Five tips to stay mindful while working from home

By Emily Byrne, Marketing Executive at YUDU Header Image by Gemma Smith, Graphic Designer at YUDU WFH, what’s not to like? No more business dress. Bye-bye long commutes and stupidly early rises for many (well, me actually). Hair tongs dumped. Makeup discarded. It’s a messy bun and PJs all day long. (Note to self: don’t... Continue Reading →

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Flood resilience: Is Britain out of its depth?

By Emily Byrne, Marketing Executive at YUDU  Header Image by Gemma Smith, Graphic Designer at YUDU Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge are nature’s reminder of the impending threat posed by climate change. They highlight the need to accommodate for flood resilience in our buildings’ architecture and design and through emergency planning as we as we... Continue Reading →

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The medium and the message

By Jim Preen crisis management director at YUDU Sentinel. When Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase the ‘medium is the message’ in the early sixties his point was that a particular medium affects the society in which it’s used and not just because of the content or message it delivers. His contention was that the medium... Continue Reading →

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Mud, Sweat and Tears: Event Management Meets Crisis Management

As everyone puts away the glitter and cuts off their festival wristbands until next summer, there are some crisis management lessons to take away. Adverse weather might be a Glastonbury tradition and festivals have been fighting the war against drugs since the 60s, but every year seems to bring new challenges for those organising major events.

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Dump the Crisis Box

Firms do smart things to help them become resilient. They create business continuity plans, cyber playbooks, terror playbooks, they employ mass notification and document sharing technology and then they take all this good stuff and do something really dumb. They put it in a real or metaphorical box marked ‘Crisis Use Only’.

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Seven Deadly Brexit Supply Shortages?

No matter what side you are on when it comes to this awkward, “let’s-stay-friends-maybe-even-with-benefits” break up with the European Union, it would be very short-sighted indeed to not think about the potential for disruption.

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Preparing for the Unthinkable

The idea of children being murdered in the one place we send them every day to learn and grow is sickening to us. Sadly, planning and preparing for this most horrifying of worst-case scenarios is a moral and legal obligation of every school, and the horror must be faced.

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WannaCry was Category 2: Are You Prepared for a Category 1 Cyber Attack?

WannaCry was the breach that catapulted cyber security into the headlines last year. The NHS, an organisation close to our hearts and an integral part of our country’s infrastructure, experienced a cyber attack that brought it to its knees. However, the most significant impact of the breach was on public confidence in UK institutions’ ability to defend themselves against hackers.

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Are WhatsApp and GDPR on a Collision Course?

WhatsApp is a much-loved messaging app, with a billion users worldwide. While it’s great for group chats, free texts and voice calls and sharing photos and videos, WhatsApp is not suitable for a professional setting and could land you with a nasty fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Hackers Weaponising GDPR Could Cause a Rise in Extortion in 2018

In May 2018, the GDPR, a regulation created to protect the data of private citizens and corporations, will come into effect and companies will have to take greater responsibility for data protection or face hefty fines. Tech experts and police are warning that these fines will encourage hackers to hold data for ransom – so long as the ransom undercuts the cost of fines from the ICO and the costs incurred by the damage to reputation.

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