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The relevance of business continuity guidance for small and medium sized businesses

The relevance of business continuity guidance for small and medium sized businesses

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2015 11:38 BST

SME are susceptible to the same set of threats that are faced by the rest of the industry. The likelihood of such threats is different in an SME environment than for the general corporate world – for instance while an SME may face adverse weather and unplanned utility outage with perhaps the same probability or frequency, the risk of cyber-attack or data breach may be less likely.

5 cognitive biases to recognize and resist

5 cognitive biases to recognize and resist

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2015 10:18 BST

Risks and threats are not guaranteed. Probability will always play a part. Otherwise our investments would always pay off and we’d all be Wall Street millionaires. However, we as humans come psychologically hard-wired (each to different degrees) with certain cognitive biases that influence our understanding of probability and risk.

Hardening the organisation

Hardening the organisation

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2015 10:55 BST

The recent crises in western media all point to a systemic failure to manage context, risk, dependency, information, staff and crises in a proper manner. Our research team has spent the last four years looking at these problems and it is proposed that there is a stage beyond resilience called ‘hardening’ that makes organisations even more capable of resisting threats and attacks.

So what’s all this about black swans?

So what’s all this about black swans?

Blog posts   •   Mar 23, 2015 14:11 GMT

So, first things first. What’s a black swan? Let’s get a definition out of the way: a black swan, to paraphrase Naseem Taleb, is an event that is (1) unpredictable, (2) massively game-changing and (3) in hindsight completely foreseeable. If it does not embody all three elements it’s not a black swan. Taleb says they’re rare – I say that’s changing.

Why the BCI Middle East Awards are important to raising the profile of BC in this region

Why the BCI Middle East Awards are important to raising the profile of BC in this region

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2013 13:54 GMT

Although Business Continuity Management has not been on the boardroom agenda of many organizations in the Middle East, it has still enjoyed a significant presence in the region. It is fact that Business Continuity is emerging as a very important area both for the government and private sector, which is confirmed by the recent release of the UAE BCM Standard.