March, 2023

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Risky Business at Silicon Valley Bank: What Happened?

DRI Drive

As federal regulators take over Silicon Valley Bank in the wake of its collapse, many finance sector resilience professionals are looking at its risk management strategies to figure out what went wrong. When the SVB collapse was announced on Mar. 10, it surprised many in the banking and finance industry, along with number of workers […] The post Risky Business at Silicon Valley Bank: What Happened?

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‘Should the Government Pay for Your Bad Climate Decisions?’

Disaster Zone

Of course they should. I’m not to blame for my decisions.

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The 3 Quickest Ways to Improve Crisis Prevention Success Rates

Bernstein Crisis Management

The 3 Quickest Ways to Improve Crisis Prevention Success Rates The least damaging crises are those you prevent altogether or for which, at a minimum, you have crisis prevention systems and processes in place to minimize damage that can’t be totally avoided. Very logical, right? Factually, in our experience, most organizations still remain dramatically underprepared for crises.

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Prolonged, wide-area electrical power failure

Emergency Planning

What are the likely consequences of prolonged, wide-area electrical power failure? lifts [elevators] blocked: people possibly trapped in them trains stranded: people possibly stranded in them traffic control inoperable: possibility of accidents and queues at road junctions critical facilities (hospitals, police stations, etc.) dependent on their own generators food refrigeration stops: perished food needs to be disposed of food manufacture lines cease operation; food perishes no water or sewerag

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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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India Can Bridge the U.S.-Russia Divide over Ukraine

The Rand Blog

No country is as well positioned as India to mediate between Russia and the United States, and bring the Ukraine conflict to an end. Even limited success in ending the war will bolster India's credentials as an emerging great power, capable of accomplishing remarkable things that others cannot.

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DRI Announces Roberto Zegarra as Director of Education

DRI Drive

DRI International is proud to announce that Roberto (Rob) Zegarra, MBCP, CCRP has been named Director of Education, taking over for retiring director (and recent Honor Roll Award recipient) Gary Villeneuve. “Rob is a truly excellent addition to the team. He and I have worked together on various projects over more than a decade,” said […] The post DRI Announces Roberto Zegarra as Director of Education appeared first on DRI Drive.

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California a Poster Child for Climate Change and Disasters

Disaster Zone

Drought, rain, snow, more snow, rain, more rain. More drought?

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Explosions, Deflagrations, and Detonations

National Fire Protection Association

When it comes to things that go boom, terms such as explosion, deflagration, and detonation are often incorrectly used interchangeably. To help clear things up, this blog will go into the technical definitions of explosions, deflagrations, and detonations, as well as the appropriate time to use each term. Explosion An explosion is a sudden, rapid release of energy that produces potentially damaging pressures.

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CRN Awards 5-Star Rating to Pure’s Partner Program

Pure Storage

CRN Awards 5-Star Rating to Pure’s Partner Program by Pure Storage Blog The Pure Partner Program has received a 5-star rating in the 2023 CRN Partner Program Guide. The post CRN Awards 5-Star Rating to Pure’s Partner Program appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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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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Twenty Years After the Iraq War, a Q&A with RAND Experts

The Rand Blog

On the 20th anniversary of the war in Iraq, RAND experts discussed what the war means for the people of Iraq and the veterans who fought there, what lessons the U.S. military learned (or did not learn), and what effect it has had on the balance of power in the Middle East and the global reputation of the United States.

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The Cost of Ransomware: A Look at the Financial Impact of Ransomware Attacks on Businesses

Acronis

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and they're not just costing businesses data - they're costing them big bucks. Uncover the shocking financial impact of ransomware and learn how you can protect your business from becoming the next victim in this eye-opening article.

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Current Flood Risk Management Isn’t Enough – How Can You Prepare for What’s to Come?

DRI Drive

Modern response to flood risk hasn’t been enough to withstand the constant threat they create in nearly every populated area. And with the projected outlook only getting worse, how can organizations hope to manage these risks? In “Staying Above Water: A Systemic Response to Rising Flood Risk,” researchers built on the World Economic Forum’s latest […] The post Current Flood Risk Management Isn’t Enough – How Can You Prepare for What’s to Come?

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Disaster Zone Podcast: A Pandemic Road Map for the Future

Disaster Zone

Not an after-action review, but future-oriented.

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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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What to Expect at Solutions Review’s Data Protection Demo Day Q1 2023 on March 30

Solutions Review

Data Protection Demo Day Q1 2023 will feature live product demonstrations from leading enterprise storage and data protection vendors Arcserve and VAST Data. What is Data PDemo Day? Data Protection Demo Day for Q1 2023 is an exclusive virtual event featuring an inside look at the technologies of prominent enterprise storage and data protection solution providers.

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FlashBlade//E™: The Dawn of a New //Era for Unstructured Data Storage

Pure Storage

What defines the “end of an era” and the dawn of a new one? It’s not just a groundbreaking invention. Electricity was discovered in the 1700s, but that’s not when it changed everything. It took another 100 years to become practical, and another 50 to be widespread. That’s the key. One era ends, and another begins when innovations are no longer reserved for the few, but accessible, sustainable, and affordable to all.

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Consequences of the War in Ukraine: The End and Beyond

The Rand Blog

We don't know yet know how the war in Ukraine may end. Despite heavy casualties, neither side is visibly falling apart or appears ready to back down. While no scenario can be excluded, the unequal strategic situation pushes future war scenarios toward variations of a stalemate.

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Critical infrastructure is under attack

everbridge

Adlan Hussain , Product Marketing As noted in the Wall Street Journal in February 2023, physical attacks on the U.S. power grid rose 71% last year compared with 2021 and will likely increase this year. The U.S. power grid is of critical importance to our national security and economic security, but in an increasingly connected world where physical and cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, executives must be aware of the potential risks posed by malicious actors targeting their power grids.

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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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Are Your Supply Chain Anxieties Inviting Cybersecurity Threats?

DRI Drive

Transportation companies – and the logistics and risk issues accompanying them – are in constant discussion in the business world. That’s why they’ve also become overwhelmingly common parts of phishing scams. A recent survey found that shipping and logistics is the fourth most-likely industry to be used in phishing attempts, with several major brands within […] The post Are Your Supply Chain Anxieties Inviting Cybersecurity Threats?

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Technology: What, When and How to Adopt’

Disaster Zone

Finding your technology path going forward.

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Acronis Cyber Protection Week: Disaster Recovery

Acronis

On this second day of Cyber Protection Week, we examine how recovery from cyber disasters is as important as cybersecurity. Disaster recovery enables organizations to restore operations after a disruptive event. It involves a set of procedures, policies, and technologies that aid in the swift resuscitation of activities after an attack, to prevent financially devastating downtime.

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Protecting Your VMs with the Pure Storage vSphere Plugin Replication Manager

Pure Storage

Protecting Your VMs with the Pure Storage vSphere Plugin Replication Manager by Pure Storage Blog The Pure Storage® vSphere Plugin can now manage VM migrations. Learn more about this new feature and how to use it in your environment. The post Protecting Your VMs with the Pure Storage vSphere Plugin Replication Manager appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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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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America's Dangerous Short War Fixation

The Rand Blog

Americans have long been fixated on the idea of the short, decisive war. And the United States' adversaries bank on Washington's strategic impatience. If the United States' objective is to win, the only thing worse than fighting a long war may be thinking it's possible to avoid one.

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NFPA 70B Is a Critical Tool for Reliability and Safety

National Fire Protection Association

January 2023 was a significant month in the evolution of NFPA 70B as it transitioned from the Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance to the Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. Issued by the NFPA® Standards Council on December 27, 2022, the 2023 edition of NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, became effective on January 16, 2023, when it was approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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CEOs Calling for ‘Radical Change’ to Survive Climate Threats

DRI Drive

A recent survey of CEOs in the European Union identified the big risks over the next five years, and they’re viewing climate change as an oncoming danger that could outpace every other business concern. Climate change is currently the fastest-growing threat to companies in the EU, according to PwC’s annual CEO survey, which polled 1,254 […] The post CEOs Calling for ‘Radical Change’ to Survive Climate Threats appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Confidence is Required to be Successful

Disaster Zone

Confidence, yours and theirs.

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Security Industry Association Joins Expo Seguridad Mexico as Premier Sponsor; Launches SIA International Relations Committee

Security Industry Association

This year’s meeting – the largest event for the security industry in Latin America – takes place April 18-20, 2023, in Mexico City. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and Expo Seguridad Mexico have announced SIA’s new role as Premier Sponsor of Expo Seguridad Mexico , the largest event for the security industry in Latin America.

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Old IT…What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN March 29, 2023 Old IT…What’s the Worst That Could Happen? We’ve all been there at least once. You’ve developed a nice stable relationship with your technology—say, your computer, or your cell phone, or your laptop. And then someone comes along and says, “Oh wow, you’ve got to update that thing!” And you blanch. You’re aware of your device’s weaknesses, sure, and you know there are newer models on the market that might seem snazzier or more sophisticated.

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Preventing Violence in Schools: How to Encourage Students to Report Threats

The Rand Blog

One of the most consistent findings in research on school shootings is that someone knew an attack was possible but didn't report it. There are ways schools can better encourage students to come forward when they see or hear something concerning: tip lines, training, and a lot more trust.

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How Can Crypto Mining Farms Improve Power Utilization?

Pure Storage

How Can Crypto Mining Farms Improve Power Utilization? by Pure Storage Blog Crypto mining is a complex process that requires high-powered computers and energy from the global grid. Making it more energy efficient will be key for the planet and profitability. The post How Can Crypto Mining Farms Improve Power Utilization? appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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