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James McAlister

James is the Director of Crisis Prepared Limited, a multi award winning organisational resilience consultancy and former police officer.

He has over 35 years’ experience in business continuity, civil protection, crisis, major incident & disaster management, emergency planning and counter terrorism.

James is a former Chair of the Business Continuity Institute, Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers.

He is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach, ISO 22301 lead auditor and frequent speaker at international conferences.

In 2019, James was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the BCI for his services to the industry.

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Cyber Ransoms - Should I Pay?

Charlie discusses the possible benefits of paying a cyber ransom and whether this is illegal.

30 October 2020

“James [McAlister] was able to add additional content and experience to the course, which was very helpful.”

Donna Shufflebotham
Charter Court Financial Services
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