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See this chapter: Catastrophe Is Not the End but the Beginning: Two Centuries of Evolution in US Disaster Law and Policy. from The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Law and Policy. S. Kuo, J. Marshall and R. Rowberry, eds. [link] Thanks to Donovan Finn for the citation.

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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

DRI Drive

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand prize! In this Q&A, our hosts talk about the origins of the […] The post DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

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Crisis Management Training: Practice Makes Perfect

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management Training: Practice Makes Perfect Given the tumultuous nature of the past several years, most organizations probably don’t have to look back too far to recall a situation where the thought, “Wish we’d been more prepared for this!” came to mind. From global pandemics and economic woes to deepfakes and cyber attacks, the unforeseen is the new normal.

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The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving

Pure Storage

The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving by Pure Storage Blog The path to autonomous driving (AD) has not been a straight line. In some ways, 2023 was a setback year. McKinsey notes that previously optimistic delivery timelines have been pushed back, with fully autonomous (i.e., no human driver in the car) robo-taxis now likely to appear widely by 2030, a slip of several years.

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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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Two Years After Russia Invaded Ukraine: Q&A with RAND Experts

The Rand Blog

RAND experts discuss the state of the conflict in Ukraine and its prospects, the war's global implications, possible outcomes and solutions, and what the West and the rest of the world might be doing now and once hostilities end.

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Crisis Planning: A Foundation For Crisis Management Success

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Planning: A Foundation For Crisis Management Success The ability to anticipate and safely navigate through crises has long been a cornerstone of organizational resilience. Since at least 1982, when Johnson & Johnson’s response to incidents of Tylenol being deliberately contaminated with cyanide set the bar for modern crisis management, smart brands have taken precautions to safeguard against threats to reputation, operations, and the financial bottom line.

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What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, understanding the intricacies of data recovery is crucial for businesses aiming to minimize downtime and data loss. Two pivotal concepts in this realm are the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO). While they may sound similar, their roles in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) […] The post What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

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8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance

Pure Storage

8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance by Pure Storage Blog One might think retailers started the new year feeling festive after wrapping up a robust 2023 holiday shopping season. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that despite the economic drags of rising inflation and interest rates, retail sales during the holidays increased 3.8% over 2022, hitting a record $964.4 billion.

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From Forward Presence to Forward Defense: NATO's Defense of the Baltics

The Rand Blog

The Baltic states remain vulnerable to a potential Russian military attack due to their geography. They are watching closely as NATO begins pivoting its posture of deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial.

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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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The East Coast Is Sinking

Recovery Diva

From the NYTimes, this Interesting interactive article: The East Coast Is Sinking. New satellite-based research reveals how land along the coast is slumping into the ocean, compounding the danger from global sea level rise. A major culprit: overpumping of groundwater.

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Master cyber resilience and defense with Acronis and Liongard

Acronis

Join us! Acronis and Liongard experts are teaming up for a special webinar event. Joe Alapat, CTO and co-founder of Liongard, and Acronis Technology Evangelist James Abercrombie will reveal differentiated security strategies and share firsthand knowledge for MSPs.

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Security Industry Association and Opens Nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Security Industry Association

The globally recognized program honors innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry, with awardees recognized at SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards , a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from organizational and media partners AVISIAN , Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security For

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10 Ways the Pure Storage Data Platform Uncomplicates Data Storage, Forever

Pure Storage

10 Ways the Pure Storage Data Platform Uncomplicates Data Storage, Forever by Pure Storage Blog One of the biggest enterprise IT headaches? Balancing constant innovation with the need to constantly update infrastructures to support it. It can feel like a broken record and an endless cost center, but it doesn’t have to. Enterprises can not only stop worrying about the next big infrastructural overhaul and how much time and money it’s going to cost but also stop thinking about it altogether.

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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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Threats to America's Critical Infrastructure Are Now a Terrifying Reality

The Rand Blog

U.S. critical infrastructure has been under attack for the past two decades, with little in the way of meaningful response. What can policymakers and the public do to better address these threats?

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Transportation for People with Disabilities

Recovery Diva

New report from the National Academy of Sciences: Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults During COVID-19: Lessons for Emergency Response. It is a free download.

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Acronis named a Leader in G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business

Acronis

Concluding a year characterized by extraordinary growth and recognition across the service provider and business cyber protection space, we are proud to announce Acronis was named a Leader in the G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business.

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Modern Data Protection: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Zerto

Data is at the center of business. For many organizations, digital adoption drives strategy. Data is essential to meeting customer needs, responding to sudden market shifts and unforeseen events. That’s why data protection should be on your mind. What Is Data Protection? Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise, or loss.

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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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New Pure1 Mobile App Features Enhance Security and Storage Optimization

Pure Storage

New Pure1 Mobile App Features Enhance Security and Storage Optimization by Pure Storage Blog Introducing the latest evolution of the Pure1 ® Mobile Application! From the first release of the app, our mission has been to deliver seamless storage monitoring and management solutions—right at your fingertips. We’re pleased to see the app’s growing popularity, with new users downloading it every day, recognizing its power and convenience.

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New from the IIA: Global Internal Audit Standard to Replace the IPPF

LogisManager

New from the IIA: Global Internal Audit Standard to Replace the IPPF Last Updated: February 20, 2024 The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) serves as the cornerstone for authoritative guidance from The IIA, offering internal audit professionals worldwide both mandatory and recommended guidance. Recently, on Jan 9, 2024, the new Global Internal Audit Standard was unveiled, set to be effective from Jan 9, 2025.

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Maui Police Report re Recent Disaster

Recovery Diva

From USAToday: Maui police release 98-page report on Lahaina wildfire response: Officers encountered ‘significant challenges’ Note that this is a report from only the police dept.;a fuller report on the response is still in the works.

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Ransomware, phishing and software vulnerabilities created the most havoc in H2 2023

Acronis

The “Acronis Cyberthreats Report, H2 2023: Alarming rise in cyberattacks, SMBs and MSPs in the crosshairs” is generated by Acronis data based on over 1,000,000 unique endpoints distributed around the world, focusing on 15 key countries. It explores the cyberattack trends and statistics that dominated H2 2023.

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How Finland Approaches Its New NATO Role Is a Key Decision for the New President

The Rand Blog

Finland's presidential election is complete, and Alexander Stubb is the winner. As the president holds executive power to set foreign and security policy, as well as commanding the military, NATO countries are watching closely to see which course their newfound ally will chart.

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Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services

Pure Storage

Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services by Pure Storage Blog There has been a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for financial services recently—and for good reason. Abundant compute and storage resources, flexible development protocols and tools, and varied and abundant data promise to usher in a golden age of AI. At the same time, the recent explosion in generative AI capabilities, still in its earliest stages of adoption, is showing the potential to drive productivity

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Thinking Forward: Internal Audit Management for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Internal Audit Management for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: February 6, 2024 As an auditor , it is your fiduciary duty to report risks across your organization. As teams are being asked to do more with less going into 2024, your audit management program is under more pressure than ever. At LogicManager, we believe bridging silos from your audit management program across the enterprise will prove to be a key driver of success.

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Rain in Entire State of CA

Recovery Diva

From CNN: Nearly the entire population of California remains under flood alerts as people are urged to stay off the roads. Quite a remarkable phenomenon.

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At Risk of Distraction: The Seductive Appeal of RMIS Software

MHA Consulting

An emerging hot topic in business continuity and risk management is the software known as a risk management information system (RMIS). An RMIS can help an organization identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risks, but often they merely seduce and distract companies that are not in a position to make proper use of them. Related on MHA Consulting: BCM Software Buyer’s Guide: Five Things to Know Before You Buy Introducing RMIS Recently, we’ve been getting many questions from our consulting clients

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LA's Rental Landscape is Dire. It Could Get Worse

The Rand Blog

Los Angeles is one of the least affordable places to live in the country. If the city prefers to keep strengthening renter protections while blocking developers from constructing affordable housing, residents will need to brace for a stricter, even pricier rental market under the growing watch of aggravated landlords and faceless corporations.

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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Board of Directors Nominations

Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) Nominations Committee has recommended four individuals to serve as members of the SIA Board of Directors for an initial two-year term, pursuant to the SIA bylaws. These nominations will be submitted for ratification at The Advance , SIA’s annual membership gathering during ISC West. The new Board of Directors nominees for 2024 are: Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing, Genetec Brian Harrell, vice president and chief security officer, Avangrid Björn L

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Climate Change and Roofing

Disaster Zone

It never rains in Southern California.

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CA is Experiencing Atmospheric River Flooding

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Atmospheric river slams California, prompting widespread warnings “On Sunday afternoon and evening, 50 to 80 mph winds downed trees onto homes, cars and power lines in the Bay Area and Central Coasts; in the Sierra Nevada some gusts topped 100 mph. Over 900,000 customers in the state were without power around 7 p.m. Sunday local time and officials urged residents to only travel for essential reasons.

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