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Excellent, essential, professional and inspiring -  visitors give their verdict on office* 2014

Jul 23, 2015 15:33 BST office* ​With around 80% of attendees rating their office* experience as excellent/good, the 2014 office* show prompted a lot of positive feedback. Here's some of what office* visitors had to say:​

​Investing in the future

Jul 22, 2015 16:12 BST The Business Continuity Institute My current role leading the research function at the ​Business Continuity Institute requires specialist knowledge of business continuity. This specialist knowledge comes from rigorous academic study which should complement prior credentials and professional practice. Being part of the Diploma programme since last year involved a steep learning curve, but it represented a worthwhile investment.

British Expertise, Global Recognition. Infosec Partners is one of the first to be Fortinet NSE7 certified.

Jul 16, 2015 13:34 BST InfosecPartners Infosec Partners is one of the first to be fully certified all the way up to Fortinet NSE7 certification. The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) is a new, 8-level certification program designed for technical professionals interested in independent validation of their network security skills and experience. Simply put, Fortinet has raised the bar to a higher level.

Has Dark Hotel been Trumped?

Jul 14, 2015 10:50 BST InfosecPartners Several Trump hotels including New York, Chicago, Miami, Vegas, LA, and Honolulu along with others have been the victims of a credit card breach which, according to, stems back from at least February 2015. Is this yet another sign that hotels and the hospitality industry simply aren't taking information and cyber security threats seriously?

7/7 lessons revisited

Jul 10, 2015 15:05 BST The Business Continuity Institute ​I thought this week with the 10th anniversary of 7/7 I would look back through one of the reports on the incident by the London Assembly (Report of the 7th July Review Committee) and highlight some of the learning points from the incident. If we can learn from incidents and improve our response, then something good has come out of a terrible incident.

Communicating in the cloud

Jul 09, 2015 15:23 BST The Business Continuity Institute The cloud is creating some powerful new paradigms in the way that individuals and organisations communicate and collaborate. These technologies are rapidly reducing the cycle time of many activities ranging from bid preparation to decision making. It might also affect the way we think about some aspects of incident communication going forward.

Business continuity during transport disruptions

Jul 08, 2015 15:53 BST The Business Continuity Institute Tube strikes or any other form of transport network disruption are hardly unheard events so organizations should have business continuity plans in place to deal with such events, plans that deal with any disruption that inhibits the ability of staff to access their place of work. These plans don't even need to be that complicated.

Grasping the nettle

Jul 08, 2015 12:11 BST Schillings Rachel Atkins, partner at Schillings, discusses the benefits of speaking up when it comes to reputation.

Speak Up Before Being Asked

Jul 08, 2015 12:08 BST Schillings Adam Wilkinson, risk consultant at Schillings, sets out the steps companies need to take when it comes to reputation management.

Internship at the Business Continuity Institute

Jul 03, 2015 12:19 BST The Business Continuity Institute I found the internship at the Business Continuity Institute to be an invaluable experience in understanding the significance of a research position within an organisation.