Partnership Integrates NC4’s Critical Incident Monitoring Data into LoJack Supply Chain Integrity’s SC-ISAC to Deliver Powerful Real-Time Information About Potential Risks in the Supply Chain
LoJack Supply Chain Integrity (booth #377 at ASIS 2009), developers of a first-of-its-kind, integrated solution that reduces and manages risk throughout the supply chain, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with NC4 (booth #2283), the leader in situational awareness tools that empower government and businesses with accurate, timely and secure information to manage uncertainty in the supply chain.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, LoJack Supply Chain Integrity will integrate NC4’s External Situational Awareness (ESA) incident monitoring service into its SC-ISAC, the only government-sanctioned Supply Chain Information Sharing and Analysis Center. ESA will add focused, relevant incident alerts analyzed and reported by NC4’s Incident Monitoring Centers (NIMCs). These alerts will provide a greater depth of customized information on incidents occurring in specific geographies pertinent to SC-ISAC members.
This integrated solution will enable SC- ISAC members to achieve an even greater level of preparedness for disruptions in the supply chain such as such as fires, terrorist acts and natural disasters that are near their facilities and could potentially pose a threat to employee safety and disruptions to business operations. Now, the SC-ISAC provides even more robust, interactive information, awareness and early warning capabilities that, in turn, can enable members to respond quicker to both small incidents and extreme emergencies.
“Our foremost priority at LoJack Supply Chain Integrity is to provide the most effective and robust solutions available so that our customers can minimize risks due to disruptions in the supply chain,” said Robert Furtado, LoJack Supply Chain Integrity Chief Executive Officer. “By combining the capabilities of our SC-ISAC with NC4’s ESA incident monitoring service, our members will receive the most comprehensive real-time—and now customized— information available about incidents relevant to their business to ensure the protection of their operations across the supply chain.”
NC4’s Incident Monitoring Centers (NIMCs) provide 24×7 coverage of real-time global events monitoring transportation, weather, hazmat, law enforcement, fire, terrorism, and other incidents that may have an effect on customers’ business operations. The NIMCs leverage thousands of diverse information sources at the local, regional, national and international level and pass on alerts that NC4 analysts have evaluated for potential business and safety impact.
“ESA is designed to provide near real-time, actionable and relevant information to stakeholders to help them evaluate and respond to a situation that may impact business continuity. This partnership emphasizes the focus by the SC-ISAC for providing customers with the right tools to minimize supply chain disruptions and mitigate corporate risk,” said Jim Montagnino, President and CEO of NC4.
LoJack Supply Chain Integrity’s SC-ISAC is the only source for information and analysis sanctioned by the government that helps the supply chain community and law enforcement agencies protect the supply chain from illegal and disruptive activities, such as theft, terrorism and natural disasters. The SC-ISAC is one of 11 existing ISACs that were instituted as part of a presidential decision directive under both the Clinton and Bush administrations to provide information critical for the safety of the infrastructure in the U.S. Serving as the information sharing source, the SC-ISAC plays a vital role in bringing together cross industry organizations that contribute to the National Infrastructure Protection.
About LoJack Supply Chain Integrity
LoJack Supply Chain Integrity is the only company that provides a total integrated solution for supply chain protection—from information sharing and analysis to investigative intelligence to covert monitoring and recovery—making its solution the most complete in the industry. LoJack Supply Chain Integrity is building an extensive, diverse community of members—from private industry to law enforcement—who for the first time have a platform to share information and combat supply chain threats, making the company a powerful force in the market. Founded in 2004 as Supply Chain Integrity, the company was renamed LoJack Supply Chain Integrity following an investment from LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) in 2008. At that time LoJack became a majority shareholder in the company, bringing its venerable brand’s resources, recovery expertise and law enforcement relationships to this innovative, emerging company. Visit www.lojacksci.com.
NC4 delivers Situational Readiness solutions that empower government and businesses with accurate, timely and secure information to manage uncertainty. The NC4 product suite is used by emergency management, Federal agencies, financial services, law enforcement, as well as consulting, high-tech, insurance, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical and healthcare. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to both crisis management and security, by providing: Situational Awareness both for External (ESA) and Internal (ISA) incident/event monitoring; Situational Response with our E Team application; and Secure Communication and Collaboration through our Extranet Secure Portals (ESP). Visit http://www.nc4.us
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