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Incident Response

From natural disasters to oil and chemical spills to terrorist attacks to cyberattacks, water distribution systems have to be prepared for a variety of challenges that could contaminate or disrupt the water supply. When a crisis hits, a strong water supply emergency response plan makes sure that stakeholders can make rapid and effective decisions that will minimize the damage and resume operations as quickly as possible. At the core of any successful emergency response is communication—coordinating quickly with other stakeholders for the best possible outcomes. But how can you make your communication strategy A-grade? Here are some tips.

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Incident Response

These days crises like breaches, ransomware attacks and natural disasters have become all too common and businesses have to contend with keeping core operations running and addressing any reputation fallout that comes with the crisis. During a crisis, misinformation and rumors can spread quickly and seriously damage a company’s reputation, resulting in lost revenue. That’s why it’s so important for businesses to think about how to protect their reputation during a crisis. Here are five tips on how to do so:

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Security

Last week, our CEO Galina Datskovsky and global security expert Paul Viollis hosted a panel titled “Confidential Conversations: Are They Actually Possible in Our Technological Age?”. We were lucky to be joined by a diverse group of journalists, industry experts, and other people in enterprise to discuss how to use communications to improve security, privacy and employee safety. The panel covered a lot of ground—from discussions about human risks to company security to conversations about how to develop legal and business strategies to protect businesses. Here are five of our key takeaways from the conversations that day.

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Privacy

This summer, Governor Ricardo Rossello was forced to resign after a massive information leak from a messaging application he had been using exposed various levels of corruption and other embarrassing details. Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos certainly experienced a similar (though not as damning) information leak when his WhatsApp messages with now-girlfriend, then-mistress Lauren Sanchez revealed he was having an affair. Let’s not even talk about Anthony Weiner… And yet, we continue to see information leaks stemming from messaging applications over and over again.

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Security

Former Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello’s leaked messages this summer raised many questions for us privacy junkies, including alarm bells about secure messaging applications. We wondered, in light of such a massive breach of supposedly secure messaging, what constitutes secure messaging today? What constitutes private messaging today?

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