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

Ransomware’s Latest Targets and How to Protect Yourself

Pure Storage

Ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 and continue to increase substantially. Attack surface areas are increasing, attackers have become more sophisticated , and paying the ransom doesn’t always end the nightmare. .

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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Major Cyber Organizations of the Russian Intelligence Services

Disaster Zone

You can't tell the players without a scorecard

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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.

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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DBaaS or DIY? Build versus Buy Comparison

Pure Storage

Databases are the backbone of any modern organization. Even the smallest business stores information about sales, employee records, and production information, all of which are vital for any organizational decision.

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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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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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.

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

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Pure Fusion Developers: A Day in the Life

Pure Storage

A few days ago, Pure Storage hosted Pure//DEV , our first event focused 100% on developers. During the event, we reviewed Pure Fusion ™, our new product that allows you to operate a full Storage-as-Code™ system, enabling a cloud-like experience for storage consumers.

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.

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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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

Spotlight on Success: Pure Leaders Recognized by CRN

Pure Storage

The Channel Company publishes a number of lists annually that showcase those in the industry who truly rise above the crowd. This year, I’m delighted to share that five of my colleagues at Pure have been named to the CRN Women of the Channel list for 2022! .

12 Critical Online Backup Service Features in 2022

Acronis

We have come a long way with backup and data protection — from backing up to floppies, external drives, CDs, Blu-ray, flash drives, SSD drives, and now to the cloud. Backup and recovery Cybersecurity

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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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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Oracle Database Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution with Storage Snapshots

Pure Storage

Over recent years, we’ve seen an explosion in data growth, driven by the realisation of the business value of data generated and the insights we can gain from its analysis. .

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.

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

What is a disaster recovery plan?

Acronis

In 2020, there were a total of 416 global natural disaster events and we have seen record-breaking catastrophes during the last two decades. In September 2018, earthquakes and tsunamis in Indonesia caused the highest number of deaths in the world. In the U.S.A.,

Disaster Equity Concerns re Upcoming Hurricane Season

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Interagency Officials Prepare for ‘Another Tough Hurricane Season’. Agency leaders discussed progress on disaster equity initiatives to help those affected by storms who may have limited access to resources

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What Is Web 3.0 and Why Is It Being Called The Data Web?

Pure Storage

We’re living in a time of constant disruption. New technology—both hardware and software—evolves every day. Change is constant. But when big, seismic shifts occur, they get big names. Web 3.0” isn’t just a new iteration of the web, it’s a new paradigm—for individuals and businesses.