September 25, 2017 – Top News in the Risk and Vulnerability Industry

September 26, 2017 | 2 min read
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There’s a lot going on in the world of physical risk and vulnerability, and it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest news and developments. We’ll keep you informed.

Check out the top news and headlines from the past month—including must-read information on preparedness grants, a 9/11 remembrance, certification courses, and top tips to effectively prepare for a major hurricane.

DHS Releases FY17 Preparedness Grants Allocations

Via American Security Today. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced allocations of $288 million for six DHS competitive preparedness grant programs. The allocations are designed to give assistance to states, urban areas, territories, nonprofits, and the private sector in their preparedness efforts. Learn more about the grant preparedness program allocations here.

9/11: A Remembrance from FDNY's Former Chief of Safety

Via NFPA Xchange. This month marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11. In remembrance of that unforgettable event, NFPA asked former FDNY Chief of Safety Stephen King to share his memory of his on-the-ground experience at The World Trade Center. September 11, 2001, was his last day on the job.

The Ultimate Guide to Securing Critical Infrastructure

Via SSI. The attacks of 9/11 brought the issue of critical infrastructure protection to the forefront of physical security. The Department of Homeland Security was born in the wake of the attacks, and in 2013 DHS issued the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). For NIPP to succeed, it’s important for security professionals to understand the program and how their roles integrate with other professions. This article provides a quick and helpful overview.

5 Things a Facility Manager Should Consider When Preparing, Responding, and Recovering from a Major Hurricane

Via NFPA Xchange. Two major hurricanes in two weeks have just hit the coastal United States, and another one (Maria) could hit shortly. Effective preparedness is the responsibility of the entire community, and effective preparedness must involve each segment of the community. This article explores five things for facility managers to consider as you prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major hurricane.

TEEX Training: Infrastructure Protection

Via TEEX. Looking for top training courses in infrastructure protection? Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services is offering courses that will enrich your knowledge and skills in critical infrastructure security and resilience. We especially recommend these two opportunities:

Wichita Falls, TX: MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection (ACIP) training on October 11, 2017. MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management (CARM) on November 7-8, 2017. Both classes will be hosted by the NORTEX RPC at 4309 Jacksboro Highway, Wichita Falls, TX 76302 in Suite 200. Registration for both classes is through the TEEX online registration system.

Carson City, NV: MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat & Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (JTHIRA) on October 31-November 1, 2017. MGT 414 ACIP on November 2, 2017. Both will be hosted at the NV State EOC facility at 2748 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV 89701. Register using the instate Nevada registration site or by contacting the local host, Dan Hourihan, at 775-250-3750, ext. 154 or

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