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Quantifying the Data Breach Threat to Retail

Posted by The Brain on Oct 17, 2018 8:35:27 AM


When it comes to data breaches, no sector is more vulnerable than retail – that includes finance, insurance, and hospitality. In the U.S. alone, 75 percent of retailers have experienced some form of data breach since opening. A whopping 50 percent of retailers experienced a breach just last year. And that’s up from 19 percent the year before – a staggering year-on-year increase.

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Topics: Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management, Critical Issues Management

How Important Is Simplicity in Crisis Management App Design?

Posted by The Brain on Oct 10, 2018 9:18:42 AM


Let’s face facts. Features only improve products when actual customers use them. Too often well-intentioned features create more complexity than value. That’s never more so the case than when those features are introduced with cumbersome design elements, which users need to wade through in order to get where they need to go. After all, users are humans. And there’s only so much design stimuli we can absorb at any one time.

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Topics: Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Management

Hurricane Florence Offers a Powerful Reminder to Prepare for Severe Weather

Posted by The Brain on Oct 10, 2018 7:25:47 AM

So far this year, the U.S. has already been hit by six storms, excluding the recent Hurricane Florence, that were each severe enough to inflict at least $1 billion in damages. Together, these storms caused more than thirty deaths.

Hurricane Florence—which recently struck the Southeast U.S. leading to severe flooding in the Carolinas—caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, possibly higher given that estimates on the monetary cost are still being estimated, and led to more than forty deaths.

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Management, Emergency Response

Picking Your School’s Severe Weather Emergency Response Team

Posted by The Brain on Oct 5, 2018 4:09:26 AM


Team-driven operational planning is the key to most successful incident response efforts, even severe weather emergency response. For instance, the people on your school’s severe weather emergency response team will be the ones helping you craft, implement, and refine your plan. Here’re some tips to help you choose wisely:

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Plans, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management, Critical Issues Management

Ensuring Capability Management Success: A How-To

Posted by The Brain on Oct 3, 2018 4:49:47 AM


Resources and capabilities go hand in hand. Your team’s capabilities prove the crucial variable to success in the field. In other words, managing one (resources) without considering the other (capabilities) is a surefire way to undermine the success of your mission.

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Topics: Emergency Response, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Management, Resource Management, Public Safety

Have You Thought About This Cost of a Bad Corporate Reputation?

Posted by The Brain on Sep 27, 2018 1:30:00 AM


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is grabbing headlines for his tweets—one of which even set in motion an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission—and for smoking marijuana in a video interview with stand-up comedian Joe Rogan.

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Topics: Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management, Critical Issues Management

Capability Challenges to Effective Resource Management

Posted by The Brain on Sep 26, 2018 7:24:36 AM


To be successful, incident managers need to get materials, supplies, technologies, and especially responders to the emergency site as quickly and efficiently as possible. But those same managers will tell you that getting resources to the right place at the right time is only half the battle. Attention also needs to be paid to ensuring the productivity of those resources once they reach the disaster. Here, however, managers and dispatchers confront capability roadblocks to effective resource management.

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Topics: Emergency Response, Resource Management, Emergency Task Management, Incident Management, White Paper, Emergency Management

The Rise and Fall of the Minerals Management Service: A risk management cautionary tale

Posted by The Brain on Sep 21, 2018 2:27:03 AM


In the words of former White House energy and climate change tsar, Carol Browner, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the worst environmental disaster the U.S. has had to face. The toll of the disaster is indeed difficult to comprehend. For nearly three months, more than four million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, the equivalent of multiple Exxon Valdez spills. And as to the length of shoreline oiled, scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found oil along 1,313 miles of ecologically-sensitive Gulf coast.

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Topics: Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management, Critical Issues Management, Mining, Oil & Gas

Understanding the Product Recall Threat

Posted by The Brain on Sep 19, 2018 6:53:49 AM


Selling goods on the market? Then you know the product recall threat can’t be understated. Defective products are already a leading cause of liability loss, according to insurance giant, Allianz. And the overall toll of consumer goods incidents to (just) the U.S. economy: $1 trillion plus per year. You can’t make this stuff up.

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Plans, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management, Critical Issues Management

Why Crisis Management Planning Isn’t Enough

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 7:59:10 AM


Plan Inst Enough@2x

Businesses aren’t playing around, waiting for crisis. At least, not any more. As the crisis threat grows in kind and intensity, organizations in all major industries have taken notice. Now, some 80 percent of business leaders believe that their organizations are only a year away from a potential crisis. 

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Plans, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Management

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