Security and Business Continuity

What you will learn

Natural disasters in the U.S. are increasing—and getting more expensive. In 2018, the country suffered 14 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each. Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and the California wildfires are estimated to have caused over $24 billion in damage—each.1 Globally, while total losses from natural and man-made disasters were down compared to 2017, 2018 was the fourth most expensive year on record for insurance companies, which paid out $79 billion, higher than the annual average over the past decade.

One way to protect businesses and improve the odds of reopening after security events or disasters to have a business continuity plan. Unfortunately, this is a precaution that many businesses overlook. A recent Nationwide Insurance study found that two in three businesses don’t have a written disaster plan, even though most think disaster recovery would take more than three months.3

Skillsoft provides a wealth of resources, including online classes and eBooks, to help you create your natural disaster and business recovery plan and provide a healthy, safe work environment for your associates. We partner with experienced industry experts who provide the latest insights into how to create a safer workplace overall and mitigate the specific risks your business faces. Being prepared will help you minimize damage to your business, community, and environment if the worst does happen.


Active Shooter 2.0

Course | 12m

Active shooter situations have become more common, in public places and at work premises. This course will help you prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. You'll learn about typical characteristics of active shooter incidents, ways you can prepare now, and expert recommendations on how best to react when an attack is in progress. You'll also learn what to expect and how to react when law enforcement arrives.


Workplace Security Awareness

Course | 42m

This course will provide an awareness-level orientation of basic workplace security fundamentals and appropriate actions for workers to take in the event of potential threat situations that may be encountered in the workplace, including encountering trespassers, receiving phone threats, dealing with workplace violence incidents, evacuating during an emergency, and protecting against various types of terrorist acts

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