July, 2023

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How DRI Digital Badges Can Advance Your Career in Resilience

DRI Drive

In today’s competitive job market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and showcase your skills and achievements. That’s why DRI digital badges are a great way to boost your career progression and demonstrate your expertise in the business continuity management and resilience fields. DRI digital badges are verifiable, portable and shareable […] The post How DRI Digital Badges Can Advance Your Career in Resilience appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Mental Health Resources for Emergency Managers

Disaster Zone

How much of a problem do we have? Solutions?

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An Unexpected Path: Finding My Niche in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

BryghtPath

In December 2004, I graduated from Augsburg College in Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, economics, and business administration. I wasn’t sure which direction my future career would take me but I was looking forward to finding out what was next. Discovering Disaster Recovery Fortunately, I landed the first job I applied … The post An Unexpected Path: Finding My Niche in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning appeared first on Bryghtpath

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Discussion with FEMA Adminstrator on Building Codes

Recovery Diva

From Smart Cities Diva, this article on the outcome of a recent Wash Post live event last week: As billion-dollar disasters increase, FEMA evolves to keep up.The agency is reevaluating when to scale up staffing and eyeing building codes as a strategy to save on recovery costs.

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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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Where Will All the Wagner Group Mercenaries Go Now That Russia Has Exiled Their Leader?

The Rand Blog

Russian oligarch turned warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin is in exile in Belarus, but what will become of the tens of thousands of fighters who signed up to risk their lives for a paycheck or a ticket out of jail? It seems likely they will continue fighting, mostly because they have few better options.

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Collaborative Partner Organization News: July 10, 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. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum […] The post Collaborative Partner Organization News: July 10, 2023 appeared first on DRI D

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Washington State Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

Learn about the hazards and the organization charged with all aspects of emergency management.

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Introducing eIDAS eSignature: Strengthening compliance in Acronis Advanced File Sync & Share

Acronis

At Acronis, we are constantly striving to enhance our solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers and partners. Today, we are excited to announce a significant development in our Advanced File Sync and Share for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud: integration of eIDAS electronic signature functionality, providing our users with a seamless and secure experience when sharing and signing documents.

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GAO Recommendations to DHS- July 5

Recovery Diva

Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Homeland Security. Full report is 34 pp. “Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help the federal government save money, address issues on our High Risk List, and significantly improve government operations. This letter to DHS outlines 42 open recommendations that it should prioritize.

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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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Limiting Access to Reproductive Health Care May Undermine National Security

The Rand Blog

What signal does revoking policies related to improved access to reproductive health care send to young women who are considering the military as a possible path for them? Given an already concerning recruiting environment, can we really afford to further alienate an entire gender when it comes to protecting our national security?

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SIA New Member Profile: Flash Security Integrators

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Flash Security Integrators Inc. offers home security, commercial security and multitenant solutions. The company is headquartered in Hazlet, New Jersey. SIA spoke with Michael Laterza, president/co-founder/owner at Flash Security Integrators, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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Extreme Heat is Creating ‘Quiet Killer’ Conditions: Business Leaders Keep Your Cool! – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

DRI Drive

“We’re in the dead center of summer, and as extreme climate change creates every type of challenge imaginable – floods, droughts, storms, wildfires – the question many business leaders may be asking is, “What can I do about it? Before you write off the weather as being beyond your control, read on to learn about […] The post Extreme Heat is Creating ‘Quiet Killer’ Conditions: Business Leaders Keep Your Cool!

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Cybersecurity Threat Predictions for Summer 2023

Disaster Zone

Cyber attack forecast for this summer.

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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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Decoding SEC Cyber Incident Reporting Rules for Businesses

BryghtPath

Unpack the new SEC cyber incident reporting rules. Learn how they impact businesses and strategies for effective compliance in our guide. The post Decoding SEC Cyber Incident Reporting Rules for Businesses appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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Some Personal Preparedness for Persons with Major Illnesses

Recovery Diva

Here is some advice for those with major illnesses to help anticipate and enhance their ability to cope with a major disaster. The source of this information is the Mesothelioma Center. Those who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with cancer can have a particularly hard time when natural disasters occur. This can range from not having the ability to refill a prescription to roadways being blocked so they can’t make it to the hospital to continue their treatment.

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Service Members and Their Families Are Paying for the Air Force's Fiscal Shortfalls

The Rand Blog

The U.S. Air Force is experiencing a shortfall in Fiscal Year 23 military personnel appropriation funding. While the Department of Defense and Congress have taken action to shore up Air Force funding in the short term, the more critical task is to rebalance long-term military personnel funding for sustainable workforce development and utilization.

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Five ways modern backup combats ransomware: Key insights from the Gartner® report

Acronis

In the report, the Gartner analysts provide expert advice that will "highlight features that aid in detecting ransomware attacks, protecting the backup repository and accelerating recovery.

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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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Collaborative Partner Organization News: Aug. 1, 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. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum […] The post Collaborative Partner Organization News: Aug. 1, 2023 appeared first on DRI Dr

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Increasing Considerations for Equity and Diversity

Disaster Zone

If you have not started this journey, begin soon.

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Security Industry Association Appoints Ken Francis as Chair of SIA Executive Advisory Board

Security Industry Association

Francis, president of Eagle Eye Networks, will assume the role of chair of the association’s panel of executive thought leaders from SIA member companies. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Ken Francis – president of Eagle Eye Networks and a former member of the SIA Board of Directors – to serve as the new chair of the SIA Executive Advisory Board.

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A Look Back at FEMA

Recovery Diva

From Bloomberglaw, an article that provides an historic account of FEMA.

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A Winnable War

The Rand Blog

Many commentators have likened the current Russia-Ukraine war to the Western Front of World War I. A better historical precedent to understand the current fighting in Ukraine can be found in the U.S. Army's experience fighting against Nazi forces in the hedgerows of Normandy in France in the summer of 1944.

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Optimizing Crisis Management Exercises for Success

BryghtPath

Learn how to optimize crisis management exercises for business success, including common pitfalls, simulation strategies, and post-exercise reviews. The post Optimizing Crisis Management Exercises for Success appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Differences between BCLE AUD ISO 22301 and BCLE AUD NFPA 1600 audit courses

DRI Drive

DRI’s audit courses describe and explain the requirements in the identified international standard. Core competencies – including risk assessment, business impact analysis, continuity strategies, and crisis communications – are addressed in similar ways within both courses. Content specific to NFPA 1600 (such as emergency management, employee assistance and support, and crisis management) is not included, […] The post Frequently Asked Questions: Differences between BCLE AUD ISO 22301 and B

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Enhancing Grid Readiness with Battery Storage’

Disaster Zone

Is energy storage in your future?

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Email Phishing Unveiled: Identifying and Preventing Deceptive Attacks

Acronis

Discover the ins and outs of email phishing in our comprehensive guide. Learn how to identify deceptive attacks and implement effective strategies to safeguard your digital communications against these prevalent threats.

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Coast Guard Should Improve Its Disaster Preparedness says GAO

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Coast Guard Could Improve Unit Disaster Preparedness, GAO Says. Officials from three of nine districts and eight of the nine sectors surveyed stated that their unit or their subunits did not have enough or consistent unit funds to purchase emergency food or water.

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SIA New Member Profile: LiftMaster

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member LiftMaster is a provider of professionally installed smart access solutions, including residential garage door systems and commercial door operators. The company is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, with significant production operations in Mexico and a global presence in Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Navigating the BCM Lifecycle

BryghtPath

The business continuity management lifecycle (BCM lifecycle) is a critical aspect of an effective business continuity program. It ensures that your company can continue to operate in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. The goal is to create a plan that minimizes disruption to your operations and provides you with the best possible outcomes … The post Navigating the BCM Lifecycle appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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Audit Is NOT a Four-Letter Word

DRI Drive

By Donald L. Schmidt, CBCLA When you hear about an upcoming audit, do you get that dreaded feeling that someone’s going to be looking for problems, questioning your judgement, or wasting your time? Maybe all three. I’ve worked in corporate environments and have had to overcome that impression and some resistance. As a consultant, engaged […] The post Audit Is NOT a Four-Letter Word appeared first on DRI Drive.

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