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David Rubens

David Rubens Managing DirectorDr David Rubens DSyRM, CSyP, FSyI is MD of Deltar Training Services Ltd. He is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) and has served two terms as a Main Board Director of the UK Security Institute. He holds a Doctorate in Security & Risk Management from the University of Portsmouth, UK, writing his thesis on strategic management and critical decision-making in hyper-complex crisis environments. The thesis developed models of strategic management at the extremes of organisational complexity, looking at issues of capability development, decision-making and multi-agency interoperability in highly unstable situations such as natural disasters, corporate failures and government-level crisis management scenarios.

David completed his MSc in Security and Risk Management (2006) at Leicester University, where he is also served a visiting lecturer and dissertation supervisor on their Security, Terrorism and Policing programme (2006-12), and was a visiting lecturer on the Strategic Leadership Programme at the Security and Resilience Department, Cranfield University, UK Defence Academy (2009-’0), focusing on terrorism and public policy, and the management of large-scale, complex multi-agency operations.

He is currently an associate lecturer at University of Portsmouth and a visiting lecturer on the MA in International Security Management at University of Berlin, Germany.

Rubens has written government-level research papers and reports on all aspects of security management, from national-level security sector restructuring, through to post-disaster analysis for government agencies in Japan, Russia, Dubai, Nigeria, Liberia and the UK.

David currently runs certificated training programmes for strategic risk and crisis management around the world.

 
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Dr David Rubens, one of CRJ’s Advisory Panel Members, has teamed up with Emirates Global Security to deliver a series of free webinar programmes for the Level 4 Award in Foundations of Security and Risk Management and Level 5 Award in Corporate Risk and C
TSB bank in the UK has been experiencing severe computer issues, with customers unable to log into their online accounts or use the bank’s app and struggling to log in or make online payments. David Rubens looks at the issue from an organisational resilie
David Rubens examines the supply chain disruption caused by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) switching distributors in its UK operations, while Emily Hough makes some initial notes on how the company's social media handled the crisis
Dr David Rubens of Deltar-TS looks at the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, likening its effects on the UK’s National Health Service to what he terms ‘Hurricane Katrina Syndrome’
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