Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to answer questions about this sector including how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community

Emerging Technologies, Part 2 – Uncrewed Vehicles

Part 2 of a five part series on emerging technologies focuses on technologies designed to perform tasks and reduce human risk Find out more about these autonomous or remotely controlled machines designed to perform tasks without human operators direct involvement

Emerging Technologies, Part 1 – Information and Communication

This is Part 1 of a five part series on emerging technologies that can enhance the management of and response to future emergencies and disasters This part focuses on an all hazards emergency management approach and information and communication technologies

National Preparedness Efforts Among Tribal Communities

Participants at the National Tribal Emergency Management Council s annual conference in August shared some key takeaways for tribal and nontribal communities to improve their disaster preparedness efforts Understanding the concerns and challenges is essential

COVID-19 – Emergency Plans and Readiness Exercises

During the COVID 19 pandemic plans failures had little to do with the genomic sequence of the virus and more about what these plans were not familiar equitable and inclusive interconnected and scalable clear and actionable and resilient

Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors Read about this sector s numerous challenges in maintaining the high level of service necessary to the communities they serve

Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Violence in healthcare facilities significantly challenges patients providers support staff visitors and first responders However healthcare specific information and tools can help protect staff patients and others in these facilities

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved

Cybersecurity in Hospitals and the Public Health Sector

Cyberattacks on healthcare systems affect millions of patients each year It is critical for agencies and organizations to build a culture of compliance and awareness for the system s security and the safety of the patients

Beyond Registries: Better Solutions for People With Disabilities

Emergency planners often identify volunteer disaster registries as a solution for assisting people with disabilities during a disaster However registries have flaws Learn about eight common registry problems and the author s better solutions that should be considered

Responding to the Call – The Cost of Caring for Others

There is a cost to caring for others but it does not need to be a lifelong debt that continues to overwhelm the people who stepped up and those around them The cost can be manageable with the right plan of support and the willingness to explore coping options

Three Puzzle Pieces That Increase Community Preparedness

This author reflects on his team s direct mission to New York in response to the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks commonly referred to as 9 11 to consider if communities are more prepared today than they were in 2001


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