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The NEW FM Global Resilience Index

Twelve drivers of operational resilience are grouped into three factors: economic, supply chain and risk quality and help you better understand countries’ business resilience to disruption, and provides critical insight to inform your strategic decisions.

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Meet the Expert

Preparing for an Active Shooter Event:

Frequent eGUIDE author and popular conference speaker Ted Brown brings years of practical experience to this topic. Ted shares valuable insights on creating a great exercise.

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2017 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management

This annual report analyzes the positive impact of business continuity management (BCM) on the financial and reputational consequences of a data breach. The results are significant. The findings from over 419 companies conclude that an integrated BCM strategy can help to reduce the total cost of a data breach by as much as 16% and decrease the likelihood of a recurring data breach by 28% over the next two years. Download this Ponemon Institute study sponsored by IBM to explore how BCM can help your organization better prepare for a data breach.

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The Face of Relief

Facebook and relief organizations are teaming up to gather data and create disaster maps in the wake of natural disasters.

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Droning On and On

Interactive drones are being developed to deliver medical supplies and assist in remote medical care.

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Lessons Learned

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, some advice is offered as to how high-rise residents can protect themselves in the event of an emergency.

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Hamming It Up

Ham radio remains an important part of emergency preparedness at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Service Gap

Professor Ron Austin works to develop a portable communications system capable of filling in gaps during the first 24 hours after a disaster.

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Future Communications

Public Safety Communications Research has announced grants for funding of 33 R&D projects to help develop new first-responder communications technologies.

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Honoring Women of Distinction

Nominations for the 2017 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame are open until June 29, 2017. An induction ceremony will take place at the IAEM Annual Conference. Contact Blythe Joy Patenaude at [email protected]


ROI Toolkit Now Available for Fall World-DRJ 2017

The tools you gain at Fall World 2017 help you reduce downtime, increase safety, secure data, and reduce risk. The ROI Toolkit helps you justify this worthwhile investment!

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"Share the Wealth" Industry Organizations Update

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IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series #2: "The Comeback Formula: 5 Keys to Community Resilience and Disaster Recovery"

July 13, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

About the Webinar: It happens so fast. One day, all is well. And then suddenly, you’re homeless, unmoored, and dependent on the kindness of strangers for the most basic necessities of life – a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, a few borrowed t-shirts and jeans. And when you look ahead, trying to figure out how to put your life back together, the road looks long and treacherous. Because it is.

Natural disasters destroy both physical and personal worlds. A full response must comprise both material and emotional support. FEMA housing and even full-replacement insurance policies aren’t enough to heal traumatized minds and hearts. But faith, caring support, and a few simple yet profound practices proven to boost resilience can make a big difference in how well disaster survivors and emergency responders alike recover from catastrophic experiences. Resilience can even transform disaster into opportunities for deeper life experience and greater service. Sandra Millers Younger combines riveting storytelling, lessons learned from her personal experience as a wildfire survivor, and leading-edge research from the field of positive psychology in this common-sense approach to a critical but often overlooked aspect of disaster recovery for both emergency professionals and the communities they serve.

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DRI International Webinars Offer Timely and Relevant Information for Industry Professionals

Two recent webinars are well worth viewing.

1) Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Response – A Crisis Management Perspective

2) Moving Beyond Firm Boundaries – Is resilience enhanced by supply chain continuity programs?

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The GRC Red Book:

Helps Professionals Plan, Assess, and Improve Capabilities to Achieve Principled Performance. OCEG is a global, nonprofit think tank that invented GRC, an acronym that denotes the integration of governance, risk and compliance. OCEG informs, empowers, and helps advance more than 60,000 members with ideas, content, and certifications.

OCEG describes Principled Performance, “Principled Performance is the healthy and vigorous state of being that enables organizational success. It can only be achieved by integrating and aligning information and core functions, and supporting them with strong communication, effective technology, and development of the desired culture.”

The GRC Capability Model (a free and open-source standard) was created to provide guidance to achieve this alignment. Become a free basic member to download the GRC Capability Model 3.0 Red Book.

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