Research from Healthcare Ready has found that most Americans (54%) are aware they or their family could be impacted by a disaster in the next five years, yet more than half (51%) do not have an emergency plan in place.
According to the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), the actual scope of work of a BC or resilience professional hasn’t really changed. Organizations still must have high-quality response and damage limitation plans formulated by skilled planners. The change in the resilience profession, however, is moving away from a technical specialization and into mainstream business risk management. DRI reports that consolidation of resilience disciplines has increased over the past year. The main result of this is that fewer organizations have independent business continuity departments, with BC professionals being incorporated into existing risk management or information security divisions.
In 2017, The International Foundation for Protection Officers, in conjunction with Security Magazine, announced the inaugural Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, an award that recognizes one security professional or an organization for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession.
As hurricane season begins this month, data has found that Americans misunderstand the long-term impact of these storms, and other natural disasters, on communities – many of which are still in need of relief and aid today.
As someone who has been engaged by consulting clients and full-time employers to conduct threat assessments and write security and emergency preparedness plans, I am often left puzzled by how many organizations go to great lengths to assess their vulnerabilities and create plans to address them, but almost never test their ongoing effectiveness.
U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a disaster relief package to provide critical funding for Georgia and other states recovering from recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Michael.
The House passed legislation introduced by Peter DeFazio (D-OR) to help fund an earthquake early warning system that could save lives, reduce injuries, and mitigate infrastructure damage from a major quake off the Oregon Coast.
Our July issue cover article features MLS Soccer, security, and teamwork at the Houston Dynamo Stadium. Also in July, how can confidence make the best hire? And discover how workplace bullying is on the rise.