In Australia and across the world, there are significant changes occurring as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19. Most of us are now working from home and we’ve all got dry hands from washing them more than usual.
One of the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we will neglect other risks. They have not gone away! Indeed, the likelihood of their occurrence may have increased. Cybercrime is the most obvious current example. Whilst I have not seen any data, my perception is of more increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks.
Why haven’t I written anything on COVID-19, I am asked? The answer is straightforward. For the most part, I have colleagues in Noetic who have more experience of epidemics and BCP. I also see the professional institutions active in this space too – such as the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS). The AIHS have two webinars alone this week on these topics.
The Principles of High Reliability Organisations (HRO) – a Practical Application by Peter Wilkinson High Reliability Organisations (HRO) are organisations which consistently avoid serious incidents, despite operating in environments characterised by high levels of inherent risk and/or operational complexity. The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines are usually [...]
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