Integrated Security Essentials: a Checklist

Integrated Security Essentials: a Checklist

One of the worst mistakes you can make with your security solutions is failing to update them as risks to your organization and the people you serve evolve. Thankfully, technology keeps evolving alongside risks, meaning you can now increase your capabilities without spending a ton. New tech capabilities also mean you can automate and integrate with…

Free Emergency Response Resources for Businesses

Free Emergency Response Resources for Businesses

Emergency response is a big job with big ramifications to your business’s ability to outlive crises, remain financially strong, and minimize harm to people. Thankfully, you don’t have to start your emergency response plan from scratch. In this post, we gather up free emergency response resources that can serve as springboards for your emergency planning,…

Zombies invade University of Michigan in emergency response drill

Zombies invade University of Michigan in emergency response drill

If you happened to be around the University of Michigan a few weeks ago, you would’ve found yourself smack-dab in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The zombies, part of an emergency response drill, represented a worst-case scenario: a natural disaster, major disease outbreak, or bioterrorism. Some 150 students, staff and community leaders took part…

Improving Human Response to Your Emergency Communications

Improving Human Response to Your Emergency Communications

Your organization’s ability to minimize loss during a crime or disaster hinges largely on the strength of your emergency communications. Those, in turn, hinge on how well those communications play with human behavior. With that in mind, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to publish…

Emergency Response: Considerations in a Healthcare Setting

Emergency Response: Considerations in a Healthcare Setting

When disasters happen — whether natural or man-made — communities look to healthcare facilities to for emergency response to mobilize resources, care for the ill and injured, and coordinate relief and recovery efforts, says the American Hospital Association (AHA). In its “Prepared to Care” report, AHA analyzed published studies, data sets, interviews with healthcare professionals…