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Addressing 2013′s Top 4 Cyber Risks

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Cyber Security  /  No Comments

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Mobile malware and cloud-based botnets will be top cyberthreats for 2013, says Georgia Tech’s Paul Royal. How should organizations address these and other upcoming threats in the New Year? “Organizations, with respect to the mobile threat landscape, need to understand that the notion of an organizational perimeter is quickly disintegrating,” says Royal, associate director of Georgia Tech’s […]

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Mobile Disaster App Prepares the Public for the Worst

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Emergency Management, Social Media  /  No Comments

A new mobile app helps citizens prepare for potential disasters, the latest threat-remediation strategy from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) that could save residents and emergency managers time and money when catastrophe occurs. The nonprofit announced its Your Plan app for Apple devices on Aug. 14, touting its set of user-friendly […]

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What Emergency Managers Need to Know About CMAS

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

Methods for the government to alert citizens in case of emergency once consisted of warning sirens and messages broadcast over the radio and TV. But the emergence of mobile technology brought with it the promise of delivering more information to targeted audiences. “The future of public notification is through cell broadcasting,” said Joseph Bruno, commissioner […]

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Mobile data used to predict population displacement during disasters

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to predict beforehand the movements of people after a disaster, and thus improves chances for aid to be delivered to the right places at the […]

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Can new mobile government plans overcome old problems?

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  General News  /  No Comments

The federal mobile strategy unveiled May 23 punctuated the digital change already afoot across the government, but will the new standards help agencies overcome age-old challenges? There are familiar hurdles as the government looks to transform in the digital era, but new initiatives and new momentum – including the mobile strategy – could help agencies […]

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