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Report highlights the need for weather monitoring at Security Operation Centers to address business continuity concerns



A recent report shows the importance of incorporating weather monitoring within Security Operation Centers to maintain business continuity and resilience.

Key Highlights

The study found 87% of SOCs actively monitor weather, highlighting the need for weather mitigation services such as AccuWeather’s SkyGuard Notifications.

The second most significant concern for companies is business continuity and resilience, according to the report.

Businesses are vulnerable without facility risk monitoring.

In today's rapidly changing business environment, companies face many challenges, from cybersecurity threats to natural disasters. Security Magazine recently released its 2023 Security Benchmark Report. The report highlights several points, including the importance of incorporating weather monitoring within Security Operation Centers. The study also found the second top issue and concern for companies is business continuity and resilience. Maintaining operations, especially in severe weather, is critical for organizations to thrive. Monitoring weather and alerting enterprises of potential impacts is where AccuWeather's SkyGuard® Notifications come into play.

Monitoring Weather and Alerting Businesses

The study found that 87% of SOCs monitor the weather and alert enterprises of potential impacts. AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications provide real-time alerts and updates on weather conditions, enabling businesses to proactively prepare for and mitigate the impact of adverse weather events. By leveraging AccuWeather's advanced forecasting capabilities, businesses can stay ahead of severe weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods, and take proactive measures to protect their assets, employees and operations.

Enhancing Security Operation Centers' Capabilities

SOCs are crucial in safeguarding enterprises against various threats, including those posed by extreme weather events. AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications can empower SOCs by providing timely and accurate weather intelligence, enabling them to incorporate weather-related risks into their overall threat assessment and response strategies. Integrating weather data into security operations can significantly enhance an organization's security.

Business Continuity and Resilience

According to the report, nearly half of the surveyed enterprises lack facility risk monitoring. This leaves businesses vulnerable to the impact of severe weather. AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications can help bridge this gap by enabling businesses to implement proactive measures to protect their facilities, supply chains and critical infrastructure. By leveraging AccuWeather's insights, organizations can bolster their business continuity and resilience, ensuring minimal disruption to their operations when severe weather is in the forecast. 

Asset Protection

Weather-related incidents can pose significant risks to an organization's assets, ranging from physical infrastructure to supply chain disruptions. AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications offer site-specific forecasts, with the most advance notice and superior forecasts for impending severe weather events. By leveraging this information, businesses can implement preventive measures to protect their assets, mitigate potential losses, and ensure operational continuity.

AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications

AccuWeather's SkyGuard Notifications offer customized weather forecasts and alerts tailored to your specific location and industry. This service helps businesses make informed decisions about closures, evacuations and other protective measures. 

The AccuWeather Advantage

Beyond protecting lives, AccuWeather offers a track record of Superior Accuracy™ in weather forecasting and warnings. Over 60 years, we've saved lives, prevented injuries and saved clients billions. AccuWeather's forecasts enable businesses to reduce operational costs, make better decisions and safeguard their reputation.

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