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Counter Terror Business talks to Chris Tsikolis, Head of Security & Business Resilience at the Victoria & Victoria Westminster Business Improvement Districts, about collaboration and business continuity. Victoria and Victoria Westminster BIDs use their installation of Sentinel, branded as Victoria Emergency Notification System (VENS) to communicate effectively across the Victoria area in case of crime, disruption or other major incidents.Read more
The ISO defines best practice for managing whole company security procedures and risk reduction on an ongoing basis. To be awarded this ISO, especially as an SME, is a great achievement and testament to our commitment to the security of our clients’ data.
YUDU Sentinel is our flagship crisis management solution, designed to help organisations to manage incidents such as a data breach. It is therefore with great pride that we have been awarded an accreditation that shows we are following the most highly recommended measures to avoid such an incident ourselves and that we can lead by example.
YUDU Sentinel and KRTS International won the CIR Business Continuity Award for Strategy Through Partnership 2019.
KRTS International’s Power to Respond mental health first aid course is available through our crisis management platform Sentinel. The course is designed to help guide employees and their support networks through the symptoms of trauma following a serious incident at work such as mass shootings or natural disasters.
People should be the central focus of any crisis response, and we are honoured to be awarded alongside partners who do so much to help people recover their mental health after a traumatic incident.
Sentinel Hotline is a new and innovative platform aiming to give organisations an affordable way to provide trusted, reliable information to the people who need it most. Organisations in the US and UK can now set up a crisis hotline in less than five minutes, giving them the ability to keep over a million people updated at once during an incident.
Using Sentinel Hotline will be a way to counter the “fake news” that surrounds incidents on social media, such as the Metro Bank hoax that caused its shares to drop earlier this month. It could also prevent communication voids like that of the two-hour delay in emergency services responding to the Manchester Arena bombing.
YUDU Ltd has developed the Alaris app, which provides advice to places of worship, such as churches and mosques, on how to be better prepared in likelihood of an attack.
The free app provides a security plan, gives advice on cctv, full and partial evacuation, as well as information on lock downs, mail handling, reporting suspicious behaviour as well as personal protection.
App development company YUDU and their crisis communications app Sentinel have been shortlisted for the Specialist Technology Company of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year and Cloud Based Services. YUDU and Sentinel are among a wide range of finalists, including Clearview, Omniwatch and OnSolve.
Continuity Insurance and Risk Magazine run the Business Continuity Awards annually, recognising excellence in business continuity, security, resilience and risk. This year’s event will be the 20th anniversary of the awards.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony being held on June 7th at the London Marriott Hotel.
YUDU will be exhibiting at LegalEx on March 21st and 22nd, with CEO Richard Stephenson giving a presentation on “How legal firms can use communication apps in a crisis.” LegalEx is one of the fastest growing events in the law industry, celebrating innovation and progression among legal firms.
In addition to exhibiting and presenting, YUDU have been shortlisted for the LegalEx Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is the award for the most innovative new product or service to hit the market and change the way the industry works.
YUDU have entered into a new working relationship with Corporate Risk Associates. Sentinel will now be one of the cutting edge tools in CRA’s arsenal when advising their broad client base on how to minimise the impact of a crisis should it happen.
CRA is the UK and Europe’s largest integrated Human Factors, Safety and Risk Consultancy, supplying high quality services to safety-critical industries. Their clients operate in both the private and public sectors and play a vital role in the UK and international economies and in people’s everyday lives.
Sentinel is an incident management solution developed to help organisations communicate in a crisis. As a solution that works for a wide range of industries in both the public and private sector, Sentinel is well placed to help organisations from a variety of backgrounds to prepare for and manage an incident safely.
Offering a wide range of services including nuclear PSA, advanced risk analytics for data centres and rail safety, CRA now sees an opportunity to extend their range of services into risk mitigation using Sentinel to effectively deal with the tactical response to a major incident.
19th September, London
As part of our commitment to support the latest Apple updates with immediate effect, YUDU have begun rolling out iOS 11 updates for all clients with an iOS app under their name.
YUDU use internally developed tools to ensure bulk updates to a dozens of apps can be made with immediate effect, ensuring we are on-track to beat last year’s record and update 10 apps an hour when the new iOS release goes live.
Updates such as these ensure that apps are compatible for the latest devices, and offer optimal performance for all others that are running iOS 11. Speaking about the planned updates, YUDU’s Director of Operations, Dan Fish stated that “these sorts of demonstrations of support ensure our customers don’t have to worry about their iOS apps ever being unusable and it gives them a level of dependability on using us that they may not receive elsewhere.”.
iOS 11 launches today, on September 19th.
YUDU are a software firm who develop content delivery and communication app solutions for clients ranging from SMEs to blue-chip multinationals.
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30th August, London
Communication software firm YUDU today announced that their flagship crisis communication platform, YUDU Sentinel, has been shortlisted for the award for Excellence in Technology category by the British Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
These annual awards, collectively called the UK IT Industry Awards, are some of the most important in the UK software industry and help to identify the year’s most exciting innovations in technology.
Sentinel is among some ten other finalists, including AT&T, Vodafone and other blue-chip entrants in the “Business IT Innovation of the Year” sub-category, which recognizes excellence in business-related technology.
Speaking on the announcement of the finalists, YUDU CEO Richard Stephenson commented: "Becoming a finalist is great recognition for the enormous hard work and innovation applied by our development team to create a world-leading solution. Sentinel was modelled on experiences from real crisis events and is now deployed keeping staff safer and informed and businesses significantly more resilient”.
Final judging will begin on the 22nd of September, and the winner will be announced after this date.
The British Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) is the UK’s leading association for IT professionals, as well as the oldest, being formed in 1957.
YUDU is a content delivery and communication software firm with over 10 years of experience in building apps and platforms for major clients such as the United Nations and General Electric or for professional services firms such as KPMG and Slaughter and May.
YUDU’s flagship product is YUDU Sentinel, a leading crisis management platform employed by firms of all shapes and sizes.
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18th August, London
YUDU and the London Digital Security Centre (the Centre) are pleased to announce that following a multi-stage selection process Sentinel has been chosen as a Product Partner to provide a primary response tool for business continuity and instant messaging in a crisis.
The Centre’s product partnership program requires firms to undertake a comprehensive selection process, involving testing, interview and shortlisting. The aim is to create a list of practical products and services that are designed to help businesses and organisations across the Capital become more resilient. YUDU believes Sentinel can help all organisations get back up and running after a cyber-attack, fire, power outage or terrorist attack by providing an independent communications channels for staff. Organisations can become more resilient with instant access on mobiles to critical documents and the ability to check people are safe and informed throughout a crisis using in-app, SMS, email and voice messaging.
John Unsworth, CEO of the London Digital Security Centre stated, “We created the MarketPlace to help business choose the best tools to protect themselves by carefully selecting products and services from leading suppliers of digital security. The support of the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police and the City of Police is vitally important and I am confident we can make our Capital a safe place for businesses to innovate and grow online.”
The Centre is a non-profit organisation with a mandate to help protect businesses, primarily micro to medium sized businesses, to operate in a secure digital environment.
Sentinel has been created by UK based YUDU Ltd who have developed more than 1,000 apps for blue chip and specialist organisations across the world. YUDU has been developing communication and document management solutions since 2007.
Richard Stephenson, CEO
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The Centre was founded by the Mayor of London as a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. The Centre works alongside the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre (Action Fraud) to help prevent businesses being the victims of cybercrime.
The Centre provides free impartial advice and support to businesses to help improve their digital security and enable them to work in a secure online environment.
John Unsworth, Chief Executive
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Alison Page, Director of Communications
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