Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Meetings and Events

If you run events and have not had any incidents that made you wonder why you do it, then you must be one of the luckiest people on the planet. And in today’s world, there are more possible disruptions and potential crises than ever before because our increased use of technology has made us more vulnerable to hacking and other incidents. So remember that, where crises are concerned, it’s not if you’ll be a victim but when. This issue can help you be better prepared to avoid these risks.

The author provides some general guidelines for meeting security. (Item #1)   Here are five things to look out for when planning for event app security. (Item #2)   To protect your meetings, your organization and your attendees you have to be vigilant and you have to stop sharing passwords.  (Item #3)

This brief video provides some security tips. (Item #4)   Corporate espionage puts meeting, conference, and event planners on the front line when it comes to protecting the sensitive information assets of those participating in your meetings, conferences, and events. (Item #5)   Covering everything from pre-event to on-site, this checklist will be helpful to you. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fire Prevention and Preparedness

October is Fire Prevention Month and October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the notorious blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres on October 8th and 9th, 1871. It has since been expanded to Fire Prevention Month. This is the time of year when we need to ensure that we are prepared for the potential of fires and the dangers they present. The articles below can help you with your preparations and planning.

Do you know what to do to lessen the likelihood of an office fire breaking out -- and how to react if one does? (Item #1)   The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City became the benchmark for what employers should NOT do in their facilities if they want to protect their employees and property. (Item #2)   While many people look at the fire- and life-safety inspection process negatively, these inspections benefit the building/business owners, as well as those who use the building. (Item #3)

Small business fire and safety training is necessary for companies of every size. (Item #4)   Fire drills should take place at least once a year. (Item #5)   Regardless of the location of a fire, once people are aware of it, they should be able to proceed safely along a recognizable escape route, to a place of safety. (Item #6) 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Recovering from a Data Breach

Many experts believe that you don’t always know that your data has been breached and only learn about it after the fact, often from a third party. When you do find out about a breach, do you know what to do to recover from it? This week’s articles provide some insights on the steps to take to save your reputation.

Legal and technology experts shared their insights on how to best recover from a small business data breach. (Item #1)   What should you do if your business experiences a data breach? (Item #2)   are some ways to deal with the different aspects of a data breach and how a company can recover.  (Item #3)

Security experts share the steps that CIOs and CISOs should take in the hours and days after a breach. (Item #4)   You already know a data breach is bad news for everyone, consumers and the breached business alike, but you might be shocked to learn just how severe the reputational impact can be for businesses. (Item #5)   The hours, days, weeks and even months after your organization has been the target of a data breach can feel like the company’s darkest time. (Item #6)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Terrorism and How It's Changing

Terrorism is a fact of life in the 21st century, and we have all spent time ensuring we are prepared in the event it strikes our workplace or home. And terrorism is changing... we're not just worried about bombs anymore but also about lone actors whose actions we can't predict. This means we have to review our business continuity plans and ensure that we have included all potential risks that we may not have considered when bombs were our main concern.

What should you do to protect your employees, your organization, and its stakeholders from a terrorist attack? (Item #1)   Though global terrorism has been increasing over the recent history, properly understanding and preparing for its effects will minimize negative impacts. (Item #2)   In the U.S., most acts of domestic terrorism have focused on the workplace, and this makes workplace safety a priority, but it's important to plan without inciting unnecessary fear. (Item #3)

According to several security experts, most instances of workplace violence are committed by one person acting alone. (Item #4)   Should terrorism awareness be included in induction training? The answer is, yes. (Item #5)   You must remember that for some people the effects of terrorism may not be felt immediately but, instead, arise months later. (Item #6)

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