January, 2022

Disaster Zone Podcast: Amateur Radio Systems

Disaster Zone

Our last line of communications when all other systems fail

Announcing the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

DRI Drive

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence.

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GAO Severely Critical of HHS

Recovery Diva

Government watchdog says HHS is at ‘high risk’ of botching a future crisis. GAO criticizes the response to emergencies over four administrations, including coronavirus, Ebola and Zika, as well as extreme weather events

Global Risk Report 2022: Implications for crisis management 

Crisis Response Journal

January: Two weeks ago the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the 2022 version of its Global Risk Report. Jelle Groenendaal discusses how crisis management capabilities can benefit from this and similar reports

Celebrating 28 Years of Bernstein Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

Turns out you can “just” do crisis management… A long time ago, in a strange and wonderful galaxy known as Los Angeles County, intrepid public relations expert Jonathan Bernstein took a leap of faith. Trusting his belief that a firm specializing in crisis communications and management alone could succeed, he left his agency position to establish what would become Bernstein Crisis Management.

Seeing and Hearing: Underrated Skills?

Emergency Planning

The island of Capri seen from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius (photo: D. Alexander) There are two things we don’t teach our students but we should: to see and to listen. They are virtues--and skills--that are at least as important as writing and speaking.

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2022 Predictions: How Far Will Shortages Spread?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community.

GAO Report on FEMA Workforce

Recovery Diva

The recent GAO report: FEMA Workforce: Long-Standing and New Challenges Could Affect Mission Success. From Gov Executive: FEMA Experiences ‘Mass Exit’ of Employees Amid Surge in Disasters. The agency is still dealing with 1,000 disasters as its workload continues to climb

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The threat of a 'twindemic' 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Owing to the relaxation of quarantine measures, influenza – which almost disappeared last year – is returning, according to international and EU medical authorities, writes Lina Kolesnikova

6 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Drive Down Costs

Pure Storage

Companies depend on data to respond to evolving needs, improve customer relationships, and reduce the risks that threaten business operations. Through big data analytics, organizations can predict emerging trends and discover valuable insights that help them make strategic decisions.

4 Common AI Sales and Implementation Questions Asked and Answered

Chisel AI

Unlike traditional software products, AI-based solutions are still not widely understood, and they come with a considerable amount of change management in order to truly recoup the full value of the investment made.

Following CDC’s Guidance Requires a 3-Ring Binder

Disaster Zone

Following the science seems complicated

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2022 Predictions: Nationalism on the Rise?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the threat of nationalism.

Dealing With Future Pandemics

Recovery Diva

From Issues in Science and Technology magazine:“ Major Reforms Have Been Driven by Crisis,” b y Jeremy Farrar, Molly Galvin. Farrar, the director of the Wellcome charitable foundation in the United Kingdom, discusses the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and what society must do to prepare for future global crises

The evolving threat of vehicle attacks 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: CRJ Advisory Panel Member, Lina Kolesnikova analyses the challenges involved in protecting large crowds from vehicle attacks and she explores how the threat is evolving as technology plays a greater role

What We Can Learn from the Log4j Vulnerability

Pure Storage

In December, a critical zero-day vulnerability was reported in the widely used Log4j framework. Log4j is so ubiquitous, in fact, that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly called this “the most serious vulnerability I have seen in my decades-long career.”.

Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance?

LAN Infotech

Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance and Do You Qualify for It? The business world continues to experience increased cyber crimes as hackers devise more creative ways to hack systems and manipulate sensitive data belonging to organizations and their customers.

Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Seismic Neglect for Schools’

Disaster Zone

Nothing has happened yet, so why worry

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Extreme Weather, Cybersecurity and Social Crises Among WEF’s Latest Global Risks

DRI Drive

The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report once again highlights the ongoing need to address climate change, resource scarcity and other long-term concerns. But in the short-term, social issues like livelihood and mental health could have major impacts as well.

The Public Health System is Still Fractured

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Much has changed since the start of the pandemic. But the nation’s public health system remains fractured. Another discouraging article from the NY Times: The C.D.C. Is Hoping You’ll Figure Covid Out on Your Own

Questions arising from the UK’s resilient society report 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Phil Trendall digs deeper into the UK's House of Lords Select Committee’s Report: Preparing for Extreme Risks: Building a Resilient Society and discovers many questions that could be addressed in the emergency management profession

Application-Consistent SQL Server Backup and Recovery with vVols

Pure Storage

For years now, Pure Storage ® customers have enjoyed the benefits of being able to take application-consistent snapshot-based backups of their SQL Server databases, enabled via the Pure Storage SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) extension.

The 13 Best Backup and Disaster Recovery Tools for Healthcare in 2022

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s listing of the best disaster recovery tools for healthcare is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Vendors are assessed if they have a dedicated offering designed for professionals in this industry.

Trapped Motorists on I-95 Shows Value of a Car Kit

Disaster Zone

You need a kit at home, at work and in the car

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Omicron Response Puts One More Strain on Already-Struggling Small Businesses

DRI Drive

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 quickly spreads around the world, it’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who find themselves once again facing an evolving resilience threat without the resources they need.

CRS Report on Vaccination Authorities

Recovery Diva

From the CRS, this 37 page report: State and Federal Authority to Mandate. COVID-19 Vaccination

How not to respond to a reputational crisis  

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Movie Director Joss Whedon has given what must be the most ill-judged interview during a reputational crisis since Prince Andrew’s notorious television disaster. Tony Jaques investigates

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SSD vs. HDD Speeds: What’s the Difference?

Pure Storage

Currently, you have two storage device options: a solid-state drive (SSD) or a hard-disk drive (HDD). Both types of storage are built and engineered differently, and they offer different benefits. SSD devices are faster, but they also cost more.

The 20 Best Cloud Disaster Recovery Solutions to Consider for 2022

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s listing of the best cloud disaster recovery solutions is an annual sneak peek of the solution providers included in our Buyer’s Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Can FEMA and the Feds Serve as Disaster 911?

Disaster Zone

They are biting off more than they can chew

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Read the 7th Annual DRI Predictions Report and Keep the Conversation Going at DRI2022

DRI Drive

What does 2022 hold for the resilience community? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 7th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession.

Recovery Issues in Colorado Disaster

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: The Marshall Fire leveled an entire Colorado neighborhood. Residents wonder whether to rebuild. NOTE: The Diva noticed that most of the article is devoted to rebuilding issues, but does not give significant coverage to the relative lack of emergency alerting and questions about the emergency response

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Leading in the post-pandemic world 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: In his latest blog, Mostafa Sayyadi aims to inspire a new wave of thinking in the fields of leadership and organisational studies and to help people achieve their plans and goals as they recover from the pandemic

Data Tiering in Azure Blob Storage with Fpsync and FlashBlade

Pure Storage

Data mobility from an on-premises FlashBlade ® system to cloud-adjacent locations, like Equinix for cloud bursting, is important for staging the data in the Equinix-hosted FlashBlade to use the compute resources in Azure Cloud.

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