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CyberSecurity Sense is LBMC Information Security's weekly podcast that will provide insight and updates on such information security topics as: Managed Security Service Providers, IPS Monitoring and Managed IDS Services, Security Information Event Management, Digital Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support, Computer Security Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Risk Assessments, Security Program Planning, Web Application Security Assessments, ACAB LADMF Certificatio ...
 
Multi-Hazards . . . all about protecting communities. Climate change, extreme weather, (un)natural disasters, pandemics, systemic racism, neocolonialism, neoliberalism, poisonous political trends, etc. These pose a threat to human societies and the natural world. This is a podcast about disasters suffered or averted, with issues facing experts in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, anti-racism and many other important topics. It's for anyone interested in protecting your comm ...
 
We see a striking contradiction in all businesses: the sharply increasing need for Enterprise Risk Management, as opposed to risk managers' persistent reports of low perceived value of their own processes. Correctly implemented, High Quality Risk Assessment will not only address uncertainty, but even solve chronic business problems. Join Edward Robertson, successful ERM practitioner and thought leader, to discover a simple process that delivers clear value.
 
If you are looking to identify and develop your strengths and talents, take calculated risks and make decisions, The Strengths Revolution with Steve Morgan will help your personal development, as well as helping you support your clients, employees, teams and wider organisations. Knowing your strengths will also support positive risk-taking and decision making as part of good risk management.
 
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As both a practitioner and researcher in emergency management, Kesley Richardson is a looking to be a game changer. Bringing youthful energy and the mind of a multidisplinary scholar to the field, he is ensuring that best practices are not just talked about but integrated. Join us today on this episode of the Multi-Hazards podcast as Kesley Richard…
 
To really protect communities, Ginny Katz and her team at HazAdapt Inc. are designing technology that pays attention to communities and truly addresses their needs. Ginny is part of a new wave of entrepreneurs who believe equity and diversity should be at the forefront of innovation and not an afterthought. Join us today on this episode of Multi-Ha…
 
Another year rolls by and certainty seems just as hard to find. Dr. Margaret Heffernan's recent book Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future has a message: Tomorrow may be uncharted territory, but we can learn to handle uncertainty and move forward with confidence and agility. Join Dr. Heffernan and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen in this remix…
 
What does climate change have to do with disasters? Experts on The Multi-Hazards Podcast weigh in on how climate change is affecting the planet and human society, and how it plays a role in increasing disasters. Join us for this exciting podcast! Study Guide here (click on PDF, top left): https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/climate-change-and-disaster…
 
Earthquakes and volcanoes are among the various disasters dealt with on The Multi-Hazards Podcast. Here we revisit earlier interviews with Dr. Burçak Başbuğ Erkan and Dr. Gio Roberti. What should we all know about earthquakes and volcanoes, and, most of all, what is the human element? How have we mitigated, prepared for, responded to and recovered …
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction The key questions entertained at the level of the C-suite with regard to ERM are likely these three, to which I give an answer in summary: a. What exactly is ERM? Due to uneven development in the field, the definition has to be selected from among many, or created. I offer a carefully crafted definition. b. Is there a verifi…
 
Can the environment be racist? No, but those with power can use it to further marginalise racialised communities. Industries, landfills and other large and small-scale projects are seldom put into affluent White neighbourhoods by the government and corporations, but more often where Indigenous, Black and Brown people live. Today the Multi-Hazards P…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction Opportunity, as conceived of in ERM discourse, is discussed. Then we improve upon this by presenting the notion of a structured program for innovation. Main points 1. Opportunity - origin of the idea in ERM 2. Opportunity - how can we make sense of the idea? 3. Opportunity - as innovation 4. Innovation a. an established disc…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction Due Diligence (defined) and High Quality Risk Assessment: how are they used in a complementary fashion in major projects? Main points 1. Reflections on financial risk management (Ep 17): quote from L. Burke Files. 2. Definition of due diligence. 3. How due diligence is distinct from yet complementary to risk assessment: orde…
 
Episode: 017 Date: Tue 21 Sep 2021 Title: Is Financial Risk Management Equivalent to ERM? EPISODE SUMMARY Enterprise Risk Management, for some, consists solely of Financial Risk Management. Is this sound? We offer commentary on quantitative modelling and its place in ERM. SHOW NOTES Introduction Financial risk management consists of a suite of quan…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction The curious juxtaposition of need vs poor take-up, as explained in Episode 1. Steps in Analyzing and Fixing Poor Take-Up in ERM Programs 1. Take a step back in order to analyze the situation. 2. What is the nature of the ERM mandate and your role in it? 3. What are the motives of senior executive regarding ERM? 4. What are t…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction In our last episode, we focused on maintaining a light footprint, as ERM should not be an extraordinary administrative burden. Now let’s continue the story of successful implementation by employing the success factors shown in studies. Summary 1. clear goals and objectives - how to formulate them? 2. senior executive support…
 
To change the world first requires us to understand the nature of society, to look seriously at the way that it is structured. Racism, white supremacy, is the most important feature of this global system and Black and Brown people suffer the most worldwide. The reality of it all is that capitalism continues its ruthless quest to dominate, accumulat…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction How can we roll out Enterprise Risk Management with a minimal footprint? The answer is to use a principles-based approach. Once High Quality Risk Assessment is grasped, we can turn to an implementation that meets crucial criteria efficiently. What is ERM in relation to your entire management practise? 1. value proposition an…
 
What's happening with climate change these days? How is our adaptation going? What are the gloomy and bright spots? Join Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, climate change adaptation scientist, as he discusses the latest science and societal discussions about humanity adapting to a rapidly changing climate. Have a listen! Direct download: https://traffic.libsyn.…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction So far we have discussed the technique of High Quality Risk Assessment sufficiently to enable initial experimentation. The question then arises: who actually is leading this work? What are the requisite qualifications and background? Is any special training needed? Significance of the Enterprise Risk Management champion - im…
 
Why are conspiracy theories so popular these days? Is it social media? Are we just more gullible nowadays? Join Dr. Ghayda Hassan, a clinical psychologist and professor at L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), as she discusses how conspiracy theories are affecting society and how we can overcome their influence. Have a listen! Study Guide here …
 
In this episode, we discuss networking and mentoring, specifically in Emergency Management (EM), with concepts that can apply to any field. Here EM specialist Brandi Hunter gives her advice, based upon her experiences in recent years, especially as founder of Aspiring Emergency Managers Online (AEMO). Join us! Topics include: * Brandi's passion for…
 
SHOW NOTES Facilitating risk assessment Last episode in our our discussion on how to facilitate High Quality Risk Assessment, we covered finer points on how to facilitate the session, as well as the minimum necessary steps to assess risk: Likelihood, Consequence, Existing controls; Tolerance. This methodology is presented as a generic model for you…
 
Multi-Hazard early warning systems for potential disasters can mean the difference between life and death for local residents. Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, an expert who has been involved with implementing these early warning systems in more than 25 countries, is on the Multi-Hazards podcast today to tell us all about it. This is an essential part of redu…
 
SHOW NOTES Let’s review what we accomplished by using a round table of experts (described last time) for risk identification, then go ahead with further detail on the process: how to facilitate High Quality Risk Assessment. There are four key criteria essential to risk assessment. Instead of the disparate and vague risk information often gathered t…
 
Wow, another season of Multi-Hazards is over, a new one is beginning! Join podcast host Vin Nelsen as he shares the stories and glories of this wonderful season covering March to July 2021. Have a listen! Study Guide here, on left where it says "PDF": https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/multi-hazards-podcast-season-4-summary-season-5-intro Vin Nelsen’…
 
Can our response to disasters make things worse? How is it that our attempts to reduce risk or “build back better” mostly exacerbate social inequalities? And what can we do about it? Join Dr. Gonzalo Lizarralde as he shares his new book, Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed. Have a listen! Study G…
 
Main points We discussed last time how supposed risk ID methods are a hodgepodge of (often problematic) procedures, addressing either ways to get at people, or to get at the content, or ways to think. What is needed is all of those elements in a coherent method. What is the preferred method for High Quality Risk Assessment? Preferred method: round-…
 
As the climate changes for the worse, how can we protect our communities? Join Dylan Clark, Senior Research Associate The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, the network of experts producing independent research to bring clarity to the climate policy choices ahead for Canada, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss the challen…
 
Main points Let’s discuss the confusion entrained by the supposed risk ID methods set out in conventional literature: · interviews and surveys, questionnaires · audits, physical inspection · brainstorming · networking with peers, industry groups · judgemental - speculative, conjectural, intuitive · history, failure analysis · examination of persona…
 
Wildfire smoke is no joke. How can we protect our communities from its harm, even as the climate changes and wildfires increase? Join Dr. Sarah Henderson, renowned scientist in environmental public health, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how we can adapt to the polluted skies as more wildfires engulf our forests and living…
 
SHOW NOTES Main points Summary of the series to date. At this point in our podcast series we established the rationale and practical working definitions for Enterprise Risk Management. Now we are discussing methods, in particular the all-important core practice in Enterprise Risk Management, which I call High Quality Risk Assessment. Establish the …
 
How do human actions turn natural hazards into catastrophes for communities? The tragic truth is this: most disasters aren't natural. Instead, we choose them, that is, they're created or worsened by our own choices. How can we take action to save lives and preserve communities? Join Dr. Ilan Kelman, Professor of Disasters and Health, and Multi-Haza…
 
SHOW NOTES Main points At this point in our podcast series we have deconstructed some of the misconceptions in the field; we reiterated the persisting and obvious need for Enterprise Risk Management; and we introduced viable definitions for both ERM and what I take to be its core process, High Quality Risk Assessment. You probably feel how my worki…
 
The opioids crisis is ravaging our communities. How can we all respond in a better, savvier way? Join Guy Felicella, addiction educator, harm reduction advocate and public speaker, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how Canada, the US and the world can work smarter in dealing with opioids and all addiction “pandemics” that we…
 
SHOW NOTES Main points Last episode we started with an examination of the planning regime, as the first step in High Quality Risk Assessment. I mentioned that an 80/20 rule seems to obtain, 80% of our efforts as risk managers is properly spent on fixing the quality and extent of the planning. For that reason, we expand that discussion today. We set…
 
Emergency management (EM) is changing. Organisations like the Black Emergency Managers Association International (BEMA International) are bringing in a rich diversity and expertise into fields that protect communities. Today we talk to CEO Charles D. Sharp about disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), working both at the com…
 
SHOW NOTES Main points Longer Term Agenda: High Quality Risk Assessment 1. Investigate and fix the planning practice. 2. Establish the context 3. Identify risk 4. Evaluate Risk 5. Risk mitigation and review 6. How to conduct the High Quality Risk Assessment session Today’s agenda We can only address point 1 today: investigate and fix the planning p…
 
How can emergency management (EM) change? Include different kinds of staff? Better serve diverse communities? Join this Multi-Hazards episode as Chauncia Willis, Co-Founder and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) and seasoned EM practitioner herself, shows us the joys and benefits of making Diversity, E…
 
Ironically, indigenous peoples are least responsible for climate change but will feel its effects the most, with all the storms, floods, diseases, etc. that it brings. How can they adapt better to this colossal challenge and help us all in our adaptation? How can indigenous people and the rich knowledge of nature they bring become gamechangers? Joi…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction In prior episodes, I devoted time to critique what I take to be some of the misconceptions in the field of Enterprise Risk Management. I explained, at least in part, what may have caused them, and highlighted the extraordinary need for good risk management that faces us today, even though difficulties in implementation, link…
 
How can faith and community influence our climate action? Look no further. Canada and the world are blessed to have people like Areej Riaz, fighting for the planet and humanity. Areej is a climate change consultant based in Ontario, Canada, with a diverse industry background and in-depth knowledge and work experience from around the world. Her Musl…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction In Episodes 1 and 2, we asked: Why is ERM so incredibly convoluted and seemingly complex? and began to answer this question by explaining that there has been a proliferation of advice, leading to a confusion of foundational definitions, and core methods and practices. We did some myth-busting, an examination of misconception…
 
Who is fighting for indigenous rights, especially for climate change adaptation, at the United Nations? Among the many articulate and courageous indigenous rights advocates is Ghazali Ohorella. His aim is to inspire and empower 476 million indigenous people worldwide. And with the runaway climate crisis often treated lightly by the rest of the worl…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction In the first episode, we asked: Why is ERM so incredibly convoluted and seemingly complex? Why is there not better take-up? Why is there such a strange juxtaposition between the obvious need for ERM and the stagnation of methods and results? We began to answer these questions by explaining that there has been a proliferation…
 
SHOW NOTES Introduction [00:40] Welcome to the Risk Commentary podcast - Episode One! Who is this podcast for? There are people in the risk management space who are just shopping around for core concepts, because they are charged with leading the risk management initiative and are not sure where to begin. Others, and I seen this more and more in re…
 
Yes, it's been one whole year of the Multi-Hazards podcast. We're 70 episodes in now and running strong! Here host Vin Nelsen answers questions such as: - Where's Multi-Hazards at now? - What kind of praise & criticism have you received? - How has Multi-Hazards changed you? - How has the podcast assisted you with Networking, with connecting with ot…
 
Where can we find emergency food for families and individuals who really need it? Food rescue or food recovery is where folks safely retrieve edible food which otherwise goes to waste, and distributing it to those in need. This recovered food, such as fruits, vegetables, and proteins, can solve both problems of hunger and nutrition deficiency, pote…
 
To be a leader is tough, and especially so in another culture. But cross-cultural success requires the right attitudes and skills. In this episode, world-renowned cross-cultural guru Diana Watson, a long-term resident of Taiwan but originally from the USA, shares her life and expertise on how to adapt and learn a new culture. Whether you are a busi…
 
Racism in the United States as well as other countries continues, not just through overt public discourse, but also in its overall system - in housing, banking, schooling, policing, etc. These policies especially affect African-Americans, as well as indigenous people and other people of colour. As Dr. Robert C. Smith, professor emeritus of politica…
 
This episode is a reading and explanation of "Disasters Mirror Society", an article written by Multi-Hazards host Vin Nelsen, inspired by his recent podcast with Vincent B. Davis. Disaster Doc Mark Keim so graciously put the article on his website as a guest blog. Within the article are important lessons, because the next few years and decades will…
 
Uncertainty is a crucial issue in the COVID-19 pandemic and with other ongoing issues such as climate change, disasters, systemic injustice, the future of younger generations, etc. Join renowned author and speaker, Dr. Margaret Heffernan and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss uncertainty and the incredible findings from Margaret’…
 
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