February, 2024

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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

DRI Drive

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand prize! In this Q&A, our hosts talk about the origins of the […] The post DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

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Free Article Available to download

Recovery Diva

See this chapter: Catastrophe Is Not the End but the Beginning: Two Centuries of Evolution in US Disaster Law and Policy. from The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Law and Policy. S. Kuo, J. Marshall and R. Rowberry, eds. [link] Thanks to Donovan Finn for the citation.

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Crisis Planning: A Foundation For Crisis Management Success

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Planning: A Foundation For Crisis Management Success The ability to anticipate and safely navigate through crises has long been a cornerstone of organizational resilience. Since at least 1982, when Johnson & Johnson’s response to incidents of Tylenol being deliberately contaminated with cyanide set the bar for modern crisis management, smart brands have taken precautions to safeguard against threats to reputation, operations, and the financial bottom line.

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A new benchmark in easy and fast recovery after cyberattacks or data loss

Acronis

We are proud to introduce Acronis Cyber Protect 16. With its integration of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, Acronis Cyber Protect 16 is not just reactive but proactive, capable of anticipating and neutralizing threats before they can cause damage.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance

Pure Storage

8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance by Pure Storage Blog One might think retailers started the new year feeling festive after wrapping up a robust 2023 holiday shopping season. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that despite the economic drags of rising inflation and interest rates, retail sales during the holidays increased 3.8% over 2022, hitting a record $964.4 billion.

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Rehearsing Plan B: The Importance of Mastering Your Workarounds

MHA Consulting

In terms of bang for the buck, not all business continuity activities are created equal. One of the most valuable ways BC practitioners can spend their time is making sure their organizations can truly execute on their manual workarounds. Related on MHA Consulting: The Retro Revolution: Why Manual Workarounds Are a BC Must Rehearsing Your Plan B Due to the complexity of BC methodology, many aspects of the field have the potential to become time sinks.

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Seminar on the Role of Animals in Disaster Response and Recovery.

Recovery Diva

From Pets to Heroes: The Role of Animals in Disaster Response and Recovery. From pets to heroes: The role of animals in disaster response and recovery The Disaster Philanthropy Organization is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. ET to explore the range of ways that animals and disasters intersect.

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Crisis Management Training: Practice Makes Perfect

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Management Training: Practice Makes Perfect Given the tumultuous nature of the past several years, most organizations probably don’t have to look back too far to recall a situation where the thought, “Wish we’d been more prepared for this!” came to mind. From global pandemics and economic woes to deepfakes and cyber attacks, the unforeseen is the new normal.

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MSPs in the dark after Arcserve end-of-life announcement

Acronis

In a February 9, 2024 memo, Arcserve informed its MSP partners that it would terminate sales of Arcserve Cloud Services and Arcserve OneXafe on February 12, 2024. If you’re an Arcserve partner looking for a replacement, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of services for MSPs, including backup and DR enriched by advanced cyber protection with EDR.

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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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Register Now for Pure//Accelerate 2024

Pure Storage

Register Now for Pure//Accelerate 2024 by Pure Storage Blog Where can you see the latest data storage innovations, hear from visionary thought leaders, and discover the secret to transformation with data? This year, June 18-21, Pure//Accelerate® is lighting up the Vegas Strip at Resorts World Las Vegas. Registration is open! What to Expect: Keynotes, 50+ Sessions, and Three Core Tracks Industry-first announcements and valuable insights into our vision and roadmap Unprecedented access to Pure S

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Inclement weather response demands attention

everbridge

By  Brian Toolan , Everbridge VP Global Public Safety Despite technological advances, proactive steps remain to strengthen resilience and keep people safe Advances in inclement weather and communications technology are everywhere. Real-time information flows, mobile devices are ubiquitous, and forecasting methods have reached unprecedented accuracy.

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Two Years After Russia Invaded Ukraine: Q&A with RAND Experts

The Rand Blog

RAND experts discuss the state of the conflict in Ukraine and its prospects, the war's global implications, possible outcomes and solutions, and what the West and the rest of the world might be doing now and once hostilities end.

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More Complicating Factors in Maui

Recovery Diva

From Domestic Preparedness: A Foreign Government, Oprah, and Fires in Maui: The Impact of Misinformation on Community Resiliency – Domestic Preparedness. Written by Mark Posard and Jessica Jenson.

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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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New from the IIA: Global Internal Audit Standard to Replace the IPPF

LogisManager

New from the IIA: Global Internal Audit Standard to Replace the IPPF Last Updated: February 20, 2024 The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) serves as the cornerstone for authoritative guidance from The IIA, offering internal audit professionals worldwide both mandatory and recommended guidance. Recently, on Jan 9, 2024, the new Global Internal Audit Standard was unveiled, set to be effective from Jan 9, 2025.

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Acronis named in 2024 CRN Security 100 list for the third consecutive year

Acronis

We are excited to announce that Acronis was recognized on the 2024 CRN Security 100 list for the third year in a row. This is a remarkable achievement that backs our commitment to delivering channel-focused, comprehensive cyberdefense that solves the security challenges of modern service providers facing advanced cyberthreats.

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The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving

Pure Storage

The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving by Pure Storage Blog The path to autonomous driving (AD) has not been a straight line. In some ways, 2023 was a setback year. McKinsey notes that previously optimistic delivery timelines have been pushed back, with fully autonomous (i.e., no human driver in the car) robo-taxis now likely to appear widely by 2030, a slip of several years.

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What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, understanding the intricacies of data recovery is crucial for businesses aiming to minimize downtime and data loss. Two pivotal concepts in this realm are the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO). While they may sound similar, their roles in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) […] The post What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

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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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The Crisis at the Border: A Primer for Confused Americans

The Rand Blog

While politically challenging, a holistic update to U.S. immigration laws based on a better understanding of American immigration needs and the factors that are driving people to make the dangerous trek to cross the border would help reduce the numbers of migrants arriving daily to the U.S.-Mexico border and the challenges migration poses to receiving localities.

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Impacts of Extreme Weather on Older Adults

Recovery Diva

New report from CNA: Impacts of Extreme Weather on Older Adults Summary on this site. Links are provided to the full report (190 pp). Thanks to Delilah Barton for this citation.

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Thinking Forward: Internal Audit Management for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Internal Audit Management for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: February 6, 2024 As an auditor , it is your fiduciary duty to report risks across your organization. As teams are being asked to do more with less going into 2024, your audit management program is under more pressure than ever. At LogicManager, we believe bridging silos from your audit management program across the enterprise will prove to be a key driver of success.

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Master cyber resilience and defense with Acronis and Liongard

Acronis

Join us! Acronis and Liongard experts are teaming up for a special webinar event. Joe Alapat, CTO and co-founder of Liongard, and Acronis Technology Evangelist James Abercrombie will reveal differentiated security strategies and share firsthand knowledge for MSPs.

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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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Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions

Pure Storage

Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions by Pure Storage Blog Ransomware attacks are big news when they hit giant corporations, government services, and resources like gas pipelines. And when the focus is on apocalyptic attack scenarios, where sensitive data was ransomed or government services knocked offline, there’s a tendency to think that one’s own organization isn’t a likely target.

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Security Industry Association and Opens Nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Security Industry Association

The globally recognized program honors innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry, with awardees recognized at SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards , a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from organizational and media partners AVISIAN , Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security For

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From Forward Presence to Forward Defense: NATO's Defense of the Baltics

The Rand Blog

The Baltic states remain vulnerable to a potential Russian military attack due to their geography. They are watching closely as NATO begins pivoting its posture of deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial.

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The East Coast Is Sinking

Recovery Diva

From the NYTimes, this Interesting interactive article: The East Coast Is Sinking. New satellite-based research reveals how land along the coast is slumping into the ocean, compounding the danger from global sea level rise. A major culprit: overpumping of groundwater.

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Top Architecture Blog Posts of 2023

AWS Disaster Recovery

2023 was a rollercoaster year in tech, and we at the AWS Architecture Blog feel so fortunate to have shared in the excitement. As we move into 2024 and all of the new technologies we could see, we want to take a moment to highlight the brightest stars from 2023. As always, thanks to our readers and to the many talented and hardworking Solutions Architects and other contributors to our blog.

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Acronis named a Leader in G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business

Acronis

Concluding a year characterized by extraordinary growth and recognition across the service provider and business cyber protection space, we are proud to announce Acronis was named a Leader in the G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business.

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VMware Technology Alliance Program & Pure Storage: Powering Modern Data Experiences, Together

Pure Storage

VMware Technology Alliance Program & Pure Storage: Powering Modern Data Experiences, Together by Pure Storage Blog This blog on the partnership between VMware and Pure Storage was co-authored by both Sifiso Ngwenya and Elizabeth Bagnas. For over a decade, VMware and Pure Storage have been on a mission: empowering businesses to unlock the full potential of their virtualized environment to manage their multi-cloud workloads.

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At Risk of Distraction: The Seductive Appeal of RMIS Software

MHA Consulting

An emerging hot topic in business continuity and risk management is the software known as a risk management information system (RMIS). An RMIS can help an organization identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risks, but often they merely seduce and distract companies that are not in a position to make proper use of them. Related on MHA Consulting: BCM Software Buyer’s Guide: Five Things to Know Before You Buy Introducing RMIS Recently, we’ve been getting many questions from our consulting clients

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