ANSI-HSSP Report addresses small business preparedness.
Press Release Summary:
August 24, 2011 - ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel has released report detailing findings and recommendations from May 25 workshop. According to report, it is crucial that small businesses grasp the value of standards and conformity assessment in overcoming obstacles presented by disasters. Speakers suggested that small businesses take incremental steps through various programs to achieve preparedness, and that throughout process, information sharing and education are key to successful implementation.
Original Press Release
ANSI-HSSP Workshop Report Details Recommendations and Findings for Small Business Preparedness
Press release date: August 22, 2011
What is the action?
Can you tell me why I should do that?
How is it effective? Standards developers and conformance program administrators need to keep the small business audience and these questions in mind when developing standards and programs for preparedness and disaster recovery. The report finds that through clear and consistent messaging, and credible metrics on the importance of standards for preparedness, as well as further education and mentoring for small business owners, businesses can be more secure, even in an insecure environment. The final report and all presentations from the May 25 workshop are available in the ANSI-HSSP library. For more information on the work of the ANSI-HSSP, visit www.ansi.org/hssp. The May 25 workshop, Achieving Preparedness through Standards Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Businesses, was sponsored by the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute at Louisiana State University.