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WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.


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WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Emergency-Preparedness articles below.


Question Of The Week: How Can I Protect My Company From Ransomware Attacks?

WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.

AwareManager, Vizsafe Form New Partnership

Alliance will provide connected solutions for stronger facility management, safety, and security.

Don’t Be Left In The Dark: Perform Generator Maintenance

With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.

New Smart Microphone Emergency-Readiness Features From FrontRow

With one touch of a button, Smart Microphone lets teachers send emergency alerts and supports automated communications between the teacher and the response team.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

Question Of The Week: Are Your Facilities At Risk From Flood Waters?

A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.

Facility Executive | April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 issue features a special focus on lighting, plus a look at integrated work management systems, HVAC, fire protection, and water management.

Energy Resilience Bank Supports New Jersey Hospitals

The first public infrastructure bank in the nation to focus on energy resilience will help four New Jersey hospitals stay up and running during outages.

FM Alert: How To Prepare Your Facility For Inclement Weather

With the threat of a blizzard or severe storm always present, Apollo Safety offers safety recommendations to facilities.

The Facility Manager Of Tomorrow

Mobile data collection platforms, coupled with intuitive Internet of Things solutions, are empowering facility management professionals to tackle seemingly overwhelming challenges.

Friday Funny: Starship Poopers

Three winners will share the prize in NASA’s $30,000 Space Poop challenge, which sought solutions to address how to collect and route human waste away from the body while wearing a spacesuit.

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.

In-telligent Communication App Enhances Facility Safety

This technology platform ensures building occupants will be alerted immediately during an emergency — irrespective of the notification settings on their mobile devices or the language they speak.

Stay In The Game, Ensure Electrical Equipment Uptime

With this year's Super Bowl around the corner, power protection at Houston's NRG Stadium is most certainly on the preparation list for its facility management team.

Facility Executive | February 2017 Issue

The February 2017 issue features the 2017 Facility Executive Of The Year. Plus, a look at in-building cellular, waste management, the building envelope, emergency preparedness, flooring, and our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Door Assemblies By ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.

ToughSorb Semi-Permanent Adhesive Mats From Brady

The new mats are easy to adhere and remove, while providing absorbency in high traffic areas.

Wireless Communication, For Safety’s Sake

The Safer Buildings Coalition focuses on the adoption of in-building communication capabilities for public safety. This article looks at the role this technology can play in senior living facilities.

Question Of The Week: Do Door Barricades Compromise School Safety?

Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.

Is A Standard Needed To Prevent Workplace Violence?

OSHA is investigating the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance facilities.

Is Your Roof Gaining Weight This Winter?

Snow accumulation and even heavy rains set the stage for potential roof collapse. Here are four actions to take that will minimize this threat to people and property.

Is Your Organization Prepared For An Active Shooter?

Learn what your organization can do to be prepared for the evolving active shooter threat with a new eBook from Everbridge.

Organizations Remain Unprepared For Cyberattacks

A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016:  66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.

Calpipe Security Bollards Protect Times Square

Over 200 stainless bollards installed to secure New York City's Times Square, one of the most popular pedestrian areas on the planet.

Friday Funny: Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse

The odds for survival are best for Boston residents. New Yorkers? Not so much. Plus a Halloween Bonus: Haunted houses for sale!

New APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS

Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for critical network devices, providing internet access during outages and emergencies.

FM Alert: 7 Steps To Protect Elevators During A Flood

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.

Question Of The Week: What Is On Your Hurricane Preparedness List?

Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.

Partnership Improves Extreme Weather Service

Planet Risk is incorporating Schneider Electric’s weather service forecast information into its Advanced Intelligence Management System (AIMS).

Can Security Technology Replace Guard Force?

Facility executives can work toward an effective balance for site security using these six steps.

Legrand Matching Employee Contributions To Red Cross

In response to the damaging floods in the Bayou-Lafayette region of Louisiana and other natural disaster events in the U.S., the company has set up a relief fund.

Active Shooters A Major Workplace Concern, But Businesses Unprepared

Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.

Inaugural Security Week To Take Place At ASIS 2016

Orlando event will bring together local businesses, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, community leaders, and law enforcement to discuss security preparedness, best practices.

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