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Generic plans, specific playbooks and asymmetric attacks

At the heart of crisis management and business continuity there’s always a push and pull between planning for specific and nonspecific threats. The essence of a sound business continuity plan is its ability to counter threats of almost any nature. At their heart BC plans are typically generic and don’t seek to ameliorate a particular […]

The Virtual Exercise Manager

A new service from Crisis Solutions Crisis Solutions is delighted to launch The Virtual Exercise Manager a new service to help take your crisis exercises to the next level. The Virtual Exercise Manager allows you to design and run your exercises and bring them to life. It has the ability to stream social media, broadcast […]

Why you must run an annual crisis exercise

Anyone working at an organisation that has suffered a crisis will remember the moment they discovered the light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t a beacon guiding them to corporate success but rather an oncoming express train with lights flashing and brakes squealing. These days that train takes many forms; it could be a […]

All aboard the crisis express

Why crisis exercises work and why you should run a crisis simulation once a year Anyone working at an organisation that has suffered a crisis will remember the moment they discovered the light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t a beacon guiding them to corporate success but rather an oncoming express train with lights […]

Four questions to ask prior to running a crisis simulation exercise

1.   Why do you propose conducting a crisis simulation exercise and what do you expect to learn from it?  Until you have defined the aims and objectives of an exercise there is little point in going further. This will require careful thought and ideally, endorsement at the highest level. If the Aims and Objectives are ‘To validate […]

Terror drill on the Thames

Last year a report commissioned by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said strengthening security on the Thames was a priority. The river runs right through central London, past the Houses of Parliament, so represents a perfect location for a potential terror attack. On Sunday 19th March Police held their first major anti terror simulation […]

Crisis exercises and crisis simulations

Why crisis exercises work and why you need to run a crisis simulation once a year Anyone working at an organisation that has suffered a crisis will remember the moment they discovered the light at the end of the tunnel wasn’t a beacon guiding them to corporate success but rather an oncoming express train with […]

Remote crisis management

Crisis management is now handled remotely, to a greater or lesser extent. Gone are the days when a crisis team would sit together in one room. In large organisations, people will be dialling in from all over the world. Technically this may not present a problem, but in the stress of a crisis, what about […]

Convergence and the future of crisis management

This is an edited transcript of a talk given by Jim Preen, head of media at Crisis Solutions, to the BCI World Conference in London about convergence and the future of crisis management. First, I want to consider the cyber security threats we now face and then look at how business continuity and crisis management […]

T6Q – setting the crisis agenda

When organisations have their first experience of a crisis or crisis management simulation exercise, their initial response can be chaotic. T6Q™ is Crisis Solutions’ 6 step process that aims to set an effective crisis agenda. T6Q question 1 – what are the facts and impacts? At the outset of a crisis it’s important to gather […]