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Virgin Blue flights delayed due to computer system crash – 100,000 affected

Monday, 27 September 2010 James Thomson Virgin Blue passengers is trying to recover from a major computer malfunction that left about 100,000 customers stranded. Queues remained large, as Virgin tried to deal with the passengers left over from the day before and passengers scheduled to that day. The failure of […]


Training and ISO22301/ISO31000/ISO27001/ISO28000 exams – Business Continuity (BCM/BCP), Information Security (IS), Supply Chain Security and Risk Management

“Best training course I have attended. BAU’s trainer was knowledgeable, patient, and provided thought-provoking exercises and examples. Many Thanks.” – Australian Research Council   Being in business means taking risk For many reasons, your organisation needs a Business Continuity Plan and proper Information Security and Risk Management framework/practices, for example for regulatory […]


How to turn a crisis into an opportunity!

This video may give you a few ideas… Here’s also an interesting word for you – “crisitunity” See article below… NOT A PROBLEM BUT AN OPPORTUNITY Susan Dominus, writing in the New York Times on 8 January, talked about CRISITUNITY, a blend of “crisis” and “opportunity” (though she spells it […]


Cables cut: CBD phone and internet services lost

The Age – ARJUN RAMACHANDRAN – September 16, 2009 Thousands of homes and businesses in Sydney’s CBD will be without phone, internet or mobile services today – and some could be cut off for several days – after a contractor accidentally severed crucial underground cables. While the exact extent of […]


Swine flu hinders productivity

Dynamic Business, 10 July 2009 As swine flu rapidly spreads across the country, NSW businesses are claiming it is responsible for atleast 40 percent of all sick leave taken in New South Wales, hindering productivity. The NSW Health Department believes swine flu is now responsible for 50 to 60 percent […]


Fire causes chaos for Melbourne’s taxis

Nine MSN – Tue Jul 28 2009 A spectacular fire has gutted Silver Top Taxis’ headquarters in Melbourne, causing $1 million damage and sending the city’s cab service into chaos. The fire is thought to have started in a downstairs office on Tuesday morning and spread quickly throughout the timber […]


Scaffold fears shuts Sydney CBD street

SMH – February 26, 2009 More than 100 construction workers ran for their lives at a Sydney CBD building site when scaffolding that forced a work shutdown last year buckled in a busy street. Superintendent Mick Fuller of the City Central local area command said more than 100 city workers […]


Hong Kong schools close 2 weeks before Easter break due to flu

HONG KONG (CNN) – March 2008 Hong Kong officials gave kindergarten and primary school kids an early break for the Easter holiday in the midst of a widespread flu outbreak. Health Secretary York Chow made the decision late Wednesday to call off classes for two weeks, through March 28. “All […]


Rogue trader exploits IT knowledge to cost bank billions

Computerworld UK – By Siobhan Chapman (28/01/2008) Biggest fraud in investment banking history French banking group Societe Generale (SocGen) has reported a £3.6 billion (AU$8.2 billion) loss due to the fraudulent actions of a rogue trader who used his “in-depth knowledge” of the bank’s fraud control systems to circumvent internal […]