NEWS & ANALYSIS

The November Edition of Security Management is Completely Digital

Security Management is back with another all-digital edition.

Sandy Prompts Early Launch of Google Emergency Alert Feature

The new feature, Google Public Alerts, was originally scheduled to launch in November, but was released early to help disseminate Hurricane Sandy information.

Communicating in a Crisis

Social media outlets can provide companies with a unique way to get their message out during a crisis.

Using Twitter to Track Disease Outbreaks

By the time public health alerts are issued and the media picks up the story, people have already been talking about an illness for weeks on social media. A new Web application, MappyHealth, uses Twitter to monitor and produce automatic reports on what people are talking about most. It's latest tool in the disease surveillance arsenal.

FEMA Releases Disaster Preparedness Video Series

Originally delayed because of Hurricane Isaac response operations, FEMA has released a series of PSAs on Thursday for National Preparedness Month.

Comcast’s 9-11 Lessons

What Comcast Center learned from 9-11, plus security at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia and at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center.

Morning Security Brief: Costa Rica Earthquake, ‘Hundreds’ of Afghan Troops Fired, Bizarre Bank Robbery, and More

In Costa Rica, ‘concrete and steel’ minimized damage from Wednesday’s earthquake. Afghanistan fires hundreds of soldiers after an increase of green-on-blue attacks. Two bank robbers pull off a heist after kidnapping bank manager. And more.

Hospital Bioterrorism Unit Serves as a Tuberculosis Ward

A hi-tech renovation at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center was added to the emergency room to respond to biological attacks. For now, it serves as a tuberculosis containment ward.

Researchers Say Fukushima Workers Have PTSD Symptoms

A survey finds that most workers from the Fukushima Daiichi plant have experienced some type of psychological distress since the disaster.

Emergency Management Perspective Interview with Trina Sheets

Associate Editor Matthew Harwood interviews Trina Sheets, executive director of the National Emergency Management Association.
 




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