Power Station Cooling Tower

[News] Nuclear plant with a virus

In a headline that would make Jack Bower proud a German nuclear power plant identified viruses on their office computers. Fortunately the control systems for the plant were air gapped from the …

[Broken Things] Train Doors

Serial entrepreneur and blogger Seth Goden has a 10 year old video on TED which still makes me smile called ‘This is broken’. The idea is to highlight the broken …

Girl Reaching for Marshmallow

Incentives and risk

We are all the same. I don’t care if you are a saint or sinner. Incentives will gnaw away at our morals and ethics. The kids and the marshmallow test makes us all …

Southwark Bridge

2016 for a GRC Practitioner

It’s a cold Monday morning in London as I cross over the Southwark bridge, famous among Luther fans. I’m returning back to a client to pick back up on a project …

Building a Risk Register

How to build your risk register As a GRC consultant I’m asked quite frequently ‘what should I put on my risk register?’. As a risk is anything that can affect your business, …

Risk 101

What is risk? Risk is any event that might affect your business – whether positively or negatively. Risk covers both internal factors – such as your processes, people and systems – and …

Supply Chain Risk

Mothers’ day, one of the busiest days of the year for florists. Marks & Spencer have been criticised by it’s customers for using package delivery firm Yodal. A very unloved, struggling company which …