December, 2022

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Never underestimate the crippling cost of a crisis

Crisis Response Journal

With cyber-attacks in the headlines, a new report provides a gloomy reminder of the deep and long-lasting impact when things go wrong in public corporations, says Tony Jaques

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Crisis Management in Esports

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management in Esports. As the esports industry continues crossing into the mainstream it’s time for top orgs to make crisis management and crisis communications efforts a part of daily business. Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a 1.4

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100 Data Protection Predictions from 75 Experts for 2023

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors received 100 data protection predictions from 75 experts for 2023, part of the 4th-annual BUDR Insight Jam. As part of Solutions Review’s third-annual #BUDRInsightJam , we called for the industry’s best and brightest to share their data protection predictions for 2022.

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Holiday Hacking: Watch Out for These Deceptive Tricks

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. December 21, 2022. Holiday Hacking: Watch Out for These Deceptive Tricks. While most of us get into the holiday spirit, threat actors gear up for their holiday hacking sprees. To outsmart sophisticated hackers, you have to understand how they operate.

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A Guide to Completing an Internal Audit for Compliance Management

Reciprocity

Learn the best way to complete an internal audit for your compliance management program. The Basics of Internal Audits. Internal audits assess a company’s internal controls, including its governance, compliance, security, and accounting processes.

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Report: 90% of U.S. Counties Have Declared Federal Disasters

DRI Drive

90% of U.S. counties experienced a climate-related federal disaster over the course of the last decade – but some areas saw more assistance than others. A new report says it’s time to reevaluate how the country invests in preventative measures.

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Health System Emergency Preparedness

Recovery Diva

From BMChealthservices: How can we strengthen partnership and coordination for health system emergency preparedness and response? Findings from a synthesis of experience across countries facing shocks. This site provides access to full 19 page report. Thanks to Dr. Lois Cohen for the citation

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More Than Meets the Eye: The Hidden Benefits of BC Planning 

BCM METRICS

Everyone knows business continuity planning can help organizations prepare for emergencies. Less well known is the fact that BC program elements can often be leveraged to support day-to-day operations and help with non-BC projects.

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Tried and True: These Classic DR Concepts Are As Valid As Ever 

MHA Consulting

At this time of year, hot trends and shiny new toys tend to attract a lot of attention. But when it comes to disaster recovery, the way to get the … The post Tried and True: These Classic DR Concepts Are As Valid As Ever appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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4 Keys to Consider When Evaluating Cloud Data Protection Tools

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.

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Pandemic, Ukraine, Power Grids, Supply Chain: 2022 in Review

DRI Drive

2022 has been, of course, another eventful year for resilience professionals. Here are some of the biggest stories we covered this year in Drive.

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Why Christmas is More About Resilience Than You Think

Beaumont Resilience Training

It’s that time of year again where the festive spirits are high – and so are the challenges! While many of us look towards December as a period of fun, family, and some well-deserved time off from work, Christmas and your career have a lot more in common than you think!

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GAO on Block Grants in Recovery

Recovery Diva

From the GAO: Disaster Recovery: Better Information Is Needed on the Progress of Block Grant Funds

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How Inflation Impacts Business Technology… and What to Do About It

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. December 7, 2022. How Inflation Impacts Business Technology… and What to Do About It. Across the globe, inflation has exerted its influence over pricing in virtually every industry, and business technology is no exception.

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A Blog Post on Winter Weather and Emergency Managers--That AI Wrote

Disaster Zone blog

I'm going to be out of a job

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India Upholds the Rules-Based Liberal International Order—But in Its Own Way

The Rand Blog

Contrary to continued U.S. questions about the degree of New Delhi's commitment to the liberal international order, India has shown that it is committed in its own, sometimes limited, way. Of course, securing Indian national interests will always be paramount.

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Are You Ready for a ‘Triple-Demic’ For the Holidays?

DRI Drive

Health officials are warning of a serious jump in COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity throughout the winter, reminding us that the pandemic hasn’t left us yet. What can your organization expect? The U.S.

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Earthquake Ready?

Kings Bridge BCP

A Globe and Mail article about earthquakes caught my eye because it was talking about earthquakes… in Canada. This is not something we really think about as Canadians. Most of us believe that earthquakes are simply not a threat to our homes and our businesses.

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Aftermath of Boulder County Fire

Recovery Diva

From TheConversation: Homes that survived the Boulder County fire hid another disaster inside – we turned them into labs to study this urban wildfire health risk

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What Was New in ’22: The BCM Year in Review

BCM METRICS

The year 2022 saw the tapering off of the pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, an ongoing wave of cyberattacks, continuing supply chain woes, and a renewed focus by organizations on identifying and protecting their most essential business processes.

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How to add vertical specialties to grow your cybersecurity practice

Acronis

IT service providers that serve a particular industry typically have fewer competitors since they stand apart from the crowd. That translates to more potential revenue, higher margins, greater market share and an overabundance of other advantages for MSPs.

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What Does China's Arctic Presence Mean to the United States?

The Rand Blog

China has engaged in economic, scientific, cultural, diplomatic, and military activities in the Arctic region. The United States sees China as a potentially destabilizing force. But there are opportunities to cooperate, for example, on climate change

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DRI International Releases 8Th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

DRI Drive

DRI International has published its Eighth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report, available as a free resource download in the online DRI Library.

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How to Maximize Your Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

BryghtPath

We recently helped a client of ours discover that they could save a boatload of money (imagine a very big boat) by downsizing their on-premise data centers and moving their data to a cloud-based storage service.

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New CRS Report on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance

Recovery Diva

Just out, this 5 page report from the Congressional Research Service: Recent Funding Increases for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance

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Learn About Space Weather--Before it is Too Late!

Disaster Zone blog

Your opportunity to come up to speed

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Getting Started with dbt

Advancing Analytics

What is dbt? dbt is an abbreviation for data build tools. It is primarily a SQL based transformation workflow, supported by yaml, to allow teams to collaborate on analytics code whilst implementing software engineering best practices like modularity, portability, CI/CD, testing, and documentation.

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Arctic Governance Is in Trouble. The Antarctic Could Be Next

The Rand Blog

The war in Ukraine has shattered the myth that the polar regions are somehow immune from global geopolitics. If Arctic governance is in trouble, the Antarctic could follow

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Moore County Power Station Attack Highlights Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

DRI Drive

Thousands of North Carolinians remain without power following the Dec. 4 attack on multiple electrical substations in Moore County, NC. Such infrastructure disruptions can have immediate and devastating results.

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4 Steps to Help Organizations Embrace Risk from Emerging Technology

Risk Management Monitor

As companies continue to navigate the changing work environment brought on by the pandemic, it has become clear that business leaders will need to get comfortable revising and adapting their strategies to deal with disruption brought on from new technologies and new regulation. As risk management professionals, these rapid changes have made our job more important than ever to our organizations.

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US Climate Disasters in 2022

Recovery Diva

From TheConversation: 2022’s US climate disasters, from storms and floods to heat waves and droughts

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Attacks on the Electrical Grid May Increase

Disaster Zone blog

The infrastructure is an easy target and hard to protect

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The Risks that Manufacturing Firms are Facing and the Impact that Follows

Fusion Risk Management

The reach and criticality of global manufacturers impacts almost everyone. Manufacturers are responsible for sourcing and producing life-sustaining food, medicine, commodities, and goods that we rely on. They produce electronics and transportation that keep us connected and engaged.

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Historic Research Conference Combats the Rise in Gun Violence

The Rand Blog

With new funding for gun violence prevention research, projects are beginning to produce findings.

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