Tornado Risk – Lost and found in Joplin

KMRD - Are You Ready For One Minute From Normal?

A now famous tornado ripped through Joplin, MO at a speed exceeding 198 mph. While this tornado was just one of 68 tornadoes reported across seven Midwestern states over the weekend, this unscheduled event has seized the attention of the country. As of Tuesday morning, 117 people were reported killed.  The NY Times is indicating […]

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Floods, tornadoes and risk management

As you read this e-mail, communities from Memphis to New Orleans are coping with the effects of the rising Mississippi River. In Missouri more than 130,000 acres of agricultural land have been flooded. Because the flooding is expected to continue until the end of May, it is impossible to put a price tag on damages. […]

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Don’t play around with cyber security

From April 17 – 19, “an illegal intrusion” into Sony’s PlayStation system caused “a compromise of personal information” for up to 77 million user accounts. To put this into perspective, 77 million is only slightly less than the combined populations of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.  As with the recent Epsilon data breach, […]

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Dangerous Social Media Risks

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At our website www.oneminutefromnormal.com we ask visitors the question: What if an unscheduled event suddenly seizes control of your business? Are you ready? Last month we covered how social media tools can be used to quickly disseminate information should disaster strike your organization or local community. Unfortunately, there is also a risk these tools will […]

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Epsilon data breach lessons

Epsilon, the largest permission based e-mail marketing provider, reported an e-mail addresses data breach this past Friday.  Kroger, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Capital One, Best Buy, The College Board, Brookstone and TiVo are just some of the companies that have advised their customers about the incident. Although Epsilon is stating that stolen data has been […]

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Negligent Entrustment leads to negative consequences

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Negligent Entrustment arises when one party (the entrustor) is held liable for negligence because he provided another party (the entrustee) with a dangerous instrument, and the entrusted party caused injury to himself or a third party, or damaged property, with that instrument. Your company can become at risk of negligent entrustment by allowing an employee […]

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Caution – A tsunami of risk ahead

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The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have served to remind us how quickly routine and order can be knocked violently aside one minute from normal. Even the Japanese people, who had prepared for this one minute from normal event with strict building codes and advanced warning systems, have been working feverishly to catch up with one […]

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One Minute from Normal – Using Social Media

KMRD Are You Ready for One Minute From Normal?

At our website www.oneminutefromnormal.com we ask visitors the question: What if an unscheduled event suddenly seizes control of your business? Are you ready? An increasing number of firms are turning to social media to get ready for what can happen one minute from normal. Here’s why: As has been demonstrated during recent unrest in countries […]

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