June, 2023

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Is Skyrocketing Stress the Next Resilience Threat?

DRI Drive

It’s no surprise that the past few years have been taxing for the global workforce. But according to the latest Gallup polls, those stress levels aren’t going down anytime soon – and it could take a major toll on companies’ resilience capabilities. The annual Gallup State of the Global Workplace surveyed thousands of employees in […] The post Is Skyrocketing Stress the Next Resilience Threat?

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Planning to Reduce Crisis Overload

Bernstein Crisis Management

Planning to Reduce Crisis Overload ‍Image Source: FreeImages In today’s fast-paced world, organizations face a multitude of potential crises that can disrupt their operations and reputation, and the sheer volume and variety of these crises can often lead to a sense of uncertainty. How can businesses plan for every possible issue that may arise?

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Code of Ethics and Professional Standards for Emergency Managers

Recovery Diva

Recently developed Code of Ethics and Professional Standards of Conduct for Emergency Managers , developed by a team of academics and practioners in 2023. (The document is 20 pages.

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A ‘NORAD-like’ Model for Disaster Response in North America

Disaster Zone

This is being proposed by Canadian officials.

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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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We Aren't Helpless in the Face of Increasing Fires and Smoke

The Rand Blog

Modernizing, better funding, and expanding wildland firefighting forces in North America won't make fires or smoke magically disappear. A massive paradigm shift is necessary. But it's clear something needs to happen immediately too.

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New Global Resilience Ranking Has Bad News for One Part of the U.S.

DRI Drive

The latest ranking of global resilience has ranked 130 countries on key indicators of top concern to the private sector. Where does your region fall? FM Global’s interactive online 2023 Resilience Index is now available. Designed to help businesses with strategic decision-making, the index ranks countries on 15 measures within the areas of economy, risk […] The post New Global Resilience Ranking Has Bad News for One Part of the U.S. appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Ten things I learned while leading Corporate Security Innovation at Target

BryghtPath

As the former Manager of Corporate Security Innovation & Design at Target, my role often put me at the intersection of technology, strategy, and change management. Corporate security, a function traditionally seen as conservative and risk-averse, may seem like an unlikely place for innovation. However, my experience at Target has taught me that it’s precisely … The post Ten things I learned while leading Corporate Security Innovation at Target appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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NFPA General Session Spotlights Embracing Digital Transformation for Enhanced Safety

National Fire Protection Association

In an inspiring speech at the General Session of the annual NFPA Conference and Expo® in Las Vegas, NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley called for embracing digital transformation and evolving safety measures to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Speaking to a diverse audience from all 50 states and more than 60 countries, Pauley discussed the profound impact of digital transformation on everyday activities and emphasized the necessity of adapting to these changes to create value

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Artificial Intelligence's Impact on Jobs

Disaster Zone

Technology tends to automate tasks, not entire occupations.

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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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The Global Movement Against China's Economic Coercion Is Accelerating

The Rand Blog

There is much the West can do to push back against Chinese economic pressure, and many reasons to do so. Doing so is a core interest of the United States, which now places itself in competition with China over the shape of the international order.

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NEW FlashArray Models Are Here to Bring All-flash Benefits to Every Corner of the Data Center

Pure Storage

NEW FlashArray Models Are Here to Bring All-flash Benefits to Every Corner of the Data Center by Pure Storage Blog Managing the disparate storage options required to handle all of the workloads in today’s data center reminds me of those old circus acts where a performer spins multiple plates on sticks. The speed and effort of the act are incredible, always looking like the plates could come crashing down at any moment, but that performer is a blur keeping all those different plates spinning.

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Wildfire Season Threatens Canadian Infrastructure and American Lungs as Smoke Drifts South

DRI Drive

Millions in the U.S. Northeast are digging out their N-95 masks to cope with the hazardous atmosphere brought on by wildfires in Canada. Canada’s eastern provinces are dealing with the worst-ever start to wildfire season, with about 9.4 million acres already lost – 15 times the average. Quebec is among the worst areas affected, dealing […] The post Wildfire Season Threatens Canadian Infrastructure and American Lungs as Smoke Drifts South appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Business Continuity Trends in 2023

BryghtPath

As we head into the second half of 2023, there are several business continuity trends that organizations should be aware of. From increased ransomware attacks to geopolitical instability, it’s important to prepare for these potential challenges to ensure your business can continue to operate in the face of adversity. In this article, we’ll discuss the … The post Business Continuity Trends in 2023 appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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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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SIA New Member Profile: TAM-C Solutions

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member TAM-C Solutions is an American corporation with a 24/7 global operations intelligence center that targets and monitors bespoke security threats while providing actionable intelligence to its client base, which includes Fortune 100 corporations across all critical infrastructures. SIA spoke with Ceng Sagnic, chief of analysis at TAM-C, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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AZ Begins to See the End of Water

Disaster Zone

Groundwater can’t be replaced anytime soon.

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Truth Decay Is Putting U.S. National Security at Risk

The Rand Blog

Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life—could weaken the U.S. military, costs America credibility with its allies, and calls into question the nation's ability to respond to the next big crisis. How can the United States guard against these risks?

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Non-disruptive Workload Mobility with ActiveWorkload

Pure Storage

Non-disruptive Workload Mobility with ActiveWorkload by Pure Storage Blog You bought a FlashArray//X20 —wise choice! You love it; it’s fast, efficient, and feature-rich. The hardware is non-disruptively upgraded every two years, new capabilities come out without licensing costs, and the data reduction is extremely effective. In fact, it’s so cheap to run and upgrade, your boss lets you buy more of them…maybe a newer, high-performance FlashArray//XL ™ for your mission-critical applications

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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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New DRI White Paper: Bringing Business Continuity to the State Emergency Management Stage

DRI Drive

You’re invited to read DRI’s latest white paper, detailing the Maryland Department of Emergency Management’s (MDEM) experiences incorporating business continuity training at a statewide level to improve its resilience planning. This case study outlines the challenges and rewards MDEM dealt with, its plans going forward, and its recommendations for other public sector offices working to […] The post New DRI White Paper: Bringing Business Continuity to the State Emergency M

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Acronis Mid-Year Cyberthreats Report '23: Managing the implications of AI-driven cyberattacks

Acronis

We’ve just released the Acronis Mid-Year Cyberthreats Report 2023, a free resource for security-minded professionals. Readers will learn about the latest shifts in attack patterns, how cybercrime gangs are evolving and how new technologies (like AI and automation) are changing the game — not to mention plenty of actionable tips to help you stay safe through the back half of the year.

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Crisis Management Mistakes: Identifying and Avoiding Them

BryghtPath

Discover common crisis management mistakes and learn effective strategies to avoid them, ensuring your business can navigate uncertainty with confidence. The post Crisis Management Mistakes: Identifying and Avoiding Them appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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State Farm Pulling Out of Home Insurance Market in California

Disaster Zone

Rates statewide went up 30 percent year over year.

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The Wagner Group Will Live to Fight Another Day

The Rand Blog

Yevgeny Prigozhin led Wagner Group fighters in what appeared to be a direct challenge to the Russian military establishment. But it's unlikely that the Kremlin will dissolve Wagner's paramilitary enterprise. It is too significant to Russia's greater geostrategic aims and economic strength.

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People of Pure: Meet Kimberly Le

Pure Storage

People of Pure: Meet Kimberly Le by Pure Storage Blog In the vibrant and dynamic world of Pure Storage, there are many individuals who bring their unique talents and skills to contribute to the company’s success. One such individual is Kimberly Le, Senior Web Strategic and Production Specialist, whose serendipitous journey at Pure Storage led her from customer marketing to social media to web.

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3 Ways Your BCP Can Help You with Non-Emergency Operations

KingsBridge BCP

As the world evolves in the wake of the Covid pandemic, successful & healthy businesses and organizations may be looking at the possibility of a zero ROI, trying to justify the expense of building and/or maintaining its BCP. When facing this challenge, consider these three distinct ways that a BCP can help you with non-emergency operations in your organization.

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Maximizing efficiency: The power of automated patch management solutions

Acronis

Supercharge your productivity with automated patch management solutions. Learn how these powerful tools optimize efficiency, streamline updates, and enhance security. Unlock the potential of seamless software maintenance and stay one step ahead in the game. Explore the benefits and strategies for maximizing efficiency through the power of automated patch management solutions.

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Exploring Careers in Business Continuity

BryghtPath

Business continuity professionals play an integral role in safeguarding an organization’s functionality during unforeseen crises. These experts interact with individuals from various ranks within an organization, including CEOs, IT professionals, and others, ensuring that contingency plans are prepared and properly executed during emergencies.

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The Fallout from Smoke and Fires in Canada

Disaster Zone

Canada expected to create a disaster agency.

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America Is Winning Against China in Oceania

The Rand Blog

The United States retains enormous advantages in Oceania and should not be alarmed by China's security activities in the region. Washington should nevertheless keep a close eye on Beijing's moves, particularly against small and weak nations that will struggle to counter Chinese coercive activities on their own.

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The Critical Role of Safe and Secure Backup System Storage

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by industry experts in enterprise software categories. In this feature, SANS Institute Dean of Research Dr. Johannes Ullrich explains the critical role of safe and secure backup system storage. It’s no secret that backup systems are critical to preserving sensitive data files from ransomware, theft, sabotage, and accidental loss.

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Pure Good Sustainability Award: Innovapost Inc.

Pure Storage

Pure Good Sustainability Award: Innovapost Inc. by Pure Storage Blog When Canadian citizens were asked to build a greener future, Innovapost answered the call. Innovapost, in partnership with Wipro—Innovapost’s data center IT infrastructure managed service provider—and Pure Storage, refreshed its storage technology to meet increased demand while helping the country move towards its 2050 climate goals.