Refining Hurricane-Response Plans in the Wake of Irma

By Bob Alsan, Sr. Business Continuity Program Manager, Ultimate Software: In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted Florida with major damage to the state. Overall, the 185-mph-wind-packing, destructive hurricane caused 134 fatalities and damages estimated at $64.66 billion. It was one of those rare hurricanes that cut right up from South

Workplace Violence Conference Set for Tuesday in Philadelphia

The first Continuity Insights "Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" workshop will kick off Tuesday, December 5. The one-day event will take place DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Philadelphia. Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal of Behavioral Science Applications, will be the conference keynote speaker. Crimando will present “Today’s Workplace Violence

World Cares Center (WCC) “Supporting Puerto Rico” Fundraiser Scheduled

The World Cares Center (WCC), founded in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, has scheduled a “Supporting Puerto Rico” fundraiser for December 7, 2017 at the Brooklyn Brewery. WCC is leading efforts and will open 13 Volunteer Reception and Resiliency Centers (VRC) in partnership with local community and faith

VIDEO: The Three Basic Types of Behavioral Reactions to Disasters

In this video, Steve Crimando, an internationally known consultant and educator specializing in the application of the behavioral sciences in homeland and private security, violence prevention and crisis management, and the keynote speaker at the upcoming Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective conference scheduled for December 5 in Philadelphia, discusses the

Fusion and Everbridge Partner to Deliver Integrated Critical Communications

Business continuity risk management software and services supplier Fusion Risk Management and critical event management and enterprise safety applications provider Everbridge, Inc. have partnered to deliver an enhanced integrated connector offering for businesses. The new integrated critical communications offering will allow enterprise organizations to leverage the Fusion Connector™ for Everbridge® to

FEMA Appoints New Region V Administrator

James K. Joseph has been appointed as regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), began his service on Monday, November 13.  As Region V’s administrator, Joseph will oversee a six-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. "I am honored to

The Threat of Violence: A Reality in the Modern Workplace

Steve Crimando | Behavioral Science Applications Like it or not, every organization is vulnerable to workplace violence, regardless its size, type or location. An incident of workplace violence can be devastating to an organization—to employee safety and security, to employee morale, to employee retention and recruiting, and to its reputation

What Are the Effects of Reputational Damage?

Does your organization’s reputation have value within your industry? Of course it does, which means the circumstances that can impact this value present a risk, even when your company has done little wrong and isn’t at fault. But what are the “real” risks of reputational damage? Incidents happen that can damage