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Security & Business Resilience
Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.
Washington state has flunked its disaster preparedness test. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians’ State-by-State Report Card, Washington state received an overall grade of “D+” and an “F” in disaster preparedness.
Failing to prepare for extreme weather events has cost the United States $1.15 trillion in economic losses from 1980 to 2010 and could cost another trillion in coming years.
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.
The reality of living without computers, mobile phones and entertainment systems, and managing a transport system thrown into chaos by an absence of traffic lights, trains and subways, may become increasingly common, according to a new academic study.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an aggressive new plan to tackle earthquake safety.
A study by researchers lists seven recommendations to enhance preparedness for public health emergencies in the U.S.
Winter storms are historically very expensive and are the third-largest cause of catastrophe losses, behind only hurricanes and tornadoes.
Scientists are working to enhance existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to warn of natural disaster threats, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events, according to Homeland Security News Wire.
At the core of risk and resilience planning is the ability to gather intelligence and create situational awareness.
Available On-Demand There has been a groundswell in the demand for meaningful security metrics and reporting. It’s no longer enough to tell the business how many incidents occur; it needs to be articulated how security is contributing to the mitigation of such events and the reduction of associated losses...Read More