Getting Crisis Ready. How Prepared Are You? #security #terrorism #crisismanagement #riskmanagement

August 18, 2018By Richard C PendryCrisis Management, Managing Risk, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

  How Will Your Business, or Organisation Respond To Crisis? There are many organisations that have no response in place to manage a crisis situation. The fact of the matter is that they’re flying by the seat of their pants, operating under a misguided notion that because nothing bad has happened to them so far, … Read More

21st Century Crisis Management

August 6, 2018By Richard C PendryCrisis Management, news No Comments

httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wxbddefhoc What is a crisis? I am often asked this question and to be honest there is not one answer as to every organisation a crisis will look, act and feel different. However, the common descriptor that appears in virtually all the reports I’ve read on the phenomenon have described the event as ‘overwhelming.’ The … Read More

Radicalisation Risk in the UK. A Look at the All Female Terror Cell the ‘Mad Hatters’

July 3, 2018By Jessica KempCrisis Management, news, Radicalisation, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

Court artist file sketch dated 11/05/17 by Elizabeth Cook of (left to right) Mina Dich, 43, Rizlaine Boular, 21, and Khawla Barghouthi, 20 (Elizabeth Cook/PA) source Recent headlines in the UK have focused on the Mad Hatters Terror Plot and an all female terror cell. In this blog I discuss radicalisation, how people become radicalised … Read More

Reputational Crisis Management. How Well Prepared Is Your Organisation?

June 25, 2018By Jessica KempCrisis Management, news No Comments

Crisis Hits Organisations Hard In February 2018, news broke that Oxfam aid workers had been involved with prostitutes while working for the charity after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The charity was accused of trying to hide the unsavoury incident to avoid tarnishing its reputation. Richard Pendry examines the consequences in this article for Crisis … Read More

Security Companies Need to Fill the Void Left By Emergency Services

June 19, 2018By Richard C Pendryresponding to incidents, Security Consultancy and Training No Comments

The Task At Hand The Private Security Industry has taken on a far more salient role in protecting the spaces that we frequent in our daily lives, with the Security Industry Authority ensuring that security companies and their people are screened and trained to a rudimentary level. However, as their responsibilities increase and the services … Read More

Islamic State ‘Beatles’: The Next Move

February 10, 2018By Richard C Pendrynews No Comments

The sister of one of the victims of the infamous Islamic State group dubbed the Beatles – an Execution cell responsible for the murder of at least 27 of their hostages – has called for two of the gang; Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, recently captured while trying to cross into Turkey, to be … Read More