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Can Making Utilities and Appliances Smarter Prove Foolhardy?

- The so-called smart grid is all the rage, but rushing headlong into networked utilities may not be wise, according to John Bumgarner, the chief technology officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, in July's podcast.

Getting Ahead of Ourselves with Smart Energy

- How the rise of smart energy is making America's energy infrastructure more vulnerable to attack.

Organizational Resilience

- The U.S. Government Accountability Office sought to define the concept of organizational resilience and identify its constituent parts within organizations (.pdf). To do so, the GAO set its sights on one of the world’s largest financial institutions: the Internal Revenue Service.

Healthcare Coalitions

- A recent report on healthcare catastrophes emphasized the need for healthcare providers, like providers in other sectors, to form regional planning coalitions to ensure continuity during major events (.pdf).


- RPCfirst seeks to duplicate the information-sharing and preparedness successes of Chicago’s financial sector. Find a group in your area or learn more about the model, which participants say can be duplicated in any industry, in any region.


- A report by the U.S. nonprofit Council on Competitiveness examines the emerging concept of resilience in the context of both security and competitiveness.

Urban Area Perspective - Atlanta

- Security Management interviews Tony Carper, director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.

Hotel Makes Room for Resilience

- In anticipation of the 2010 Federation Internale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa, Tsogo Sun Group implemented ASIS International's organizational resilience standard to provide a comprehensive approach to security, crisis preparedness, and continuity management for its hotel properties.

Bouncing Back After a Disruption

- Critical infrastructure—which includes everything from bridges to banks—can't always be protected, so it must also be resilient, meaning that it must be able to recover quickly after a natural or man-made event.

At War With the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risk in a New Era of Catastrophes

- At War with the Weather represents a tour de force in the analysis of how natural disasters—specifically hurricanes—are mitigated, insured against, and recovered from financially in the United States.

Crisis Mapping

- During the Haiti earthquake, volunteers used open-source crisis mapping software to help relief workers find victims and plot resources. Download the free version online.

Healthcare Coalitions

- The healthcare industry, like other sectors, should form regional planning coalitions of service providers to ensure continuity during catastrophic health events, according to the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC.

Plan to Prevail

- By creating a crisis management plan, security managers can help ensure that employees know what to do when danger strikes. (Online Exclusive)

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