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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy There are many great lessons that can be learned from Hurricane Sandy. This is not so much about hurricane readiness as it is about planning and then improvising when the plans don’t fit the disaster at hand. Regina Phelps writes. Click HERE>>
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- Food for Thought: How the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Affects Government
The framework impacts agencies, too. Recent research has found a shift from typical data breaches to attacks on global critical infrastructure operating systems. Click HERE>>
- What’s Waiting for Melbourne’s New Chief Resilience Officer?
With the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities challenge now officially open for applications, we take a look at what Melbourne’s new CRO will face. Click HERE>>
- Even Hospitals Get Hacked: Lessons from Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital was hacked in April, apparently by the group Anonymous. Now, one of its doctors is sharing some universal lessons from the cyber assault. Click HERE>>
- Canadian First Responder Suicides Stress Vital Need for Support
Canadian first responders are in crisis – since May, 15 of them have committed suicide. That disturbing number highlights the issue of mental health support for FRs. Click HERE>>
- Video Games Boost Cyber Resilience? Plus, an October Conference to Watch
As hackers up the ante, companies need to look at building resilience through simulation (gaming) technology - an October conference will discuss that. Click HERE>>
- How to Make Yourself Resilient: Three Key Skills to Start Developing Now
It’s human nature to dislike change, even be worried by it. But to deal with it, we have to become resilient. Here are three things to do to increase your resilience. Click HERE>>
Corporate Emergency Kit. Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this great comprehensive quality survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>
Principles and Practices of Business Continuity.
This book explores the subject of BC Management: from basic principles to best practices. Learn development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of an effective BC program. Click HERE>>
DRJ Fall World 2014 Sep. 7-10: San Diego, CA. Incredibly high ROI. More than 40 sessions, workshops and courses, as well as networking events and meals. The world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity and disaster recovery. Click HERE>>
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IAFC's Annual Fire-Rescue International Conference & Expo
August 13-16. Dallas, TX. FRI (Fire-Rescue International), the annual conference and expo of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, has provided senior-level leadership training for 140 years. As an organization, the IAFC represents the world's leading experts in the first responder community. The IAFC's commitment to excellence is seen throughout FRI—from the classroom to the expo, the IAFC delivers when it comes to quality and value. Click HERE>>
DisasterLAN to Enhance EM Services at the University of British Columbia
The university is constantly reassessing its emergency management and was looking for a new technology solution for the Vancouver campus. DisasterLAN (DLAN), a scalable web-based incident management system, was recommended to meet UBC's needs. UBCV purchased the system in June and setup a rapid installation and training schedule to have the system up and running for the Canada Summer Games 2014 Special Olympics. Click HERE>>
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