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What to Do in an Ransomware Attack – Tips from a Cyber Security Expert

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What to Do in an Ransomware Attack – Tips from a Cyber Security Expert

May 31, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Current events have likely caused many of us to think more than usual about cyber attacks. One of the most common types of attacks is ransomware, where a hacker disables your systems and demands payment for releasing them or providing an encryption key. A ransomware attack is one of the most common cyber crimes, and yet most companies are only …

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Inclement Weather Policies and Alerts Made Clear

May 2, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications

During bad weather, your best defense is to be proactive — you’ll need to have a prior plan in place for inclement weather, that includes policies and alerts. Think about how your business is affected when this disruption becomes a reality for you and your staff. Closings due to weather are not always an open and shut case. Will employees …

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Pocketstop Named Top Performer in the Spring 2022 Emergency Mass Notification Software Customer Success Reports

April 7, 2022 Posted by in Pockestop News, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Pocketstop has been named a Top Performer in the Emergency Mass Notification Software category for the Spring 2022 Customer Success Report published by FeaturedCustomers. FeaturedCustomers is the leading customer success content marketing platform for B2B business software and services helping potential B2B buyers make informed purchasing decisions through vendor validated customer success content such as customer testimonials, success stories, case …

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Increased Threats of Cyber Attacks Can be a Cause for Alarm – Here’s How to Prepare

February 25, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

The recent, troubling international news means uncertainty is becoming more certain. With this in mind, how sure are you about your company’s cybersecurity and the effectiveness of your crisis communication plan? This concern has been realized and taken seriously by the highest levels of government; now, the concern is considered high alert. A public notice has recently been issued by …

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Critical Communication: 3 Ways to Ensure No Employee is Left Behind

February 17, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

Especially after the pandemic, workstyles are more varied, employees digest and prefer information differently, and traditional channels of communication are overused and even ignored. Your messages now have a bigger potential to not get attention from today’s employees, especially in a crisis or critical situation. This post highlights three ways you can ensure critical communications are received, read, and acted …

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RedFlag Mass Notification for Microsoft Teams is now available on Microsoft AppSource

January 13, 2022 Posted by in Pockestop News, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/  In the event of a critical situation, communicating quickly and effectively to the desired recipients via a multi-channel communication approach is necessary. Within the US, over 700,000 companies use Microsoft 365 which includes Teams as part of its suite of products. Pocketstop is excited to announce the RedFlag + Microsoft Teams integration and a fourth main channel …

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Why you need to be sending critical alerts through Microsoft Teams

January 12, 2022 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

In an emergency, how will you communicate to your organization? As more people have worked remotely since 2020, our behaviors are increasingly digital and even distracted. While this can cause a host of issues, one of the most paramount is reaching employees in a critical situation.   Crisis messages need to be received and read immediately. In order to accomplish this, …

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Mock Drill Observation Checklist

January 5, 2022 Posted by in Crisis Communications

A mock drill observation checklist is needed when you want your staff to act effectively and in unison in the event of an emergency or disaster. In the day-to-day life of your business, nobody expects a disaster or emergency, especially a fire. But in order to be ready to save your business and — more importantly — your staff, customers, …

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Any Crisis Can Ruin a Business – If There’s No Plan

December 16, 2021 Posted by in Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet No one likes to think about disaster, but being unprepared can impact businesses on many critical levels. Taking the time to craft a careful crisis plan, monitor for smoldering issues, and executing thoughtful communication can …

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Emergency Communication Plan

November 29, 2021 Posted by in Crisis Communications

Your emergency communication plan needs just that — planning. No matter what the emergency, your business is going to be disrupted to some degree, and your staff will be impacted and maybe even injured, harmed, or worse. Although we often don’t have control over such circumstances, we do have control over how we plan for an emergency — step by …

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