How do we gather, authenticate and integrate information from a variety of sources -- citizen, mass media, official, etc. -- to develop situational awareness? Verifying techniques fall into two categories: reliability of source and outside confirmation.
It was felt as far west as Toronto, Canada's largest city, but no damage was immediately reported. Twitter erupted with reports of buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds. Ontario's premier, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that her house was shaking.
Speakers’ Soapbox: David Nolan On Social Media Misconceptions & Lessons From The Boston Marathon BombingMay 7, 2013 9:31 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments
In the leadup to the Continuity Insights Chicago Conference, June 18-19, Chicago O’Hare, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and critical business continuity skills. This week, David Nolan, CEO and founder, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. discusses social media and business continuity preparedness.
CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton suggested they consider imposing tougher cybersecurity rules for investment firms and others that trade. Firms could be held accountable and sanctioned if their security systems were inadequate to prevent a breech.
In 2012, Continuity Insights published its first report into the use of social media as a crisis communications tool. This year, we dug a little deeper in an effort to learn more about the industry’s social media strategies. Over 315 participating organizations responded to the survey.
Photos and mementoes that were snatched up and blown hundreds of miles during a Southern tornado outbreak two years ago are giving researchers new insight on how debris is carried by the storms and how it could threaten the public. A new study has documented how one photo traveled nearly 220 miles over Alabama and Tennessee.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT Join us as we review and discuss the findings from our 2013 Crisis Communications Survey, in which we surveyed more than 300 organizations to determine how social media platforms are being used. The experts will offer practical answers to social media implementation questions.
After a short but sweet two years in the role of editor at Continuity Insights I’ve decided to resign from my position in order to pursue new challenges. Working in this role has been incredibly rewarding, but when life presents opportunities we are forced to make these tough decisions.
June 18-19, 2013 at the AMA Executive Conference Center, Chicago, Il.Continuity Insights Chicago will address the critical issues most important to business continuity professionals in the Midwest, and facilitate the sharing of meaningful and valuable information between regional colleagues.
Earlier this year we published Continuity Insights’ first report into the use of social media as a crisis communications tool. In 2013 we will dig a little deeper in an effort to learn more about the industry’s social media goals and strategies, how respondents view the risks associated with social media, and whether sentiment towards social media’s effectiveness has changed.
I spent most of Monday glued to my Twitter feed as Hurricane Sandy pounded the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. More prominent than ever was an emphasis on graphics and photos as a way to provide detailed, verifiable information and situational awareness. For example, I wasn’t simply told that flood waters were approaching the runways at LaGuardia airport -- the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey showed me.
More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing. That's double the 500 million it hit in July 2010 — what now seems like a lifetime but was a little more than two years ago.
In October we launch Continuity Insights New York, a business continuity conference designed to bring together the brightest minds in the northeast for two days of innovative and practical business continuity discussions. Sessions are delivered by seasoned professionals from leading organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and officials.
Minutes after a shooting near the Oakland Airport this year, the gunman was on the loose. And police Sgt. Chris Bolton quickly fired off a flurry of text alerts to thousands of nearby residents through a social media tool for law enforcement agencies.
Social media has radically transformed communication. Now anyone can communicate to a group at almost no cost. More importantly, the group can communicate directly to each other at almost no cost. There are no longer the barriers to communication that drove the command and control model, and as a result new forms of coordination have emerged.
A new study has found that YouTube has become a major platform for news, one where viewers are turning for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.
Missouri agriculture officials are using social media to share information about this summer's lack of rain, extreme heat and wildfires.
There are huge advantages to be gained by engaging on the social web, but this engagement comes with risk. In general, I see three sources of social media risk: The 'Avatar Effect,' crazy people and stupid actions.
ICOR and C4CS® present the world's first and only elearning course designed to help professionals better understand and use social media during good times and during times of crisis.
The social web removes the obstacles of physical and organizational distance, connecting people and allowing them to virtually convene to share and produce knowledge. There are significant potential benefits from this process, which come with some risks.
Protecting the Olympic brand is always a big job, and never more so than this year. Olympic organizers say the increasing sophistication of guerrilla marketers and the rise of social media are putting the five rings under assault in ways barely envisioned a decade ago.
The goal was to give the response community a taste of public response to disasters using Facebook as a tool to coordinate response. We fed “injects” to the event via Twitter, with people downloading Twitter monitoring software before the exercise. Needless to say, the experience was new to all participants and we learned a lot.
We all like LinkedIn. It’s a great way to network and share information about business continuity and disaster recovery. But we’ve decided to give readers a different — more casual — way to interact with each other and the Continuity Insights editorial staff.
Past food controversies, such as criticism of trans fats, took years to surface as major public issues, whereas social media enabled the campaign against "pink slime" to quickly attract widespread public attention.
Kelly McDonough, President/CEO of First Alliance Credit Union, talks about how to scare your C-level executives into supporting your BCM program, how credit unions do more with less, the “end point” for business continuity, and why cloud will make businesses and families more resilient.
In order to tease out the most compelling — and more subtle — results from the 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, a panel of subject-matter experts reviewed and commented on the raw data collected from 685 business continuity professionals. Reactions range from “disturbing” to “encouraging.”