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Alert System Connects County Public Safety Officials with Residents and Businesses, Delivering Near Real-Time, Critical Safety and Community Event Information

PASADENA, Calif. – Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that it has been selected by Orange County, CA to power AlertOC, its emergency notification system. AlertOC provides critical information to area residents and businesses in near real-time, keeping them informed of emergencies, severe weather, traffic updates and daily community events. Orange County is the sixth largest county in the United States with a population over three million residents.

By registering with AlertOC, residents and area businesses can receive time-sensitive text messages, e-mails or voice messages from Orange County or the city in which they live or work. Users can choose to have messages sent to a home, mobile or business phone; an e-mail address; or a hearing impaired receiving device. In critical situations, such as a wildfire evacuation scenario, public officials may connect with users through all available methods to help ensure they have the best chance of reaching them.

Orange County also selected to use the Everbridge Community Engagement application, which allows residents to register for alerts by simply texting the keyword ALERTOC to 888-777. These registrations are expected to increase the reach of Orange County’s emergency management notifications by expanding the county’s contact database and extending community outreach to include additional keyword opt-in campaigns for regional events and community activities.

“Traditional methods of emergency communication can no longer be solely relied upon,” added Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Through our partnership with Orange County and the AlertOC program, the county is showing that it is taking a regional leadership position in helping its residents remain safe and informed in times of crisis, emergency or even during large community events. We’re dedicated to working with them to use the latest technology to improve these important connections between community officials, residents and area businesses.”

To register to receive important messages from AlertOC, area residents and employees should visit the AlertOC website here and click the city or area in which they live or work.

About Everbridge:
Everbridge is a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running. During mission-critical business events or man-made or natural disasters, over 3,000 global customers rely on the Everbridge platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1 billion messages in 2015, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. A broad set of applications enable companies, hospitals, agencies, states, cities and towns to address issues related to severe weather and man-made incidents, IT outages and cyberattacks, safety of traveling staff, and facilitate regulation-compliant messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 7 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports, and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, http://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

DALLAS – CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE) (“CyrusOne”) has closed a public offering of 7,820,000 shares of its common stock, which included 1,020,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the option granted to the underwriters, which was exercised prior to closing. 3,400,000 shares were offered directly by CyrusOne, and 4,420,000 shares were offered, at the request of CyrusOne, by the Forward Seller (as defined below) in connection with the forward sale agreements described below, at a price to the public of $50.50 per share.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities acted as joint-bookrunners for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Jefferies, KeyBanc Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey acted as lead managers for the offering. Cowen and Company and Synovus Securities, Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.

In connection with the offering of CyrusOne’s common stock, CyrusOne entered into (a) a forward sale agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (who is referred to in such capacity as the “Forward Purchaser”), with respect to 3,400,000 shares of its common stock covered by the offering and (b) an additional forward sale agreement with the Forward Purchaser, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase 1,020,000 additional shares of common stock. As contemplated by the forward sale agreements and the underwriting agreement, Goldman, Sachs & Co. (in such capacity, the “Forward Seller”) borrowed from third parties and sold 4,420,000 shares of CyrusOne’s common stock to the public through the underwriters.

Pursuant to the terms of the forward sale agreements, and subject to CyrusOne’s right to elect cash or net share settlement under the forward sale agreements, CyrusOne intends to issue and sell, upon physical settlement of such forward sale agreements, 4,420,000 shares of its common stock to the Forward Purchaser in exchange for cash proceeds per share equal to the applicable forward sale price, which will initially be the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, and will be subject to certain adjustments as provided in the applicable forward sale agreement. CyrusOne expects to physically settle the forward sale agreements in full, which settlement or settlements will occur by August 1, 2017.

CyrusOne received proceeds from the sale of 3,400,000 shares of its common stock offered by it in the offering, but did not receive any proceeds from the sale of 4,420,000 shares of its common stock offered by the Forward Seller to the underwriters. CyrusOne contributed, directly and indirectly, the net proceeds from the sale of 3,400,000 shares of its common stock offered by it in the offering, and intends to contribute, directly and indirectly, the net proceeds from settlement of 4,420,000 shares of its common stock under the forward sale agreements to its operating partnership, CyrusOne LP (the “Operating Partnership”), in exchange for an equivalent number of newly issued common units of limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership is expected to use such proceeds to fund growth capital expenditures related to recently signed leases, to repay borrowings under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility, and for general corporate purposes, which may include funding future acquisitions, investments or capital expenditures.

The shares were offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. The final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. A copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155, Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by calling (888) 603-5847 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (866) 803-9204; or TD Securities (USA) LLC, 31 W 52nd Street, New York, New York 10019, by calling (212) 827-7392.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. CyrusOne provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 950 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and 177 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 35 data centers worldwide.

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and CyrusOne’s future results that are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which CyrusOne operates and the beliefs and assumptions of its management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “endeavors,” “strives,” “may,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of CyrusOne’s future financial performance, its anticipated growth and trends in its businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned these forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause CyrusOne’s actual results to differ materially and adversely from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this release and those discussed in other documents CyrusOne files with the SEC. More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in CyrusOne’s recent filings with the SEC, including CyrusOne’s Form 10-K report, Form 10-Q reports, and Form 8-K reports and its registration statement (No. 333-211114 on Form S-3). Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. CyrusOne undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

stream restoration 

The purpose of these job aids are to help communities applying for CRMA activities under Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants comply with the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation requirements of the application. The job aids provide a checklist of information required by FEMA to determine grant eligibility and to complete a thorough review of the application.  The available job aids include:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery

Floodplain & Stream Restoration

Flood Diversion & Storage

If you have any questions or comments on the CRMA Job Aids, please contact the HMA Grants Policy staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities are available for HMPG funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for competitive PDM and FMA funding for which the application period opened on or after September 30, 2015.


  • HMA Home Page: http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance 
  • FEMA Regional Offices: https://www.fema.gov/fema-regional-contacts
  • FEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officers: http://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers
  • HMA Helpline: 1-866-222-3580 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • MT eGrants Helpdesk: 1-855-228-3362 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

FIMA Releases Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities Job Aids

stream restoration 

The purpose of these job aids are to help communities applying for CRMA activities under Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants comply with the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation requirements of the application. The job aids provide a checklist of information required by FEMA to determine grant eligibility and to complete a thorough review of the application.  The available job aids include:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery

Floodplain & Stream Restoration

Flood Diversion & Storage

If you have any questions or comments on the CRMA Job Aids, please contact the HMA Grants Policy staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities are available for HMPG funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for competitive PDM and FMA funding for which the application period opened on or after September 30, 2015.


  • HMA Home Page: http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance 
  • FEMA Regional Offices: https://www.fema.gov/fema-regional-contacts
  • FEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officers: http://www.fema.gov/state-hazard-mitigation-officers
  • HMA Helpline: 1-866-222-3580 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • MT eGrants Helpdesk: 1-855-228-3362 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Next Generation 9-1-1 service offering is a straightforward collection of hardware, software and services needed for any PSAP’s move to Next Generation 9-1-1


Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, has brought together the equipment, software and support services Public Safety agencies at the local, regional and state levels need to transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Called VESTA™NEXT, the portfolio provides these entities the critical components and the guidance for a clear way to NG9-1-1.

"For more than 40 years, Airbus DS Communications has designed with an open mind to deliver reliable and innovative public safety communicationstechnologies," said BobFreinberg, CEO of Airbus DSCommunications. "With VESTANEXT we’re making the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 clearer and easier than ever before.”

VESTANEXT is comprised of fourcrucialcomponents: IP Call Handling through VESTA® 9-1-1 and VESTA® SMS; Call Routing with VESTA™ Router and Next Generation Core Services; ESInet design and creation; and GIS Services. Airbus DS Communications has achieved Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) status in multiple states, thereby providing PSAPs in-region or in-state networks.

Fromestablishing a PSAP's network to State-wide NG9-1-1 call routing and GIS solutions, Airbus DS Communications can provide agencies with all or any one of these solutions, and the expertise to make it happen. “Our team provides the right combination of call handling, integrated texting, call routing, ESInet deployment and GIS services under one roof. We are meeting the specific operational need and assets of customer agencies,” says Freinberg.

 

As part of VESTA NEXT, agencies can count on Airbus DS Communications’ landmarkVESTA™ Services, whichincludesengineering, furnishing, installation,maintenanceand communications support to helpimplement and maintain the new system with ease.

 

“Migrating to Next Generation 9-1-1 is no small feat. Many questions are still unanswered and it requires agencies at the local, regional and state levels to work with multiple vendors, partners, contractors and advisors. Not only is that more work and more complex, but it creates the potential for miscommunication, delays and system incompatibilities,” added Freinberg. “VESTA NEXT eliminates that, putting the critical components, long-standing expertise and the communications agencies will need with one trusted source. In turn, we believe VESTA NEXT will help agencies continue to focus on what matters most, protecting their community.”

For more information on Airbus DS Communications and its portfolio of public safety solutions, visit www.airbus-dscomm.com.

Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defense and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.

Airbus DS Communications, Inc., an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies. The VESTA® product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions and emergency notification applications, creating smarter ways to keep all our communities safe.

In part 1 of this series, I introduced the reasoning for developing a bridge from existing IT and risk frameworks to the next generation of risk management based on cognitive.  These concepts are no longer theoretical and, in fact, are evolving faster than most IT security and risk professionals appreciate. In part 2, I introduce the pillars of a cognitive risk framework for cybersecurity that make this program operational.  The pillars represent existing technology and concepts that are increasingly being adopted by technology firms, government agencies, computer scientists and industries as diverse as health care, biotechnology, financial services and many others.

The following is an abbreviated version of the cognitive risk framework for cybersecurity (CRFC) that will be published later this year.

A cognitive risk framework is fundamental to the integration of existing internal controls, risk management practice, cognitive security technology and the people who are responsible for executing on the program components that make up enterprise risk management. Cognitive risk fills the missing gap in today’s cybersecurity program that fails to fully incorporate how to address the “softest target,” the human mind.

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http://corporatecomplianceinsights.com/cognitive-risk-framework-cybersecurity-part-2/