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What to Consider When Purchasing Crisis Management Software

Posted by The Brain on Dec 4, 2019 3:18:23 PM


Nowadays, firms can expect some form of value-destroying corporate crisis at least twice a decade. And even those numbers might be too optimistic. In fact, a 2018 Forrester survey found that a full 100 percent of companies experienced a critical event in the last two years. Many dealt with multiple.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

The Utility Wildfire Risk Explained

Posted by The Brain on Dec 4, 2019 10:43:40 AM

The wildland and urban interface as key to the utility wildfire risk

Home to the 2018 Camp Fire, Butte County, California, located as it is in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), is increasingly representative of the type of  transitional area between unoccupied land and human development that’s increasingly become the site of heightened utility wildfire risk. 

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Topics: Risk Management, Utilities

Underinvestment in Physical Security One of the Biggest Trends of 2019

Posted by The Brain on Nov 27, 2019 10:28:37 AM

In 2018 corporate security incidents came for everyone. So far, 2019 hasn’t been much better. Through it all, one of the year’s bigger, under-covered trends has been the underinvestment in security personnel. How serious is the issue?

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Integrated Emergency Management Software Must-Haves for the Era of Cascading Natural Disasters

Posted by The Brain on Nov 21, 2019 6:35:55 AM


No doubt about it, volunteer disaster and emergency response agencies have seen enormous strides in emergency and incident management technology. But have those gains kept up with the unprecedented rise in natural disasters and other emergencies?

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Management Newsletter

Noggin to Attend 67th Annual IAEM Conference & EMEX

Posted by The Brain on Nov 14, 2019 9:47:20 AM


Emergency managers out there, do you have just one pick for an emergency management conference to attend this year? Then, I’d strongly suggest attending the 2019 IAEM 67th Annual Conference & EMEX – Honor the Past, Treasure the Present and Shape the Future.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Response

Kickstart Your Contractor Relationship Management Program In These Easy Steps

Posted by The Brain on Nov 13, 2019 10:34:49 AM

The modern workforce is changing and changing fast. Nowadays, most firms – from industry incumbents to plucky startups – employ third-party contractors to perform essential business tasks.

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Topics: Work Health Safety, Safety Management, Safety Newsletter

Noggin to Attend the Australian Airports Association National Conference 2019

Posted by The Brain on Nov 13, 2019 4:41:32 AM

The premier aviation conference and exhibition in Asia Pacific, the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Conference attracted over 800 delegates last year, from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.

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Topics: Airports

The Limits of Compliance-Driven Crisis Management Planning: And how to take a dynamic approach to crisis management planning

Posted by The Brain on Nov 7, 2019 3:19:12 AM


Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements is critical to your business. But crisis and business continuity planning – often mandated by law – shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise. Unfortunately, too many firms fall into the trap. What risks do those companies face treating crisis preparedness as a compliance-first practice?

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

An Introduction to ISO 22320

Posted by The Brain on Nov 5, 2019 10:44:21 AM


For some time now, the research points up clear challenges in interagency response to large-scale emergencies, citing delays in getting assistance and rescue underway, delays in decision making, and lack of clarity in command and control structures, etc. The key question is why, what factors explain the situation on the ground.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Response

The Changing Risk Profile in the Education Sector

Posted by The Brain on Nov 1, 2019 4:11:08 AM


Today’s education sector is confronting a sharp uptick in risk and uncertainty. In turn, the practice of risk management is becoming foundational to the way schools, districts, and campuses operate, as effective risk management comes to be seen as a better way not only to identify and manage risks, but also to promote quality, continuity, and accountability.

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Topics: Risk Management, Crisis Management, Education, Education and Schools, Integrated Safety and Security

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