MissionMode’s Readiness Survey: Assess Your Organization’s Crisis Preparedness

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As part of our continued commitment to help organizations improve overall crisis preparedness, we unveiled our MissionMode Readiness Survey to attendees at the Disaster Recovery Journal’s Fall World event in San Diego, CA this month. After taking the Readiness Survey, your organization will have a solid indicator—Your Readiness Number—on where it stands in terms of overall preparedness as well as some tips on how to improve your score. “We created the Readiness Survey to provide a quick and easy way to help organizations identify opportunities for improved preparedness whether they are...
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FBI Issues Data Breach Warning to Healthcare Companies

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Hackers have found a new and very lucrative target: healthcare industry companies. The data breach issue is so troubling that the FBI just issued a federal law enforcement bulletin to healthcare industry companies warning of “malicious actors targeting healthcare-related systems”. Pervasive Problem Last year, the healthcare industry accounted for 44 percent of all breaches according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, making it the first time the healthcare industry surpassed all other industries in this measure. In contrast, the financial services industry represented just 3.7 percent of the total in...
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Mass Notification Systems Critical in the Incident Management Lifecycle

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Robert Edson, Global Vice President Sales and Marketing for MissionMode, was recently interviewed by Continuity Insights on the importance of mass notification systems in the incident management lifecycle.  According to Mr. Edson, there’s building acceptance of mass notification systems as a must-have component for any businesses’ incident management strategy. A welcome side effect that companies with these systems are seeing is an improvement in communication and cooperation across all levels of the organization as well as gains in efficiency. Mass Notification Systems – Crucial in the Incident Management Lifecycle After...
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Emergency Notification Case Study: Argo Group

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As is the case with many businesses around the world, the Argo Group was motivated to enhance its emergency notification system after facing an incident that impacted day-to-day operations. After Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Argo Group, an international specialty underwriter based in Bermuda, realized in the event of an emergency they needed a better system to communicate with the firm’s more than 1,300 employees who reside in 10 countries. Eye-Opening Storm When Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, the Argo Group needed to account for...
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Business Continuity Planning: How Resilient Is your Supply Chain?

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Financial and resource priorities are constantly jockeying to get management’s attention in today’s corporate world, and oftentimes a comprehensive business continuity plan (BCP) gets neglected in favor of more immediate, pressing considerations. According to a recent study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, supply chain resiliency, a critical element to any well-developed business continuity plan, is being ignored by 90 percent of firms surveyed. Vulnerabilities to Comprehensive Planning While 68% of businesses have some level of business continuity planning in place, supply chain resiliency seems to fall...
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Safeguard Data Centers against Physical Security Threats

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To some extent, every person with a digital persona—the majority of first-world inhabitants—has been threatened or dealt with the fallout of a data breach. When news reports blast out information on the latest hacker attack, users rush to change passwords and secure accounts while organizations debate the best way to safeguard digital assets in any way they can. It’s most often the physical security of the data center—the heart of any modern organization—that gets overlooked by high-profile attention to cyber security, but, if compromised, it quickly becomes a major issue...
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MissionMode Solutions and UnoTelos Ltd. Form Partnership to Promote MissionMode Software

May 1, 2013 – Chicago, IL. MissionMode Solutions is proud to announce a partnership with UnoTelos Ltd., a leading IT services provider in West and Central Africa. UnoTelos customers will now have the opportunity to access MissionMode’s innovative web-based emergency notification and incident management software. “Together, UnoTelos and MissionMode can now deploy an unbeatable combination of software and services to customers in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya,” said Malcolm Hafner, MissionMode’s CEO. “MissionMode has a history of delivering software solutions that protect revenue, reputation and lives. We are delighted to be working...
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New Webinar Shows Organizations How to Build a Global Business Continuity Program

Chicago, IL – June 25, 2013. A new webinar will communicate to Business Continuity professionals the secrets of building a Business Continuity Program with a global scope. The webinar is titled “Secrets to Building a Global Business Continuity Program“. Using his personal experience Michael Lazcano will share his experience, lessons learned and accelerated paths to success. The event will take place on August 6 at 12:00 PM EDT. For those who are unable to attend the live event, a recording of the webinar will be available after the event. The...
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New Mobile Apps Revolutionize How Organizations Respond to Crises and Operations Issues

Chicago, IL – August 12, 2013. MissionMode Solutions has released three new mobile applications that revolutionize how organizations respond to crises and operations issues. The apps put the power and versatility of MissionMode’s emergency notification and incident management software on a tablet or smartphone. They extend the capabilities of the company’s web-based applications. Mobile applications are becoming more important as our society becomes increasingly mobile. Global shipments of tablets will eclipse laptop computers this year, according to research firm IDC. And eMarketer reports that in major world markets, smartphone adoption is higher...
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Free Webinar – ISO 22301: The New Standard for Business Continuity Best Practice

Chicago, IL. March 29, 2013. On May 23, 2013, a new webinar will help organizations understand the new ISO 22301 standard and how to implement it. ISO 22301 is the new international standard for Business Continuity Management. It provides organizations with a framework to manage risk and ensure that they can continue operations in any type of event. The standard also gives stakeholders and customers absolute confidence in the organization’s resilience. ISO 22301 expert John McGill will show organizations what the ISO standard is, why it’s important, how to plan for certification,...
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