April, 2022

Hurricane Season Preview: What’s in Store for 2022?

DRI Drive

Colorado State University has released its early predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. If the forecast is correct, at least four major hurricanes could make things difficult in the coming months.

Flooding in South Africa

Disaster Zone

Disasters are happening everywhere

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Climate Refugees

Recovery Diva

From The Hill: FEMA must adapt to new reality of US climate refugees. by Lt. Russel Honoré (Ret.), opinion contributor – 04/07/22

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Foresight

Emergency Planning

A principle of cascading disasters is that the world is ever more closely linked by networks on which we all depend for communications, commerce, enlightenment and entertainment.

Accounting for probabilities in conflict

Crisis Response Journal

May 2022: Phil Trendall says we must stop hiding behind calculations of likelihood in emergency planning and that the UK needs to consider what civil protection looks like in the context of a war

Protect Microsoft 365 with Pure and Veeam

Pure Storage

This article first appeared on Veeam.com and is pubished with permission from the author. . Over the past couple of years, it’s not surprising that many organizations accelerated their planned digital transformation (DX) projects to adapt to an all-remote workforce.

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Job Seeker Frustrations

Disaster Zone

These might help prospective employers too

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Website for Women Interested in Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Website Shows Women How to Succeed in Emergency Management. The site has an abundance of information for women interested in emergency management and related fields, including a resume section, a data section, articles and lists of colleges and universities for training. But they did not know about this site

What Is a Smart Display?

Constellation

With so many screens vying for your attention, you might wonder: What is a smart display? Is a smart display different from a tablet? The post What Is a Smart Display? appeared first on. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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Corporate culture, leadership and knowledge

Crisis Response Journal

April 2022: Mostafa Sayyadi explores how fostering a positive corporate culture can enhance company performance, how to enable better leadership strategies and also provides a new definition for knowledge management

Can Your Financial Institution Win the Ransomware War?

Pure Storage

In my previous blog post , I discussed the unfortunate outlook surrounding ransomware threats on today’s financial institutions. In this post, we’re turning the tables and discussing how organizations can fight back—and win. A Quick Overview.

Shanghai Lockdown Could Be the Start of More Supply Chain Challenges

DRI Drive

After two years of relatively successful pandemic policies in China, a record number of new COVID-19 cases has led to a major lockdown in the city of Shanghai, leading to compounding supply chain problems that could have a global impact.

Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Supply Chain Cyber Security’

Disaster Zone

How to lock down your systems

New GAO Report on Pandemic Response

Recovery Diva

GAO’s Oversight of the Pandemic Response. In March 2020, Congress passed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, a multi-trillion dollar stimulus bill, to respond to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. The CARES Act also includes a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to regularly report on the pandemic response by the federal government. To date, GAO has released 10 oversight reports as a part of this provision.

Starting a Business Continuity Program

BryghtPath

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.” -Jim

The wound that could not speak its name 

Crisis Response Journal

April 2022: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by a wide variety of situations, says Matt Minshall, who describes how a UK-based charity is providing much needed care and treatment for sufferers

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Pure Storage is recognized as a 2022 Customers’ Choice on Gartner® Peer Insights™ for FlashBlade

Pure Storage

We are delighted to once again receive recognition as a 2022 Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage on the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” report.

Panic! Poison? Terrorism?! When April Fools Disasters Attack

DRI Drive

Let’s face it: in a best-case scenario, an April Fools’ Day prank may elicit a mild chuckle from the target of the joke. But the other end of the spectrum can be a nightmare for the emergency management crowd, including mass panic, ecological destruction, or even a potential international incident!

Disaster Zone Podcast: Cybersecurity and Privacy

Disaster Zone

This is a two edged sword of challenges

Skills for Leaders re Effective Response

Recovery Diva

From Everbridge: 7 Skills Leaders Must Master for Effective Response to Critical Events

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How to Choose Solar Lights for Your Home

Constellation

With so many options, knowing how to choose solar lights can be a challenge. Here is some advice that will help you make the best selections for your home. The post How to Choose Solar Lights for. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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Post-pandemic leadership strategies 

Crisis Response Journal

April 2022: Mostafa Sayyadi offers advice to those in leadership positions in a post-pandemic world in terms of leadership skills, knowledge management and business adaptations

Software Is the Secret Sauce for Enhancing the Driver Experience

Pure Storage

Driver expectations are evolving. While the emphasis was once on a car’s design, comfort, and speed, users now have an appetite for electric engines, innovative features like driverless experiences, and flexible ownership.

COVID-19: 5 Lessons Learned in Understanding and Managing Risk

DRI Drive

While we’re certainly not done with the pandemic, two years of experience has given us a great deal of insight on how we identify and manage systemic risks, as a new report illustrates.

Miscumbubered, or otherwise Discombobulated

Disaster Zone

Either one is not good

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Rethinking Infrastructure

Recovery Diva

From Issues.org: Rethinking Infrastructure in an Era of Unprecedented Weather Events. A more integrated and systemic approach is needed to ensure the nation’s resilience in the face of a changing climate

Lessons from Conflict: what businesses can learn?

Resilience Association

Introduction

The urgent need to protect yourselves now, plus free assessment tool

Crisis Response Journal

April 2022: Larry Lafferty, CEO of Group Salus – a CRJ Partner – introduces a four-part series on cybersecurity for small to medium size enterprises and offers a free assessment tool to CRJ readers

Pure’s Earth Day Commitment: Sustainability for Customers and the Planet

Pure Storage

With the recent publication of Pure Storage®’s inaugural ESG report and the celebration of Earth Day on April 22, it’s the perfect time to highlight Pure’s commitments toward a better future for our planet, as well as the ways our products and services enable customers to make a difference for the environment.

Work From Home Risks: These 3 Threats Are on the Rise

DRI Drive

A recent survey of executives has identified a growing “triple threat” to North American organizations that can be traced back to telework and hybrid arrangements. KPMG in Canada surveyed more than 600 executives across multiple industries.

Nationally 988 Number Goes Live in July for Suicide Prevention Hotline

Disaster Zone

United States totaled more than 46,000 in 2020

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Some Deadly Long Term Effects from Disasters

Recovery Diva

From HSNews: Hurricanes and Other Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in U.S. Deaths from Several Major Causes. New study reveals potential hidden deadly cost of climate-related disasters: Injuries, infections, diseases, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and neuropsychiatric disorders

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Risk Assessment vs Risk Analysis

Reciprocity

Although people often use the words “assess” and “analyze” interchangeably, the terms are not synonymous in risk management. Each one has a specific meaning, and the distinction between the two is important.

The Ukraine War's Three Clocks

The Rand Blog

As the war in Ukraine creeps into its second month, perhaps the most common question is: How will it end?

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