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Survival Key Interview

Survival Key
Today’s interview explored the latest aggregation of preparedness and survival information ever assembled in one easily accessible computer file!

The SurvivalKey, developed by Michael Sattler (Founder & CEO) and Mike McCauseland (COO) and their staff, has access to more than 28 gb of critical information and organizes it neatly into visual categories and sub-categories, enabling the user to easily scan the resources available and quickly find what’s wanted.

Although Mike is the Founder and CEO of the company, you won’t find “CEO” on his business card – just the words “The Waterboy,” evidencing his deep beliefs and dedication to family and the improvement of the human condition. With over 25 years of experience as a visionary “pick-up-your-bootstraps-entrepreneur,” he brings a lot of strategic planning, business development, and leadership skills to the table. From internet marketing to data communication businesses, he has launched or helped with the startup of over 17 companies

Mike has negotiated international joint ventures with emerging, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies like Remco Industries International, Kroll, AT&T, Verizon Business, Debix, American Express, Dun & Bradstreet,, MCI, Cisco, and Citi Bank. Several of these businesses are highlighted below. His most recent startup was 3Seventy (early 2009), a leading provider of mobile customer relationship management (MCRM) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. Its award-winning solutions allow clients to interact with their consumers by mobile channel of choice within one easy-to-use platform. With an advanced portal, mobile campaigns can be quickly designed, customized, and changed with an effectiveness that can be instantly measured with detailed, real-time reporting. It engages customers with current product info, coupons, sweepstakes, reward programs, and surveys with a two-way interactive dialog MCRM platform. CSIdentity (now called CSID) helps organizations to more efficiently offer services such as credit monitoring, proactive internet surveillance, and ongoing alerts and reports regarding an individual’s personal information. This proprietary technology proactively detects stolen personally identifiable information and compromised confidential data without regard for nationality or location. At its inception, CSID was the most comprehensive identity information monitoring system available on the market.

RiskWise is comprehensive real-time data warehouse containing information available from thousands of sources. It provides consumer-facing businesses with a powerful suite of advanced predictive analytics, lead quality scoring, audience targeting, and risk management solutions that enable interactive marketers across various industries to find and acquire their next best customer.

Mike McCausland was licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to operate and manage commercial nuclear power plants, Michael forged out to form an independent consulting company in 1985. Since that time, he has provided support services to more than 50% of the operating nuclear power plants in the United States.

He specializes in large-scale culture transformation, strategy development, business planning, and organizational structure and process. He has a book about the process and shares it with Michael was one of the co-founders of the Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG) based in Colorado Springs CO the day before 9/11 on September 10, 2001. Their intent was to bring proven business practices to the humanitarian arena. Since its inception, HISG has operated in over 130 countries and provided millions in aid and development. HISG facilitated the development of the International Disaster Response Network that now operates in over 35 countries with 5,500+ badged members and 250+ private sector based Local Coordination Centers. In the last few years, IDRN members worldwide have provided over $150 million in goods and services.

In 2004, Michael was asked to coordinate and bring the Private Sector to the table for the largest disaster response exercise in the US called the Top Officials (TOPOFF) Exercise. TOPOFF is part of the “National Level Exercise Program” (NLEP) and exercises practitioners from the first responder to the President along with Federal, State, Local, and International participation. His team helped develop the training scenario, training aides, player handbooks, and responder guides, as well as manage private sector integration during the exercise. The goal of the exercise is to help the private sector prepare for response to major events like terrorist attacks, earthquakes, pandemics, critical infrastructure grid failures, and other disaster scenarios.

The Top Officials training exercise is conducted every 2 years and Michael continues to provide input to the exercise team. He now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of, bringing key relationships and experience that go way beyond the everyday survival skills.

Michael lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Chris and their five children.

The information is searchable by keyword as well, allowing easy location of information on any topic almost instantly!

The SURVIVALKEY is a groundbreaking application solution that guarantees the most essential and critical survival, disaster, and preparedness information ever assembled in one location! Thousands of books, articles and websites are presented in an easy-to-use format to assure the user what is steps are needed to prepare.

The SURVIVALKEY app is installable on up to 3 devices for easy access. The app is designed to be downloaded onto a USB key, providing the ability to access the data from any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. An emergency situation is no time to begin sifting through millions of links online–– if there’s even internet access. This huge source of meaningful preparedness and survival informational resource is quickly accessed, providing actionable information that allows the user to know what is immediately needed.