October, 2022

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The High Price of Ignoring Planning – two articles

Recovery Diva

From the NY times on Oct.1: Facing a Dire Storm Forecast in Florida, Officials Delayed Evacuation. An excerpt: * * * But while officials along much of that coastline responded with orders to evacuate on Monday, emergency managers in Lee County held off, pondering during the day whether to tell people to flee, but then deciding to see how the forecast evolved overnight.

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Why Are Climate Change Protests Targeting Museums?

DRI Drive

A surprising side effect of climate change disasters – museums now have to plan for threats to their collections. The start of an unusual trend, activists are hoping to gain attention by targeting works of art in the name of climate change.

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The Rage Trend Continues

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Rage Trend Continues. Are your reputation management efforts taking heightened emotional states into account? There’s been a running theme in conversations with clients over the past couple of years — people out there are angry!

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Introducing Our Basic Risk Assessment Tool

Erwood Group

We are Excited to Announce and introduce our new and Free Basic Risk Assessment Tool. The best part is it will be part of our Forever Free Initiative to help businesses better prepare for disruptions and disasters. Risk Assessment Tool Screen Shot.

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13 Fall Energy Savings and Heating Tips for Your Home

Constellation

These fall energy saving tips can help you lower your heating bill and reduce wear and tear on your heating system. When you turn the heat on in the fall, you want to make sure your home is winter ready.

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How Keeping Track of Microsoft’s Product Plans Can Keep Your Network Secure

LAN Infotech

How Keeping Track of Microsoft’s Product Plans Can Keep Your Network Secure. Key Points in This Article: CIOs and IT administrators must ensure that their networks remain free and clear of outdated software applications, which can pose a tremendous security risk.

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Hurricane Ian Reveals Continuing Vulnerabilities for Healthcare Facilities

DRI Drive

In 2012, the stories of hospitals fighting to maintain services and keep patients safe during Superstorm Sandy rocked the resilience field. 10 years later, climate change may have made the dangers to vital facilities even more severe. On Sept.

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5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Online Reputation Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Online Reputation Management. I think we’d all agree any complex task goes a lot better when the proper tools and training are in place before you decide to get started, right? While it’s easy to put online reputation management on the back burner when it’s smooth sailing for your business, laying the groundwork is critical to succeeding when the inevitable storm appears on the horizon.

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Introducing Our Downtime Calculator Tool

Erwood Group

We are excited to announce and introduce our new and Free Basic Downtime Calculator Tool. The best part is it will be part of our Forever Free initiative to help businesses better prepare for disruptions and disasters. Partial Screen Shot Basic Downtime Calculator Tool.

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Resiliency Consulting: Helping Companies Get In Peak Condition 

MHA Consulting

In today’s world, businesses face not only stiff competition from rivals but also a uniquely tumultuous global environment. Resiliency consultants can help them develop the toughness required to thrive. .

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LAN Infotech Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2022

LAN Infotech

LAN Infotech Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2022. MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource, has named LAN Infotech to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2022. The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs (managed security service providers) worldwide.

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New CRS Report on FEMA’s Individuals and Household Program.

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Office: Disaster Survivor FAQ: FEMA Individuals and Households Program.

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What’s the Real Damage to the Infrastructure During a Disaster? New Models Make Predictions

DRI Drive

Steel transmission towers are vital to sending electricity across long distances – and if they’re damaged in a disaster, the short- and long-term effects can be profound. New research may help prepare for the fallout.

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Could K-Pop Help Deter Kim Jong-un's Provocations?

The Rand Blog

The United States and Republic of Korea could be more specific and creative in seeking to deter Kim Jong-un. The global popularity of K-pop could be part of the strategy

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Florida Has Sustained $213.2B in Hurricane Damages

Disaster Zone blog

This is for a 30-year period dating back to Hurricane Andrew

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BCM Basics: The BC Professional’s Role in Data Protection

MHA Consulting

This post is part of BCM Basics, a series of occasional, entry-level blogs on some of the key concepts in business continuity management. . Data is a critical asset for almost … The post BCM Basics: The BC Professional’s Role in Data Protection appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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Overcoming Crisis Fatigue

BryghtPath

Meditate. Exercise. Take a break from social media. For crisis managers struggling to keep their teams motivated and engaged, advice like this (which is mostly what is being meted out right now) feels cliche and remarkably unhelpful.

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Interesting Background Report from the CRS

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service: Defining FEMA’s Approach to Equity and Emergency Management: Policy Considerations. (22 22 pages

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‘New Adult Happy Meals Are Killing Me’: McDonald’s Latest Novelty is a Supply and Logistics Nightmare

DRI Drive

McDonald’s has teamed with streetware company Cactus Plant Flea Market to create Happy Meals for nostalgic adults. Sounds like fun, right? But unfortunately – and not for the first time – a lack of planning and preparedness is causing headaches for frontline workers.

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Why Putin's Nuclear Gambit Is a Huge Mistake

The Rand Blog

Russia is losing in Ukraine, and the rhetoric of Russian leaders has recently become ever more apocalyptic. The United States and its allies should be prepared in case Russia goes down the nuclear path, but fear should not drive the Western response to Russia's nuclear bluster

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Explore AI at ISC East With These Cutting-Edge Sessions

Security Industry Association

ISC East 2022 is coming up Nov.

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When Will the Next Earthquake Hit Washington State?

Disaster Zone blog

It is an inexact science

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How to Gain Traction for your Business Continuity Program

BryghtPath

Gaining traction for business continuity and crisis management activities with people (who aren’t already on the business continuity bandwagon) has always been challenging. And now we’re stuck in a crisis fatigue hangover of unprecedented proportions.

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Recovery After H. Sandy

Recovery Diva

From the NY Times: Five Ways to Prevent the Next Sandy. When Hurricane Sandy deluged New York City, leaders promised bold action. Ten years later, it’s fair to ask: What, exactly, has been done? Another article on actions by the NY Port Authority

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Guest Post: Protecting SMBs – It’s a Big Job and You’ve Got to Do It

DRI Drive

By Patrick Rougeau CBCP, CISSP, CISA, ITIL Patrick Rougeau is currently a student completing a M.S. in Cyber Security at Quinnipiac University located in Hamden, CT. Rougeau’s career spans over 16 years in disaster recovery, IT consulting/management, and cybersecurity consulting/ management.

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A Moment of Strategic Clarity

The Rand Blog

With the Russian mobilization and declared annexation, whatever prospects there were for a negotiated peace seem to have all but vanished. Any result short of Ukrainian victory will be, in the long run, a worse outcome for the rules-based international order

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Experts Warn of Electric Vehicle Fires After Hurricane Ian Damages Lithium-Ion Batteries

National Fire Protection Association

As millions of Americans recover from Hurricane Ian, which made landfall near Fort Myers, Florida, on September 28, officials are warning of a new hazard: electric vehicles (EVs) that were damaged in the storm and now pose a fire risk. “Our

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Sanibel Island, Fla., Population Goes from 6,400 to 20

Disaster Zone blog

It is a reflection of the damages and services available

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Powering Resilience with Critical Event Management

everbridge

Businesses and communities are experiencing a growing number of disruptions from threats like severe weather, civil unrest, theft and vandalism, pandemics, and cyber-attacks. These disruptions have left many organisations concerned about the safety of their people and operations.

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Concerning World View of Climate Change

Recovery Diva

From the NY Times: Climate Pledges Are Falling Short, and a Chaotic Future Looks More Like Reality. “With an annual summit next month, the United Nations assessed progress on countries’ past emissions commitments. Severe disruption would be hard to avoid on the current trajectory. ” ‘

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AI Developers: 6 Reasons You Should Care about Better Data Storage

Pure Storage

An effective AI process simplifies the work of developers and data scientists and minimizes all bottlenecks within the flow of data from sources to accurate outcomes. Do you find yourself wishing that data sets loaded and copied faster?

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Xi Jinping Is Weaker Than You Think

The Rand Blog

Although Xi wields significant influence over Chinese domestic politics—certainly more than his most recent predecessors—he still needs support from the Party elite. And on that front, some cracks are showing

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Security Industry Association Names Kasia Hanson as 2022 SIA Progress Award Honoree

Security Industry Association

Hanson will be recognized for her leadership, allyship and mentorship in advancing women while fostering diversity, inclusion, equity, innovation and leadership in the security industry at the 2022 SIA Honors Night. SILVER SPRING, Md. –

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Fixing Emergency Management’s Relationship With Public Health

Disaster Zone blog

The pandemic revealed that all is not well