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Virtual Exercises – What We Have Learned
In episode 82 Rob discusses what the team has learned so far with regards to running virtual exercises throughout COVID. He touches on why it’s important to continue to scenario plan as well as what platform have worked best and their features.
An Important Announcement – Rob Talks About PreparedEx and ICMC as well as FirstLook and Q1 – 2021 Training
It has been a year, that is an understatement. Rob discusses PreparedEx’s acquisition of The International Crisis Management Conference a deal that was in the making due to the current circumstances as well as other key reasons. Rob also touches on FirstLook and a testimonial from a recent FirstLook exercise that a client conducted using the new exercise service. Principles of […]
Operational Resilience – An Interview with Paul Barker
In Episode 80 we interviewed Paul Barker of Vigilance Consulting who answered our questions regarding Operational Resilience. Paul covered the core components of Operational Resilience, the challenges implementing such programs as well as his own experience with supporting a local school in their transformation towards a more resilient operation during COVID-19. We also started the conversation by discussing the personal and business challenges that Paul has experienced during the pandemic. What is Operational Resilience? Operational resilience is the ability […]
3 Areas of Cyber-security Preparedness and Response that Need Improvement
In episode 79 of the PreparedEx podcast, Rob provides insight into some of the common gaps that organizations have in their cyber-security preparedness and response planning. As PreparedEx is the leading provider of cyber-security exercises, Rob and the team have created and delivered many cyber-breach exercises to some of the world’s largest brands. The three […]
Security Training, Threats and Simulation Exercises – An Interview with Brian Strong
Security threats are consistently evolving. From Ransomware attacks to phishing attempts, businesses, government, and nonprofits need to remain on top of their game to ensure they do not become the next victim. One of the most important parts of preparing an organization for these threats is to ensure employees are made aware of the threats and understand […]
Cybersecurity Simulation Exercises an Interview with Heather Engel
With large-scale cyber-breaches becoming the norm, and for all sizes of corporations and governments, it is essential that those responsible for protecting networks and other critical I.T. infrastructure prepare their organizations. Protecting systems and networks is only one aspect of cyber-preparedness, responding to and managing cyber-attacks is also a large part of the overall incident management process. In this podcast, Rob interviews Heather Engel […]
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Excellent podcasts for those in the crisis industry and any smart organizations interested in protecting their investments.
MIchael Brown has a wealth of experience and provides great insights. Time well spent listening to this podcast.
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.