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When All Else Fails Revert Back to your Core Values

By |2020-02-11T03:33:22+00:00February 10th, 2020|Core Values, Leadership|

When's the last time you made a mistake? How did you handle it? A couple of weeks ago a member on our team was introduced to someone and made a mistake by referring to them as their competitor. After the initial embarrassment, we knew we needed to apologize, and we had to be prepared for

Is Charlotte Resilient Enough to Survive the Coronavirus?

By |2020-02-11T03:31:15+00:00February 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, International Business, Leadership, Public Health, Risk Management|

There are a number of things people in the Charlotte community have in common, we call the city “uptown” versus “downtown,” we have a love for culinary, and we’re experiencing rapid growth and increased traffic by the day. Additionally, when it comes to our homes and our places of work, everything was manufactured and transported

Vishing

By |2020-01-25T07:17:46+00:00January 25th, 2020|Cyber Security, Information Security, Leadership, Risk Management, Uncategorized, Vishing|

Have you experienced vishing? Voice phishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, using social engineering over the telephone to gain access to private personal and financial information for the purpose of financial reward.  Our team was on the phone with a system provider for Asfalis and the person on the other end of the

What’s in the Middle of Crisis and Culture?

By |2019-06-18T16:16:59+00:00June 18th, 2019|Crisis Management, Culture, Leadership, Resilience, Risk Management|

What are all of the reasons why your workforce would not come to work? Depending on your organization and location, it could be:  Snow storms  High traffic volumes, construction on the roadways or train extensions  A measles or Ebola outbreak  The list can go on and on. However, it’s important to understand the dynamic company

Asfalis Advisors Launches New Business Resilience IQ Assessment Delivering Results on Demand

By |2019-06-07T21:47:15+00:00June 7th, 2019|In the News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Vanessa Vaughn Asfalis Advisors 1-833-238-4763 Email: info@asfalisadvisors.com Asfalis Advisors Launches New Business Resilience IQ Assessment Delivering Results On-Demand New online assessment allows organizations to instantly discover their Business Resilience IQ by evaluating readiness across four different categories June 07, 2019 - Charlotte, North Carolina - Vanessa Vaughn, Chief Resilience Officer of

Crisis Corner Cafe – The Gun Business. Who Is Paying for It?

By |2019-06-18T15:42:12+00:00May 6th, 2019|Corporate Security, Crisis Management, Emergency Preparedness|

In the United States there is a lot of controversy over gun laws from officer involved shootings, active shooters, or the gun violence that has plagued many communities.  Whether you are for or against guns, your alignment in either direction is a risk for your organization and your reputation. What many people don’t realize, is

Crisis Corner Cafe – Disrupting Human Trafficking

By |2019-06-03T15:08:42+00:00April 30th, 2019|Corporate Security, Crisis Management, Crisis Management Speaker, International Business, Resilience|

How often is your company attributing to the illegal goods and services running through the global supply chain?  Imagine turning on the news and your company’s trucks and containers are filled with human beings who are being sold, which is essentially modern-day slavery. Imagine your company is in the headlines for fostering an environment of

Crisis Corner Cafe – Retail Apocalypse

By |2019-05-20T21:09:37+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Corporate Security, Crisis Management, Crisis Management Speaker, Innovation, Retail|

What is the cost of your organizations inability to innovate? Whether you are in retail, technology, video, advertising, transportation, social networking, healthcare or manufacturing, your organization has to constantly strive for innovation. The value that we learn from history, is that it can repeat itself. There are hundreds of organizations that failed, due to the

Crisis Corner Cafe – College Admissions Scandal

By |2019-05-20T21:07:00+00:00April 16th, 2019|Crisis Management Speaker, Higher Education|

Would $25 million be worth the potential for up to 65 years in jail? That is what William "Rick" Singer is facing as the mastermind behind "Operation Varsity Blues", otherwise known as the College Admissions Scandal. Singer was paid by affluent parents to bribe coaches and university administrators to recruit their children and falsify admissions

Crisis Corner Cafe – Jussie Smollett

By |2019-05-20T21:05:45+00:00April 7th, 2019|Crisis Management, Crisis Management Speaker, Entertainment|

Imagine one of your top performing employees being involved with something during their personal time, and within 24 hours your company is making headline news. The headlines come faster than we can keep up from the corner coffee shop to department stores, restaurants, and even in the world of entertainment, companies are spending more resources than ever responding to