Nearly two-thirds of Californians say they’re worried about injury or property damage from an earthquake or other disaster, but they’re increasingly confident in the government’s ability to respond, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California survey.
Protecting and supporting stakeholders on a global scale through investments in security operations centers (SOCs), intelligence services and travel support companies has become a best practice for leading security programs.
Some businesses, such as airlines, have either suspended service or increased passenger screening in the area. British Airways suspended service to both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Air France and Brussels Airlines increased screening procedures and warned that service could be cut at any time.
The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation requiring DHS to form a social media working group that would provide guidance and preparedness for social media use during times of national crisis.
Rutgers University has created a new center for public safety and homeland security to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and terrorist threats. The center will include a one-stop online portal showcasing the collaborations among Rutgers experts across all statewide locations.
The Indiana University System is currently undergoing FEMA’s Disaster Resistant University process, which helps higher education institutions identify specific campus risks, develop a risk assessment and build a platform for an all-hazards preparedness program.
A Cloud Direct survey reports that 54 percent of respondents were unaware there were insurance benefits to having a business continuity plan.
May 1, 2014
According to a joint survey from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) and the Cabinet Office in 2012, 83 percent of insurers would give a discount or improve terms to a business interruption policy if a business continuity plan were in place.