 4th, 2019

Would you know what to expect if a disaster should strike your business? Disasters can come in many forms:  Natural disasters e.g floods Cyber-attacks Human error Fire Theft or vandalism Burst Pipes But if they should strike, all disasters will have a significant impact on your business operations. You may find your business facing any […]

What You Need To Know About GDPR

Posted By on October 2nd, 2019

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It came into effect on the 25thMay 2018. It is effectively the law which regulates how businesses must go about protecting the personal data of EU citizens. Any business that markets goods or services to EU citizens needs to ensure that they comply with the GDPR.  In the […]