March, 2022

Rackspace’s Fanatical Destruction of Customer Records

Bernstein Crisis Management

An unapologetic customer service #fail. Rackpace Technology has long made the bold claim that it provides “Fanatical Support.”. What they haven’t told you is that they’re also engaged in Fanatical destruction of customer email records. Like all of those belonging to our consultancy.

USCG: Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU)

Disaster Zone

Understanding maritime disaster recovery process

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Will the Russia-Ukraine War Cause Global Food Shortages? It’s Complicated

DRI Drive

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, agricultural supply disruptions are impacting harvests and global fertilizer production are causing spikes in food prices, transportation and more. But can other countries provide relief?

Provide Input to FEMA

Recovery Diva

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Draft of Emergency Management Guide for Senior Officials. FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinar sessions to provide an overview of the draft Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guide and to gather feedback from whole community partners

A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

Preamble 1.1 The purpose of this charter is to specify the responsibilities of the state and citizens in the field of resilience against disasters, crises and major public emergencies and incidents.

Bringing clarity to your Business Continuity exercise 

Crisis Response Journal

Andy Marshall says that in planning an exercise, people often tend to confuse what they are trying to achieve

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Tsunami Threat in the Pacific NW’

Disaster Zone

A wave you don’t want to ride

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Ukraine Invasion: An Emerging Risk Landscape to Manage

DRI Drive

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly impacting multiple aspects of business risk, creating new concerns that need to be managed – specifically in four key areas.

Another Version of Major WashPost Review of FEMA

Recovery Diva

Special report from WashPost: FEMA’s disasters. The Post spent a year chronicling how the Federal Emergency Management Agency is struggling in its increasingly urgent mission to help America’s disaster survivors in the age of climate change and stark inequality

The Disaster of War

Emergency Planning

By convention, when we study disasters we exclude warfare. It is not easy to find a completely logical reason for this. It is more a matter of convenience and a feeling that to conflate the two phenomena would lead to problems because not all generalisations about the one are applicable to the other.

Bringing clarity to your Business Continuity exercise 

Crisis Response Journal

Andy Marshall says that in planning an exercise, people often tend to confuse what they are trying to achieve

Learning from stories

arunpraka shray

Last weekend I was studying an article about the power of “Bragging about your teams” rather than “bragging about yourself” based on a conversation on a recent animation movie on Disney Hotstar: Raya and the Last Dragon.

Understanding 5G and Planning for 6G

Disaster Zone

DHS has information on both topics

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Supply Chain Tops the List of Risks Keeping CFOs Up at Night

DRI Drive

A recent survey of CFOs found that while data breaches and COVID-19 are business concerns to worry about, supply chain disruptions have them beat. The survey, first published in CFO Dive, asked 600 finance leaders to rank the business risks they prioritize the most.

FEMA Announces New Cost Share Adjustment

Recovery Diva

FEMA Announces 90/10 cost Share Adjustment. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced on March 18 that additional disaster funding is available to all states, tribal nations and territories with Presidential major disaster and emergency declarations occurring in 2020 and 2021. On March 15, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed “H.R.

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FlashBlade: Storage for Modern, Data-centric Organizations

Pure Storage

The amount of unstructured data continues to grow rapidly as machines generate information at unprecedented rates. Organizations that learn how to efficiently leverage this data and power their modern applications will stay ahead of the competition.

Environmental consequences of war 

Crisis Response Journal

Serhii Ivianuta reports on the current destruction of the ecological balance and growing threats to environmental security caused by conflict in Ukraine

Acronis suspends all operations in Russia

Acronis

Like the rest of the world, we are horrified and deeply concerned about the Russian conflict in Ukraine. We stand in support of the people in Ukraine and call for peace to return to the area. As a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Acronis is suspending all operations in Russia.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Realtime Situational Awareness’

Disaster Zone

Measuring earthquake impacts to buildings in real time

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DRI International Welcomes Roberto Zegarra as Director of Product Development

DRI Drive

DRI is pleased to announce Roberto (Rob) Zegarra, MBCP, CCRP, is joining our leadership as Director of Product Development! “I I am honored to become part of an organization that strives for a more resilient world,” said Zegarra.

Two Reports on Building a More Resilient Health Care System

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Building a More Resilient U.S. Healthcare System. The COVID-19 crisis taught us that we rely too heavily on foreign countries for medical supplies and pharmaceutical components. From HSDL: Ready or Not: Public Health and Emergency Preparedness.

How to Put CISA’s “Shields Up” Recommendations Into Action 

Pure Storage

The events unfolding overseas are unsettling on a number of fronts—including the first salvos, which took place in the data center, not on the battlefield. While there are currently no specific or credible cyber threats to organizations in the U.S.,

Examining post-incident processes 

Crisis Response Journal

March 2022: CRJ Advisory Panel Member Phil Trendall offers his insights into the quality and depth of evidence and questioning when organisations conduct post-incident reviews

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Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy in the Era of Remote Work

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.

L.A. Pandemic After Action Report Reveals Challenges in Managing the Response

Disaster Zone

It sounds like a “cleaned-up” version will be forthcoming

Read the March 2022 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Professionals

DRI Drive

The March issue of Crisis Response Journal is available to download in our library! This month’s edition features an article from DRI President Chloe Demrovsky on lessons learned from the pandemic, and why the temptation to draw a line under it may be a mistake.

Pending Legislation

Recovery Diva

From HStoday: Legislation to Help At-Risk Communities Invest in Disaster Mitigation Projects Advances in Senate. The bill would require FEMA to use data from the NRI, or a similar tool, to establish community disaster resilience zones

How to Create a Data Breach Response Team

Pure Storage

Before a breach, it’s critical to already have an emergency response plan, including a team of key players and the tools they need to get you back online fast. .

The Role of HR in Crisis Management

BryghtPath

Right now, I’m settling into my seat with the tray table secured and seat back in its full upright position.

Ukraine: Urgent lessons for all Nations

Resilience Association

Australia is understandably concerned about China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region, especially when the Solomon Islands has confirmed it is drafting a security deal with China where they are urgently develo

Alert and Warning Collaborative TA Workshop

Disaster Zone

Don't screw up a warning. It is a very public mistake

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WHO Highlights Remote Work Risks to Watch Out For

DRI Drive

For many organizations, the pandemic sent employees out of the office and into remote work situations. And while the shift certainly cut down on some risks, it opened up a whole new world of potential health and safety issues for resilience professionals to address.

Investigative Journalism

Recovery Diva

How they did it: Washington Post reporters reveal FEMA failures, denial of disaster aid to Black families in the South

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How Pure Is Improving the World through People, Technology, and Business

Pure Storage

Helping innovators protect, manage, and benefit from their data is Pure’s Mission and the reason we have grown so quickly. Today, we are proud to share new data about Pure’s performance: our first Environmental, Social, and Governance report.