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Communication in the Post-Truth Era

April 4, 2018 - a couple of years now. We find ourselves in the post-truth era. What does this mean to those of us who need to gain the public's trust to achieve our missions and improve our bottom lines? And what does it mean to our marketing communications? Crisis Communications? The most clues to navigating and surviving this era come from understanding what post-truth means. 

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Workplace Violence

March 28, 2018 - April will be the 6th annual Workplace Violence Awareness Month. According to workplaceviolenceawareness.org, workplace violence is a serious recognized occupational hazard, ranking among the top four causes of death in workplaces during the past 15 years. Additional BLS data indicate that an average of more than 15,000 nonfatal workplace injury cases was reported annually during this time. Remember that planning is the key to prevention. What's your plan to help prevent violence in your workplace? 

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Meetings & Events: Crisis Management

March 21, 2018 - So you have everything set for this event, the keynote speech is about to begin, and you sit in the back of the meeting room and breathe a sigh of relief. All of a sudden, you smell smoke and alarms are going off. People are screaming and running out the doors. This is one of those crises that could easily ruin your event. If you have a crisis plan, you may be able to deal with this situation and maybe even be able to get everything back on track. If you haven't thought about event crisis plans, now is the time to start.  

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Guns in the Workplace

March 14, 2018 - Does your company have a policy on guns in the workplace or at your events? These days, almost every company allows guns to be kept in cars in the parking lot, but do they let them in the office? And how do you handle requests from employees who want to bring concealed weapons to work? Every company has a right to allow or prohibit guns at work. Take a look at these articles and see if you need to develop or revise your guns-at-work policy. 

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Reputation Management

March 7, 2018 - How do you monitor your online reputation? How important is it to you? Maintaining a good reputation is critical to your business, as a bad reputation can adversely impact your bottom line. This week, we've gathered some articles to help you monitor, manage and protect your corporate reputation. 

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Insider Threats to Business Continuity

February 28, 2018 - Yes, some internal threats are intentional, but most are unintentional, which makes them difficult to guard against. Estimates indicate that more than 50% of businesses have been victimized by insider attacks. Don't let yours be one of them... take a look -- this issue deals with this growing threat. 

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Social Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Phishing, vishing (uses phone calls) and smishing (uses text messages) plus impersonation are the top four social engineering techniques used in more than half of the hack attacks these days. In this issue we're looking at what social engineering is, preventing attacks, your best defenses again these attacks and how to educate your employees about social engineering.  

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Email Threats

February 14, 2018 - Email will always be with us and so will all the scams, hoaxes and threats that continue to grow each year. This issue focuses on understanding some of these threats and learning to combat them. 

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Cyber Security

February 7, 2018 - Cyber security (or cybersecurity, whichever you prefer) is always in the news due to some kind of breach or another. There's no question that the next breach is probably right around the corner. And with the GDPR deadline fast approaching, organizations are more motivated to ramp up their cyber security. Everyone is focused on how to protect their systems and their data. This issue looks at some past issues and some new approaches to the problem. 

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Ransomware

January 31, 2018 - According to many recent surveys, ransomware is expected to be a (if not THE) leading cyber threat of 2018. Some report that 63% of businesses have experienced attempted ransomware attacks. Everything is vulnerable to these attacks; even our cars and home appliances can be at risk. The newest predictions say that ransomware will hit the cloud this year. Given all of this, it's time to learn all we can about this threat and how we might protect ourselves. 

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Risk Management & Business Continuity

January 24, 2018 - Teddy Roosevelt said "Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you." His words are indicative of his understanding of the benefits and dangers of risk. He was himself a risk taker, but he knew the importance of controlling risk. In this issue we are looking at assessing/managing risk – whether it benefits us, how it benefits us, and what are the best approaches. What are your thoughts? 

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