Month: April 2017

High-end music festival turns into disaster area and mass chaos

This weekend was the inaugural Fyre Festival. It was supposed to be the Coachella of the Bahamas. It was supposed to be a VIP experience. Instead it was Millennial Armageddon. Tickets cost anywhere from $1,000 to $12,000 and promised a flight from Miami, activities like kayaking and yoga, and a stay in a geodesic dome. What ...

Managing risk from the front line – Why this can be key to greater risk resiliency and growth

Why are companies shifting risk decision-making to the front line? Bundling risk ownership, accountability & decision-making in the business drives higher revenues, faster risk-event recovery, and stronger risk cultures, says PwC’s Risk in review. Source: PWC   

Managing risk from the front line – 2017 Risk in review study

An ongoing shift in the ownership of risk management activities It’s almost been a decade since the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath forced companies into a defensive risk management posture, pulling responsibilities back from the business to the second line of defense as they fought to weather the storm. Faced with the new ...

Building an integrated Food Safety System one brick at a time

Abraham Lincoln was once quoted as saying, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” You must be wondering how long you have to wait before you begin to see the integrated food safety system that government agencies have been promoting. Are there target dates, timelines and ...

Facebook helicopter-drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas

Facebook thinks it can do more to help in times of crisis. On Wednesday April 19, Facebook revealed test results to the F8 developer conference from its efforts to get rural regions around the world online, and function as a source of disaster relief. The social platform created a small helicopter that’s connected to a power source and ...

Trending topics on The Resilience Post

A new Twitter feature to make life easier for emergency managers! Top 5 misconceptions of IoT network and device security Nintendo offers $20K to hack the Switch Adidas and Amazon re-write the rules on supply chain management When your mojo drops by Paul Kudray And many more posted daily! Follow us on your favorite social network: ...

Beware! Fake email phishing scam targets LinkedIn users

Fake Email phishing attack are hitting LinkedIn users via Mail and LinkedIn inbox’s and ask them to attach CV. Since its looks like an original link, which come from official LinkedIn, its leads to many users to be victimized by this email phishing attack. It is decent to believe that beneficiaries of the false message ...

You are what you buy – the first International Standard for sustainable procurement just published

Sustainable purchasing can improve supplier relations – and your business. ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement has just been published to help organizations make sustainable purchasing a way of life. Procurement plays a large role in any organization, large or small. Who an organization buys from has just as big an impact on its performance as ...

When your mojo drops

When your mojo drops, you can still be incredibly resilient. The last month for me has been a bit of a struggle if I can be honest with you. I needed help. I love to write and I enjoy it. Professionally, my style of writing sets me apart from my peers in the resilience profession ...

Disaster preparedness tips for seniors

Hurricane-force winds. Raging floodwaters. Surging wildfires. Damaging tornadoes. No matter where we live, natural disasters, and even man-made ones like arson fires and toxic spills often strike quickly and without warning. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms seems to be occurring more often here in McMinn County. Sevier County was recently ravaged by wildfires. No one is ...

Tornado safety tips for pets

According to FEMA, tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. They may strike quickly, with little or no warning. Remember, storms scare some pets, and they may hide. Know your pet’s hiding places so you can retrieve them quickly. Keep a leash, crate, or other safe pet restraint handy so you can lead or carry your ...

Major environmental disasters: March 2017

Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2017. View the full Impact Forecasting March 2017 Global Catastrophe Recap report (PDF). The report highlights the extremely active period for severe weather that persisted in the ...