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“Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of Defense's newest weapons systems, according to the Government Accountability Office,” writes Bill Chappell in their recent NPR article entitled “Cyber Tests Showed 'Nearly All' New Pentagon Weapons Vulnerable To Attack, GAO Says.”

“The flaws are highlighted in a new GAO report, which found the Pentagon is ‘just beginning to grapple’ with the scale of vulnerabilities in its weapons systems,” Chappell explains.

“Drawing data from cybersecurity tests conducted on Department of Defense weapons systems from 2012 to 2017, the report says that by using ‘relatively simple tools and techniques, testers were able to take control of systems and largely operate undetected’ because of basic security vulnerabilities,” the article continues.

According to the NPR piece, “The GAO says the problems were widespread: ‘DOD testers routinely found mission critical cyber vulnerabilities in nearly all weapon systems that were under development.”

Chappell explains in the article that “When weapons program officials were asked about the weaknesses, the GAO says, they ‘believed their systems were secure and discounted some test results as unrealistic."

And that’s why we’re writing today’s article.

We don’t want you to believe anything.

You’ve got to know your ‘systems’ are secure.

Agree?

That’s why it’s critical to identify your flaws now and understand potential vulnerabilities.

But, you’re probably wondering how right?

Well, if you’re “just beginning to get a grapple” of the importance of your operation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement, and outside threats – we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading; we’re going to share why and how a proven methodology is a key to plugging holes in your operation and knowing everything is secure.

Believe us.

“It takes too long for us to respond to incidents on the other side of the property,” you mumble to yourself.

You’re struggling with your operation’s response times to incidents.

But, you don’t know how to resolve it.

You’re open to asking for help – but, you don’t know who to ask.

You know for a fact that there’s a problem but can’t seem to put your finger on a solution.

“Why are we taking so long to get from incident to issue to another incident?” you ask yourself.

This problem is exhausting.

You’re ready to walk off a cliff in frustration but aren’t going to give up so easily.

You just want a way to answer the equation for response times, right?

Everyone would see you as the proactive leader you know you are.

But, where do you even start?

This part is where we can help.

There is one solution that contains the requisites for faster response times to incidents that occur throughout your property.

The solution is an incident management system (IMS).

It’ll help you better manage your operation, so you can understand what it takes to reduce response times.

Keep reading; in today’s article, we’re going to show you how to cut your response times with purpose and results you’ll notice.

Running a property is a big responsibility.

It can be fun, but it can also be challenging in many ways.

You deal with all sorts of things.

From unhappy customers to disgruntled employees to vandalism, and even felonies.

Although you never know what you’re going to encounter daily, you do know there is always something.

You might even find it overwhelming.

It’s your duty to keep your property and the people on it safe, though, right?

But, that’s not always easy.

If you don’t have the resources to take care of business, it makes it worse.

Proactive operations know this.

They have systems and processes in place to handle it all.

Do you?

Do you have the right tools in place to manage any situation that could occur on your property?

Would you even know what to expect or how to respond when the time comes?

If you’re uneasy about today’s article – we get it!

It’s not the most comfortable feeling to face the fact that your operation has weaknesses.

But, we’re going to help you out today to get your Proactive Operations juices flowing.

We want to share four different scenarios of what could occur on your property, and how the right software can help you change the outcome for the better.

How does that sound?

You need a new CMMS.

But, you’re hesitant about pursuing a new solution.

You’re always telling your team, “Purchasing a new CMMS is a stressful and overwhelming process.”

Operating an existing system already gives you enough headaches.

You know it could be worse too.

We get it, which is why we knew we had to help make your life easier.

We know you probably think that there’s no way to make this process an easy one and certainly no way that choosing a new CMMS will be close to enjoyable!

We have some insight to share with you today.

After many years, we discovered 14 rules that’ll change the way you purchase a maintenance solution for your needs.

Our insight comes from the years that we’ve worked with industry experts and the countless hours we’ve spent building our CMMS.

Now, there is a reason we call them rules.

You must live by them.

If not, you’ll select the wrong system, and your operation won’t become a profit center if you don’t.

It’s that simple. But, we don’t ever want that to happen.

Let’s begin!

“Donna Strickland seemed genuinely surprised to learn that she was only the third woman to ever win the Nobel Prize in physics,” writes Geoff Brumfiel in their recent NPR article entitled “The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, 3 Women And Counting.”

"Is that all, really?’ a flummoxed Strickland asked during a press conference announcing the prize. ‘I thought there might have been more,” shares Brumfiel.

“But there haven't been. Only the famous scientist Marie Curie and Maria Goeppert Mayer, a nuclear physicist, have won the prize. Curie won in 1903 for her discovery of radioactivity, and Goeppert Mayer in 1963 for theoretical work on the structure of the atomic nucleus,” Brumfiel explains in the NPR piece.

According to the article, “Strickland's win was announced Tuesday morning at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. She and French physicist Gérard Mourou won a quarter of the prize each for their work creating super-bright, super-fast pulses of laser light. Separately, Arthur Ashkin won half the prize for work using laser light as a kind of tweezer to pinch and move physical objects.”

“Strickland's work with Mourou was critical to making lasers the powerful instruments we use today, says Margaret Murnane a physicist at JILA in Boulder who specializes in laser science. The technique is known as chirped pulse amplification, and Murnane says ‘it really was a key enabling discovery that really allows us to use all the power of laser light," the piece further explains.

According to Brumfiel’s article, “The technology has already been used for eye surgery and laser cutting, Murnane says. In the future may even be the basis for particle accelerators.”

“Other physicists were elated at the news of Strickland's win. ‘I think it's fantastic,’ says Joanne Cole, a particle physicist at Brunel University London in the UK. ‘It's about time," shares Brumfiel.

What a stellar progression for mankind.

Agree?

Strickland’s win (and work) is officially in the history books.

And, it’s about time your operation sees a prize all its own.

How does that sound?

Keep reading; we’re going to share the methodology you need (and will want) to lead an operation worthy of winning the Nobel Prize.

This scenario happens at your property every day.

Barry from your security team picks up a lost cell phone near the restroom.

He brings it to your lost and found counter.

Jessie is already on the phone, whispers “thanks,” and Barry is back on his way.

Jessie takes the cell phone to the storage closet, dumps the cellphone in a plastic container marked “Cell Phones,” and gets back to the day’s critical tasks.

Eventually, one of your customers realized they'd lost their phone.

They call your property.

But, now you have a problem.

Do you know your problem?

You don’t track anything!

Running your lost & found department proves complicated.

It also causes customer services problems that you’re tired of dealing with all of the time.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

We get it; it’s easy to forget about lost or found items when there are so many more important things going on at your property.

It’s time for a change.

Today’s the day you upgrade your lost and found efforts.

Today is the day you choose software to boost your operation.

Trust us; it’ll prove beneficial because you’ll save time handling lost and found items, but you’ll also enhance your customer service.

We’re going to take you through the necessary components of lost & found software that gives you a stress-free way to get items back to customers.

Are you ready?