It’s easy to feel like supply chains are getting simpler or shorter, but the onward march of globalisation and international trade has created an interconnected supply chain that is, although rich with opportunity, vulnerable to disruptions.
Managing the fall out of a data breach is a team effort, making communication vital. Every employee with an email address can be targeted by increasingly sophisticated phishing scammers - making the protection of an organisation’s data the responsibility of everyone, not just the IT department.
The lack of effective business continuity planning by water companies like Thames Water, South Water and South East Water was not just an oversight, but a lack of forethought that left people without the most vital of amenities: water.
The gas leak on the Strand on the 23rd of January tested the business continuity of many London organisations. The Strand, one of London’s busiest districts for both business and pleasure, was emptied all the way from Waterloo Bridge to Charing Cross station due to the dangerous levels of gas.