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Decrease Risk. Increase Resilience.

The Risk and Resilience Hub is a digital platform leveraged to bring together the silos of BC, EM, DR, GRC and ERM to build resilient organizations and communities in the private and public sectors. The vibrant ecosystem is not simply a web site but rather a global hub for professionals to connect and collaborate.

More than the Sum of the Parts:   The HUB’s uniqueness is not to be found in one feature but rather in the combination of four key areas – a knowledge center, five directories, a Facebook-type community and a spotlight on prominent industry organizations. 

It has been a 3-year journey and finally, it’s time for “show and tell”. Along the way, many challenges in the trenches have reminded us that resilience is about vision and perseverance.  While we would love to unveil a perfect platform, instead we offer you an ecosystem that is in process and that will be shaped by the industry that we care deeply about.  Tell us what you think – what works and what doesn’t. It all matters. And by all means, if you have something to add…let us know!  

The HUB is a work in progress. With your help, the best is yet to come!

Why the Risk and Resilience HUB?

The Risk and Resilience HUB is a one-stop platform to integrate and communicate resources for the silos of business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, emergency management, governance, risk and compliance.

The vision for the HUB began 35 years ago and has evolved. First, we had an Emergency Preparedness cooperative focused on earthquakes, followed by the Disaster Resource GUIDE, next the Continuity eGUIDE and now the Risk and Resilience HUB.

The HUB is a gathering place to bring together companies and industry groups who have the answers needed in this fast paced world.  We will leverage our 35 years of relationships to bring you the resources you need. Think Skype with problem solvers!

We will research, curate and present the best of the best resources for our industry.  This will include forums, a social network, directories, access to subject matter experts, thought leadership, surveys of industry professionals, and the establishment of a content framework.

Learn. Locate. Connect

Knowledge Center
Knowledge Center
Featuring subject matter experts in key areas and six categories. We aim to integrate the disciplines of business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, emergency response, and governance risk and compliance. Think Google, but curated with the best content!
Five Directories
Five Directories
Vendors, associations, events, educational institutions and government agencies. Does your company have a need for a product or service? Does your company have products and services for this industry? You have come to the right place. Think Angie’s List!
A place to make connections, share ideas, learn new things and more. The community will work ONLY if you and others get involved. Complete your profile, invite your friends, post a blog, join a group or start a forum topic. Think Facebook without the ads!

It All Began in 1985

The Disaster Resource GUIDE has roots in the lessons learned after the devastating Mexico City earthquake (1985) which highlighted the need for preparedness and preplanning. The recurring message in the mainstream media: “Human suffering could have been enormously reduced if 72-hour preparedness had been a pre-earthquake priority.”

Disaster Resource GUIDE is published by Emergency Lifeline Corporation. ELC was founded in 1985 by Kathy Gannon Rainey with the purpose of helping businesses, schools, families and individuals prepare for 72-hour self-sufficiency. In addition to selling preparedness kits and supplies, Emergency Lifeline published educational resources for hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness. These simple educational publications spotlighted several companies with diverse products for a developing marketplace.

In the early 1990s, an industry began to emerge.

There were small steps of collaboration between the disciplines of business recovery (now aka business continuity) and emergency management. Major corporations realized that business recovery and resumption was linked to the well-being of its employees and the survivability of its infrastructure. This movement was the catalyst for the Disaster Resource GUIDE which was launched in 1996.

The Disaster Resource GUIDE was always about helping companies, institutions, communities, and families preserve and protect those things that are most important– people…property…jobs…business assets…community. 

For 20+ years we have consolidated and communicated thousands of resources through four media vehicles:

  • Annual Disaster Resource GUIDE
  • Special Edition Mini-GUIDEs
  • Wednesday Continuity eGUIDE
  • 24/7 Online GUIDE

Our job has been made easier by a growing corporate and government commitment to “work together” to ensure continuity of our corporations and communities. TODAY WE SEE… Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resources, Risk Management, Safety and other departments working together to create enterprise-wide programs for the continuity of the organization.  An increase in the number of grassroots contingency and emergency planning groups who are eager to “share the wealth” of their knowledge, training and experience.  The formation of public and private partnerships—relationships forged because of a shared belief that, by “working together”, communities can lessen the impact of disasters

Working Together

The GUIDE works together with three important groups – an experienced and knowledgeable Advisory Board and Editorial Board, a grassroots alliance of organizations, and participation of more than 300 companies with essential products and services. We the GUIDE and now the HUB into 6 distinct sections with the hope that it will be more “user friendly”. 

You will see resources for:

  • Enterprise Resilience
  • Human Concerns
  • IT Availability & Security
  • Communications & Network
  • Physical Infrastructure
  • Incident & Crisis Response

Tell us what you think – what works and what doesn’t. It all matters. And by all means, if you have something to add…let us know!   The HUB is a work in progress. With your help, the best is yet to come!

Kathy Gannon Rainey
P.O. Box 15243
Santa Ana, CA 92735
Tel: (714) 558-8940
Fax: (714) 558-8901
E-mail: [email protected]