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November 2009

Time is now for pandemic flu planning

I have my children's pediatrician on speed dial as I wait for the H1N1 vaccine to come into her office. And with every news report I grow more anxious. While I may be overreacting, I am nonetheless concerned and you should be too. Only 55.6 percent of companies have plans to address the H1N1 threat, according to a recent survey by the Pandemic Prevention Council. Time is not on your side. You should be getting your pandemic planning house in order now. So where do you begin? You need to have a strategy and think it through. You may have a business continuity plan and it's a good start, but a pandemic plan should be approached differently. As Ruth Razook, CEO of RLR Management Consulting explained in a recent SearchFinancialSecurity.com article: With business continuity, the building is gone but the people remain. With a pandemic plan, the building is there but the people are gone. So do you have a pandemic committee made up of HR, executive management, physical security, IT, among others? Have you reached out to your local ...

Features in this issue

  • Integrated change management reduces security risks

    by  Diana Kelley and Ed Moyle

    Unmanaged changes to IT systems and networks can recklessly increase risk to enterprises. The key is rolling out an accepted change management process, and sticking to it.

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