August, 2023

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2023 So Far: $194 Billion in Disaster Losses

DRI Drive

Due to earthquakes, extreme heatwaves and other massively expensive events, economic loss estimates from global natural disasters are the fifth highest this century. Aon’s Global Catastrophe Recap for the first half the year estimates $194 billion in losses. Nearly half of this can be attributed to the earthquake destruction in Turkey and Syria in February, […] The post 2023 So Far: $194 Billion in Disaster Losses appeared first on DRI Drive.

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The United Kingdom's National Risk Register - 2023 Edition

Emergency Planning

Print 0 46 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA At the time of writing this, the UK Government has just released the 2023 edition of the National Risk Register (NRR, HM Government 2023). This document was first published in 2008 and has been updated (somewhat irregularly) at roughly two-year intervals. The new version presents 89 major hazards and threats that could potentially disrupt life in the United Kingdom and possibly cause casualties and damage.

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Does the U.S. Need a National Disaster Safety Board?

Recovery Diva

From Politico: President Joe Biden hasn’t launched a Maui fire investigation. Here’s why. While the White House defers to Hawaii on a formal probe, Congress holds the key to forcing scrutiny from the feds. “The Biden administration has promised billions of dollars to help Hawaii recover from its deadly wildfires this month — but not a federal investigation into what went wrong.

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The Benefits of Effective Crisis Communication Training

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Benefits of Effective Crisis Communication Training Here at Bernstein Crisis Management we like to think of crisis communication training an essential toolkit for the uncharted waters of unforeseen challenges. Let’s delve into why crisis communication training is a beacon of guidance in the realm of uncertain scenarios. The Necessity of Crisis Communication Training Imagine your organization facing a sudden storm – a public relations nightmare, an online backlash, or an unforeseen inci

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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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Disaster Zone Podcast: The Role of Emergency Management in Cybersecurity

Disaster Zone

How well are you connected to your organization's technology leadership?

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One Last Shout-Out to Our Furry Friends for National Dog Month!

DRI Drive

We here at DRI have had a lot of fun during National Dog Month, so here’s one more chance to showcase our canine co-workers! DRI Communications Manager Jeff Holland’s little buddy is Moonie, a 2yo Italian greyhound/terrier/??? He loves marrow bones, sunning himself, and chasing squirrels up trees. DRI Senior Certification Manager Maria Loduca’s super […] The post One Last Shout-Out to Our Furry Friends for National Dog Month!

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DCIG: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a “Top 5” Microsoft 365 backup solution

Acronis

In a new report from the Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), a prominent technology research and analysis firm, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud was named a “Top 5” backup solution for Microsoft 365.

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Disaster Funding Questionable at End of Federal Fiscal Year

Recovery Diva

(1) From CNN: FEMA announces $3 billion for climate resiliency as time runs low for Congress to replenish its disaster fund. “In a record-breaking year of disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is announcing nearly $3 billion Monday for communities to build resiliency against climate change-fueled extreme weather. The new money, which will come from Congress’s bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year, is being announced just as the agency is running out of disaster-relief

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How Crisis Simulations Strengthen Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

How Crisis Simulations Strengthen Crisis Management ‍Crisis simulations are becoming increasingly popular among organizations, as they offer a unique opportunity to test leadership teams’ ability to respond to crises effectively. These simulations involve creating hypothetical crisis scenarios that test the team’s ability to follow their crisis plan faithfully and make key decisions in a timely manner.

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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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Senate Committee Passes AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act

Disaster Zone

This is a good government piece of legislation.

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A Potential Alternative for Regulating Internet-Based Platform Services

The Rand Blog

The use of internet-based platform services like Amazon, DoorDash, and Uber Eats is increasing and can be helpful. But the companies that offer these services may be engaging in predatory practices that can harm users and local businesses. Some form of centralized policy action may help; local governments could play a more-active role.

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Survey: Disaster Preparedness Doubts Creeping Across the U.S.

DRI Drive

As extreme weather events become more severe and destructive, confidence in preparedness is trending down. How can resilience professionals reassure their communities? Motorola surveyed 1,000 people for their experiences with severe disaster weather, and found 66% said they’d missed work because of a natural disaster, while 40% had been unable to access necessities during that […] The post Survey: Disaster Preparedness Doubts Creeping Across the U.S. appeared first on DRI Drive.

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What to Consider Before Scheduling Shredding Services

Prism International

Shredding services are an essential aspect of information security, as they ensure that confidential information is not compromised. According to our recent poll of almost 200 secure information professionals within our iG Direct E-Newsletter, we asked our members and subscribers, “which is the most important thing for clients to consider before scheduling a shredding service?”.

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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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Book Review: Disaster Management and Information Technology

Recovery Diva

Book Review: Disaster Management and Information Technology: Professional Response and Recovery Management in the Age of Disasters. Editors: Hans Jochen Scholl, Eric E. Holdeman, F. Kees Boersma. Published by Springer Publishers; ISBN-10 3031209389; Price is $100. Content : A comprehensive guide to the multifaceted world of disaster management, seamlessly integrated with modern technology.

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The Crucial Role of Rapid Crisis Response in Effective Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Crucial Role of Rapid Crisis Response in Effective Crisis Management In the fast-paced world we live in, crises can sometimes arise unexpectedly and escalate rapidly, posing significant threats to businesses, reputations, and even safety. A well-executed rapid crisis response is not just a strategic move; it’s a critical element of effective crisis management and communications.

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Hurricane Warning Language Getting Better

Disaster Zone

Constant improvement has to be the goal.

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Money, Markets, and Machine Learning: Unpacking the Risks of Adversarial AI

The Rand Blog

The consequences of ignoring the problem of adversarial attacks in algorithmic trading are potentially catastrophic. In a world increasingly reliant on machine learning models, the financial sector needs to shift from being reactive to proactive to ensure the security and integrity of our financial system.

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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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Want to Limit Phishing Attacks? Help Out Your Co-Workers

DRI Drive

Cyber-attacks don’t happen in a vacuum. A recent study shows the best way to combat a phishing scheme involves addressing employee stress. It’s well established that when it comes to cybersecurity, a lot of an organization’s vulnerabilities can be found in its employees. Whether it’s because they haven’t been trained to identify threats or they […] The post Want to Limit Phishing Attacks?

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Steps to Build an Effective Crisis Management Team

BryghtPath

Learn how to build an effective crisis management team, define roles, and handle emergencies. Be prepared for any business crisis today! The post Steps to Build an Effective Crisis Management Team appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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A Selection of Articles re Maui Disaster – newest ones at at the bottom

Recovery Diva

From Grist: Wildfires just Destroyed a Maui town; Next Year Could Be Worse. From The Conversation: Maui wildfires: Extra logistical challenges hinder government’s initial response when disasters strike islands From the WashPost: Maui fires not just due to climate change but a ‘compound disaster’ The fires were a textbook case of many different agents acting together From the WashPost: Maui fires not just due to climate change but a ‘compound disaster’ The fires were a textbook case of many

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Pure Cloud Block Store Now Available for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution

Pure Storage

Pure Cloud Block Store Now Available for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution by Pure Storage Blog Let’s think in terms of outcomes. You want to move some or all operations into the cloud without disrupting your business and without incurring significant overhead costs. Specifically, you want to migrate the right workloads to the cloud on your timelines.

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Record Rains, Flooding, Mudslides

Disaster Zone

Another typical disaster day in California.

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A Trilateral Summit to Deal with Trilateral Threats

The Rand Blog

The leaders of Japan, South Korea, and the United States held a trilateral summit in August, focused on countering military threats in East Asia. Not surprisingly, China and North Korea were upset by the summit, designed as it was to respond to their military build-ups.

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Modern Cybersecurity Threats: All You Need to Know

Acronis

Navigate the evolving landscape of modern cybersecurity threats with this comprehensive guide. Understand the types of risks, from ransomware to phishing, and learn effective strategies to protect your digital assets and information.

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10 Steps to Simplify your Business Continuity Program

BryghtPath

During a crisis, your company’s overcomplicated business continuity plan is tested. With an intricate web of interconnected protocols, multiple decision layers, and convoluted communication channels, chaos ensues. Key personnel are lost in the maze, critical data is delayed, and operations are paralyzed. The complexity meant to serve as a safeguard is the cause of failure. … The post 10 Steps to Simplify your Business Continuity Program appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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FEMA Guidance on Extreme Heat – revised

Recovery Diva

From FEMA: Guidance on Extreme Temperatures for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Leaders. Extreme Temperatures Are Adversely Affecting People’s Lives FROM HSToday: DHS Offers Community Leaders New Resources to Prepare for Extreme Temperature Events as 17 States Experience Record Breaking Heat.

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It’s a Sweep…Again! CRN’s ARC Category of Enterprise Network Storage Hardware

Pure Storage

It’s a Sweep…Again! CRN’s ARC Category of Enterprise Network Storage Hardware by Pure Storage Blog It is so rewarding to perform well in reviews by CRN and it feels amazing to learn that Pure Storage has swept an entire category in CRN’s 2023 Annual Report Card (ARC)… again ! From One to Thousands Our model is a partner-centric business model, and it always has been.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Detecting and Countering Drones’

Disaster Zone

Not all drones are friendly.

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Five Charts That Tell Us About the State of Public Education Right Now

The Rand Blog

To monitor trends in public education, RAND fields over a dozen surveys annually to teachers, principals, and superintendents. Five charts tell us the most about the state of public education right now: staff turnover; teacher well-being; guns in schools; quality of academic instruction; and politics in schools.

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GDPR from a Data Privacy Officer’s Perspective: 4 Keys to Know

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by thought leaders in enterprise technology. In this feature, Egress Data Protection Officer Kevin Tunison offers commentary on GDPR from a data privacy officer’s perspective through four essential keys. The world and the technology industry are very different places since GDPR was implemented five years ago.