A series of virtual tabletop exercises between January and June, 2011 will test the capacity of neighborhood groups to prepare for, respond to and recover from a natural disaster.
The worst-case scenario. It has it all. Drama, multiple hazards, multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional. Something for everyone. Did I mention drama? Yep, the worst-case scenario has it all – except that actually it doesn’t.
Although it has recently implemented a disaster recovery program, the professional social networking company LinkedIn does not currently have a way to quickly shift production workload to a back-up data center. Continue reading LinkedIn IPO filing reveals poor disaster recovery set-up
By the end of April, terror threats to the U.S. will no longer be described in shades of green, blue, yellow, orange and red, The Associated Press has learned.
The Department of State has issued a Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
If your data center hasn’t experienced a disaster yet, chances are, it will someday. For businesses, having a good disaster recovery plan can mean the difference between surviving those events and shutting down for good.
The problem many small businesses cite for lack of disaster recovery is cost. They don’t have the funds to buy a second set of hardware and software to keep in a different location in the event of a catastrophe. Nor do they typically have the IT resources internally to do an adequate job of protecting their data and systems. So what can they do? Here are five affordable disaster recovery options for your small business.
Security Management Magazine Product Review: Quick and Easy Business Continuity Plan for Your Small Business
Mayer Nudell, CSC published a review in Security Management Magazine of “Quick and Easy Business Continuity Plan for Your Small Business.”
Facility Emergency Management is a brand new DVD-based Training Program PLUS a resource CD-ROM intended to help small and medium size organizations create facility action plans and institute emergency procedures in order to protect workers, customers, visitors and the nearby community from the effects of an incident, whether it begins inside or outside the facility.
When faced with a disaster, knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. If a facility experiences a disaster, the Emergency Manager is responsible for protecting those within the facility, whether they are students, employees, patients, customers or visitors.
Manmade disasters – mass shootings, fires or hazmat events – and natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods occur each year, sometimes with no advance warning. Knowing what to do when faced with an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. In an organization, the Emergency Manager is responsible for protecting those within the facility, whether they are students, employees, patients, customers or visitors.
The program examines planning, the development of an emergency management structure, the roles of the emergency management team, and the EOC. It also covers procedures for interfacing with local and regional response personnel.
The program examines the five levels of incidents and the appropriate response of the facility for each level. It explores mitigation and prevention; preparedness, response; and recovery. The Incident Command System (ICS) is also described so that the organization can integrate with emergency response personnel.
The program sets up a plan that can apply to both large and small incidents, and can be adapted to facilities of all sizes. Included in the package is a DVD and an accompanying Resource CD-Rom, with a Powerpoint presentation focusing on the new PS-Prep initiative (Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program) from FEMA, as well as a post-seminar quiz, and other materials that will help an Instructor present a training seminar.
Facility Emergency Management was shot on location with the assistance of local organizations and state and local response teams.
About the Technical Committee
Facility Emergency Management was created with the assistance of some of the foremost authorities in emergency response, including the following:
- Frank Borelli, Editor in Chief of Officer.com, a website dedicated to supporting police officers.
- Phil Currance, Deputy Commander, NMRT. Phil serves with the US Public Health Service, NMRT/WMD, a national response team that renders decontamination and care to mass casualties.
- Rick Hetzel, Chief, NC State Bureau of Investigation Special Response Team.
- Mike Hildebrand, Senior Partner, Hildebrand & Noll Associates. Mike was formerly Director of Safety and Fire Protection for API and a Team Leader on the Prince George’s Cty (MD) HazMat Team. The writer of numerous articles and texts, Mike co-authored the widely circulated text Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident.
- Chris Mailliard, Chief of Operations, NMRT, Denver, CO. He has served as a Tactical Paramedic with West Metro Fire Rescue (CO) and the Lakewood Police SWAT Teams.
- August Vernon, Assistant Coordinator, Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management (NC). He teaches courses in Incident Management, OPSEC for Public Safety, HazMat operations and Terrorism/WMD response.
- Trent Walker, Critical Incident Planner/ Hazardous Devices Technician, Greensboro (NC) Police Department.
About the filmmakers
- Gordon Massingham, Director. For over 20 years one of the world’s leading creators of emergency response training. Winner of more than 140 national and international awards.
Michael Cataldo, Writer, producer, and director. Michael also serves as assistant director, set designer, and prop and special effects creator.
2010, DVD (28 minutes) plus Resource CD-ROM. $350.00. Video preview available!
Egypt was dubbed an up-and-coming outsourcing destination by industry watchers in late 2010. But this week’s dramatic political unrest puts that reputation at risk — and serves as a warning to IT to plan for the geopolitical risks that can flare in offshore outsourcing locales.