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Digital risk management: Why cyber security measures aren't enough
SmartData Collective
Most companies of scale have cyber security measures in place – software solutions, policies and protocols, and regular assessments conducted by IT staff members around compliance and efficacy. With these measures in place, the executive management team might feel confident that their digital data is secure – until they're blind-sided by crisis-inducing error or a data leakage event.
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Steps to selecting the right tenant
By Matthew Schutz
As a landlord, you must pay attention to several phases in the landlord-tenant relationship. Tenant selection and lease preparation are key, and this article focuses on that aspect. Screening and lease drafting help avoid trouble down the road. Once a tenants get in, it can be difficult to get them out. In New Jersey, for example, the tenant is entitled to virtual lifetime tenancy, unless the tenant violates the state's Anti-Eviction Act and the landlord follows a technical procedure.
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Crisis Tweets study identifies what to expect during emergencies
Emergency Management
A new study examines tweets from various disasters, providing key information for emergency managers and their communications teams.
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Risk management: Are you dazzled by the lights?
PublicFinance
Effective risk management, built on a culture of risk ownership, is essential to a high-performing organisation. It is difficult to see how else a governing body can fulfil its key roles of setting strategic direction and tracking performance to deliver positive outcomes. Yet so often boards and committees manage their organisations despite their risk management arrangements, rather than because of them.
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Oklahoma insurers receive earthquake coverage education
The Oklahoman via Tulsa World
As the state's ongoing earthquake swarm continues, insurance agents throughout the state are receiving training about earthquake insurance. More than 2,500 Oklahoma insurance professionals have completed a one-hour continuing education course on earthquake coverage, Insurance Commissioner John Doak said.
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High-tech methods predict disasters
The Durango Herald
Boulder, Colorado-based scientists behind a "revolutionary" new technology that could change the face of natural-disaster response across the world argue, "Research builds upon past failures." In Colorado — where fires and floods hang like the storm clouds that produce them — a modern approach to emergency response could save lives and limit the toll on property and infrastructure. The key is knowing how those disasters will behave in order to better utilize manpower and resources.
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Homeland Security Chief warns Mall of America shoppers about threat
Emergency Management
President Barack Obama's top Homeland Security official warned Americans to be "particularly careful" after terrorist threats against the Mall of America and other shopping centers, and seized the opportunity to call on Congress not to let his department's funding expire this week.
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3 years after its creation, it is time for FirstNet to begin making key decisions
Urgent Communications
Feb. 22 marked the three-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the law that created First Responder Network Authority, better known as FirstNet. On that day, most in the public-safety community celebrated, enthused and relieved that a plan had been established to provide first responders with a dedicated broadband network that would enable a host of needed applications.
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'Superbug' surfaces at UCLA — What you need to know
By Joan Spitrey
According to recent reports, UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles has potentially infected nearly 180 patients with the "superbug" known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. UCLA has traced the source of the spread to duodenoscopes that are used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The outbreak was initially discovered last month, and the hospital immediately began notify patients who had been treated as far back as October to offer them medical tests. At least two deaths have been attributed to the current outbreak.
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