5 Steps to Better Continuity Planning

Whether you are planning for a hurricane, earthquake or cyber incident, the ability to maintain essential functions is critical to your organization’s success and long term viability. Working with organizations over the past two years, we have seen an increased...

Time to Dust Off Nuclear Plans?

Last week the State of Hawaii Emergency Management Agency posted a news release regarding the increased threat to the islands of a potential nuclear threat from North Korea.  As tensions continue to escalate on the Korean peninsula, tensions are also on the rise with...

Hacking a Community Notification System? It just happened!

A few weeks ago we published an article titled “Wikileaks, 9-1-1, and You” detailing the potential emergency management implications of the WikiLeaks hack of the CIA’s cybersecurity arsenal.  We addressed the concern about community notification...

WikiLeaks, 9-1-1, and You!

A growing concern in the Emergency Management and Crisis Management space is the threat of a cyber security event impacting agency operations or the ability to respond appropriately to a major event. Recently the Wall Street Journal chronicled a cyber attack on 9-1-1...

Listing of all Emergency Preparedness CoPs from CMS

On September 8, 2016 CMS published the Emergency Preparedness final rule.  The 651 final rule document served as the blueprint and intent for the codified language that 17 health care provider types will have to live by.  On Friday, September 16th, the CFR was updated...