May, 2023

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Crisis Management Explained: A Comprehensive Guide

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management Explained: A Comprehensive Guide Crisis management is a crucial aspect of running a successful organization. In today’s unpredictable and rapidly changing world, businesses must be prepared to handle unexpected events that can disrupt their normal operations, harm their reputation, or threaten their survival. This comprehensive guide will explore the various aspects of crisis management, including its definition, the importance of having a crisis management plan, the diff

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The Coming National Security Challenge

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post, Want to know why America is losing its edge? Look around campus. An excerpt: “Some 2.5 million fewer Americans are enrolled in college than in 2011, and the decline is accelerating. The college-going rate of high school graduates has dropped from 70 percent in 2016 to 62 percent in 2022, and if this trend continues, a group of young Americans will — for the first time in our history — enter the workforce with less education than the one before.

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WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

DRI Drive

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the coronavirus is no longer a global emergency. But it’s also taking steps to ensure the next pandemic doesn’t have the same disastrous effects. “It’s with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a recent panel […] The post WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

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Earthquake Vulnerabilities and Failures

Disaster Zone

Standard stuff, growth over safety. Poor design. Inadequate standards and inspections.

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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 United States Needs a Moonshot to Prevent Extremism from Metastasizing

The Rand Blog

Extremism is like cancer: It will always exist, but ignoring it runs the risk that it rears its ugly head, metastasizing throughout the country. The United States needs to ensure it has the proper tools to diagnose extremism in its earliest stages, and that the agencies tasked with protecting our democracy have the capability to get it into, and keep it in, remission.

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ESG Research Shows Why Data Analytics Maturity Matters

Pure Storage

ESG Research Shows Why Data Analytics Maturity Matters by Pure Storage Blog Many organizations have expanded their analytics capabilities by capturing “big data” to explore new business capabilities. Now, some want to accelerate those capabilities by moving beyond experimentation with analytics toward more mature investments and capabilities. In 2020, Pure Storage ® partnered with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to sponsor a study that examines the benefits of these investments and reveals the

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Call for a National Emergency Management Strategy

Recovery Diva

Opinion piece in HSToday by Richard Serino: A 10-Year Reflection on the Boston Marathon Bombing and a Call for a National Emergency Management Strategy. An excerpt: While nothing can replace those we lost, as a community we take solace that our preparedness saved lives. I often say: It was no accident that Boston was prepared to respond that day, it was no accident that equipment was on site.

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DRI and University College London to Host One-Day Conference in June

DRI Drive

DRI International and the University College London (UCL) Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) will be hosting a one-day, on-campus conference to be held June 14. While educational content is developed for resilience professionals, partnering with a university enables students to learn more about resilience careers and interact with those already doing the job. […] The post DRI and University College London to Host One-Day Conference in June appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Record Heat Coming Sometime in the Next Five Years

Disaster Zone

A new climate report predicts a minimum of one really hot year.

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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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Preventing Intelligence Leaks: Let's Start Over

The Rand Blog

The United States badly needs a new secrecy paradigm to protect classified information, and one that also improves government transparency. Our archaic system for keeping classified information secure is terminally flawed, and no amount of triage tinkering can hope to fix it.

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Security Industry Association Establishes National Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship Program

Security Industry Association

SIA’s apprenticeship initiative will meet the demand for a highly skilled technical workforce, grow career development opportunities and diversify the industry’s talent pipeline. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has secured approval from the U.S. Department of Labor for its national program standards establishing a new apprenticeship initiative for security technicians and installers.

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How Data Fuels Modern Fire Safety Operations—and Keeps Communities Safe

Pure Storage

How Data Fuels Modern Fire Safety Operations—and Keeps Communities Safe by Pure Storage Blog There are nearly 30,000 fire departments in the United States, according to recent data from the National Fire Protection Association. These departments, and the more than 1,000,000 career and volunteer firefighters who support them, help to protect about 70% of the U.S. population.¹ You’d be hard-pressed to find people within that population who don’t want their local fire department performing at the

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FEMA Disaster Workforce Needs Improvement

Recovery Diva

FEMA Disaster Workforce: Actions Needed to Improve Hiring Data and Address Staffing Gaps. A short version and the full report ( 36 pages) are available on the website.

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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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Summertime Blues: Is Your Region Ready for Power Outages?

DRI Drive

Recent years have seen the summer months accompanied by rolling blackouts and other energy shortfalls. This year, the risks may not be as extreme – but they will be more common. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment, warning that two thirds of North America is at risk […] The post Summertime Blues: Is Your Region Ready for Power Outages?

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Space Weather Warnings

Disaster Zone

Another hazard that you need to know about—The Sun!

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What F-16s Will (and Won't) Do for Ukraine

The Rand Blog

After months of publicly lobbying to acquire U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets, it appears that Ukraine may receive them later this year. However, there remains a long road ahead before the F-16s would see service in Ukraine—and it is an open question how much they would affect the outcome of the war.

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How to create a Full System Image Backup in Under 10 Minutes?

Acronis

With file-level backups, you backup and restore files such as Word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photographs, videos, and audio files. Many users think that just backing up these kinds of files is all they need. While file-level backups work if you are restoring a small number of files, it is a time-consuming task to restore an entire PC or Mac.

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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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Veeam USAPI Snapshot Offload to NFS

Pure Storage

Veeam USAPI Snapshot Offload to NFS by Pure Storage Blog Snap-to-NFS is a self-backup technology built into FlashArray. This article looks at how to perform Veeam Pure Storage snapshot offload to NFS. The post Veeam USAPI Snapshot Offload to NFS appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Efficiently Keeping Your Business in Compliance

Prism International

Running a business can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with various regulations and laws. Compliance is important not only for legal and ethical reasons but also for the efficiency of your business. By partnering with an i-SIGMA Certified Company who has obtained either their NAID AAA or PRISM Privacy+ Certification, your company is already leagues ahead in terms of compliance.

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#StopRansomware: New Guide From The U.S. National Security Agency

DRI Drive

As part of a focused campaign on curbing cyberattacks, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has developed updated guidance for organizations. The #StopRansomware Guide Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) was initially introduced in 2020 based on the FBI and CISA’s advisories for network defenders. Since then, ransomware threat actors have stepped up their tactics and techniques, […] The post #StopRansomware: New Guide From The U.S.

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Insurance Companies Have Skin in the Game with Disasters

Disaster Zone

Protecting their members makes good financial sense.

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RAND Turns 75: A Look Through the Decades At World-Changing Research

The Rand Blog

From anticipating the Space Age in the 1940s to studying gun policy and COVID-19 responses in the 2020s, RAND is celebrating 75 years of research that has made a difference.

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Three exceptional Acronis women recognized on CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list

Acronis

Every year, the CRN Women of the Channel list recognizes extraordinary women making strides in their industries through thought leadership, strategic vision and channel advocacy that directly impacts the growth of the channel. Acronis is honored to have three women chosen for this award, and want to applaud them for helping Acronis achieve the strong relationships with our partners we proudly hold.

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The Pure Digital Experience at Pure//Accelerate

Pure Storage

The Pure Digital Experience at Pure//Accelerate by Pure Storage Blog Pure//Accelerate ® 2023 is coming soon to Las Vegas (June 14-16) and will be packed with great sessions geared toward helping you uncomplicate your storage, protect your data, and operate like a public cloud provider. There will also be lots of great conversations and meetups. Who Is the Pure Digital Experience Team?

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Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Failures in Risk Management: Why ERM vs GRC

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Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Failures in Risk Management: Why ERM vs GRC By Steven Minsky | May 5, 2023 Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was closed by regulators and reminded us of the recession associated with Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual Bank in 2008. Some are quick to conclude rising interest rates and COVID-driven disruptions are to blame. As an Enterprise Risk Management expert, my conclusion is however that it is about SVB negligence.

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Organizational Resilience

DRI Drive

To conclude this year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, we’re focusing on Organizational Resilience! Long the leader in certifying individuals, DRI International also offers accreditation for organizations with the Resilient Enterprise and Center of Excellence in Resilience designations, as well as assessment of organizational resilience with the Resilient Enterprise Assessment Program (REAP).

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Needed: A Culture of Candor

Disaster Zone

If candor was a commodity, being in short supply, it would be valuable.

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How Florida's Expansion of 'Don't Say Gay' Law Will Hurt Students and Teachers Across the United States

The Rand Blog

Policies restricting discussion of LGBTQ+ issues and representation of LGBTQ+ individuals are likely to make schools less welcoming to the nation's estimated 2 million LGBTQ+ youth. Policymakers should develop policies that cultivate learning and work environments where students and educators of all backgrounds feel safe and valued.

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SIA New Member Profile: KABAM Robotics

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member KABAM Robotics leverages robotic connectivity technologies to build intelligent security facility management robots and connectivity software for smart buildings and cities. The company is headquartered in Singapore. SIA spoke with Kelvin Wee, director at KABAM Robotics, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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Pure’s Partner Leaders Recognized by CRN

Pure Storage

Pure’s Partner Leaders Recognized by CRN by Pure Storage Blog Six Pure Partner leaders have been named to CRN’s Women of the Channel 2023 list, and Wendy Stusrud made CRN’s Women of the Channel Power 100 roster. The post Pure’s Partner Leaders Recognized by CRN appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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