It’s Awards Season – Time To Celebrate Excellence

Everbridge Wins BCI European Award for Continuity & Resilience Innovation 2017   Earlier this month Everbridge attended the prestigious annual BCI European Awards ceremony and scooped the award for the Continuity and Resilience Innovation 2017. The ceremony took place in Edinburgh, UK, and was attended by the business continuity industry’s leading professionals. Everbridge won against […]

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Crisis Emergency vs. Routine Emergency

In a recent white paper, “Leadership at Times of Crisis,” Regina Phelps, internationally recognized expert in the field of crisis management, discussed the key areas leaders need to address during a crisis. One factor is distinguishing between a crisis emergency and a routine emergency.   What is a Routine Emergency? Phelps makes it clear that […]

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It’s Business Continuity Awareness Week – Why Communication is Vital during a Cyberattack

15-19th May, 2017 is Business Continuity Week!   The annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (#BCAW2017) takes place this week. This year’s theme is cyber security and assisting business continuity professionals during cyberattacks or data breaches. Everbridge’s mission is to improve communication in the midst of a crisis – whether it be a threat to public […]

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Workplace Violence By the Numbers

Understanding the Workplace Violence Problem Workplace violence is a problem that cannot be ignored. No employer is immune from the problem and there is no way to completely prevent workplace violence from occurring.  A large part of workplace violence is understanding the problem. In a recent webinar with Everbridge, “An Executive Seminar on Workplace Violence […]

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UK’s Healthcare Ransomware Attack Could Affect US: What You Need to Know

Editor’s Note: Updates are at the bottom as the story unfolds.  As the news spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack across Europe, the UK health system was brought to a near standstill when healthcare staff could no longer access patient records.  Suddenly, dosage for medications, prior history, and other significant health events were locked away — hospitals […]

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Designing Business Continuity Training Exercises

Business continuity training exercises are a key aspect of any organization’s business continuity program. Exercises allow organizations to fine tune the actions necessary to ensure you can keep your employees safe and your business running. In her recent white paper, “Designing Training Exercises: Best Practices & Tips,” Regina Phelps outlines steps your organization can take […]

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Reimagining Your Business Continuity Program

A business continuity program is a staple for organizations that aim to continue to deliver products and/or services following a disruptive incident. However, if these programs do not evolve with time, they could become obsolete. In her white paper, “Trends in Business Continuity: Exploring the Past and Planning for the Future,” Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, […]

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Crisis Management: 7 Skills Required for Leaders

Last week, Regina Phelps presented a webinar, “Leadership During Times of Crisis,” where she touched on numerous topics, including seven essential crisis management skills all leaders should have when managing a crisis. Gain situational awareness – First, begin by gathering and assembling the key facts of the incident, which is often under conditions of great […]

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Workplace Violence Preparedness: Designing an Active Shooter Exercise

With most active shooter incidents being over in mere minutes, training exercises should be an integral part of an organization’s workplace violence preparedness program. However, prior to conducting an active shooter training exercise, Regina Phelps says in a recent white paper that there are four things that must be in place: Senior management support Workplace […]

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Workplace Violence Prevention Programs Must Include Mobile Workers

Last week, Steven Crimando, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, presented a webinar “An Executive Seminar on Workplace Violence Prevention. One of the major themes Crimando hit on was mobile workers. In the past, workplace violence prevention largely related to employees who worked in a traditional office building. However, as a significant portion of the workforce shifts […]

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Webinar Replay and Transcript: 5 Steps to Clery Act Communication Compliance

5 Steps to Clery Act Communication Compliance Replay For the transcript see below. If you’d like to learn how Everbridge helps colleges and universities ensure Clery Act Compliance, visit our Clery Act page here. Zach Winn: Hi everyone and welcome to today’s webinar titled The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirement: Five Steps to Compliance. This […]

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Changing Terror Tactics in Europe require a review of Critical Communications

The recent terrorist incident in London have shown that despite its rarity, terror strategies are evolving. Terrorists are resorting to ‘day to day’ resources such as cars, trucks and knives – having realised they no longer need sophisticated explosives to take lives by targeting places where people gather in numbers. These new methods are arguably more difficult […]

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Clery Act Communication Requirements

5 Steps to Compliance Lack of compliance with Clery Act can result in hefty fines for colleges and universities. In 2016, a major institution was hit with a $2.4 million dollar fine for not meeting one of the requirements. While not limited to just communication, the Act does have very strict requirements for Timely Warnings […]

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Webinar Preview: An Executive Seminar on Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence prevention should be top of mind for organizations of all sizes due to the vast impact. According to SafetyCenter.org, an estimated two million American workers are victims of workplace violence annually, costing organizations approximately $120 billion. That said, it is critical executives have a full grasp on what policies and tactics should be […]

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Managing Incident Command Systems with an ENS for Improved Public Safety Communications

Public Safety Communications Need Effective Incident Command Systems Incident command systems are valuable for centralizing part of your public safety communications strategy. When a disaster strikes, you often need multi agency event response. Large scale events call for coordinated efforts that include local police, fire and emergency management from surrounding areas (e.g. towns, cities and/or […]

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Active Shooter Preparedness: Expand Your Definition of Workplace Violence

Last week, Everbridge partnered with Security Management and Steven M. Crimando, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, to present a webinar, “Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management,” which covered numerous topics organizations must address to better prepare for an active shooter incident, including the need to expand the definition of workplace violence. Traditionally, workplace violence is categorized into […]

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Crisis Emergencies Require Different Capabilities

Earlier this month, Regina Phelps, (@ReginaPhelps), Founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions, joined Everbridge for a deep dive into the four elements of effective crisis management and crisis communications. During the webinar, Regina provided information organizations need to help create an effective crisis management team and crisis management process that can help you successfully manage […]

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Upcoming Webinar – Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management

Active shooter incidents continue to be a prevalent act of workplace violence across the globe. Every organization and community is vulnerable so it is critical that you are prepared to handle this evolving threat. To help organizations prepare we are hosting a webinar with Security Management, “Comprehensive Active Shooter Incident Management,” on March 22nd at […]

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Preparing for Winter Storm Stella

Up and down the east coast, the region is bracing for Winter Storm Stella on Tuesday, March 14th. The nor’easter is likely to produce the largest snowfall of the winter season, with heavy snow and strong winds with gusts of up to 50 mph. Residents from Virginia to Maine are preparing for the worst–whiteout conditions, potential power outages, immovable snow […]

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Recap: Managing Multi-Agency ENS Deployments: Increasing Resident Reach, Cost Savings and Unified Messaging

Large scale emergencies call for coordinated, multi-agency response. When an emergency effects multiple counties, every resident deserves access to reliable public safety information. Unfortunately, some agencies lack the funding to accomplish this, while others lack the coordination with other departments to deliver unified messaging. Register for the replay of the webinar, Managing Multi-Agency ENS Deployments: […]

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Emergency Management Plan: Improving Event Response

Emergency Management Plan Improving Event Response When a disaster strikes, there are many variables that an effective emergency management plan should be able to anticipate. Depending on the severity of an event, multiple agencies, jurisdictions and organizations will probably need to be involved. Each group may have different procedures for how they handle and respond […]

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How Sanofi’s Central Security Services Center Uses Everbridge and Safety Connection

From Security Management’s March 2017 issue: MESSAGE TO THE MASSES 01 March 2017 by Holly Gilbert Stowell Sanofi is a global pharmaceuticals business that manufactures and distributes vaccines and medications worldwide. The organization provides diabetes solutions, consumer healthcare services, animal health products, and other therapies. Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing

All Things in Moderation Despite the infamous Mae West’s protests to the contrary, too much of a good thing is NOT necessarily wonderful.  This can be said of sending notifications, too.  Despite their best intentions, people can go a little off track sometimes.  Whether it’s telling the whole town about delayed garbage pickup when only […]

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Everbridge Delivers Mardi Gras Attendees and New Orleans Area Residents Near Real-Time Safety Alerts and Information

We all are familiar with the historical Carnival celebration of Mardi Gras. This year, the city of New Orleans has decided to use Everbridge’s Community Engagement solution in the days leading up to and during the celebration to keep area residents, attendees and visitors safe and informed. Residents, attendees, and visitors can simply text the […]

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Evacuation Notice on Google Public Alerts Keeps Community Informed for the Oroville Dam Crisis

Another Way to Keep Residents Safe and Informed As you probably saw over the weekend, the nation’s largest dam – the Oroville Dam in Butte County, CA – had a catastrophic event. Erosion uncovered last week continued to get worse – causing the auxiliary spillway to be used. As conditions deteriorated, local law enforcement, with […]

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The Five Types of Workplace Violence Incidents

Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. With this definition, workplace violence incidents can range anywhere from a theft or a robbery at a convenience store to a full blown terrorist attack that impacts your organization. When developing […]

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Did You Opt-in Yet? Text INAUG to 888-777 for Presidential Inauguration Updates

Did you know that Everbridge is working with public safety officials in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Parks Police, to provide easy-to-access critical information updates throughout the Presidential Inauguration? Our team will be in the Operations Center for the event, helping manage communications throughout the day. Take a look at one of the first alerts […]

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Anchorage, AK: “Nixle alert helps citizen find missing man, police say”

It’s always great when we can share success stories of how Everbridge and Everbridge Nixle make a difference out there in the community. We love supporting our mission of keeping people safe, and businesses running, by highlighting real-world examples. Here’s one from Anchorage, Alaska, where police where able to locate a missing gentleman (who has dementia), […]

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Featured Topic – Community Policing

What is Community Policing? “Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.”

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