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Interview: Police Chief on Emergency Preparedness at Buffalo State College

Juliet Hulse

In this Q&A, originally published in the 2018 Critical Mass Magazine, Chief Peter Carey discusses how Buffalo State College coordinates emergency preparedness, notification, and response throughout the entire campus community. Carey is Campus Safety Magazine’s 2017 Campus Safety Director of the Year for Higher Education.  

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Announcing 2018 Critical Mass Magazine - Automating Emergency Notifications

Frank McCathran

  

We are very excited to share the 2018 volume of Critical Mass Magazine: Automating Emergency Notifications.  

 

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Using a pre-defined series of actions to mitigate risk.

Frank McCathran

We hope emergencies never happen. 

With the increasing instances of violence in the workplace, environmental disasters, and terrorism, corporations are being challenged to minimize the associated impacts to operations and lives. Unfortunately, the reality is they will arise at any time. Preparing for potentially disastrous events cannot be left to an ad hoc management approach to risk. The question is how can organizations mitigate risk when they do arise?

 

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Communications Matter: Digital signage provides emergency notification integration

Samantha Leland

Integrating your emergency notifications with any and every communication channel possible is paramount. Digital signage is a common technology found on college and corporate campuses, and should be utilized during emergencies to not only be sure those already registered to receive text messages and emails are informed, but to also inform all visitors and those who are not registered.

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ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

5 tips to secure your emergency notification system against hackers

Scott Howard

It’s a fact of life in 2017 that cyber threats are everywhereWe know that we need to set strong passwords on our email, encrypt connections to our banking, healthcare, wifi, and even lockdown our social media accounts.  


So, why should your emergency notification system (ENS) be any different?


A breach of your email or social media could be embarrassing.

A breach of your bank account could be inconvenient and very costly.

A breach of your emergency notification system could be even worse. It could reduce confidence in real alerts or even put your community in real-world danger by causing a panic.


What can you do to help ensure that a hacker doesn’t compromise your ENS?

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