NEWS & ANALYSIS

ASIS International Releases Organizational Resilience Maturity Model ANSI Standard

ASIS International today released its Organizational Resilience Maturity Model American National Standard.

Don't Touch that Dial: Considerations When Using Satphones in Conflict Zones

Small World News, an Oregon-based nonprofit, has created a training guide for safe use of satellite phones in conflict areas.

States Continue Cleanup After Tornado Outbreak

Several states have deployed National Guard troops to assist in security and cleanup after last week's tornado outbreak.

Morning Security Brief: NASA Breaches, Tornado Death Toll, Domestic Drone Crash, and More

NASA says hackers have had full control of its systems. Tornado death toll reaches 39. Houston authorities crash their surveillance drone in the exact way the GAO warned about in 2008. And more.

PBS Pushes Next-Gen Emergency Alerts

A new program will allow broadcasters to send emergency alerts directly to smartphones and other mobile devices.

Psychologist: Mental First Aid Should Be Incorporated Into Resilience Plans

After a traumatic event, psychological first aid can help a company and its employees get back on track.

Urban Area Perspective: Tuscaloosa

Associate editor Matthew Harwood interviews David Hartin, director of the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency.

HHS Lists Top Disaster Apps For First Responders and the Public

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disaster Information Research Center has published a list of recommended smartphone apps and mobile optimized Web sites to put disaster information at the fingertips of both first responders and the public.

Occupiers, Capitol Police Make Security a Priority During Occupy Congress

Security and maintaining a peaceful protest were primary concerns for occupiers, who converged on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday morning.

Morning Security Brief: FedEx Fined For Violating Sanctions, Somali Pirate Report, Queensland Flooding Revisited, and More

FedEx fined for shipping "security sensitive" items to sanctioned companies. The number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia has increased,but the number of successful hijackings has fallen, says a new report. An Australian police commissioner stands by his decision to lock residents out of a flooded town after a major disaster. And more.
 




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