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New FEMA Report on Climate Adaptation Planning Guidance for Emergency Managers

Recovery Diva

New FEMA Report: Climate Adaptation Planning Guidance for Emergency Managers. (81 pp). The Climate Adaption Planning: Guidance for Emergency Managers (this guide) is intended to help state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) emergency managers incorporate climate adaptation into emergency management planning efforts. It discusses climate science in the context of disaster preparedness and explains how emergency managers can help communities develop effective climate adaptation strategies.Comm

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Green Your Data Center with Pure Storage

Pure Storage

Green Your Data Center with Pure Storage by Pure Storage Blog Happy Earth Day! In celebration of Earth Day, we have a wonderful video where Pure Storage Executives and one of our key partners, Intel, talk about how we approach and implement sustainability into our overall business, goals, and philosophy. As a recognized leader in sustainable data storage, we are proud that we are embracing key principles of sustainability and social change.

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Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book

DRI Drive

Michael W. Janko is many things – MBCP, member of the DRI Board of Directors, longtime director of global business continuity for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and now a published author. We spoke with him about his career through the lens of his new book, Excellence in Operational Resilience: How to Lead, Follow, […] The post Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book appeared first on DRI Drive.

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For Media Interview Success, Preparation is Key

Bernstein Crisis Management

Preparedness is the not-so-secret weapon in productive interactions with the press Preparing for a media interview is a pivotal moment for any professional or organization, serving as an opportunity to shape narratives, influence public perception, and communicate key messages. Whether you’re a seasoned spokesperson or facing the media for the first time, the importance of thorough preparation cannot be overstated.

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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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Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2024 SIA New Products & Solutions Awards

Security Industry Association

IronYun took the top honor in SIA’s annual award program recognizing innovative security products in partnership with ISC West. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2024 winners of the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards , the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions.

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U.S.-India Ties Remain Fundamentally Fragile

The Rand Blog

Despite widespread optimism about the future of the U.S.-India partnership, relations are considerably more fragile than they might appear. Indeed, the two countries continue to experience friction in several areas that, if left unaddressed, could ultimately undermine or even derail future cooperation.

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Marketing your MSP business and the use of AI

Acronis

The managed service provider (MSP) market is growing rapidly, and with it, the competition for new clients. A solid marketing strategy is crucial for MSPs looking to stand out and attract new clients.

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FEMA Has Spent $4B to Help Destroy Flood-Prone Homes

Recovery Diva

From CMBC: Here’s why FEMA has spent about $4 billion to help destroy flood-prone homes The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has spent around $4 billion assisting in the purchase of about 45,000 to 50,000 damaged homes since 1989, according to A.R. Siders, director of the University of Delaware’s Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, who analyzed FEMA’s data in 2019.

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Security Industry Association

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338 / Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state, which will now be sent to Gov. Wes Moore for his signature. Currently there are no statutory requirements, and use is governed by individual agency policies.

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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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Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards

LogisManager

Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards Last Updated: April 5, 2024 Welcome to the first installment of our series on presenting Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to the board. In this dynamic era of the See-Through Economy , risk managers are the navigators who chart the course for organizations, guiding them through the unpredictable currents of uncertainty.

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How Would China Weaponize Disinformation Against Taiwan in a Cross-Strait Conflict?

The Rand Blog

What might China's future disinformation operations against Taiwan focus on and how can Taipei and its partners combat them? China would likely have at least five discrete audiences for disinformation operations in mind, with specific lines of effort and goals for each.

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Simplify MSP remote support and reduce costs with Acronis Advanced Management

Acronis

Acronis Advanced Management's remote desktop and assistance can be used across all client endpoints, including Windows, Mac and Linux. Whether your MSP business needs to troubleshoot technical issues or provide IT support, ensure swift, secure and stable remote desktop experience to help clients in real time.

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Google will Provide AI to the Military for Disaster Response

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Google will provide AI to the military for disaster response. [link] The National Guard will soon use the tech giant’s image-recognition AI to scan images of disaster zones and help prioritize its response. “Spokespeople for both the DIU and Google X said that the AI would only be used domestically within the Unite”d States and its territories, and for disaster response, not military action.

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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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Ensuring workplace safety through Senate Bill 553 compliance with Everbridge

everbridge

Senate Bill 553, commonly known as SB 553, is a pivotal piece of legislation in California aimed at preventing workplace violence and ensuring the safety of employees. In this blog post, we’ll delve into: What is Senate Bill 553 California? What are the requirements of a workplace prevention plan in California? Should you have a workplace prevention plan outside of California?

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How to Build a Disaster Recovery Plan for Better Business Continuity

Alert Media

Planning is key to bouncing back from a disaster. Learn what to include in a successful disaster recovery plan and the steps to build one.

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Building a Foundation for Strategic Stability with China on AI

The Rand Blog

In an atmosphere of deepening mutual suspicion, trying to engage with China on military uses of artificial intelligence may seem pointless. But if negotiations go somewhere, U.S. security might be palpably improved. It they fail, there is little downside.

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Introducing the Pure//Launch Blog

Pure Storage

Introducing the Pure//Launch Blog by Pure Storage Blog The Pure Storage data storage platform is the most innovative in the industry, constantly evolving to meet your data storage needs. To help you keep up with the latest and greatest from Pure Storage, we’re introducing Pure//Launch: the easiest way to stay up to date on the most recent product updates, features, and solutions with a consistent platform designed to simplify your work.

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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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Will Canada Have Another Summer of Record Breaking Fires?

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Drought, Heat Raise the Risk of a Repeat of Canada’s Record-breaking Wildfires Last Year. The impact of the fires last year was severe for many U.S. states.

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PagerDuty FY24 Impact Report: Building an Equitable and Sustainable Future by Shelley Webb

PagerDuty

Today, we are proud to share PagerDuty’s fourth annual Impact Report , which describes the work we’ve done across five key Global Impact pillars to build an equitable and sustainable future: our people, our products, responsible business practices, philanthropic investments, and planet stewardship. PagerDuty’s impact strategy is tightly integrated with our mission to revolutionize operations and build customer trust by anticipating the unexpected in an unpredictable world.

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SIA Standards Update From ISC West 2024

Security Industry Association

Adom Yusuf shares 8 key updates on SIA’s standards programs coming out of ISC West, held April 9-12 in Las Vegas. The SIA Standards team is celebrating an amazing week in Las Vegas! With the ISC West energy still lingering, I’m eager to spotlight key discussions from many standards-related gatherings. If any of these concepts resonate with you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and be part of the conversation.

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The Moscow Terror Attack Shows the Limits of the Russia-Iran Partnership

The Rand Blog

Growing military and economic ties between Russia and Iran pose a threat to U.S. and Western interests. But their relationship remains largely transactional. The Ukraine war has incentivized them to paper over their disputes for now, but has not erased significant differences which make it more difficult for Moscow and Tehran to forge a true strategic partnership.

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Active Hurricane Season Coming

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: An ‘extremely active’ hurricane season is headed our way, experts warn. A key preseason hurricane forecast predicts nearly two dozen tropical storms, including 11 hurricanes, posing heightened threats to U.S.

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Sound the alarm! Why you should start thinking about fine-tuning your datasets now!

Advancing Analytics

As the digital landscape braces for a transformative AI shift, the spotlight turns to fine-tuning datasets. This won’t be just another trend; but a critical pivot point that could define the winners and losers in the next wave of digital transformation. Why, you ask? Well, let me paint a picture that's as clear as daylight. The trajectory of technological advancements suggests a future where the costs of compute power for training and fine-tuning LLMs will decrease significantly.

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SIA New Member Profile: Safe and Sound Security

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Safe and Sound Security is a commercial security company that approaches commercial security systems installation with a passion for customer success. The California-based company has a robust geographic presence with offices in Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Pomona and takes pride in safeguarding over 10,000 locations.

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What Are China's Long-Term Antarctic Ambitions?

The Rand Blog

The recent opening of China's Qinling base, its third permanent Antarctic station, has worried some Australian and American observers. What are China's long-term ambitions? And how should Australia and its allies and partners respond?

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Experts Weigh In on How to Solve Healthcare IT Growing Pains

Pure Storage

Experts Weigh In on How to Solve Healthcare IT Growing Pains by Pure Storage Blog Few industries have evolved as rapidly as healthcare. If “data is the new oil” was the writing on the wall for IT-based growth opportunities back in 2010, then healthcare has been perhaps the most forward-looking vertical of them all. As the Senior Solutions Architect for Epic , a leading EHR software vendor, seven-year Pure Storage veteran Tom “TDubs” Whalen has been at the frontlines of healthcare’s intersection

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Lessons from Past FEMA Responses

Recovery Diva

From Forbes: 6 Lessons From FEMA’s Response To Thousands Of Crisis Situations Some practical advice, much of it provided by a former FEMA executive Cliff Oliver.

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The role of psychological safety in incident response by Mandi Walls

PagerDuty

Incidents impacting your customer and user-facing services can be stressful, both for the responders on your team who are working on a resolution, and for the other stakeholders in your business. For teams to solve incidents quickly and effectively, responders need to be able to trust each other and stakeholders have to trust the responders. This level of trust is hard to cultivate if your organization doesn’t have a significant amount of psychological safety.

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ISC West 2024 Grows Attendance, Offers Most Expansive Lineup Yet

Security Industry Association

With a commitment to elevating customer experience, ISC West continues to see its numbers grow year over year. NORWALK, Conn. – ISC West 2024 , the nation’s leading comprehensive and converged security trade event, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), delivered another year of successful programming and welcomed more than 29,000 security industry professionals to The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Putin's Cordon Sanitaire in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

Moscow is signaling a renewed Russian lunge into northern Ukraine to create a buffer zone and seize Kharkiv. Any Russian escalation in northern Ukraine deserves to be met with the full force of Ukraine's own arms and those from the West.

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