Everbridge is Helping Firms & Govts to Mitigate COVID-19 Virus Impact

New Specialized Risk Intelligence Data Complements Everbridge CEM Network, Briefings and Best Practices Information to Help Businesses and Governments Mitigate Virus Impact on their People, Assets, Customers, Facilities, Supply Chains, and Brand.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation, spreading across the globe and infecting thousands of people in dozens of countries.

As a result, the World Health Organization has enacted the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) designation for only the sixth time since 2005.

What should your organization be doing now to prepare?

Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management (CEM), and a Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Three Consecutive Years, has just introduced a new specialized risk intelligence package to assist organizations with managing the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), on their people, assets, customers, facilities, supply chains, and brand.The new data feed works directly with the company’s CEM platform and complements a series of other actions to address the virus, such as:

  • Deployment of Everbridge Data Sharing Networks which enable customers to share information;

  • Initiation of risk intelligence briefings;

  • Broadcast of webinars by emergency preparedness experts on best practices; and

  • Provision of a Coronavirus Preparedness Kit.

All of these resources leverage Everbridge’s experience serving over 4,800 customers globally, as well as the company’s Risk Intelligence Service, which represents the industry’s most comprehensive vetted source of threat data.The new, specialized threat data feed tracks developments related to the virus which includes:

  • Health-related incidents and bulletins,

  • Airport closures,

  • Transportation delays,

  • Movement restrictions, and

  • Manufacturing disruptions.

The feed combines thousands of verified data sources with review by an experienced team of analysts to create a continually updated stream of validated information, and directly integrates into Everbridge’s CEM platform.This will enable security, business continuity, emergency management, and supply chain teams to visually see on a “single pane of glass” how new developments may impact their employees, travelers, residents, facilities, suppliers, and distribution routes.Everbridge’s Risk Intelligence Service, powered by its NC4 acquisition last year, also provides frequent flash updates and situational reports on the fast-changing situation.

What We Need to Know Now – Latest Update

(Everbridge Coronavirus update webinar with Security Magazine, courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube. Posted on Feb 20, 2020.)

Customers can also utilize the Everbridge Network to share intelligence with other organizations and to coordinate response through the CEM platform, either publicly or privately.

Everbridge’s support teams have established a multitude of private networks among hospitals and clinics across the United States so they can share coronavirus-related updates and track the spread of the virus.

Everbridge has launched several other key initiatives around the coronavirus to share expert advice and best practices, which are publicly available.

These Key Initiatives Include:

(This webinar looks at this emerging crisis from two vantage points: Crisis Management & Emergency Planning. Does your organization have the right processes in place to get the situational awareness you need to make decisions? Is there a clear process and team in place to assess the information and to make a decision to activate your crisis management team? Ensure your emergency management plan as an “all-purpose” disease plan rather than just a guide to “once-in-a-blue-moon” events, making it just as effective for 2019nCov as it is for the measles. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube. Posted on Feb 11, 2020.)

  • “Coronavirus Response: Government Policy and Operational Considerations,” a webinar on February 28 at 2 pm, featuring Richard Serino, former Deputy Director of FEMA and currently a distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Institute

  • Coronavirus Briefing webcast series, prepared by the Everbridge Risk Intelligence analyst team, will continue providing updates on the spread of the coronavirus and related impacts, as well as best practices information

Webinars and briefings will be archived.


Additionally, Everbridge has compiled a Coronavirus Preparedness Kit, which includes:

  • 10 Key Organizational Readiness Components

  • Communication Best Practices White Paper

  • Critical Event Management (CEM) Best Practices

Imad Mouline, CTO of Everbridge
Imad Mouline, CTO of Everbridge

“We have mobilized our resources to bring the best data and management practices to bear to help organizations mitigate the impact of the coronavirus,” said Everbridge CTO Imad Mouline.

“Having strong visibility on what is happening and anticipating the potential impact are crucial as the full nature of this situation continues to unfold.”

Since the outbreak began, Everbridge’s customers have used the CEM platform to send nearly three million virus-related communications and leveraged the platform for rapid response and team coordination.

Among them:

  • Two of the largest entertainment companies in the world use the new risk data feed to pinpoint which of their assets and people are threatened by the spread of the virus;

  • A multi-billion dollar global auto parts manufacturer sends best practices instructions to its employees in the Asia Pacific region;

  • One of the United States’ largest port authorities coordinates emergency operations;

  • A multi-billion dollar media conglomerate provides operational guidelines to employees in affected areas; and

  • A United States state agency sends Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and talking points to emergency workers on coronavirus triage and risk mitigation.

Additionally, a leading consulting firm with offices in over 50 countries is using the CEM platform to assist in locating travelers in areas potentially affected by the coronavirus.

According to the company’s Security Lead, the Everbridge risk intelligence reports provide specific and actionable information on the outbreak.

“We rely on Everbridge for up-to-date risk data, travel restrictions and guidelines affecting the business world and the countries where we have employees.  The most important benefit is timely, accurate information that is also actionable.”

Pharmaceutical companies have been some of the most frequent users of the system related to the virus and a security leader from one of the leading global providers stated: “Everbridge’s Risk Intelligence reports have been extremely valuable during the outbreak of the coronavirus.”

“We rely heavily on their risk intelligence related to our supply chain and what suppliers could be impacted. The data allows us to make critical business decisions, taking a look at the stability of our own partners and what might impact production facilities around the world.”

Everbridge leveraged its deep, global experience with managing critical events to assemble the coronavirus-related resources.

The CEM platform reaches over 500 million people across the world and is used from a citystate, or company scale to serving entire countries.

Everbridge has been selected by seven countries, several states in India, and multiple states in the United States to protect entire populations.

Everbridge Takes Platinum in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program 

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon


  • Best Mass Notification System – Application

  • Everbridge Critical Event Mgmt Platform

  • The Everbridge Critical Event Mgmt Platform is a enterprise-wide platform to aggregate risk data, locate people and assets under threat, initiate action and manage incidents, and analyze after-action performance.

  • *Everbridge was also recognized in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Programs.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Everbridge’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging.

Everbridge serves 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 46 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 6 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 6 of the 10 largest global auto makers, all 4 of the largest global accounting firms, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 5 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers.

AST strives to meet a 3 STAR trustworthiness rating, based on the following criteria:

  • Provides named sources
  • Reported by more than one notable outlet
  • Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos

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