November, 2023

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The Importance of Emergency Communications

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Emergency Response Breakdowns put Maui Police at Risk.

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U.S. Climate Assessment: How Extreme Weather Will Impact You

DRI Drive

The latest U.S. climate assessment has familiar warnings for areas of the country most affected by extreme weather, along with new information that can help prepare for increasing threats. The Fifth National Climate Assessment, a congressional report released every five years, has been released. First, the good news: “Across the country, efforts to adapt to […] The post U.S.

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Crisis Communication Examples – The Good and the…Not So Good

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Communication Examples – The Good and the…Not So Good In the realm of public relations and brand management, crisis communication plays a critical role. A well-handled crisis can significantly mitigate damage to a brand’s reputation, while a poorly managed one can amplify the negative impact. This post will explore some notable crisis communication examples from well-known brands in recent years, highlighting both effective and…let’s just say “not so ef

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Artificial Intelligence: A Dooms Day Risk?

Disaster Zone

Which will it be: a boon to how we interact with technology or technology run amuck?

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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The Vajont Dam Disaster, Sixty Years On

Emergency Planning

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA Vajont is located about 100 km due north of Venice in the eastern extension of the Italian Dolomite Mountains, a part of the Alpine arc. It is also situated on the boundary between the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia-Giulia. The Vajont valley is an eastern lateral tributary to the Piave River, which flows into the Adriatic Sea northeast of the Venetian lagoon.

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New FEMA Guidance on Cyber Incidents

Recovery Diva

Planning Considerations for Cyber Incidents; Guidance for Emergency Managers. (57 pp).November 2023. The purpose of the document follows: Emergency management personnel play a central role in preparing for and responding to cyber incidents in their jurisdictions. Although emergency managers are not expected to be technical experts on cyber incidents, they do need to understand and prepare for the potential impacts of a cyber incident on their communities as well as on their emergency operations.

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Event Spotlight: DRI’s One-Day Conference at NYU

DRI Drive

By Diego Robledo, CGA Graduate Vice President of ESG, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking The swift advancement of emerging technologies is paralleled by a proportional rise in their vulnerabilities. As the digital frontier advances, cyber resilience emerges as a beacon, shielding corporations and governments against multifaceted crises and escalating risk trends.

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Why Crisis Management Planning Should Be On Your To-Do List

Bernstein Crisis Management

Why Crisis Management Planning Should Be On Your To-Do List In a competitive market regularly impacted by events which disrupt the ability to operate, a volatile social climate, and rapidly shifting consumer expectations, what separates businesses that thrive and those that struggle is often their preparedness for crises. Crisis management planning is the strategic process of preparing for situations can threaten to interrupt reputation, operations, or the financial bottom line.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Gaming Cybersecurity Training

Disaster Zone

A different approach to training teams on cybersecurity.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Three Education Sessions You Won’t Want to Miss at ISC East

Security Industry Association

ISC East 2023 is coming up Nov. 14-16 in New York City, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC East recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC East program , including keynote presentations from top luminaries and over 40 sessions from top industry expert speakers on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments.

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Lifecycle Management of Azure VMware Solution with Pure Cloud Block Store

Pure Storage

Lifecycle Management of Azure VMware Solution with Pure Cloud Block Store by Pure Storage Blog In our previous blog about Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and Pure Cloud Block Store ™ , we covered how to initialize the integration between an AVS private cloud cluster and Pure Cloud Block Store array. This blog focuses on the integration lifecycle management of AVS hosts, by leveraging Azure native resources to continuously monitor and automate the configured state of the storage provisioned.

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Post-Covid Effects on College Towns

Recovery Diva

From The Conversation: How the pandemic permanently altered college towns

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Collaborative Partner Organization Spotlight: Holiday Edition

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) New York: ISACA NYC’s […] The post Collaborative Partner Organization Spotlight: Holiday Edition appeared first on DRI Driv

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Choosing the Right Crisis Management Agency

Bernstein Crisis Management

Choosing the Right Crisis Management Agency In modern business having a reliable crisis management agency by your side is not just a safety net; it’s a strategic necessity. Whether you’re dealing with a PR fiasco, a legal challenge, or a social media mishap, the right agency can be the difference between a quietly resolved issue and a full-blown corporate catastrophe.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: The 10 R's of Crisis Management

Disaster Zone

Many a crisis has gone worse due to the public relations response.

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VMware Explore Barcelona 2023 Recap

Zerto

Freshly back from the enchanting city of Barcelona, I’m already counting down the days until next year’s VMware Explore. Undoubtedly, VMware Explore stands out as one of my favorite events of the year. Zerto has etched its name in history with its swift RPOs and RTOs , showcasing its best-in-breed metrics that continue to impress our VMware customers even today.

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For Healthcare IT Challenges, Storage Subscriptions Could Be the Cure

Pure Storage

For Healthcare IT Challenges, Storage Subscriptions Could Be the Cure by Pure Storage Blog This year’s Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo theme of “Unleash Possibility” was fitting as all of us in IT collectively rebound from an intense few years and recalibrate for what’s next. No industry knows this better than the healthcare sector, which has faced rapid digital transformation and tight budgets, all while striving to improve patient outcomes.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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New FEMA Document on Recovery

Recovery Diva

FEMA has published Achieving Equitable Recovery: A Post-Disaster Guide for Local Officials and Leaders , a first of its kind framework to help rebuild communities in a more accessible, inclusive and equitable manner. (144 pp). November 2023. This document provides guidance for local leaders and officials to understand, prepare for and execute their leadership responsibilities to promote equity, create accountability, establish an inclusive recovery planning process and recover from disasters whi

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US Agencies Sound the Alert on Critical Infrastructure Resilience

DRI Drive

With critical national infrastructure (CNI) under constant and evolving cyber threats, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is heading up a new initiative to harden systems ahead of a disruption. November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, and CISA has launched its new “Shields Ready” campaign, developed with the Department of Homeland Security […] The post US Agencies Sound the Alert on Critical Infrastructure Resilience appeared first on DRI

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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship Awardees

Security Industry Association

Eighteen security industry professionals will receive $3,000 scholarships to be used toward continuing education, repayment of student loan debt and professional development. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named 18 recipients for the 2024 SIA RISE Scholarship , a program offered through SIA’s RISE community , which supports the education and career development goals of young industry talent and emerging leaders.

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An Amazing Record of Safety — Air Travel

Disaster Zone

Close calls, but no major crashes.

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Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secure Your Future

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital landscape, protecting your business-critical data can be a daunting task. The continuous growth of data across various platforms and environments is redefining the very essence of data protection. Meanwhile, cyberthreats are evolving at breakneck speed, with cybercriminals leveraging innovative tactics and cutting-edge technologies to launch increasingly sophisticated and damaging […] The post Gen 10: Redefining Data Protection to Secur

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How to Deploy a VM Analytics Collector with IPv6 IP Protocol and Static Networking

Pure Storage

How to Deploy a VM Analytics Collector with IPv6 IP Protocol and Static Networking by Pure Storage Blog VM Analytics has been a beloved feature of Pure1 ® Manage; however, historically, it has only worked with IPv4 IP protocol. With IPv4 addresses being exhausted around the globe, a growing number of customers are moving their infrastructure to IPv6; and unfortunately, they cannot continue to use VM Analytics in the new environment due to lack of IPv6 support.

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FEMA Planning Guides

Recovery Diva

There is a website page with a listing of all of the available FEMA Planning Guides. Addendum : The Diva has heard from one reader whose firm has prepared guidance on preparing for a hurricane. You can view it here: farahandfarah.

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Collaborative Partner News: Nov. 7, 2023

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) New York: ISACA NYC’s […] The post Collaborative Partner News: Nov. 7, 2023 appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Five Cybersecurity Sessions to Attend at ISC East

Security Industry Association

ISC East 2023 is coming up Nov. 14-16 in New York City, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC East recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC East program , including keynote presentations from top luminaries and over 40 sessions from top industry expert speakers on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments.

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5 Persistent Cloud Security Myths…and Why You Should Ignore Them

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN November 15, 2023 5 Persistent Cloud Security Myths…and Why You Should Ignore Them Since the early days of the cloud, myths have abounded. Cloud security, in particular, is often misunderstood. To clear up the confusion, we will “bust” 5 common myths about cloud security. Myth 1: Cloud Providers Automatically Include Security One common myth is that cloud providers like Azure or AWS automatically come with full security.

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Scary DR Stories 2023 Recap

Zerto

On Halloween, we hosted our 8th annual Scary DR Stories where we heard from real customers about real IT nightmares in their past. This year we had three spine-tingling tales that covered everything from hardware failures and human errors to ominous outages, monstrous migrations, and a blindsiding bioterrorism attack! After customers shared their stories, we delved into the depths of how Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, makes a difference for their organizations and why you should bu

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3 New IT Certifications That Will Define the Future of Enterprise Data Management

Pure Storage

3 New IT Certifications That Will Define the Future of Enterprise Data Management by Pure Storage Blog At Pure Storage, we do things differently. We don’t just sell data storage aimed at solving specific use cases and leave it at that. That’s been the conventional approach to storage for decades. Yes, we cover backup and recovery, data services, and much more, from high performance to high capacity, but we’re fundamentally different in that we approach data storage from an integrated systems per

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New Ecological Threat Report

Recovery Diva

From the HSDL: Ecological Threat Report 2023 The Institute for Economics & Peace‘s Ecological Threat Report (ETR) is a “comprehensive, data-driven analysis” that covers 99.9% of the global population, analyzing food insecurity, water risk, demographic pressures, and natural disasters for 221 countries and territories. This fourth edition, Ecological Threat Report 2023, is divided into five sections: 1) Results and Trends; 2) Ecological Threats; 3) Conflict, Climate and Ecological Threats; 4)