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Ten Years Later: Companies are still paying a steep reputational toll for the financial crisis

Posted by The Brain on Nov 8, 2018 3:00:00 AM


How much did corporate reputations slump during the financial crisis? A lot, at least according to industry actors at the time. For instance, when polled in 2009, 85 percent of executives agreed that the public’s trust in business had diminished.

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

Why Volunteer Reliability and Retention Management Has Become a Huge Challenge

Posted by The Brain on Nov 7, 2018 8:45:35 AM


Been managing volunteers, especially disaster response volunteers, for the last few decades? Then, you’ve probably noticed a shift. There’re fewer long-term volunteers; new volunteers are harder to come by than ever; and your base of existing volunteers is serving historically short stints.

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

GDPR Comes for the Financial Industry

Posted by The Brain on Nov 2, 2018 9:40:01 AM


GDPR has officially been on the books for a few months now. So what do the new regulations mean for the world of finance?

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

The Three Challenges of Interoperability in Information Management

Posted by The Brain on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM


By now, the case for interoperability, especially the efficient transfer of relevant data between agencies – otherwise known as interoperability in information management – is clear. Just take a look at many post-emergency, after-action reports; most cite a lack of interagency cooperation as contributory to mission setbacks, or even failures. Of course, one of the best examples in recent memory: poor interagency cooperation between New York City responders during 11 September.

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

The Rash of Recent Data Breaches Show the Need for Crisis Management Planning

Posted by The Brain on Oct 25, 2018 2:14:19 AM

 Cyber-criminals are unrelenting

The numbers in last month’s Facebook data breach were big. All told, 30 million accounts were potentially affected, with hackers stealing personal information from 14 million Facebook users. But, as big as those numbers are, the data breach is actually part of an even larger story: it’s a stark reminder, if ever we needed it, that cyber-criminals are waging a never-ending battle.

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

Who Are Your Volunteers? And what availability challenges do they pose

Posted by The Brain on Oct 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM


When it comes to disaster response, full-time staff usually gets heavy reinforcement from volunteers. Indeed, in the event of an emergency, volunteers, especially spontaneous, converging volunteers, are often the first on the field, providing much-needed first responder support, including search and rescue, first aid, damage and need assessment. It’s also not uncommon that volunteers numerically dominate the response effort. In Australia, for instance, rural fire services often average career staff to volunteer ratios that easily exceed 1:130.

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Topics: Emergency Response, Resource Management, Emergency Management

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

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