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Security & Business Resilience

Threats and Opportunities of Doing Business in Conflict Zones

The increasing instability in the Middle East, precipitated by the Arab Spring, necessitates global firms to better accentuate political risk and conflict, including terrorism and kidnapping for ransom, in their daily operations.

The increasing instability in the Middle East, precipitated by the Arab Spring, necessitates global firms to better accentuate political risk and conflict, including terrorism and kidnapping for ransom, in their daily operations.


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NYC Adding Storm Evacuation Zones

NYC will double to six the number of evacuation zones along its coast and expand them to include an additional 640,000 residents.


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57% of Real Estate Companies Lack Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plans

At a time when extreme weather events are frequently occurring, leaders within the United States commercial real estate industry are largely unprepared to maintain daily business operations according to a recent IndustryEdge survey conducted by Travelers.


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How to Prepare for an Evacuation

The possibility of an evacuation of personnel and their families from a manmade or natural disaster keeps many security directors up at night. Evacuations are logistical ballets, where all moving parts must be practiced and happen in just the right order to be successful. And the plans must also include contingencies for the unexpected black swan events.
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Calculating the Hidden ROI of Better Security

In my previous article on PSIM ROI, I explained how organizations can use PSIM to achieve operational savings. In this second installment of my two-part series on PSIM ROI, I’ll explore a less obvious (hidden) PSIM ROI which can be achieved through better security.
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Disasters Cost Global Economy $138b in 2012

The world economy lost more than $100 billion in 2012 due to the impact of extreme disasters.


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Securing Your Organization’s International Supply Chain

Regardless of your products, your company most likely sources raw materials, parts, finished goods or packaging from foreign business partners. Leveraging business partners, as opposed to building their own foreign production capabilities, allows companies to shift suppliers to low-cost regions without worrying about their foreign investments. Every year the global supply chain and the flow of international goods continues to increase.
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Global Supply Chain Disruptions Increasing in Frequency, Consequences

Nearly 75 percent of companies experienced at least one supply chain disruption in 2012, with an average of five, according to the 4th Annual Supply Chain Resilience 2012 Survey.
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How Hurricane Sandy Affected the Unprepared

Say a prayer for Joclyn and Jeffrey Bard of Huntington, Long Island. They suffered through the ravages of Superstorm Sandy, as had millions of businesses and households in the northeast U.S. Licking their wounds, the Bards in mid-November filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status before the New York State Supreme Court. They want damages from Cablevision for lost service, saying the cable company should be offering automatic credits to customers.
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Hurricane Sandy's Price Tag: $71 Billion

New York state and New Jersey need at least $71.3 billion to recover from the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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Travel & the Ebola Risk

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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