Containing a System-Wide Cyberbreach Crisis

This article, authored by Jim Satterfield, President and COO of Firestorm Franchising and Jim Squire, CFE, Executive…

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Newly Identified Strain of E. Coli Bacteria Resistant to the “Antibiotic of Last Resort”

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Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to…

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Dr. John Plodinec on The Role of Government in Disaster

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Local government and disaster resilience by John Plodinec I am a tremendous admirer of Claire Rubin and…

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Fear, Terror and a Letter from a Young Friend

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Firestorm is pleased to share this excellent and poignant article by our friend and Firestorm Expert Council…

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New Research Suggests Physical Brain Injury as A Cause of Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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In military, law enforcement, industrial and disaster management contexts, traumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorders have…

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Can an Earthquake Probability Tool Predict the Next Financial Market Shift?

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One of the bragging points for NASA has been the benefits of spin-off commercial projects that stem…

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Distracted Worker Problem Highlights Human Performance Disaster

I have previously called attention to human performance implications of distracted individuals. Such distractions can negatively impact…

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Mental Health Support is Critical for Crisis Managers and Employees in High-Stress Roles

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted an advisory report recommending expanding mental health monitoring, support and…

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Emergency Department Drug Shortages – The Next Healthcare Crisis

Recent headlines have raised an alarming warning concerning a worsening shortfall in available Emergency Department medications  (Drug…

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Challenges of the Killer Smombies

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I have previously written about the dangerous challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and human…

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