In this special National Preparedness Month edition of The Prevention Podcast, host Dan Verton explores how and why some of the biggest names in industry, homeland security and public safety are getting behind a movement to fundamentally change how we think about safety and security.
When Fred Smith and Barry Diller say they think they’ve found a way to reduce the increasing number of risks and threats facing businesses while simultaneously improving safety and security for millions of people around the world, smart business leaders tend to stop what they’re doing and listen.
The two industry titans recently invited the CEOs of America’s leading businesses to send their chief security officers, human resources directors and chief legal advisors to one of five regional security summits at which a new “game-changing solution” would be discussed.
To the surprise of many of the Fortune 500 CEOs who received this letter, Smith and Diller were not the only big names on the signature line. Joining them in this effort to “quickly change the threat equation we all face” was Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Raymond Kelly, the legendary former Commissioner of the NYPD.