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After Volkswagen admitted designing software that provided false emissions data in order to appear compliant with emissions standards, many questions were raised about the culture of the company. The scandal also highlighted the difficulties in locating risk across an organization.

The resignation of Volkswagen’s CEO further illustrates how difficult it is to run an organization from an ethical perspective.

With a multinational company as large as Volkswagen, it is inherently tough to keep an eye on every single aspect of the business. It is, therefore, impossible that a senior Volkswagen executive could have known everything about the engine emissions testing process.

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http://corporatecomplianceinsights.com/4-lessons-from-the-volkswagen-emissions-scandal/

What is encryption?

Encryption is the process of transforming information (referred to as plaintext) to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, usually referred to as a “key”. The result of the process is encrypted information. In many contexts, the word encryption also implicitly refers to the reverse process, decryption (e.g. “software for encryption” can typically also perform decryption), to make the encrypted information readable again (i.e. to make it unencrypted).

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http://blog.krollontrack.co.uk/making-data-simple/encryption-decrypted-learn-how-your-data-is-protected-online/

The grass is green. The days are longer. The school year is over, or winding down. It’s the time of year many people begin thinking about summer vacations.

Business continuity professionals are, of course, no exception.

So, how can you, a person responsible for mission critical resiliency plans and emergency notification programs, really relax (at least a little) on your upcoming vacation? Here are a few helpful tips for dealing with your notification process now, before you pack your Speedos and sunscreen.

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http://blog.sendwordnow.com/the-vacation-planning-guide-to-emergency-notification-0

When you start to evaluate emergency notification system vendors, you’ll need to narrow in on your organization’s specific needs. Which features matter the most? And are they easy to use? As you’re looking for a vendor to best fit your emergency notification requirements, be on the lookout for these seven must-have features that will make your communications easier.

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https://www.alertmedia.com/7-must-have-features-for-an-emergency-notification-system

Damage to a company’s reputation can come from so many different crises. Consider Chipotle, which is struggling to bounce back from multiple health scares. Or Target, whose customers questioned the security of its payment systems following its devastating data breach. Or Volkswagen, a company that is struggling to maintain its image in the wake of its falsified emissions tests.

Your organization likely has a crisis response plan to help employees get through any number of emergencies. But will your plan also protect your company’s reputation? Here are a few ways to ensure that your organization keeps its good name, even in the face of a crisis:

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http://www.rockdovesolutions.com/blog/will-your-crisis-response-plan-protect-your-organizations-reputation

Webinar-SendWordNow
Seven Deadly Sins of Crisis Communications
 
Wed, June 15, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
 
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Great communication is an essential element of any organization’s resilience. However, many companies are not fully prepared to communicate rapidly and effectively in a crisis. Other organizations think they are ready, but in fact will make significant missteps when faced with a real business disruption.

Hosted by Ann Lowe, CBCI, Seven Deadly Sins of Crisis Communications will cover the common mistakes all business continuity and disaster recovery professionals should avoid when preparing for a crisis.

Based in London, UK, Ann served for three years as Emergency Notification Solutions Consultant for UK-based BP. Ann currently serves as Customer Solutions Expert—EMEA for global mass notification service provider Send Word Now. Webinar attendees will benefit from Ann’s valuable knowledge and experience surrounding the management of a global notification program.

Title: Seven Deadly Sins of Crisis Communications
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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