January, 2024

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Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness

Bernstein Crisis Management

Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness In the business world, the unexpected lurks around every corner. Disruptions come without warning, carrying the power to shake your organization to its core. That’s why embracing crisis preparedness is not just wise — it’s also a critical component of savvy business operations. As we navigate an ever-more complex business environment, let’s examine why your organization should integrate robust crisis preparedness into its day-to-day operat

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FEMA Improves Individual Assistance Program

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: ‘We can do better’: FEMA makes sweeping changes to speed up disaster aid. Hearing frustrations from victims, the federal agency is drastically reforming its individual assistance program for the first time in 20 years.

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Financial Crisis Management and Your Reputation

Bernstein Crisis Management

Financial Crisis Management and Your Reputation When the term “financial crisis management” springs to mind, it often conjures images of plummeting stock prices, emergency board meetings, and frenzied efforts to safeguard assets. While there’s no denying the importance of addressing the finances in a financial crisis, there’s another crucial aspect that’s frequently overshadowed by the monetary turmoil — the impact on public relations and reputation.

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Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance

DRI Drive

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, I’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just from this year but also to provide a review of […] The post Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance appeared first on DRI Drive.

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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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Federal Government Will Require Purchase of ‘Made in America’ Drones

Disaster Zone

A long time coming.

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FlashStack for AI Checks the Boxes for Rapid AI Deployment at Any Scale

Pure Storage

FlashStack for AI Checks the Boxes for Rapid AI Deployment at Any Scale by Pure Storage Blog FlashStack® for AI is a software-defined, intelligently managed, full-stack infrastructure featuring automated real-time scalability. With capacity on demand and integrated management across hybrid-cloud landscapes, FlashStack for AI reduces the complexity associated with setting up an AI environment and simplifies expansion of your AI infrastructure as your needs grow.

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Managed Retreat of Communities

Recovery Diva

From HSNW, This report from the National Academy of Sciences: MANAGED RETREAT; Proactively Planning for Community Relocation Before and After Climate Disasters “Between 1980 and mid-2023, 232 billion-dollar disasters occurred in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, with the number of disasters doubling annually since 2018.

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Reputation Management During Crisis

Bernstein Crisis Management

Reputation Management During Crisis Strong reputation management during crisis situations is critical today. While many of the resources out there will proclaim the need for immediate full transparency and constant communications through all channels, the truth is that this approach can sometimes create more trouble than it resolves. In order to make reputation management during crisis effective, you need to recognize the importance of balancing openness with strategic discretion.

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Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon

DRI Drive

DRI International is pleased to welcome Michele Turner, MBCP, as Chair of the DRI Board of Directors. Currently Vice President of Risk Management for Marriott International, she brings a wealth of resilience experience to the table. We spoke with her about her career, her views on the profession, and her work with DRI. For those […] The post Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon appeared first on DRI Drive.

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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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Technology Continuing to Drive Emergency Management and First Responders

Disaster Zone

Gird up your loins, you will be in a race to adopt new technology.

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Keep a Keen Eye on your SaaS Backups!

Zerto

Zerto Backup for SaaS, powered by Keepit, introduces a monitoring dashboard for your SaaS backups. Why Monitoring and Analyzing your SaaS Backup Data is important? Despite basic out-of-the-box protection from SaaS vendors, data residing in SaaS applications is your responsibility, not the vendor’s. This data is exposed to potential risks like outages, accidental deletion, and ransomware attacks that can lead to loss or downtime.

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5 Key Takeaways from the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Pure Storage

5 Key Takeaways from the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) by Pure Storage Blog In our recent white paper, “ Strengthening Operational Resilience in Financial Services , ” we explore how operational resilience (OR) has emerged as one of the most important issues in the financial industry. The growth of interconnected systems and ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and other challenges have brought to light that much more must be done to address OR.

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Likely Locations of Damaging Earthquakes

Recovery Diva

From HSNW: Where Damaging Earthquakes Are Mo st Likely to Occur in U.S Scientists recently revealed the latest National Seismic Hazard Model, showing that nearly 75% of the United States could experience a damaging earthquake, emphasizing seismic hazards span a significant part of the country.

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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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Celebrating 30 Years of Bernstein Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

Celebrating 30 Years of Bernstein Crisis Management The big three-oh! This year, Bernstein Crisis Management celebrates thirty years in business, and thirty years of proving critics who weren’t shy about proclaiming, “You can’t manage a crisis!”, wrong. As we celebrate this milestone, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on our journey, the evolution of crisis management, and the ever-increasing relevance of our work in today’s world.

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DRI: 2023 Year in Review

DRI Drive

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, we’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just from this year but also to provide a review of […] The post DRI: 2023 Year in Review appeared first on DRI Drive.

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What, Where and How to Build?

Disaster Zone

The pressures to build will likely overcome disaster resilience concerns.

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Upping the Ante on Western Weapons Could End the Stalemate in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

The Russo-Ukrainian war might be at a strategic tipping point. The ground fight in Ukraine's east is stalemated, but Russian sea and air power in Crimea is diminished. The future flow of Western aid may be less certain. To address these challenges, the West might escalate support for Ukraine's military and signal firmness to Moscow.

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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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Reflections on Career Week 2023: Employee Growth Is the Real Bottom Line

Pure Storage

Reflections on Career Week 2023: Employee Growth Is the Real Bottom Line by Pure Storage Blog As I reflect on the close of the fiscal year and my first year at Pure Storage, Career Week is still fresh on my mind. From the quality of discussions, commitment from our leaders, and engagement from our talent, it truly was a superb experience. As we roll into Q1 and set our sights, I wanted to recap the week and its connection to driving meaningful talent development experiences, readiness, and organ

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From HSToday: How Artificial Intelligence Can Reshape Homeland Security in 2024

Recovery Diva

[link] An excerpt: “AI is a valuable tool for DHS due to the incredible volume of data and information collected, stored, and shared on a daily basis. DHS can use AI to extract actionable insights from these troves of information. In turn, the DHS workforce is better equipped to make informed decisions quickly, so issues are resolved promptly.

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Why 2024 Should Be the Year of Crisis Preparedness for Your Brand

Bernstein Crisis Management

Why 2024 Should Be the Year of Crisis Preparedness for Your Brand We’re going to pose a question here and, while it’s not a terribly complicated one, if you’re reading this post because you truly care about your own organization’s wellbeing then we’d suggest you stop, take a minute and really think about your answer. Ready?

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: February 2024

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. Business Resiliency Planners Association (BRPA) – BRPA’s next virtual event is […] The post Collaborative Partner Spotlight: February 2024 appeared first on DRI Drive.

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New Federal Legislation to Provide Federally Backed Reinsurance

Disaster Zone

One way to help, but not solve, the price of property insurance.

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Thinking Forward: Compliance Management for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Compliance Management for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: January 30, 2024 Traditional approaches to compliance management are no longer sufficient and can expose your business to expensive penalties for failure to meet compliance standards. One prevalent issue is the inclination towards an auditor-focused strategy, where mere checkbox compliance may fall short in addressing evolving risks.

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Unveiling the Top 5 AI Trends of 2024

Pure Storage

Unveiling the Top 5 AI Trends of 2024 by Pure Storage Blog This article on AI trends of 2024 was written by Melody Zacharias with the support of Perplexity AI for a “better together” blog. The landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, reshaping industries, societies, and the very fabric of our daily lives. 2024 promises to be a pivotal moment in the AI journey, marked by transformative advancements that will leave a lasting impact.

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FEMA Webinar Series

Recovery Diva

FEMA is hosting a webinar series for the newly released Achieving Equitable Recovery: A Post-Disaster Guide for Local Officials and Leaders (“Equity Guide”). Webinars will be held: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday, Feb. 13, noon to 1 p.m., Eastern Time The goal of the Equity Guide is to help local officials and leaders incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (“DEIA”) in their post-disaster recovery management

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Postwar Ukraine: Planning for a Successful and Secure Recovery

The Rand Blog

To rebuild successfully, Ukraine will need to come out of the war on a new trajectory. It already has an outline of what recovery will look like. The plan looks beyond the immediate damages and envisions more than $750 billion in economic support and projects that would raise a new Ukraine from the destruction.

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

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. This year’s winners will be revealed at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA, […] The post Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence appeared first on DRI Drive.

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FEMA Updates and Simplfies Individual Assistance Disaster Aid Processes

Disaster Zone

This will help many people get the help they are entitled to.

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Thinking Forward: IT Governance & Cybersecurity for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: IT Governance & Cybersecurity for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: January 22, 2024 As we step into 2024, practitioners and managers of IT Governance & Cybersecurity programs are under more pressure than ever. The landscape across IT security and privacy is constantly evolving, with changes to the regulatory landscape and new cyber threats around every corner.

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Security Industry Association Announces Commitment to Expand Outreach to Native American Communities

Security Industry Association

SIA to promote and expand eligibility for its training, scholarship, mentorship and community offerings and foster greater engagement with security industry and Native American populations SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings.

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