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Welcome! The Crisis Insights blog was created for professionals who deal with crises—even if that's not in their job description. Each week, you'll find fresh insights, resources and news on a range of topics.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Why Organizations Should Focus on 'Natural' Crises

Nothing destroys reputation faster than a crisis.  And no crises are more damaging than the obvious ones which should have been predicted and could have been prevented.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

10 Steps to an Effective Cyber-Incident Response

Organizations of all sizes are being targeted by cyber-criminals. A cyber breach is almost invevitable and you need to be truly prepared to respond. Here are 10 principles to guide companies in creating and implementing a cyber-incident response plan.

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Tuesday
Aug272013

The 10 Steps Of Crisis Communications - Part 2

The basic steps of effective crisis communications are not difficult, but they require advance work in order to minimize damage. The slower the response, the more damage is incurred. So if you're serious about crisis preparedness and response, read and implement these 10 steps of crisis communications.

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Tuesday
Aug202013

The 10 Steps Of Crisis Communications

Every organization is vulnerable to crises. The days of playing ostrich are gone. If you don't prepare, you will incur more damage. These 10 steps will be a foundation for your crisis communications planning.

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Tuesday
Aug132013

New Mobile Apps Revolutionize How Organizations Respond to Crises

During an incident or crisis, responders are typically away from their desks. They can’t use traditional crisis management software since they're not in front of a computer. MissionMode’s new mobile apps enable responders and other team members to drive the incident response from the palm of their hand.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

3 Keys to Using Social Media Responsibly

A crisis in 2013 vaguely resembles a crisis of 15 years ago. Today, social media can be both a curse and a blessing in an emergency. Managers must understand that with the power of real-time comes a huge responsibility to learn how to use the media responsibly.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Crisis and Disaster Websites Roundup

We've assembled a diverse group of interesting crisis and disaster-related websites for your enjoyment. Some have very practical applications in crisis management, while some are simply cool to interact with.

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Tuesday
Jul232013

Infographic: Maintaining Business Continuity in an IT Environment

The constant parade of new hardware and software that necessarily comes into a data center makes for a lot of moving parts that can be extremely difficult for IT managers to integrate into a business continuity plan. This infographic from eWeek contains interesting statistics and practical guidance for ensuring that your systems are “Always up, always on”.

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Tuesday
Jul162013

Lessons Learned from the Boston Bombings

 

The bombings at the Boston marathon were a tragic reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere at any time. Business Continuity professionals should be thinking about the effects of a terrorist attack and incorporate those scenarios into their plans.

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Severe Weather Preparedness and Resiliency

A new white paper is available that acts as a guide to planning and implementing your response to weather threats and it's much more than a simple checklist. The paper helps you to think through the processes that will result in a successful response.

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