Wednesday, August 28, 2013

National Preparedness Month

Like the bumper sticker says, Emergencies happen; are you ready? September is National Preparedness Month and a good time to focus on making preparedness an integral part of your daily life – and of your familys, employees and everyone else. Share this issue with everyone in your organization, your family, your neighborhood… anyone you think might benefit from it. Be ready… just in case.

Here’s everything you need to observe National Preparedness Month. (Item #1) You can be ready for an emergency in just three steps. (Item #2) This guide from the Department of Homeland Security provides citizens with information to help them be prepared against all types of hazards. (Item #3)

Share this information with your neighbors. (Item #4) Here’s information you can use to prepare a family evacuation plan. (Item #5) The safest locations to seek shelter vary by hazard. Be informed about the sheltering suggestions for each hazard. (Item #6)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and more prevalent every year, and, with the increase in the use of mobile devices, cybercrime is likely to become even more common. Many studies have shown that enterprises are not paying enough attention to protecting themselves from this threat, which costs businesses billions of dollars each year. If you are wondering what you should be doing about cybercrime, this issue will be a good read.

Companies that are not aware of the growing security risks could leave themselves open to cyber attacks and more. (Item #1) Here are five things every small business should know about web threats and cybercrime. (Item #2) Crimeware infiltrating corporate networks, stealing business data and using or trading it for profit, poses a growing business problem for companies and their executive management. (Item #3)

This Q&A with cybercrime experts provides lots of good information about the complex threat of cybercrime. (Item #4) New State of Cybercrime survey finds lack of risk awareness means poor defenses in the enterprise. (Item #5) Follow these steps to investigate a cyber crime in your small business to help find the intruder. (Item #6)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Workplace Violence

While mass shootings make headlines, the majority of workplace violence episodes do not make the news. Each day, employees and managers deal with incidents of assault, domestic violence, harassment, stalking, and threats, as well as physical and emotional abuse that never make the news. Many of these, in fact, are never even reported to company management or to the police. While estimates of the cost of such violence are not exact, estimates run into the billions of dollars. How do you handle workplace violence in your organization? Here is some information that sheds light on workplace violence – what it is and what to do about it.

Workplace violence in America has been on the rise in recent years. (Item #1) What you do post-incident can sow the seeds for preventing workplace violence. (Item #2) A workplace violence policy can go a long way to reducing the risk. (Item #3)

A mediator could help prevent conflict from turning into violence in the workplace. (Item #4) Here are steps employers can take to evaluate risk and prevent workplace violence. (Item #5) As recent workplace homicides indicate, having proactive workplace violence prevention and violence response plans will ensure a better coordination between security and human resources; here are 10 ways to prevent escalation of workplace violence. (Item #6)