Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Business Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, and there are many types of this theft. If your medical insurance information is stolen, someone could be getting care using your information. Or you can be set up to be held responsible for someone elses criminal behavior. Both individuals and businesses can be victims of this crime, and this issue can help you protect your business from identity theft.

The rise in business identity theft puts your business at serious risk. (Item #1) Here is a guide to protecting your business and recovering from business identity theft. (Item #2) Business ID theft can turn your business dream into a personal nightmare. (Item #3)

These suggestions can help businesses and business owners protect customers and employees sensitive personal information. (Item #4) The hard drive of a computer contains all of the data that was on it during the time that you were using it... so how can you safely dispose of it? (Item #5) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides guidance that can help you make smart, sound decisions. (Item #6)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meetings and Events

If you have never had a crisis or disruption of a meeting or event, you are obviously very lucky. It happens to everyone – the booth gets to the trade show, but the equipments held up in customs; a blizzard makes it impossible for your speaker to get to the fundraiser; a fire guts the hotel where you are (supposed to be) hosting your conference. Well, all we have to say is: Do not panic! Just remember the five P's -- Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance – and get going on your contingency plans; they will save you.

Good planners need to respond quickly to crises, without losing their cool. (Item #1) What's the probability that a natural disaster will impact your meeting? Planners who have come through a crisis with their meetings and organizations intact have a message for their peers: It can happen to you. (Item #2) You can purchase insurance to finance some aspects of event risk, but damage to your reputation can put you in arrears for years or seal your doors forevermore. (Item #3)

Your investment in planning will help you manage even the largest, long-term incident. (Item #4) Being ethical is just a matter of following a policy. (Item #5) If you’re thinking of undertaking a joint meeting, here is some advice. (Item #6)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cyber & Physical Security

Organizations are focusing more on cyber security, not just physical security. And, increasingly, they are focusing on the convergence of cyber and physical security. How can these two areas reinforce and benefit each other and overall security as well. If you are not familiar with this convergence or if you are considering how to implement a program, this issue may be of help to you.

What is convergence and how will it benefit your organization? (Item #1) The front line in protecting your data and your computer is securing the physical equipment itself. (Item #2) The lack of integration between physical and cyber security creates numerous challenges. (Item #3)

When it comes to cyber security who do you depend on? (Item #4) We need to protect not only our digital assets but also the people for whom those assets were created. (Item #5) This guide can help you determine how to handle cyber and physical security threats. (Item #6)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council sponsors National Safety Month and encourages organizations to participate in this observance to educate everyone about preventable injuries and deaths. This years NSM theme is Safety Starts with Me. The weekly themes this year include: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls; Employee Wellness; Emergency Preparedness; and Ergonomics. Bonus topics are summer safety and driving safety. This issue focuses on these six areas.

Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of workplace accidents; here is how to help prevent them. (Item #1) What are the benefits of an employee wellness program? (Item #2) Here is a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes. (Item #3)

Employers need to pay attention to ergonomics requirements. (Item #4) Share these summer safety tips with your employees so everyone will be safe. (Item #5) Any distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. (Item #6)