Emergencies and disasters have a way of disrupting the norm. In emergency management, disruption is
to be expected. However, the events that plague preparedness professionals in 2020 may have an even
greater impact on how communities plan for and respond to disasters going forward. For example, the
digital world has increased the ability to share data and information on a broad scale. Unfortunately,
this is true for both good and bad information, which compromises the overall accuracy and reliability
of the critical information that ultimately reaches key stakeholders. Protecting against cyberattacks
and ensuring accurate information for data-driven decisions requires additional effort than years past.