August, 2022

Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes

Disaster Zone

It is fire season and you need this information

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Hurricane Season Halfway Point: What to Expect Next

DRI Drive

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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Extreme Summer Disasters

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Extreme Summer. They are not slowing down’: The rise of billion-dollar disasters. One battered N.C. community illustrates how summer, fueled in part by climate change, is proving an especially perilous and costly season

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“Flood shots” and other dangerous myths

DisasterDoc

I just read that a flood affected US health department “staged a mobile clinic Tuesday with an emphasis on tetanus and hepatitis A shots” (despite a total lack of real. The post “Flood shots” and other dangerous myths appeared first on DisasterDoc. Disaster Facts

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A Five-Step Ransomware Disaster Recovery Plan Template to Consider

Solutions Review

This is part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series, a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories.

Document Core Processes (aka “What’s that post-it?”)

Kings Bridge BCP

I walked into the hotel lobby at a client site a few weeks ago to get some tea and review my notes for the day’s meetings. A businessman was sitting at a table near the coffee stand and was clearly in the middle of an important phone call.

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Are You Part of the Corporate Strategy Planning?

DRI Drive

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.

Questioning U.S. Preparedness

Recovery Diva

From CNN: ‘We thought we were safe’: Kentucky disaster shows how US is ill-prepared and under-insured for devastating floods

Business, Interrupted: Supply Chain Lessons Learned

Castellan

The supply chain. Until complications compounded during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not something most consumers thought much about. But today, with shortages of everything from baby formula to automobiles, it’s constantly making headlines.

Cyber Insurance in Fort Lauderdale: How to Protect Your Business

LAN Infotech

Cyber Insurance in Fort Lauderdale: How to Protect Your Business. Key Points: The threat of cybercrime is real and growing. As the threat of cybercrime grows, so does the need for cyber insurance. Cyber insurance can help protect your business from the financial damages of a cyberattack.

Strengthening the Chain: Four Steps to a More Secure Corporate Supply Chain

BCM METRICS

Supply chain insecurity has emerged as one of the leading threats to business, but most organizations continue to lag when it comes to protecting their access to critical goods and services.

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Amazon Prepares to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

Disaster Zone

Amazon’s size and logistics capabilities can help communities

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

DRI Drive

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.

The Floods in Pakistan

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost, these photos and descriptions of the massive flooding ongoing in Pakistan

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7 Best Practices for Emergency Managers

everbridge

By recognizing that hazards, including severe weather events, are unpredictable and cannot be completely prevented, emergency managers can instead focus their efforts on promoting a resilient organization.

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How flexible is your BCP?

Kings Bridge BCP

Is my plan enough? As Business Continuity professionals, we see a lot of plans. We develop plans for our clients, we help mentor clients on how to build their plans themselves, we review existing plans for gaps, and we audit plans.

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How to Build a Crisis & Business Continuity Exercise Strategy

BryghtPath

Strategy. It’s what separates the winners from the losers. In sports. In war. And in business. So why do so many organizations fail to implement one for their crisis and business continuity exercises and then wonder why their program continues to flail?

FEMA Regional Administrator to Lead Monkeypox Efforts

Disaster Zone

Robert Fenton will lead with a CDC deputy

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How Extreme Weather Events Could Take Down Entire Socioeconomic Systems

DRI Drive

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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Anticipating Floods

Recovery Diva

From The Conversation: America’s summer of floods: What cities can learn from today’s climate crises to prepare for tomorrow’s

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BCM Basics: Inherent Risk vs. Residual Risk

MHA Consulting

This post is part of BCM Basics, a series of occasional, entry-level blogs on some of the key concepts in business continuity management. by Richard Long. If you spend any … The post BCM Basics: Inherent Risk vs. Residual Risk appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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What’s the Worst-case Scenario for a Ransomware Attack?

Pure Storage

Let’s be frank: the worst-case scenario for a ransomware attack is that your business won’t recover and has to close shop. And it’s happened—many, like Lincoln College, simply can’t afford the associated costs of an attack and have to fold. . Is this avoidable?

Educators' Poor Morale Matters, Even If They Don't Quit. Here's Why

The Rand Blog

State and district education leaders can take steps now to reduce teacher principal stress this fall in two ways: Recognize that job-related stress is systemic and that educators closer to the classroom may experience more of it, and talk with teachers and principals about the sources of stress in their job, and what could alleviate them.

Behind the Scenes of the Managing Uncertainty Podcast

BryghtPath

What does it take to write, record, edit, and produce one of the leading Crisis Management & Business Continuity podcasts in the world?

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

DRI Drive

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.

Mitigation Policy After CA Wildfires

Recovery Diva

New Report from the Hazards Center in CO: From the Ashes: Mitigation Policy After Wildfire in California

Omission Accomplished: When Front-Line Workers Are Excluded from BCM Training 

MHA Consulting

Many organizations seem to go out of their way to provide business continuity training to everyone—except the front-line workers who would most likely be the ones tasked with responding to … The post Omission Accomplished: When Front-Line Workers Are Excluded from BCM Training appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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Pure’s Superpowers: Sustainable Technology and a Responsive Supply Chain

Pure Storage

I love when Pure Storage partners help customers go green. Over the past several years, there has been an increased focus put on the nonfinancial environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that businesses consider when identifying material risks and growth opportunities.

'The Future Could Be Brilliant': RAND's CEO Is an 'Apocaloptimist'

The Rand Blog

Jason Matheny, RAND's new president and CEO, explains why he's cautiously optimistic about the future of humanity, the importance of public service, and RAND's role in shaping policy solutions

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What the Proposed Federal Privacy Law Could Mean for Businesses

Security Industry Association

SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board shares updates on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, plus new efforts from the advisory board.

Drone Research Gets $2.7M Boost from FAA

Disaster Zone blog

Money for universities

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Jersey Shore as Model for Flood Rules

Recovery Diva

From Scientific American. Bold New Jersey Short Flood Rules Could be Blueprint for Entire U.S. Coast

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Fooling Yourself: When BC Professionals Confuse Effort with Results

BCM METRICS

One mistake we see frequently is when organizations equate a high volume of work done in their business continuity programs with recoverability. Smart BC professionals know that becoming resilient requires maintaining a laser focus on achieved results.

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Before, During, and After Landing my First Job “Out of College”

BryghtPath

I was three semesters out from graduating with my bachelor’s degree in strategic organizational communications when I decided to start applying for “big kid” jobs. I thought it would be great to get some practice interviews before I graduate and possibly have a job lined up after graduation.