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CRS Report on Vaccination Authorities

Recovery Diva

From the CRS, this 37 page report: State and Federal Authority to Mandate. COVID-19 Vaccination

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What is Authentication vs. Authorization? The Main Differences

Citrix

Authentication and authorization are essential processes of identity and access management. While the terms are often used interchangeably, authentication and authorization fill different functions.

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How the Latest National Defense Authorization Act Impacts the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

27, 2021, President Biden signed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that annually authorizes federal funding for various programs under the U.S. On Dec.

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Requiring FCC to Limit New Authorizations for Chinese Equipment, Prohibit Revocation

Security Industry Association

would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules prohibiting “equipment authorization” for certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment. Without FCC authorization, this equipment will no longer be available in the United States. On Oct.

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The Congressionally Authorized Irregular Warfare Functional Center Is a Historic Opportunity: Will the Department of Defense Capitalize on It?

The Rand Blog

Congress has authorized the creation of an institution dedicated to the study and research of irregular warfare. The U.S. Department of Defense may be facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix a critical gap in its national security arsenal.

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Oil spill response exercise: Co-operation between authorities and volunteers 

Crisis Response Journal

Reita Waara describes how the inclusion of large numbers of volunteers in a large oil spill exercise in the Finnish city of Kemi is so important to future emergency responses of this type. By Reita Waara

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Boston Author Examines the Great Boston Fire of 1872 Through the Lens of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

National Fire Protection Association

Above photo courtesy of Stephanie Schorow The Great Boston Fire of 1872 exemplified the 19th-century conflagrations that were blazing across the United States at that time. The massive fire, which came just nearly a year after the Great Chicago Fire, burned for two days in November.

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Acknowledged Authorities Join Recognized Subject Matter Experts at 2022 Continuity Insights Management Conference

Continuity Insights

“Our goal in procuring high-profile presenters is to strike a balance between lining up recognized subject matter experts, while continuing to tap new resources and recently acknowledged authorities,” said Bob Nakao, Conference Chair of the 2022 Continuity Insights Management Conference.

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What makes the public more likely to second-guess authorities during a crisis? 

Crisis Response Journal

In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they will not always seek guidance from the government or other official channels

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The threat of a 'twindemic' 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Owing to the relaxation of quarantine measures, influenza – which almost disappeared last year – is returning, according to international and EU medical authorities, writes Lina Kolesnikova

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Musings on FEMA in Future

Recovery Diva

Author is Peter Gaynor, former FEMA Director.) Future FEMA: Reimagining Crisis Response. Congress had realized that the nation had multiple and disjointed ways it responded to a variety of major crises

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Wildfire Guidance from NIST

Recovery Diva

The authors of the report compiled methods to protect against wildfires’ two main weapons of choice: flames and airborne pieces of burning debris NIST Offers First-of-a-Kind Guidance for Holistic Home and Community Wildfire Protection.

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Recovery After H. Sandy

Recovery Diva

Another article on actions by the NY Port Authority From the NY Times: Five Ways to Prevent the Next Sandy. When Hurricane Sandy deluged New York City, leaders promised bold action. Ten years later, it’s fair to ask: What, exactly, has been done?

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Near-Evacuation Reveals Dangerous Gaps in Communications for Senior Community

DisasterDoc

A special guest blog from emergency preparedness and disaster survival author, Virginia Nicols. Make sure it doesn’t happen this way in your community. On October 26, 2020, over a period of.

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Counter-drone strategies

Crisis Response Journal

A new book on drone technologies, co-authored by CRJ’s Advisory Panel member Andrew Staniforth and Garik Markarian, has been published. By Andrew Staniforth and Garik Markarian

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American Deterrence's Missing Half

The Rand Blog

Shifting those perceptions will require not just defense authorizations, but also repairing the social fabric here at home If American deterrence fails, it may not be because adversaries doubt U.S. military capabilities so much as they doubt American willpower.

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Improving crisis communication

Crisis Response Journal

August 2021: Chris Berry from Inistys explains how CCTV and the software its systems use can play a pivotal role in getting responses right and in improving overall communication between responders and authorities

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Beware the Explosive Vessels

The Rand Blog

Military and homeland security authorities may need to anticipate the potential use of USVs by adversaries or terrorists The initial explosion that damaged the Kerch Strait Bridge may have come from an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV).

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Book Review: Why Vulnerability Still Matters – The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation.

Recovery Diva

The book’s three sections build upon each other quite nicely in first understanding 1) why vulnerability ability still matters 2) how vulnerability, conflict, and state-society relations manifest, and 3) understanding topical areas of disaster risk of creation.The lead author, Bankoff, brings more than 30 years of research and understanding of community resilience and risk analysis led to finding an all-star set of contributors that add richness and depth to each of the topical areas.

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Ep.02- Adaptive BC (Part 1): How did we get here? | Dr David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane interviews business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

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Ep. 03- Adaptive BC (Part 2): Where do we go from here? | Dr. David Lindstedt & Mark Armour

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: Shane continues the discussion with business continuity industry disruptors- Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour- authors of "Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach" and creators of the Adaptive Business Continuity movement which started in 2015.

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How to talk with your CEO about business continuity

BryghtPath

Within your authority and job description limits, you have brought your organization up to a minimal level of business continuity compliance. You are a true believer and an expert in business continuity planning.

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FCC Adopts New Rules Implementing the Secure Equipment Act of 2021

Security Industry Association

FCC prohibits new device authorizations for Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products on the FCC's Covered List. Key elements: This action by the FCC does not affect any authorized products currently in the U.S.

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Book Review: Disaster and Emergency Management Methods

Recovery Diva

Overall, I commend the editor and authors of the text for providing a value-added resource for a variety of stakeholders including students and practitioners. I also commend the editor for finding key contributing authors who are women leaders in the disaster and emergency management space. Disaster and Emergency Management Methods; Social Science Approaches in Application by Jason Rivera. Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London.

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EP15: Building Your Personal Brand in BC | Luke Bird

The Failover Plan Podcast

His writing led to becoming a self published author of "BlueyedBC – Business Continuity for Junior Professionals" and most recently, becoming elected as a Director to the Business Continuity Institute’s Global Board.

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FEMA’s Higher Education Symposium

Recovery Diva

There were several sessions devoted to new books and help for potential authors of books. The Diva just returned from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD, for the 24th annual symposium. This is the first one to be live in 3 years. It was nice to see old friends and familiar faces, and I met lots of newcomers to the field. I welcome comments from readers who were there.

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Academic Publishing and Malpractice

Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

Graff described malpractice among academic journal editors and called for a bill of rights to protect authors against such excesses. During that time I have encountered all sorts of behaviour, good and bad, by authors, reviewers and editors.

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Plan Your Ransomware Attack Response Now

BryghtPath

A transportation authority. A food processing chain. A fuel pipeline system. A police department. These are some of the larger targets hit with ransomware attacks in the U.S. so far in 2021.

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Applications are open for the CTP and CTA classes of 2023!

Citrix

This blog post was co-authored by Kimberly Ruggero, Sr. Manager of Community Strategy and Programs at Citrix. It’s that time of year again! We are now accepting applications for both the CTP and CTA Programs.

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Book Review: Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Review by Donald Watson, co-author with Michele Adams of Design for Flooding: Resilience to Climate Change (Wiley 2011). More than twenty authors are represented in this timely book, edited by Alessandra Jerolleman and William L. The principles establish a high and, for all the authors of this volume, a necessary standard for the aspirations of emergency managers and the communities they serve, to work toward disaster recovery processes and practices whereby: #1 ….all

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Citrix Endpoint Management is back by popular demand!

Citrix

This blog post was co-authored by Milind Mohile, VP of Product Management at Citrix.

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5 Crisis-Causing Customer Service Mistakes To Avoid

Bernstein Crisis Management

While the realities of business mean not everyone can be authorized to make every decision, your customer service staff needs to be equipped with the tools to resolve low-level issues “on the spot” before they become full-blown reputation threats – a standard discount that already exists in your systems which can be applied to help defuse situations where clients feel slighted or underserved, for example. 5 Crisis-Causing Customer Service Mistakes To Avoid.

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The 5 Best Unitrends Tutorials on YouTube to Watch Right Now

Solutions Review

Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. Author: Unitrends. This list of the best Unitrends tutorials on YouTube will introduce you to one of the most popular backup and business continuity platforms.

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FREE NFPA virtual conference for global practitioners will cover fire protection, industrial hazards, regulatory concerns, healthcare facility issues, and more

National Fire Protection Association

Regardless of a country’s growth, capacity, and access to resources, it is critical for authorities, the workforce, and the public to keep pace with progress,” Olga Caledonia, NFPA director of international development said today. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Reputation Management in Seussville

Bernstein Crisis Management

The following, from author Kristopher Scott, originally appeared in Platform Magazine’s March edition. Known for his fantastical characters and whimsical rhymes, Theodor Geisel is one of the world’s most renowned children’s book authors.

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The Best Acronis Tutorials on YouTube to Watch Right Now

Solutions Review

Author: Mike Faucher. Author: Acronis. Author: Joeteck. Author: Acronis. Author: Scuappy’s Videos. Author: Acronis. Author: Acronis.

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5 Things You Should Never Do When You Get A Bad Review

Bernstein Crisis Management

To borrow a timeless phrase from author Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide, “Don’t panic”. Reduce the odds a single review turns into a truly damaging issue. We see a lot of advice shared about the things you SHOULD do when you get a bad review, but how about a bit of crisis prevention focused advice to match?

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Announcing the Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 public preview

Citrix

What is Authentication vs. Authorization? We are excited to announce the public preview of Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 is now available , bringing unique Citrix capabilities to Cloud PCs worldwide.

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HCIS licensing requirements webinar is now available for fire protection contractors and consultants working in 12 Saudi Arabian sectors

National Fire Protection Association

The webinar was a great collaboration between NFPA and the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) that provides strategic supervision and is the approval body for 12 industries in Saudi.

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Unleashing the Power of Unstructured Submission Data

Chisel AI

“Data is the lifeblood of insurance companies. Insurance companies compete on analytics and algorithms, and they compete on experiences. This is our equivalent of that physical capital that Tesla has to invest in.