Business Continuity Basics

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The subject of business continuity has never been more to the forefront in Ireland and the UK than this week. The so called Beast from the East and storm Emma have combined to cost many millions in damage and possibly hundred of millions in lost revenue and income. For businesses big and small there will have been lessons learned and …

Principles of Effective Security

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Last week I printed a photo online of my ‘ 5 Principles of Effective Security’. It received a huge amount of feedback online and in private (including the few who spotted my grammar mistakes in the text). I printed it following a conversation with a fellow security professional where I was talking about principle based training. I mentioned my 5 …

The Training Audit Trail

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This article is mainly aimed towards managers responsible for training within organisations but there are lessons to be learned for everybody in here.I deliver training all over the country to a huge diversity of sectors and people. I deliver long courses, short courses and online courses. The organisations I work with range from small businesses to large multi nationals and …

The Security industry is not the Olympics

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Fair fights are for the Olympics not the security profession This week is going to be a bit of a departure from normal. There are two things that I don’t usually do in these articles. The first is to go on a rant and the second is to comment on individual incidents. In this article I’m going to do both …

Security Operatives Development Plan

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Planning for your future in 2018 I have long been a user and proponent of keeping a development plan. I strongly believe that it is something very much underused in the security industry and that’s a problem we need to address. Every person who is serious about working in the industry should keep a development plan. For a long time …