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Download the September Edition of the Crisis Response Journal!

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The September edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available to download from our Library! This month’s topics include ethical emergency management, COVID-19 risk fatigue, information warfare, and much more.

What’s Your Volcano Plan? Researchers Warn We’re ‘Woefully Underprepared’

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A volcanic eruption could have powerful impacts on supply chains, climate and food security – but are resilience professionals taking such a threat seriously enough? Not according to the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER).

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Supply Chain Risk Looms Large – But Are the Response Capabilities Overhyped?

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After the past few years of disruptions, a huge majority of resilience professionals view supply chain risk as a top priority. But new research says the most popular fixes may not be able to match expectations.

Guest Post: Protecting SMBs – It’s a Big Job and You’ve Got to Do It

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By Patrick Rougeau CBCP, CISSP, CISA, ITIL Patrick Rougeau is currently a student completing a M.S. in Cyber Security at Quinnipiac University located in Hamden, CT. Rougeau’s career spans over 16 years in disaster recovery, IT consulting/management, and cybersecurity consulting/ management.

Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight: 5 Takeaways

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A recent report on enterprise risk management finds business leaders feeling risk complexities are increasing, and finding difficulty integrating ERM with strategic decision making, among other responses.

Hurricane Season Halfway Point: What to Expect Next

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So far, it’s been a relatively quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season. But as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns, there’s still plenty of time for that to change for the worse. The Climate Prediction Center, part of the U.S.

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Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

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A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries.

Are You Part of the Corporate Strategy Planning?

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As risk and resilience planning begins to impact the cyber and environmental aspects of corporate strategy, a new survey sees more risk professionals are getting a seat at the table. The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has published its bi-annual Risk Manager Survey.

How Extreme Weather Events Could Take Down Entire Socioeconomic Systems

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Planning for individual disasters, rather than thinking of them as interconnected events, could have severe consequences for health, energy and agriculture, food production and other vital sectors, based on a recent research study.

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Political Action and Climate Change – DRI’s Chloe Demrovsky on Newsy

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DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky spoke with Newsy discussing the recent climate change actions taken by the U.S. government, the restrictions they face, and how the business sector should respond as a result.

U.S. Intelligence Sounds Alarms on Security Impacts of Climate Change

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The effects of climate change will be increasingly felt by businesses and communities in the coming years. But a recent report from the National Intelligence Council outlines the many ways it could lead to global security tensions in the short and long term.

Tracking the True Cause of the Baby Formula Shortage

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By now, when you see a headline about a sudden shortage of something you can guess “strained supply chain.” But as panicking parents work overtime to hunt down a case of baby formula on store shelves, a more complicated – and potentially dangerous – reason has emerged.

Preparedness Goes Prime Time on NBC’s New Amsterdam

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Doctors on NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam broke out the EPM (Emergency Preparedness Manual) on this week’s episode.

The ‘Great Resignation’ is Creating a New Cybersecurity Problem: Missing Passwords

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Mission-critical passwords are walking out the door with employees, leading to new business continuity headaches for nearly a third of organizations. Have you considered your organization’s password management strategy?

New Study Shows How Fast a Tsunami Could Flood an Inland City

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Earthquakes and resulting tsunami events have long been a worry for the U.S. west coast – but while the main area of concern has been for coastal communities, a new study shows how quickly it could overwhelm a major inland city like Seattle.

NOAA: Expect Another Big Hurricane Season

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Echoing early predictions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season – the seventh in a row. NOAA is predicting, with 70% confidence, a range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher from now through Nov.

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Stop the Music! Chip Shortage Stalls Synth Makers

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The global chip shortage and supply chain nightmare is music to no one’s ears. But for synth companies it’s literally stopping the music. According to Synthtopia, boutique synthesizer maker Future Retro has been silenced by the shortage.

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In the Battle Between Wildlife and Power Grids, Never Bet Against the Beaver

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While the big resilience concerns focus on natural disasters, cybersecurity and supply chain woes, a pair of recent attacks on the power grid are a reminder to never forget how much damage a single small animal can do.

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DRI Board’s Morganti Wins Honor Roll Award

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Mike Morganti, the longest serving member of the DRI International board of directors, is this year’s recipient of the board’s Honor Roll Award. The award was presented by DRI Board Chairman Al Berman at the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Gala, held at the DRI2022 conference in Las Vegas this week.

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Hurricane Season Preview: What’s in Store for 2022?

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Colorado State University has released its early predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. If the forecast is correct, at least four major hurricanes could make things difficult in the coming months.

Working on an RFP or RFI? DRI Can Help!

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Did you know that DRI provides our Certified Professionals with free assistance in constructing, distributing, and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) for products and services?

Supply Chain Crisis: Are You Staying on Top of the Ever-Evolving Risks?

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High-impact supply chain events are now an everyday fact of life for businesses. But while most organizations can identify the causes of these disruptions, not enough are spotting risks before they become disasters.

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Cybersecurity Roundup: The Worst Breaches of the Year…So Far

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Six months into the year, cyberattacks of all kinds have exposed vulnerabilities, cost money and instigated unrest. The biggest hacks and breaches can provide a road map for cybersecurity planning through the rest of 2022. Wired has collected the worst hacks and breaches of 2022 so far.

DRI Updates Commitment to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

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As a leading resource in disaster recovery and business continuity, DRI International has updated its written voluntary commitment to the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Recovery’s Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

New Study: Climate Change Could Crush Major Global Currencies

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While discussion of climate change-fueled natural disasters typically focuses on the humanitarian and environmental impacts, a recent study found a destructive outlook for the global economy as well. Barclays Plc.

It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Prepared for the Worst?

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If you’re one of the triskaidekaphobics around the world who woke up with a sense of dread, today’s the day you’ve been bracing for – and while Friday the 13th may just be a silly superstition, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a historic day for disasters.

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Download the June Issue ?of the Crisis Response Journal!

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The June issue of Crisis Response Journal is available to download in our library!

Shanghai Lockdown Could Be the Start of More Supply Chain Challenges

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After two years of relatively successful pandemic policies in China, a record number of new COVID-19 cases has led to a major lockdown in the city of Shanghai, leading to compounding supply chain problems that could have a global impact.

What Kind of Year Has It Been? DRIVE Looks at the Big (and Small) Stories of 2021

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To say 2021 has been eventful is, of course, an understatement. From big news stories like the Texas snowstorm, to smaller curiosities like the Halloween candy hack, we looked back the past year of coverage in Drive to offer a trip down memory lane.

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Department of Labor’s O*NET Recognizes DRI Business Continuity Info for National Employment Database

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The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Will the Russia-Ukraine War Cause Global Food Shortages? It’s Complicated

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As the invasion of Ukraine continues, agricultural supply disruptions are impacting harvests and global fertilizer production are causing spikes in food prices, transportation and more. But can other countries provide relief?

The High Price of Natural Disasters: $329 Billion in 2021

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Natural and climate-related disasters cost the world hundreds of billions – even though there were fewer major catastrophes to count than previous years.

Panic! Poison? Terrorism?! When April Fools Disasters Attack

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Let’s face it: in a best-case scenario, an April Fools’ Day prank may elicit a mild chuckle from the target of the joke. But the other end of the spectrum can be a nightmare for the emergency management crowd, including mass panic, ecological destruction, or even a potential international incident!

Ukraine Invasion: An Emerging Risk Landscape to Manage

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly impacting multiple aspects of business risk, creating new concerns that need to be managed – specifically in four key areas.

Is the UK Putting COVID-19 in the Rear View Too Early?

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A recent survey of the United Kingdom’s financial sector sees pandemic response dropping in its risk ranking – are they ignoring indicators that we’re not done with the pandemic yet?

Supply Chain Tops the List of Risks Keeping CFOs Up at Night

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A recent survey of CFOs found that while data breaches and COVID-19 are business concerns to worry about, supply chain disruptions have them beat. The survey, first published in CFO Dive, asked 600 finance leaders to rank the business risks they prioritize the most.

Announcing the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

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Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence!

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DRI International, the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields.

The Great 2021 Cream Cheese Shortage: A Perfect Storm of Supply Chain and Cyber Attack Woes

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You may have heard about some shops having trouble keeping cream cheese in stock – but do you know the role an October cyberattack played? The recent cream cheese shortage isn’t just because during the holidays, as festive baking results in demand reaching its highest peak for the year.

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DRI International Welcomes Roberto Zegarra as Director of Product Development

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DRI is pleased to announce Roberto (Rob) Zegarra, MBCP, CCRP, is joining our leadership as Director of Product Development! “I I am honored to become part of an organization that strives for a more resilient world,” said Zegarra.