We know from research and lessons learned that in order for organizations and individuals to prevent incidents and do the right things, organizations and all appropriate people must be equipped with the right tools to get the right information to the right people in the right places at the right times with the right documentation so individuals can do the right things. Part 1 of Doing the Right Things shared why organizations of all types are failing to prevent preventable incidents of all types. Part 2 of Doing the Right Things provided an overview and a partial list of the right information, which canRead More →

  Part 1 of Doing the Right Things shared why organizations of all types are failing to prevent preventable incidents of all types. We know from research and lessons learned  that it is critical to equip organizations and individuals to prevent incidents and do the right things which means equipping organizations and people with the right tools to get the right information to the right people in the right places at the right times so individuals can do the right things. The Right Information What is the right information?  The right information consists of many different types of information and the right information can comeRead More →

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has launched a new online incident reporting platform called Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services (TIPS) that allows students, faculty, staff and others on campus to confidentially report potentially harmful incidents. An award‐winning suite of web‐based tools developed by the privately held organization Awareity, the platform empowers individuals to anonymously report suspicious activities involving assault, weapons, illegal drug/alcohol use, harassment or intimidation, vandalism, threats of violence, suicide risk, sexual harassment, abuse and other incidents. “TIPS is helping TNCC become more aware of threats and incidents on campus; campus police are ever vigilant, but if we don’t know about at‐riskRead More →

  We have studied hundreds and hundreds of failures, fines, lawsuits, tragedies and numerous other incidents that have occurred across multiple sectors and around the world.  In our studies, we have discovered some extraordinary details that nearly every failure, fine, lawsuit, tragedy, incident had in common: Most incidents and consequences were preventable Nearly every preventable failure, fine, lawsuit, tragedy, incident, etc. that was not prevented was due to gaps or disconnect in one or more of the following obligations:   Organizations and individuals did not do the right things and were not able to prevent expensive and embarrassing incidents because they: Lacked the Right Tools…Read More →

In an effort to keep up with information security risks and threats and improve the incident management process between the 23 Virginia Community Colleges and the system office, the Virginia Community College System has implemented TIPS, an innovative risk management software platform from Awareity. TIPS provides the Information Security Officers (ISOs) from each of the 23 colleges with a secure online incident reporting platform to report suspicious activities and incidents. ISOs will also be better prepared to share investigation details, suggested actions, next steps, guidance, etc. and follow‐up with system office personnel to determine the best overall response. TIPS empowers each organization to create customizedRead More →

Awareity, a leading provider of incident management and prevention software platforms, has received a 2012 Innovation Award from Business Insurance, for TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services). Traditional front‐end incident reporting solutions are clearly not delivering the results organizations need. The TIPS platform delivers an innovative and comprehensive suite of tools, equipping risk managers, threat assessment teams, risk assessment teams, legal teams, audit teams, and school safety teams to take appropriate actions, securely communicate and share information, and document all investigation and intervention efforts to prevent incidents rather than react to incidents. “Status quo approaches are expensive and they are not working. ItRead More →

Awareity, a leading provider of incident management and prevention software platforms, has been recognized as a 2012 Honors Laureate by IDG’s Computerworld, for their web‐based TIPS (Threat Assessment, Incident Management and Prevention Services). The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. “There’s no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization’s ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology’s role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfullyRead More →

  How important are platforms? What if you had a great football coach, but no platform (fields, training rooms, etc.) to bring it all together? What if you had a great cast and a great play, but no platform (stage, props, etc.) for performances? What if you had some great software, but no platform (PCs, servers, etc.) to use it on? Most organizations would tell you their people are their greatest assets, but many organizations do not have a platform that empowers people to come together, keep up with constant changes and achieve better results. With regards to people, lessons learned reveal the following: PeopleRead More →