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The PreapredEx Crisis Management Podcast your complete source for crisis management, emergency management, business continuity and security preparedness interviews, news, and much more.

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The PreapredEx Crisis Management Podcast your complete source for crisis management, emergency management, business continuity and security preparedness interviews, news, and much more.

    Crisis Management Programs an Interview with Shane Mathew

    Crisis Management Programs an Interview with Shane Mathew

    In Episode 106 of the podcast, we interviewed Shane Mathew Head of Enterprise Resilience at Zoom and Host of the Failover Plan Podcast. Shane spoke about his career so far as wells as crisis management planning. Shane summarizes what should be in a crisis management program, why crisis management teams should learn how to create […]

    • 33 min
    Why Cyber-Security Awareness Videos Help Protect Your Brand and Employees – An Interview with Gabriel Friedlander

    Why Cyber-Security Awareness Videos Help Protect Your Brand and Employees – An Interview with Gabriel Friedlander

    In episode 105 of the podcast we interviewed Gabriel Friedlander the Founder of Wizer a Cyber-Security Training Company. We spoke about why having a cyber-security awareness program is important as well as ensuring our families have access to training too. Gabby spoke about the importance of storytelling through short videos and how Wizer creates these […]

    • 22 min
    10 Reasons Organizations Fail at Crisis Management

    10 Reasons Organizations Fail at Crisis Management

    In this the 104th Episode, Rob discusses 10 Reasons Organizations Fail at Crisis Management. 1 – Not Having a Crisis Management Plan Will Create Unnecessary Chaos 2 – Without a Crisis Leader, You Will Faulter 3 – Not Understanding Who Your Stakeholders Are     4 – Not Creating Situational Awareness as Soon as Possible During the […]

    • 16 min
    Preparing Organizations for Active Shooter Situations – An Interview with Scott Hemingway

    Preparing Organizations for Active Shooter Situations – An Interview with Scott Hemingway

    In Episode 103 of the podcast Rob interviewed Scott Hemingway who is the Director of Security at the Signature Healthcare system and runs The Hemingway Group a security consulting firm. It was humbling to hear Scott talk about his recent visit to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Additionally, Scott spoke about the importance of […]

    • 35 min
    Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires – An Interview with Austin Cruz

    Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires – An Interview with Austin Cruz

    In episode 102 of the podcast we interviewed Austin Cruz who a Crisis and Disaster Services Program Manager for an industry leading global aerospace company. Austin provided insight into the challenges around preparing for wildfires. He spoke about the steps that businesses can take as well as employees to prepare both the business assets as […]

    • 28 min
    An Update from Rob Burton

    An Update from Rob Burton

    In Episode 101 of the podcast Rob reflects on 17 years in business, ICMC 2022, as well as his DRJ presentation coming up in the Fall.  

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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TuckEM/HS ,

Invaluable Resourse

Excellent podcasts for those in the crisis industry and any smart organizations interested in protecting their investments.

Leanne Metz ,

Great Insight!

MIchael Brown has a wealth of experience and provides great insights. Time well spent listening to this podcast.

texasau ,

When the bullets starts to fly

Good interview, been following on LinkedIn for a little bit now, just coming back around to listening to Podcasts (as they have come and gone in popularity over the years).

As I said before very good interview and always great to hear from insiders, would have been interesting to hear more about the inner workings of the creating of DHS or legal issues facing emergency management/response today (but that might be a little too wonky for some, as I’m not a lawyer probably would not have understood most of it anyway).

What stuck most with me though, and what has inspired me to write my own response (not that it will be directed at Secretary Brown or this prearedex) is the concept of throwing out your emergency plan at the first sign of a disaster or “when the bullets start to fly” I look at this as a sign of failure on your part of not putting together a plan that wasn’t flexible enough to account for some of the commonalities that do occur when bullets start flying or occur during emergencies/disasters. Or you failed at obtaining true expectations of your jurisdictions response capabilities by either failing to bring in the right people to assist in determining those capabilities or not reaching out in the first place. Lastly and this was said correctly in the interview you have to test to fail during emergency exercises, without identifying your failure points within your plan you will have to through it out when that emergency or disaster happens because it will be useless, but that’s not the plans fault, it’s your for not working to make the plan better and stronger in the first place.