Many government agencies and high-profile businesses tell their employees to follow “the New York Times rule” when sending emails, drafting documents, and making business decisions. The rule is simple: if you would be embarrassed to see your conduct reported (or your email quoted) on the front page of the newspaper, think twice!
In 2017, several major cyber attacks affected large businesses. Some affected millions of people: for example, the Equifax and Uber breaches compromised millions of people’s information. Beyond the high-profile attacks affecting millions of consumers, many small businesses faced the constant threat of falling victim to one of many malware attacks on corporate systems.
El Nino Expected to Effect Winter Weather This Year
According to a report1 published on August 3rd by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), El Nino conditions are here and are very likely here to stay through next spring. Since it’s been nearly twenty years since most of us have heard the term, here’s a little refresher.
Communication During a Renovation Can Be Complicated, Mass Notification System Technology Keeps It Simple
Mass notification system technology, like Pocketstop’s RedFlag Notification System, proves to be essential during an emergency or crisis situation. But mass notification system technology can be leveraged during other situations as well. Many of our RedFlag clients manage large, public, multi-tenant properties such as shopping malls or multi-tenant office buildings.
Most of us live day-to-day, not thinking of those affected by disasters unless it makes the national news. One Emergency Notification Service shows in real-time, worldwide events that require coordination, management and constant communications.
Awaking this morning to the news of yet another massive earthquake in Nepal was heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering and to the aid workers who are assembling in Nepal to help those who are helpless. If you’re interested in donating to help those in need, check out this blog for some information you should consider before donating and for a list of already vetted organizations you can donate to with confidence.
How Does Your Business Provide Emergency Communications During A Power Outage?
Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and new life outside our windows. It is also a time when the weather can cause disruptions in our lives and, if we’re not prepared, it can be a time where we find ourselves in trouble and in need of an emergency communications system.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Meets CJIS Compliance in California; Removes Roadblocks for Notification Systems and Other Technology1
Last week Microsoft “gained a major endorsement” when it’s cloud computing platform, Azure (also our notification system’s cloud) was deemed compliant with criminal justice security standards1. The approval, which came from the California Department of Justice (DOJ), is tied to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).
Malls bump up security as terror group mentions Mall of America in threat
These days, a lot of the functionality that digital technology brings can be pretty glamorous. But when it comes to emergency preparedness, walking through the worst case scenario is far from dazzling. Let this week’s terror threat from al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group with ties to al-Qaeda, on the Mall of America be a wake up call.
Did you see the photos of grocery store shelves emptied? What about the lines of people gathered outside waiting to stock up on food, water and other essential items before the worst storm they’d ever seen? Flights were cancelled, travel bans put in place and bridges and tunnels were closed all as precautionary measures for the snowpocalypse that was about to go down.
“It was a little bit chaotic and stressful, as you can imagine, watching your building engulfed in flames with part of it burning to the ground.”