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Summer Olympics Preparedness: Cyberattacks and Heatwaves

DRI Drive

Every Olympic host city must contend with its own unique challenges. For Paris, that means preparing for cyber threats and protecting athletes and spectators from extreme weather. A recent report identified several potential cyber vulnerabilities, particularly for hospitality, transportation, healthcare, and other companies providing services during the games.

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The Current Heat Wave in the U.S.

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: How hot? A city-by-city forecast for the prolonged heat wave this week. Extreme heat conditions are forecast for Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston and other locations. From the NYTimes: Dozens of Groups Push FEMA to Recognize Extreme Heat as a Major Disaster The labor and environmental groups are pushing the change so relief funds can be used in more situations.

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Ticketmaster Breach May Have Exposed Millions of Users’ Data

DRI Drive

In a year where the company is already under fire from the U.S. Department of Justice and summer concert goers balking at high prices, news of a massive data breach is yet another black eye for Ticketmaster. Live Nation Entertainment, Ticketmaster’s parent company, disclosed a breach of its database to the Securities and Exchange Commission, […] The post Ticketmaster Breach May Have Exposed Millions of Users’ Data appeared first on DRI Drive.

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From the Weather Channel: FEMA Funds Running Dry; Hurricane Season Looms A slew of billion-dollar weather disasters in 2024, now numbering 11, has pushed FEMA’s disaster relief fund to the breaking point with hurricane season still to come.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Common School Security Challenges and How Schools Can Obtain Outside Grant Funding

Security Industry Association

At SIA GovSummit, Allegion’s Christin Kinman and Randy Jump discussed how teams can work together to protect schools and obtain grant funds for school security projects. At the 2024 SIA GovSummit , a 2-day government security conference presented by the Security Industry Association and held in Washington, D.C., May 21-22, Allegion’s Christin Kinman and Randy Jump shared tips on how to approach, solve and fund school security challenges.

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How to Connect the Dots Between Risks and Goals for Board Insight

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How to Connect the Dots Between Risks and Goals for Board Insight Last Updated: June 4, 2024 Effective corporate governance hinges on the ability to provide the Board of Directors with clear, actionable insights into your organization’s risks and how they impact strategic goals. As a trusted advisor, you face the challenge of assembling information across functions and levels while maintaining a comprehensible picture of risk.

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Shred Day is Every Day

Prism International

Written By: Jason Keller, CSDS of United Electronic Recycling (Coppell, TX, USA) As our office places are prioritizing sustainability goals, what actions are needed to protect private sensitive data while also diverting from landfill dependence and making positive environmental steps? Reducing paper waste in the office is a positive environmental step.

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Generative AI, RAG, and Data Infrastructure

Pure Storage

Generative AI, RAG, and Data Infrastructure by Pure Storage Blog This blog on generative AI initially appeared on Medium. It has been republished with the author’s credit and consent. Part of my job is to promote AI to people in IT. One or two years ago, I often started with what AI and machine learning are and why they matter. This has changed recently.

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The Long Run: High-Quality Employee Investments Boost Stock Performance

The Rand Blog

Companies that invest in their frontline workers could see a non-trivial uptick in their financials if they were clearer and more direct about what they were doing.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: More Events Coming This Summer

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Resiliency Planners of Wisconsin – BRPW’s June Year-End Event in Madison, WI, on June 14, with the spotlight “Coming Together to Prepare for Cyberattacks.” […] The post Collaborative Partner Spotlight: More Events Coming This Summer appeared first on DRI

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If You Like It Please Support It

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The Diva has been maintaining this website for more than 12 years. If you are interested in past articles, the search function can help you locate them. Twice a year the URLs for past posts are checked, and updated or replaced, by a hired specialist. We try to make life easier for our users. The Diva donates her time, but there are costs involved for site support and URL checking.

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Security challenges in a multilocation corporate environment

Acronis

Approximately one quarter of all businesses operate from multiple locations. For security teams, this hodge-podge of hardware to software to operating systems is a significant challenge to defend.

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Choosing the Right IT Infrastructure: Cloud, On-Premises, or Hybrid?

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN May 29, 2024 Choosing the Right IT Infrastructure: Cloud, On-Premises, or Hybrid? In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, businesses face a critical decision: selecting the most suitable IT infrastructure. The choice between cloud, on-premises, and hybrid solutions is not merely a technical decision but a strategic one that impacts operational efficiency, cost management, security, and scalability.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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How to Respond to China's Tactics in the South China Sea

The Rand Blog

China has the Philippines in an ever-tightening stranglehold that is increasingly compromising the latter's sovereignty and territorial integrity at sea. If international law is to be upheld and borders are to remain inviolable, the United States should do more to help the Philippines.

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Unlocking Business Growth through Data Storage Maturity

Pure Storage

Unlocking Business Growth through Data Storage Maturity by Pure Storage Blog Imagine that you and your small family live in a town going through its first years of drought. Water is in such short supply that your municipal water rate goes up 20%. So you manage costs and conserve water by doing things like taking shorter showers and not watering the lawn.

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Billion Dollar Disasters in U.S. are Soaring

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From the WashPost: Billion-dollar weather disasters are soaring again this year. Here’s why. Eleven disasters — mostly severe thunderstorm outbreaks — have produced a price tag over $25 billion in the United States, second most on record to date. “The onslaught of costly disasters so far in 2024 is concerning ahead of what meteorologists expect to be an extremely active hurricane season.

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Acronis XDR: A comprehensive solution for MSPs

Acronis

Acronis is pleased to introduce Extended Detection and Response (XDR) for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. XDR provides a complete, natively integrated and highly efficient solution designed for MSPs. It offers comprehensive visibility through robust security data collection, monitoring, analysis and workflows across multiple clients.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Security Industry Association Announces AcceleRISE 2024 Conference Lineup

Security Industry Association

Hosted by SIA’s RISE community and created for young leaders in the security industry, this fun, enriching event will take place Aug. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the schedule, speaker lineup and program for the 2024 AcceleRISE conference , hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals and emerging leaders in the security industry.

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India Election Results—Continuity, with Some Welcome Surprises

The Rand Blog

In the recent India election, the ruling party performed worse than generally expected, losing its majority for the first time since 2014. Still, it is likely to return to power with enough seats among its alliance partner to earn a majority. While this sounds like a recipe for political instability, it need not be so.

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OpenShift vs. Tanzu 

Pure Storage

OpenShift vs. Tanzu by Pure Storage Blog Businesses have a lot to gain from modern development and deployment techniques like containerization and microservices. These benefits include faster deployments, flexibility, portability, efficiency, agility, and improved security. With the growing adoption of containers , choosing the right platform for container orchestration and management is crucial for businesses aiming to enhance their DevOps capabilities and fully harness the benefits of the sof

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Major Hazard – the Cascadia Subduction Zone

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From the WashPost.com: Scientists map one of Earth’s top hazards in the Pacific Northwest. A catastrophic earthquake and tsunami will one day hit the Pacific Northwest as tectonic plates slip at the Cascadia subduction zone. “Scientists have mapped one of the most hazardous spots on the globe in unprecedented detail: a 600-mile geologic boundary just off the Pacific Northwest coast.

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Have Cyber Attacks Killed People? – Updated June 2024

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie continues his bulletin from 2022 on whether cyber attacks have killed people, and looks at the impacts of a cyber attack in the healthcare sector. In August 2022, I wrote the following bulletin ‘Have Cyber Attacks Killed People’ which looked at possible incidents which might have caused deaths. It looked at direct attacks such as on medical machinery which could lead to the death of a patient or attacks on critical infrastructure which directly led to an impact

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SIA New Member Profile: Barco

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Barco is a global company leading in visualization, networking and collaboration technology. The company has its global headquarters are in Kortrijk, Belgium,with its U.S. headquarters in Duluth, Georgia, and worldwide reach with specific regional teams focused on North America and Latin America. SIA spoke with Dan Gundry, senior director, control room sales U.S. at Barco, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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It Isn't All Bad News for Ukraine

The Rand Blog

Western allies are finally making good on their promises, handing Kyiv substantial economic assistance, weapons, security deals, and now greater command freedom on the battlefield. Ukraine's prospects look better now than they have since early 2023.

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Pure Storage Nabs First-ever NVIDIA AI Infrastructure and Operations Certification 

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Nabs First-ever NVIDIA AI Infrastructure and Operations Certification by Pure Storage Blog Sometimes, you just have to toot your own horn. Pure Storage Systems Engineer Jared Magaro has become the first person in the world to attain NVIDIA’s AI Infrastructure and Operations certification. Jared’s amazing accomplishment underscores Pure Storage’s focus to lead the industry in AI innovation.

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Why Buyouts Stall

Recovery Diva

From the Texas Tribune: The government wants to buy their flood-prone homes. But these Texans aren’t moving. In Harris County, the flood control district wants to buy properties along the San Jacinto River that have flooded repeatedly. Some residents aren’t leaving. “Nearly all of the district’s buyouts are voluntary. If an owner doesn’t want to sell, the district can’t force them out.

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NexusTek Honored with Pax8 Beyond Award at Beyond 2024

NexusTek

June 14, 2024 NexusTek Honored with Pax8 Beyond Award at Beyond 2024 Denver, CO, June 14, 2024 — NexusTek, a leading provider of comprehensive IT services, proudly announces its recognition as the Most Valuable Player: Operations at the Pax8 Beyond 2024 conference. The awards program recognizes partners who drove significant revenue growth, cloud adoption, and the success of companies worldwide by leveraging their relationship with Pax8 and its innovative Marketplace. “We are thrilled to r

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What to Know About Colorado’s New Biometric Data Requirements

Security Industry Association

Colorado Adds New Requirements for Biometric Data to Its Privacy Law: Marginal Adjustments Compared to Illinois BIPA On May 31, 2024, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law HB-1130 , which broadens the scope and adds some new requirements for collecting and processing biometric data under the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) passed in 2021. As originally introduced, the measure would “bolt on” misaligned provisions similar to the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA).

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North Korea's October Surprise: A Nuclear Weapons Test?

The Rand Blog

Some in the United States worry that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could carry out an October surprise by doing a nuclear weapon test just before the U.S. presidential election this year. Could Kim do that? We don't know, but he certainly has a number of reasons for doing so.

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Announcing agentless backup for Azure VMs in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

Acronis

In recent years, the adoption of public clouds has skyrocketed, with Microsoft Azure emerging as a leading platform for businesses worldwide. With the 24.05 release of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, we are excited to introduce agentless backup capabilities for Azure VMs.

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