May, 2022

Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

DRI Drive

A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries.

FEMA Planning Courses--2023

Disaster Zone

For those with more planning experience

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5 Things You Should Never Do When You Get A Bad Review

Bernstein Crisis Management

Reduce the odds a single review turns into a truly damaging issue. We see a lot of advice shared about the things you SHOULD do when you get a bad review, but how about a bit of crisis prevention focused advice to match? A key part of handling any negative situations online is making sure you don’t worsen the situation while trying to fix it, and that’s why today we’re going to talk about the 5 thing you should NEVER do when you get a bad review.

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High Tech Tools for Hurricane Predication

Recovery Diva

From Inside Climate News: Forecasters Tap High-Tech Tools as US Warns of Another Unusually Active Hurricane Season. Predictions of hurricane paths have improved markedly, but their intensity remains difficult to forecast. Air and water drones could change that

Business, Interrupted: The Keys to Building a Resilience Management Culture

Castellan

When it comes to success—whether it’s resilience management or crisis response or any of the other many important programs that are part of your organization—building a culture that understands and integrates its importance into day-to-day operations is paramount to success.

The 7 Best Commvault Training Courses Online for 2022

Solutions Review

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best Commvault training courses and certifications to consider. Commvault provides data protection and information management software to assist organizations with protecting, accessing, and using all of their data economically.

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Major Cyber Organizations of the Russian Intelligence Services

Disaster Zone

You can't tell the players without a scorecard

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The Great Resignation and IT Employees: Where Do Things Stand Today?

NexusTek

READ TIME: 5 MIN. May 25, 2022. The Great Resignation and IT Employees: Where Do Things Stand Today? April 2021 marked the onset of the Great Resignation when a record-setting 3.99 million U.S. workers voluntarily left their jobs 1.

Editorial Opinion on Covid

Recovery Diva

Editorial Opinion from the WashPost: One million died. It didn’t have to happen — and it must not again. Powerful piece from the editors of the WashPost

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The Impact of Hybrid Work Environments on Resilience Management

Castellan

Today, business as usual isn’t the same as we used to know. While some companies sustained on-premises teams throughout the coronavirus pandemic—and some more have returned to that recently—many organizations still operate in a fully-remote or hybrid work environment.

What’s the Value of Business Continuity: Beyond ROI

BryghtPath

Selling your business continuity program to your internal stakeholders is a lot like telling your kid to eat her veggies while yours are neatly swept onto the rim of your plate or otherwise smothered in ranch and cheese.

Preparedness Goes Prime Time on NBC’s New Amsterdam

DRI Drive

Doctors on NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam broke out the EPM (Emergency Preparedness Manual) on this week’s episode.

Drones Supporting the Delivery of Medical Supplies

Disaster Zone

Another example for what is happening elsewhere

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Media Collection Containers, Key Control, & Custody

Prism International

Secure data destruction service commonly provides clients with containers to accumulate paper or other media prior to destruction.

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Book Review: Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

Review of Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management, e dited by Allessandra Jerolleman and William L. Waugh, Jr. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Emerald Publishing Ltd. 199 pp.). Review by Donald Watson, co-author with Michele Adams of Design for Flooding: Resilience to Climate Change (Wiley 2011). He has since served in over thirty nations worldwide as consultant for United Nations, U.S.

The 10 Best Data Replication Tools for Disaster Recovery in 2022

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s listing of the best data replication tools for disaster recovery is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd.

How to Insulate Windows to Keep Heat Out

Constellation

Windows are the key to an efficiently insulated home. Insulating them well this summer will keep the burning rays of the sun from turning your home into an oven. The post How to Insulate Windows to. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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NOAA: Expect Another Big Hurricane Season

DRI Drive

Echoing early predictions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season – the seventh in a row. NOAA is predicting, with 70% confidence, a range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher from now through Nov.

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Hacking and Ransomware Remain a Significant Challenge

Disaster Zone

$600 million in ransom payments in 2021

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How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media

The Rand Blog

Extremist groups have been trolling the internet for decades, and they have learned to temper their words and disguise their intentions.

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Book Review: The Invention of Disaster

Recovery Diva

Book Review: The Invention of Disaster: Power of Knowledge in Discourses of Hazard and Vulnerability. Author : JC Gaillard, Professor of Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Publisher : Routledge by Taylor and Francis Group London and New York. ISBN: 978-1-138-80562-0(hbk); ISBN: 978-1-032-16272-0(pbk); ISBN: 978-1-315-75216-7(ebk);DOI: 10.4324/9781315752167. Pages: 252; hardcover price $128.00; eBook: $39.16; Amazon hardcover price $137.66

Building a Resilience Culture in Your Organization

BryghtPath

Does your organization take business continuity and crisis management seriously? Are you getting the resources you need to run these programs well? If not, my best advice to you starts with a question: “What are you doing to build a culture of resilience within your organization?”

When I Say Security Tech, Proptech Says…What?

Security Industry Association

Lee Odess, general manager at Latch, serves as chair of SIA’s Proptech Advisory Board. Here is my thesis: The security industry is way off on what it thinks the proptech value creation story is.

It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Prepared for the Worst?

DRI Drive

If you’re one of the triskaidekaphobics around the world who woke up with a sense of dread, today’s the day you’ve been bracing for – and while Friday the 13th may just be a silly superstition, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a historic day for disasters.

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BIG Law Enforcement Mistakes in Texas

Disaster Zone

Columbine changed how we respond to active shooter situations

The Gun Laws That Work, and the Gun Laws That Don't

The Rand Blog

Are certain gun laws and regulations likely to improve or worsen public safety? At a time when many Americans are searching for solutions to our country's intolerably high rates of gun violence, social scientists can help provide answers

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Question for Readers Down Under

Recovery Diva

In the U.S. we have local terms of volunteers trained and on standby to help public officials dealing with emergencies and disasters. They are called CERT – Community Emergency Response Teams. FEMA encourages and supports them with training and manuals. But the bulk of the activities are maintained and directed locally. In Australia and New Zealand do you have anything similar in place

How to create an effective business continuity awareness campaign in your organization

BryghtPath

In most organizations, the only times a business leader and their team learn about business continuity & crisis management is when the time comes to update their business impact analysis and associated plans – or when an incident or crisis occurs.

About Time: Deciding When to Start Your RTO Countdown

MHA Consulting

Many organizations lack a clear, recognized understanding of when the metaphorical switch will be flipped to start the recovery time objective (RTO) countdown timer.

Is the UK Putting COVID-19 in the Rear View Too Early?

DRI Drive

A recent survey of the United Kingdom’s financial sector sees pandemic response dropping in its risk ranking – are they ignoring indicators that we’re not done with the pandemic yet?

Cybersecurity Requires Diligence Not Money

Disaster Zone

Throwing money at an issue doesn't always work

Roll with the Changes: A New Generation Requires a New Approach to BCM 

BCM METRICS

The Internet generation has arrived in the workplace, bringing new ways of thinking, learning, and getting things done. The business continuity profession will need to adapt if it is to partner effectively with these new workers and continue protecting organizations and their stakeholders.

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Customize Your Hurricane Kits

Recovery Diva

Hurricane Checklists for Building All Kinds of Storm Kits. Needs will vary: Children and grandparents will require different supplies,and everyone will have to take a different approach depending on whether you stay home, head to a shelter or go to someone’s house

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7 Business Continuity Exercise Scenarios That You Need to Prepare For

BryghtPath

According to research, about 25% of businesses fail to recover after disasters. If they lack a recovery plan, it becomes hard to cope with the repercussions. That’s why your business needs an ideal business continuity plan (BCP).