July, 2022

WHO Reminder: The Pandemic is Not Over

DRI Drive

A recent meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) raised important concerns about the continuing COVID-19 threat – and how treating it as though it has ended could be setting us all up for bigger problems.

Remaking CISA Cybersecurity Efforts

Disaster Zone

It starts with your own internal staff

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Extreme Heat and Health

Recovery Diva

New Report: Tools for Extreme Heat and Health of the Nation. The Biden administration, through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), just launched Heat.gov, a website that serves as a hub for extreme heat and the health of the nation by providing clear, science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks that can be caused by extreme heat.

Everything You Need to Know About Business Continuity Plans

Erwood Group

Everything You Need to Know About Business Continuity Plans. Business Continuity Plans. Chances are if you’re visiting this page, you are new to the concept of Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and business continuity overall.

Preparedness month: 30 days in 30 ways 

Crisis Response Journal

August 2022: There’s been no let-up in the crisis response world, writes Monika Al-Mufti as she outlines plans for this year's 30 days 30 ways preparedness month in the UK

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Accountability Is The Foundation Businesses Need For Modern Security

Scott R. Davis

While the cyber threats facing businesses are becoming more sophisticated and complex, oftentimes, it’s the foundation of security practices that leave the most significant gaps in the modern security posture. MSPs know this issue better than most organizations.

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Misinformation and Disinformation Worry Congress

Disaster Zone

There is no single solution to the information problems we are facing

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How the Government is Failing Victims of Disasters

Recovery Diva

Balancing Your Business’ Innovation With A Resilience Mindset

Castellan

Article Originally Published on Forbes in June 2022. If you ask any business leader whether innovation is a good thing, they’ll most likely say yes. However, the key to introducing value via innovation is keeping your business’ resiliency in mind and avoiding unacceptable risks.

Is ESG really making a difference or just making your job harder?

Crisis Response Journal

July 2022: Tony Jaques asks if ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting is achieving its purpose

What Is a Home Protection Plan?

Constellation

Buying a new home or upgrading one of your home’s systems is a big investment. When it comes to these big-ticket purchases, it’s worth making sure they’re covered if something breaks or goes wrong. The post What Is a Home Protection Plan?

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Stop the Music! Chip Shortage Stalls Synth Makers

DRI Drive

The global chip shortage and supply chain nightmare is music to no one’s ears. But for synth companies it’s literally stopping the music. According to Synthtopia, boutique synthesizer maker Future Retro has been silenced by the shortage.

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Kentucky Flooding -- Emblematic of Climate Change Impacts

Disaster Zone

Kentucky flooding is the canary in the coal mine

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FEMA and AARP on Protecting Older Adults

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: FEMA, AARP Release New Resources to Help Local Communities Protect Older Adults Before, During and After Natural Disaster s Older adults are disproportionately impacted by the types of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters that are becoming increasingly frequent and severe

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Top Takeaways from the BCI’s Operational Resilience Report 2022

Castellan

Why empathy is critical when disaster strikes  

Crisis Response Journal

July 2022: Accepting responsibility and liability very early on is a critical aspect of effective crisis response, which can aid the victims’ healing and compensation process, says Tony Jaques

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OK… maybe we can brag a bit…

Kings Bridge BCP

“Yes, this is what I need. I’m sorry I didn’t notice I was missing it sooner. Thank you for being so responsive. If this is an indication of KingsBridge’s level of service, I’m impressed. Thanks again and good night. I won’t bother you again tonight.”

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Supply Chain Crisis: Are You Staying on Top of the Ever-Evolving Risks?

DRI Drive

High-impact supply chain events are now an everyday fact of life for businesses. But while most organizations can identify the causes of these disruptions, not enough are spotting risks before they become disasters.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Oregon State Office of Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

Major changes have been made

Review of New Book on the Pandemic

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post, this book review: How decades of greed and bad choices left us vulnerable to a pandemic , Review of a new book titled: “The Making of a Pandemic: Social, Political, and Psychological Perspectives on Covid-19, “… the book turns out to be an examination, indeed an indictment, of the last few decades of American politics, business and society.

Attracting and Retaining Talent is an Emerging Concern for Resilience

Castellan

From the earliest days of the pandemic, supply chain issues were front of mind for many organizations.

Leadership in the new era of disruption 

Crisis Response Journal

July 2022: Mostafa Sayyadi outlines six styles of the Level Up leadership model, designed to increase and build rapport between leaders and followers

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Making the Case for a Systems Approach to Ballistic Security

Security Industry Association

In Bullet-Resistant Systems, Key Components Come Together to Build Something Greater. Jim Richards is the CEO of Total Security Solutions. For those unfamiliar with ballistic security, it would be easy to assume the process is as simple as a single piece of bullet-resistant glass.

Cybersecurity Roundup: The Worst Breaches of the Year…So Far

DRI Drive

Six months into the year, cyberattacks of all kinds have exposed vulnerabilities, cost money and instigated unrest. The biggest hacks and breaches can provide a road map for cybersecurity planning through the rest of 2022. Wired has collected the worst hacks and breaches of 2022 so far.

NYC Put out a Nuclear Preparedness PSA

Disaster Zone

What to do after a nuclear detonation

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Stop Blaming Climate for Disasters

Recovery Diva

From Nature.com: Stop Blaming Climate for disasters. “Natural hazards such as floods, droughts and heatwaves become disasters as a result of societal vulnerability, that is, a propensity of people, societies and ecosystems to be harmed. Often, people’s social, political and economic status determines the nature of differential and disproportionate impacts1.

Business, Interrupted: Cyber Resilience is a Business Imperative

Castellan

Cyber-attacks are some of the most complex, common, and challenging risks for modern organizations. They’re happening at such a rapid pace now; organizations can no longer sit back and think about what they might do if they experience an attack.

Terrorism and vigilance  

Crisis Response Journal

July 2022: Phil Trendall senses that both the media and the general public see terrorism as something that is a long way down the agenda of things to be worried about

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Might Russia Turn to Terror Bombing Civilians in Ukraine?

The Rand Blog

Recent Russian missile attacks against civilian targets in cities far away from the front lines have killed scores of Ukrainians, leading to widespread outrage. These events raise the question of whether the war in Ukraine is entering a new phase in which terror attacks might become common

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DRI Updates Commitment to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

DRI Drive

As a leading resource in disaster recovery and business continuity, DRI International has updated its written voluntary commitment to the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Recovery’s Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Predicting the Weather and Issuing Warnings’

Disaster Zone

Weather advisories are going away

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New NAS Book on Infrastructure Investments

Recovery Diva

New Book available from the National Academy of Sciences: Equitable and Resilient Infrastructure Investments. As usual with the NAS, you can download a pdf version free

Cyber Self-Defense: Prepare for the No. 1 Threat By Taking These Five Steps 

MHA Consulting

Cyberattacks remain the number-one threat to organizations’ ability to keep their mission-critical operations running. Today’s post lays out five key measures your company should have in place to harden its … The post Cyber Self-Defense: Prepare for the No.

Why empathy is critical when disaster strikes  

Crisis Response Journal

July 2022: Accepting responsibility and liability very early on is a critical aspect of effective crisis response, which can aid the victims’ healing and compensation process, says Tony Jaques

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