Sep
05

Cyber attacks and reputational damage

Untitled-design-9

Last year across the world 4.85 billion pieces of data were accessed through 758 million cyber attacks.

Sony, Adobe, Target and Marriott hotels also suffered reputational damage because of attacks and had to invest several millions of dollars into communications campaigns to revive just some of that good will.

In Australia many in the non profit or local government sectors have looked to consultancies like Clifton for assistance.

This article sponsored by KPMG is timely for any organisation concerned about the affects of cyber attack on its well being.

Continue reading
  55 Hits
55 Hits
Sep
05

Some say it could bring down a government, but you have probably never heard of this lobby group

Untitled-design-8

It's been called the most influential lobby group in Australia, and some believe it has the power to bring down a government if it really flexed its muscle.

It has nothing to do with miners, banks, the gambling industry or the church — in fact, there's a good chance you've never heard of it before.

The Pharmacy Guild represents pharmacist-owners, so businesses in every community (and every electorate).

And it's very good at getting what it wants.

Continue reading
  64 Hits
64 Hits
Sep
05

An age-old truth!

An age-old truth!
... and remember, ask first, tell later!
  39 Hits
39 Hits
Jun
13

No Boeing. An "abundance of caution" is not good enough

Boeing 737 Max8

In the wake of a major disaster, words matter. And for Boeing to say it grounded the troubled 737 Max8 aircraft in “an abundance of caution” was a particularly unhelpful choice of words.

Within just five months, two of the new aircraft crashed minutes after take-off – in Indonesia and Ethiopia – killing a total of 346 passengers and crew.



Four days after the second crash – when more than 40 countries around the world had already banned the aircraft and Boeing shares lost a reported $35 billion in value – US authorities finally decided to ground the Max8 and Max9 models. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company supported this step “out of an abundance of caution.”



Continue reading
  128 Hits
128 Hits