Thursday, May 03 | 1:00AM–1:00AM

Emergency Notification Systems for a Mobile Community

In the wake of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities across the country are reviewing their emergency preparedness plans and evaluating their ability to quickly notify constituents in crisis situations. Networked technologies (posting notices on Web sites, e-mailing information, and sending text messages to cell phones) are among the most promising solutions. As campuses explore options for their emergency communication plan, they must also consider infrastructure and policy and procedural components. This session will provide an overview of the strategies for emergency notifications of students, employees, and visitors, as well as a context and resources for campus emergency preparedness planning.


  • Mark Katsouros

    Sr. Director, IT Engineering & Operations, Duquesne University
  • Rodney Petersen

    Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Resources & Downloads

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