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Titan HST’s podcast, "Business Continuity Today" focuses on keeping your business up and running when disaster strikes. After a disaster, 1 of 4 businesses will never open their doors again. Join Titan HST's Director, Emergency Management, Todd DeVoe as he explores the trends and skills that are needed to have a successful Business Continuity program.
 
Business Continuity Expo explores best practice for protecting your organisation before, during and after an incident. Whether these incidents are terrorism threats, loss of IT or extreme weather conditions, the large exhibition, free seminars and stand-alone conference will help you identify the practical solutions to ensure the continuation of your business at all times. Visit www.businesscontinuityexpo.co.uk for more information.
 
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Emergency Management needs improvement to meet modern needs. With advancing technology, it can be harnessed and created specifically for emergency management and disaster response. Emergency Management technology has improved greatly and continues to progress for quicker and more effective responses from emergency services like police, fire, medica…
 
It's no secret that the US economy has been experiencing steady growth for the past decade, but as with any economic cycle, it will eventually end. We should ask ourselves not if but when the next downturn will occur and how we can be prepared. Today, I want to talk to you about strategies that US companies can implement to build resilience, surviv…
 
Risk management and business continuity are two critical concepts in business management. While closely related, they have distinct differences in scope, focus, and overall goals. Risk management is identifying, assessing, and prioritizing potential risks to an organization's operations and assets and implementing strategies to mitigate or manage t…
 
Threat and hazard identification and risk assessment (THIRA) is a systematic process for identifying and evaluating potential threats and hazards to an organization. It involves identifying potential risks, assessing their likelihood and potential impact, and developing strategies to mitigate or eliminate those risks. THIRA is an important part of …
 
As we enter 2023, businesses are facing a range of challenges that could impact their ability to remain operational and competitive. From the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, companies must be prepared to navigate a variety of challenges in order to ensure the continuity of their…
 
2022 has brought some relief and challenges to the profession of Business Continuity. Join Todd De Voe as he explores the challenges, victories, and losses for the year. The Team at Titan HST wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Links Web:https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn:https://bit.ly/3KgRvv6 Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/titanhst/…
 
Knowing where your documents are doing a crisis is critical. When people are looking for information, having a binder in an office is not helpful. With Titan HST you can Provide access-controlled materials, including maps, safety videos, emergency plans, and more. Links Web:https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn:https://bit.ly/3KgRvv6 Instagram:https://www…
 
With cyber-attacks in the headlines, a new report provides a gloomy reminder of the deep and long-lasting impact when things go wrong in public corporations. On average, companies struck by a crisis suffered a drop in share price by 19%, and share value took 147 days to recover. Moreover, crises involving environmental damage resulted in almost twi…
 
Today, in addition to natural disasters such as hurricanes, fires, floods, and pandemics and man-made issues such as wars, organizations face other challenges to their operations. For example, a modern business must contend with widespread economic and political instability, organized cybercrime, and eco-terrorist attacks. Likewise, their vulnerabi…
 
It is that time of year that we need to think about Severe Weather & Natural Disasters Regardless of the time of year or where you are in the world, severe weather should be on any business owner’s radar. Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, dust storms, floods, hail storms, ice storms, and more can threaten your business and cause horrendous catastro…
 
We are back in the swing with the flu and cold season. The ads on TV will show tough moms sending their children to school and taking cold meds to carry on their day. And We still have COVID to think about. What are your plans for your organization? If COVID has taught us anything, we must be strict with our employees to stay home when they are sic…
 
Todd is in Georgia this week at the International Association of Emergency Managers’ 70th Anniversary Conference. When he landed in Georgia, Hurricane Nicole hit the coast of Florida, and the tail hit Savanna. Hurricane Nicole brought heavy rains and left a trail of destroyed and teetering beachside homes, damaged hotels and condos along Florida's …
 
To be a leader, you must commit to innovation and thought leadership. As emergency management leaders progress and lead throughout their careers, they often learn about leadership in professional development courses and on-the-job experiences. Emergency Managers learn about management based on their requirements to oversee the completion of essenti…
 
In the 1940s, air raid warnings and plane spotting activities were part of the duties of the Office of Civil Defense. In the 1950s, with the threat of Soviet nuclear bombs, the Civil Defense created the Duck and Cover films and encouraged backyard shelters. But did you know that the government had a secret COG plan? The interesting history of Conti…
 
The business continuity, disaster recovery, and resilience professions have matured and faced a challenging future. Resilience has taken various forms, and an evolving set of potentially disruptive events face business continuity managers. Numerous domestic and international standards, regulations, laws, and guidance available to business continuit…
 
When storms like Hurricane Ian strike, many people have to cope afterward with losing water service. Power outages mean pumps can’t process and treat drinking water or sewage, and heavy stormwater flows can damage water mains. In Jackson, Mississippi, rising river water overwhelmed pumps at the main water treatment plant on Aug. 29, 2022, following…
 
When you sharpen your mental saw, it is the best way to rejuvenate your dulled-down mind is not to turn it off but to give it something different to think about than what it usually grinds through at work. Not only will this fresh mental fare stimulate unused parts of your brain, but it can also give you insights and ideas that can loop back into y…
 
If it is worth doing, you must measure it. How do you know your programs are effective if you do not have a way to measure them? Most parts of the business have KPIs. The real question is, do you want to know what is working or not, or are you just there to say you have a program? Think about that. Link Web: https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn: https://…
 
Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations. September was chosen as National Preparedness Month, as the tragedies of September 11, 2001, highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared. Each week of September is dedicated to unique aspects of preparednes…
 
This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 20, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home! At 10:20 am (local time) on 10/20, you can join millions of people across the world practicing earthquake safety. While we encourage you to participate with everyone, you can register your ShakeOut …
 
At Times BC professionals are hyper-focused on their job, and that can be a good thing. You may say no to projects that do not fit and you may have to say no to projects to get to a yes. However, you do not want to be siloed. The silo mindset does not appear accidentally nor is it a coincidence that most organizations struggle with interdepartmenta…
 
Let's explore design thinking and how it intersects with Business Continuity. Thinking in this way helps leaders better prepare for disruptions in business operations. It may not be the big one that causes your organization to fail, and it may just be a series of issues that you may never think get you. Links Web: https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn: ht…
 
Today, the concepts of cybersecurity training, cyber drills, and cyber polygon do not have clear boundaries. Historically, cybersecurity exercises were paper, command, and staff exercises. Such events, which bring together representatives of different departments, were aimed at identifying individual skills. However, today cybersecurity drills are …
 
The Culture of Preparedness starts with you. Today we are exploring how a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery strategy detail immediate, effective actions to be taken should a disaster strike. To truly be ready you need a current, detailed, and flexible plan that will enable your organization to survive – and thrive. Web: https://titan…
 
The Culture of Preparedness starts with you. Today we are exploring how a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery strategy detail immediate, effective actions to be taken should a disaster strike. To truly be ready you need a current, detailed, and flexible plan that will enable your organization to survive – and thrive. Web: https://titan…
 
Alyssa’s law requires all public and charter schools to implement an advanced panic alarm system to allow law enforcement to react immediately in the event of a critical emergency. These solutions make it possible for officers to get to the scene quickly, take down the perpetrator, and minimize the number of lives lost. Links Web: https://titanhst.…
 
When you think of Complex Problems, sometimes trying the simple solution works. However, sometimes simple is not the right answer. Let's see how we can balance the complex solution with the quick fix (that never works). Links Web: https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3KgRvv6 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/titanhst/ Twitter: https://…
 
Most Organizations are looking to build an enduring entity. Leveraging aspects of business continuity and business resilience principles enables organizations to mitigate risks more effectively and allow continuous operations. The goal of improving an organization's ability to respond to disruptions and strengthening its long-term resilience is the…
 
Tabletop exercises are a tool that you need to add to your organization. It is not critical to have the "right" scenario. It could be anything that could harm your organization's reputation and its ability to function, from a natural disaster or accident to human-caused crises such as a security breach, terror attack, or internally perpetrated wron…
 
Whether it's the threat of a flood, storm, earthquake, pandemic, or human-caused hazard, building the resilience of your business to disasters is becoming just as important as managing your reputation or testing your products before launching them. Strong economic, financial, legal, reputational, and regulatory reasons exist. Let's explore why busi…
 
Complexity bias is a logical fallacy that leads us to give undue credence to complex concepts. Faced with two competing ideas, we are likely to choose the most complex one. As a result, when we need to solve a problem, we may ignore simple solutions — thinking “that will never work” — and instead favor complex ones. Links Web: https://titanhst.com/…
 
Active shooting scenarios focus on the police response, and the larger emergency management role during these complex incidents is often overlooked. However, they are multi-week, multi-jurisdictional incidents requiring command & control, interoperable communications, and a host of other services. Web: https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn: https://bit.ly…
 
Acts of Violence can take many forms, and it takes a tremendous toll on everyone involved. Results of an act of violence are increased absenteeism and turnover, high-stress levels, decreased productivity, increased Workers' Compensation claims, damaged morale, costs involved with post-incident counseling, and much more. We have talked about prevent…
 
For protection during a disaster, an effective localization and positioning system is a vital disaster. With the use of mobile devices, locating individuals during a disaster is becoming easy with Cell/RIF/Bluetooth. The mobile device-enabled Augmented Reality(AR) in conjunction with the Internet of Things(IoT) is changing the face of disaster mana…
 
As organizations look at ways to address the most significant challenges, from natural disasters to sustainability, they need to invest in the IoT solutions embedded with advanced analytics to better prepare for and react to these incidents. With connected sensors and long-range, low-power IoT technology leveraging artificial intelligence, organiza…
 
The new internet may soon be coming to a home near you in the form of Mesh Networking. So what is Mesh Networking and how does it differ from traditional networks…and how will it change disaster communications? Links Web: https://titanhst.com/ LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3KgRvv6 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/titanhst/ Twitter: https://twitter.c…
 
The news of two active shooter events one in Buffalo NY and the other at a church in Laguna Woods CA, and mass notification communications mistake by a major city in SoCal are driving the conversation in emergency management. Do you have a plan on how to communicate with your team, your clients, and stakeholders? Now is the time to take a look at y…
 
What do you do after your emergency procedures and evacuation plans are complete? It is time to exercise them. Your team must know what to do in an emergency at work and home. And How you are going to communicate with them. A vital part of this training is a fire drill, which puts the emergency procedures into practice to see if they work. If they …
 
The Southwest has moved from fire season to a 365-day threat of wildland fires. Why do you need a plan? Roughly 60,000 wildfires burn 8 million acres in the U.S. each year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Wildland fires are more destructive and deadly than ever. Although we see fires in the west the most, every state has a…
 
A NASCAR PIT CREW COMES TO MIND when I think of a high-performing team. Each team member has a critical role to play, and they are specialized, hyper-focuses, and ready to achieve outstanding results under pressure. How can you achieve the outcomes your team can give you? Quality performance management empowers collaborative workspaces and develops…
 
When we think of Business Continuity Planning, we ought to have a plan for a power outage; however, have you ever thought about a power shortage? As we see, the price of fuel impacts the supply chain. Can the drought in the American Southwest impact the electrical grid? Join Todd as he looks at how hydroelectrical generation stations have some conc…
 
Regardless of industry, the planning/decision-making function should have one goal: to reduce the latency between analysis, decision, and direction change. Organizations must look at their data holistically and have a culture that allows them to communicate any new inputs across the organization to make that turn instantly. In today's uncertain wor…
 
We are witnessing the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis that it has brought. In addition, the conflict is hurting the economy; oil prices have gone up, food prices worldwide are on the rise, and the President of the United States told the nation to prepare for food shortages. We see the eroding of the value of incomes while disrupting trad…
 
The war in Europe has organizations discussing cybersecurity in the C-Suite and boardrooms worldwide. Today we need to approach cybersecurity as part of the system. Cybersecurity is an intrinsic risk management essential that must be built into the core of every employee, product, and service. Companies need to implant cybersecurity by design and a…
 
The event of a cyberattack is now increasingly likely in today's environment. However, business operations matter more than data. Your organization needs to place your stakeholders first. Your customers rely on your company to deliver the services and products. Cyberattacks not only implicate customer data but, more importantly, disrupt service del…
 
Russia's assault on Ukraine has left Multinational Companies scrambling to ensure the safety of their workers while girding for disruption stemming from Western sanctions. Companies are now closing and limiting business in Russia, The Longshoremen are refusing to unload ships carrying Russian goods, and companies with facilities in Ukraine have sus…
 
Understanding and assessing geopolitical risk is more critical today than ever before. It is close to impossible to remove a company out of the global economy and supply chain today. Issues in one part of the world will have an impact on every sector of business. The crisis-management teams have moved from “nice to have” to “need to have.” Links: W…
 
The Wall Street Journal has reported that America's Power Grid is increasingly Unreliable. The rising rate of power outages, the strain on the system, and the closing of power plants across the US are just some of the symptoms. Is Your organization ready? Links: Website-https://www.titanhst.com/ Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/TitanHST/ Instagram…
 
Business continuity is a company’s ability to ensure operations and core business functions are maintained, or not severely impacted, during or after a disaster. Here are important differences in business continuity vs. disaster recovery, and those in leadership or emergency preparedness roles can benefit from understanding the core distinctions. L…
 
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