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Cyber Resilience for State and Local CIOs in 2024

In 2023, state and local governments across the United States, from Dallas, Texas, to Lowell, Mass., encountered a notable surge in ransomware attacks and cyber threats. As we gaze into the horizon, we see that these challenges are evolving and becoming increasingly severe. The dynamic nature of the cyber landscape demands that we not only acknowledge but also redefine our resilience strategies to combat these threats effectively.  

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Empowering Crisis Communication: The Vital Role of HipLink

In today’s world, organizations face an array of crises spanning from natural disasters to financial downturns, each posing a threat to employee safety, corporate reputation, and financial stability. In response, effective crisis management demands a comprehensive communication strategy at its core. 

When developing plans to manage a crisis, it is imperative that a communication strategy be incorporated. 

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Ensuring PHI Security for HIPAA Compliance: Preventing Data Breaches

 In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, healthcare providers are increasingly adopting electronic health record (EHR) technology and connecting to health information exchanges. While this enhances the accessibility of patient health information (PHI) for healthcare professionals, it also exposes PHI to online security threats and potential HIPAA data breaches.

 

The convenience of easy access to PHI for healthcare providers also presents a corresponding risk, as it becomes more vulnerable to hackers and unauthorized users. Effectively monitoring and managing these risks is crucial for healthcare organizations, with risk assessments playing a pivotal role in maintaining HIPAA compliance. Threats such as mobile devices and ransomware underscore the need for healthcare providers to exercise prudence in their risk analyses. Even the slightest oversight or lapse in security could result in a HIPAA data breach, leading to a protracted and costly recovery process.

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Save More Lives With Modular IPAWS Wireless Emergency Alerts

In life-threatening situations, timing is everything. Accurate and timely alerts can be the difference between life and death, especially in natural calamities where the lives of scores of people are at risk. Multiple channels and technologies like the news networks and the internet have been used as a tool to quickly pass information that can potentially save readers from imminent danger.

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Is It Possible to Coordinate All Wireless Devices Under an Inclusive Platform?

Modern businesses rely on a vast array of internal and external infrastructure systems, including energy, ventilation, and data networking systems; software systems, both in local data centers and the cloud; and machines, vehicles, and other equipment to support their operations.

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What Is Alert Fatigue?

Alert fatigue is a phenomenon in which users of alarm systems become desensitized to the numerous warnings they receive. Here are some common examples of workers affected:

  • Emergency responders

  • Healthcare providers

  • Security personnel

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Meeting the Needs of a Remote Government Workforce

The need for a remote government workforce has become glaringly apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widening telework options has enabled government employees to do their jobs from home, reducing the risk of transmission and protecting both federal workers and citizens from harm. Regardless of the reasoning, the number of people working remotely tripled between 2019 and 2021

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Are Your Wireless Emergency Alerts Truly Scalable?

As the world becomes more interconnected, the need for efficient and effective emergency communication systems has become more apparent. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are such systems that have been implemented in many countries around the world.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is a public safety system that allows customers of participating wireless carriers to receive information regarding public safety issues, warnings, and any imminent attacks.

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Can You Contain and Eradicate Ransomware in Your System?

While there are many different types of disasters that can strike your company’s IT network, nothing is as frightening as a ransomware attack. Ransomware is a general term used for any kind of malicious software, or malware, that disrupts key systems until you pay off a ransom.

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After-Action Reporting and Why It’s Important

As much as we might wish otherwise, mission-critical emergencies can and do happen. While the initial focus is on correcting the problem, it's also essential to do a postmortem of what occurred. This means you look at what went wrong and determine if the situation was avoidable or inevitable.

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Are Overlapping Business Systems Confusing Your Team?

In the IT world, new processes and solutions are released every day that promise to overhaul systems, streamline activities and generally make life easier for the department. But the problem is these disparate plug-and-play patches are often not designed to serve as holistic solutions.

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Does Your System Have the Coordination and Visibility for Fast Issue Resolution?

You’ve been brought on as an outside IT provider. Your company’s primary purpose is to oversee routine IT needs. But more importantly, you’re the first line of defense if your client’s system crashes, experiences an outage, or any other issue that interrupts routine or critical operations.

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Cyber Security Essentials for Any Company

Compared to the previous years, 2021 saw a significant increase in cyberattacks. IoT rose by 6%, cryptojacking rose 19%, and ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 105% between 2020 and 2021. Regardless of the size of a company, having adequate cybersecurity equipment and protocols is essential for any successful business. 

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Setting Up an Automated SMS Notification System for Citizen Emergency Mass Notification

As more municipalities move to automated citizen notification systems, it is important to consider best practices for implementation. An automated citizen SMS notification system can be a valuable tool for emergency management and public safety officials. When used correctly, it can help to keep the public informed and safe in the event of an emergency. 

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Streamline Critical Event Management With Instantaneous Outreach

Emergencies and service disruptions are a staple in today’s business world. How they impact your business depends on your response and level of preparedness. Without the right solution, your company would struggle to detect, respond, and recover from critical threats such as:

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Can an SMS Alert System Help Your Company Maintain Mission-Critical Communications?

Life is unpredictable in today’s world. You can’t be too prepared for an emergency. Keeping your workers safe and informed is a top priority to avoid costly lawsuits and protect your business from service interruption. Traditionally, emails, push notifications, and phone calls were the way to go, but they’re not as effective.

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Critical Event Management Technology can be a Life Saver During a Wildfire

Wildfires which result in millions of acres of damage every year. Perhaps the scariest part of these fires is that they can occur without warning, and because of how rapidly they spread, they can grow to great sizes before the fight against them begins.

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First Responder and Search & Rescue Teams Need Notification Software. That’s Where HipLink Comes In.

First Responder and Search and Rescue teams need notification software they can rely on. In this line of work, every second counts. People depend on their lifesaving work, and without the right communication, that work loses efficiency and focus. The HipLink team knows the importance of fast and accurate communication. That’s why we provide the perfect notification software for first responders and search and rescue teams. Here’s how we meet First Responder and SAR communication and messaging needs to save time, while saving lives.

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How HipLink Helps Dispatchers Save Time, Therefore, Saving Lives

911 centers and other dispatchers use HipLink for their lifesaving communication. HipLink helps these centers save time during emergency calls.. When it comes to saving lives, timing matters more than anything. An emergency becomes much more survivable when the right people can respond quickly. That’s why the HipLink team is dedicated to getting the message across at lightning speed. Here’s how HipLink helps dispatchers save lives every day.

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3 Ways HipLink Helps EMTs

EMTs arrive on the scene as the first line of medical help. Within moments, they have to assess the situation, administer correct care, and help transport the patient to the Emergency Room. With the right critical communications software, EMTs and other emergency first responders can respond faster, more accurately, and with more confidence than they would without the software. As a result, patients receive better care and may have stronger chances of survival. That’s where HipLink Software and HipLink Mobile come in. HipLink Software is a desktop software that speeds mass communication among hospitals and other settings. HipLink Mobile is an app that enhances communication on a smaller scale.

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