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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The 2016 State of IT Management Survey: Companies Still Taking 27 Minutes to Assemble an Incident Response Team

This week we shared the results of our  2016 State of IT Management survey. The research report polled 152 IT professionals to measure how often significant outages occur, how quickly their organizations can respond, and the cost of IT downtime. The results were quite revealing, and highlighted how a lack of automation can hinder the […]

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Everbridge Wins Mobile Star Awards!

Everbridge is excited to announce that we have been named as having some of the best mobile products of the year in the 15th annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by the mobile technology directory and news site MobileVillage.com. Our company was recognized in the following categories: Superstar: Enterprise Mobile Mass Messaging – CONTACTBRIDGE Superstar: Success […]

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Over 60% of Businesses are NOT Prepared for Location-Specific Events, Such as Workplace Violence or Terrorism

We recently announced the results of our annual research collaboration with the Business Continuity Institute(BCI), entitled “The Emergency Communications Report 2016.” The third annual report surveyed over 600 industry professionals from more than 70 countries, reviewing emergency communications and security incident response plans for organizations around the world. The research found that a large percentage […]

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Run Hide Fight – What Does It Mean?

When an active shooter incident occurs, the response recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – and utilized during the recent incident at the Ohio State University – is Run Hide Fight. The Tweet from Ohio State’s Emergency Management team left many asking what exactly Run Hide Fight means. @OSU_EMFP what does Run hide […]

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The Power of the Network Effect in Regional Emergency Preparedness

At Everbridge, we have long espoused the power of the Network Effect in bringing together communities and organizations around a shared goal of improving emergency coordination, preparation and response. It’s a powerful term that can explicitly be used to describe how regional and industry users of an emergency notification system organically create a “network” around their […]

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule: 5 Things Your Communication Plan Needs to Meet Criteria

  November 2017.  Every emergency preparedness planner has that date in the back of their mind, the deadline for implementing the new CMS emergency preparedness plans in hospitals and healthcare systems. There are hundreds of pages of guidelines to review and planners are concerned they might miss something as they work through and implement the […]

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Everbridge IT Alerting as Member of BMC RemedyForce Technology Ecosystem

This past week, Everbridge was showcased by BMC RemedyForce as a member of its exclusive Technology Ecosystem. Everbridge is included among 15 other top-class applications within the RemedyForce Technology Ecosystem, including SalesForce Knowledge, OneLogin,  Dell Kace, and others. BMC RemedyForce is a modern IT service management product built on the Salesforce App Cloud, which enables users to deliver high-speed service […]

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A Look Back at The Great Shakeout: Earthquake Preparedness and Safety

This past week, the Everbridge team was proud to participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. The regionally organized campaign, focused on earthquake preparedness and safety, spanned 70+ countries and involved more than 50 million people. The big day was Thursday, October 20, International ShakeOut Day. At exactly 10:20 AM, millions of participants practiced how […]

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Improving Hospital Patient Safety

Patient safety in a hospital setting begins with what The Joint Commission (TJC) calls the environment of care. This made up of three basic elements: The building or space, including how it is arranged and special features that protect patients, visitors, and staff Equipment used to support patient care or to safely operate the building […]

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CMS Announces Final Emergency Preparedness Regulations

On November 16th, the final CMS Emergency Preparedness rule added to the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will go into effect for all Medicare and Medicaid hospitals. These revised regulations reflect both the traditional hazards hospital teams face (natural disasters, power outages, infectious disease, etc.) as well as newer threats (active shooter, cyberattacks, etc.). CMS intends […]

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How the Everbridge Nixle Emergency Notification System Helped Capture the NYC Bombing Suspect

Over the weekend, two bombs were detonated and several others were discovered in multiple locations around Manhattan and northern New Jersey. A large-scale manhunt ensued in the hours following the NYC bombing, leading to the eventual apprehension of a suspect Monday morning in northern New Jersey. An article from NJTV News said it best: “The swift take-down of Ahmad […]

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NYC Bombing Suspect Apprehended With Help From Mass Notification

Over the weekend, two bombs were detonated and several others were discovered in multiple locations around Manhattan and northern New Jersey. Thankfully, no one was killed and all 29 of those injured have since been released from the hospital. A large-scale manhunt ensued in the hours following the NYC bombing, leading to the eventual apprehension of a suspect Monday […]

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OCR Rolls Out Phase 2 of HIPAA Audits

After being delayed over two years, Phase 2 of the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) HIPAA audits began earlier this summer. Phase 2 consists of between 200 and 250 covered entities and business associates undergoing “desk audits.” Of these audits, only a small number (likely less than 30) will […]

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IT Alerting Summer Release Is Live! Take a Look!

We’re very excited to present the 2016 Everbridge IT Alerting Summer Release. Being 100% Saas, the new version was successfully delivered to all our customers on July 20th and includes a host of new features, improvements, and integrations. Among these innovations, a brand new calendar import function, a new multi-threaded notification capability, as well as […]

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The Impact of Ash on Employee Safety

With the new rumblings in Iceland it’s a good time to think back to 2010. In April of 2010 I was impacted by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. The resulting ash cloud caused chaos with ash covering large areas of Europe. Flights were severely affected leaving many stranded away from home. This is a perfect example of […]

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Active Shooter Preparedness Research Report

Everbridge recently partnered with Regina Phelps and Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions, a provider of professional consulting services in the area of incident management, business continuity planning and exercise design, to conduct research into the security challenges facing today’s companies, especially when it comes to active shooter situations. The “Active Shooter Preparedness” research report was conducted in July, 2016. […]

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Everbridge Wins 2016 Stratus Award

Everbridge has done it again! The critical communication company has been selected to receive yet another award. This time it’s the 2016 Stratus Awards for excellence in cloud computing, awarded by the prestigious Business Intelligence Group. Everbridge was recognized for its Mass Notification product, which leverages a resilient SaaS-based platform allowing enterprise-level critical communication capabilities for organizations […]

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A Timely Reminder from the Rio Olympics

The Olympic Games in Rio kicks off this week in the shadow of the Zika Virus, doping scandals and water pollution. Amongst the competing athletes will be thousands of business people – from sponsors, sports marketing companies and those associated with the management and support of those competing for glory. The Olympics reminds us that […]

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IoT Cybersecurity for Hospitals

A real IoT hack happened last year that involved Jeep’s navigation system, terrifying car owners and sending manufacturers scrambling to release a security patch.  Now imagine a similar IoT hack happening to a patient’s pacemaker. A scary scenario within the realm of possibility as hackers move towards exploiting weaknesses with devices tied to the internet, […]

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What We All Can Learn From Pokemon Go

  At this point, anyone with access to a smartphone or any media source has heard of Pokemon Go, Nintendo’s augmented reality game for smartphones. The game requires players to go outside and explore their surroundings in order to find and catch new Pokemon. The app exploded onto the scene, with over 20 million daily active […]

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Ransomware in Healthcare

We will continuously update this page with information about ransomware in healthcare. We invite you to follow @EBhealthcare to stay up to date with the latest news. Current Ransomware Resources Blog Post: We Hate Ransomware White Paper: Protecting Your Hospital from Ransomware Ransomware Infographic FBI Ransomware information Communications during a Ransomware Attack Cyberattacks, especially ransomware […]

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Webinar Slides: Leveraging Real-Time, Social Media Location-Based Intelligence for Incident Response

The ability to stay ahead of trending topics, hashtags and keywords on social media is a significant opportunity for social media-savvy organizations that value real-time threat and incident intelligence. This is especially true for government organizations, airports, universities, utilities, hospitals and corporate security departments. If you can identify location-specific issues as soon as they appear […]

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Partner Webinar Preview: Leveraging Real-Time, Location-Based Intelligence for Incident Response with Geofeedia and Everbridge

90% of young adults (ages 18-29) are using social media. This makes the ability to stay ahead of trending topics, hashtags and keywords on social media a significant opportunity for social media-savvy organizations that value real-time threat and incident intelligence. No matter the vertical or industry, it is always wise for organizations to stay up-to-date […]

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Improving Disaster and Crisis Management With Timely Communication and Response – Part 5

COMMUNICATIONS PLANS AND SCHEDULES Regina Phelps recently joined forces with Everbridge and recorded a webinar that explores in-depth strategies for improving your disaster and crisis management. Previously in part four of this five part series, Regina discussed what a governance document and a communication matrix are, and what their content should be. If you missed part […]

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Large US Hospitality Company Case Study

How IT Alerting Can Save Your Business Money A large US hospitality holding company had a serious dilemma. It held more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in more than 35 countries and territories.  If an IT outage occurred, impacting this system, the business faced revenue losses that could total over approximately $27,000 per […]

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