April, 2023

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C-Suite Confidence in Resilience is High – But is it Realistic?

DRI Drive

The good news: organizations value resilience more than ever before. Now the bad news: business leaders may be overestimating just how resilient their organizations actually are. PwC’s bi-annual Global Crisis and Resilience Survey polled 1,812 respondents worldwide to learn how heads of business are preparing for today’s threats. When asked to rank the importance of […] The post C-Suite Confidence in Resilience is High – But is it Realistic?

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The Boston Marathon – 10 year Anniversary

Recovery Diva

Here is an unusual recovery story. From the NYT: How the Red Sox became a main symbol of Boston’s recovery from Marathon bombing. An excerpt: The bombing aftermath has become a model for other communities dealing with tragedy and trauma. A study by Harvard University labeled the local and national response, “the ingenuity of swarm intelligence.” In Boston, there was no singular leader, but rather a collective sense of responsibility.

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Don't let cybersecurity frameworks scare you, you're already working towards compliance

Scott R. Davis

Behind every successful technology infrastructure is a framework that has been tried, tested, and proven. In cybersecurity that framework, or the “best practices”, is used for determining risk tolerance while securing systems, networks, software, devices, and data. Unfortunately, many cybersecurity professionals today have not been very effective at adhering to these frameworks simply because you are already stretched thin and likely working well-beyond the standard 40 hour work-week.

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CISA Releases Advice for Defending Smart Cities

Disaster Zone

The most valuable thing to be protected and perhaps stolen is data.

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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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Navigating the Unexpected: How a Crisis Communications Agency Can Protect Your Brand

Bernstein Crisis Management

Navigating the Unexpected: How a Crisis Communications Agency Can Protect Your Brand As a business owner, it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of your company. However, it’s important to remember that unexpected crises can occur at any moment, and it’s crucial to have a plan in place to protect your brand. That’s where a crisis communications agency comes in.

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What’s the Outlook for 2023’s Hurricane Season?

DRI Drive

The early predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season are here – but a couple of conflicting signals make it more uncertain than usual. Colorado State University and The Weather Company have both released their preliminary forecasts for the Atlantic hurricane season that runs from May through November. CSU is predicting 13 named storms, including six […] The post What’s the Outlook for 2023’s Hurricane Season?

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FEMA Wants to Expand

Recovery Diva

From Govexec: FEMA Wants to Confront Growing Challenges With More Personnel. The Biden administration is expecting unique challenges this disaster season, and FEMA wants to do more with more.

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FlashBlade//E: The Endgame for Hard Drives

Pure Storage

FlashBlade//E: The Endgame for Hard Drives by Pure Storage Blog With significantly better TCO, reliability, ease of use, and sustainability, FlashBlade//E is the first all-flash product that goes toe-to-toe with all-disk systems. The post FlashBlade//E: The Endgame for Hard Drives appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Is It Time to Change Our Hurricane Rating Systems?

Disaster Zone

June is the start of a six-month season of potential storms.

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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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Making the Connection Between Smart Buildings and Physical Security Solutions

Security Industry Association

Dan Cremins is business development manager at Delta Building Solutions. Coming from a long background in the physical security space, I have found it remarkable to learn that residing in every commercial building alongside the video management system is an adjacent building management system (BMS). Even more amazing is the majority of these systems are installed, serviced and managed by different companies, departments and people.

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The Four-Day School Week: Are the Pros Worth the Cons?

The Rand Blog

The past two decades have seen an explosion in the adoption of the four-day school week. Against this growing trend, however, there is increasing evidence that, by and large, a four-day school week causes student achievement to suffer.

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UNDRR: Disaster Risk ‘Out of Control’

DRI Drive

For years, disasters have been getting bigger, more complex, and more expensive. According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), one major reason is inaction on the part of decision makers. A multi-country review by UNDRR looked at how countries are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction eight years after […] The post UNDRR: Disaster Risk ‘Out of Control’ appeared first on DRI Drive.

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In Turkey, Women are Feeling the Worst Aftershocks of the Earthquake Disaster

Recovery Diva

From the Conversation: In Turkey, women are feeling the worst aftershocks of the earthquake disaster – this disparity may lead to dwindling trust in government, “When natural disasters strike, women and girls tend to experience disproportionate challenges and heightened risks. They are much more likely than men to experience sexual violence and health problems.

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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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What is a Resiliency Architecture and How Do You Build One?

Pure Storage

What is a Resiliency Architecture and How Do You Build One? by Pure Storage Blog Meet “resiliency architectures”—a next-gen backup solution that gives organizations every chance to become more resilient in a rapidly evolving risk landscape. The post What is a Resiliency Architecture and How Do You Build One? appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Planning for Disaster Debris Removal’

Disaster Zone

Disaster debris comes with every type of disaster.

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The top five security vulnerabilities of SMBs

Acronis

Cyberattacks can cost small and medium businesses (SMBs) thousands if not millions in damages, with ransomware being one of the most aggressive and commonly used forms of digital extortion. To protect yourself against these attacks and continue as unscathed as possible in event of one, it’s important to know the most common security vulnerabilities of SMBs and how to avoid them.

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Why Blockading Rather Than Retaking Crimea Might Be Kyiv's Best Option

The Rand Blog

Ukraine may lack the military capability to retake Crimea from Russia. But Kyiv might still achieve some of its key objectives by blockading the peninsula. New technology may ease this task.

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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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Supply Chain: Chinese Sourcing Among the Big Risks of 2023

DRI Drive

If you needed a reminder that the pandemic hasn’t gone away, COVID-19 disruptions continue to plague China-based suppliers. Analytics firm Everstream’s annual risk report gave a 90% risk score to the possibility of delays and cancellations from Chinese manufacturers, highlighting the continuing COVID-19 disruptions. These disruptions have led to numerous supply chain difficulties, including 85 […] The post Supply Chain: Chinese Sourcing Among the Big Risks of 2023 appeared first on DRI Dri

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Book Review: Case Studies in Disaster Recovery

Recovery Diva

Review of Case Studies in Disaster Recovery – A Volume in the Disaster and Emergency Management: Case Studies in Adaptation and Innovation Series. Volume Editor: Jane Kushma, Ph.D. Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. December 2022. Paperback ISBN: 9780128095744 eBook ISBN: 9780128095362. Pages: 272.

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Part 4: The Solution – Comprehensive Data Storage Infrastructure with Portworx and Pure

Pure Storage

Part 4: The Solution – Comprehensive Data Storage Infrastructure with Portworx and Pure by Pure Storage Blog In the final blog post in our four-part series, we wrap up by discussing how the combination of Portworx and Pure Storage can bring simplicity and delight to your organization. The post Part 4: The Solution – Comprehensive Data Storage Infrastructure with Portworx and Pure appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Florida Fires Alerting Company After Mistake Is Made

Disaster Zone

Evidently, there is no room for error in Florida.

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The 7 Best Data Protection Officer Certifications Online for 2023

Solutions Review

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best data protection officer certifications online to consider acquiring. Data protection is a broad field encompassing backup and disaster recovery, data storage, business continuity, cybersecurity, endpoint management, data privacy, and data loss prevention. Data protection software becomes more crucial as the amount of data an enterprise creates and stores continues to grow at ever-increasing rates.

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A Civilian U.S. 'Joint Chiefs' for Economic Competition with China?

The Rand Blog

China's aggressive activities are presenting the greatest sustained challenge to the rules-based international order since the end of World War II. To posture for success in this new era, the United States could create a civilian equivalent to the Joint Chiefs of Staff with a mandate to manage the expanding role of U.S. civilian departments in geopolitical and economic competition.

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DRI Connects Students With Resilience at the University of Texas at Dallas Collegiate Conference

DRI Drive

Thanks to the University of Texas at Dallas and everyone who attended our most recent DRI Collegiate Conference to make it one of our most successful one-day events! Over 100 attendees came for the conference, including 60+ UTD students, to hear about the business continuity profession and the latest insights on resilience in the finance […] The post DRI Connects Students With Resilience at the University of Texas at Dallas Collegiate Conference appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Economic Earthquake Risk in U.S.

Recovery Diva

From the HSNW: Economic Earthquake Risk in the United States. “Earthquakes cost the nation an estimated $14.7 billion annually in building damage and associated losses, a new report finds. The new estimate is twice that of previous annual estimates due to increased building value and the fact that the report incorporates the latest hazards as well as improvements to building inventories.

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Why the Old NAS Market Needs a Shakeup

Pure Storage

Why the Old NAS Market Needs a Shakeup by Pure Storage Blog The first truly Unified Block and File Platform is now generally available worldwide. It’s designed from the ground up for simplicity and elegance, where block, file, and VMs are all first-class citizens. The post Why the Old NAS Market Needs a Shakeup appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Sludge in Our Emergency Management Systems

Disaster Zone

“Sludge” means “red tape.

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The critical importance of creating secure passwords

Acronis

In additional recognition of last week’s Acronis’ Cyber Protection Week, this blog will touch upon passwords, and in particular, how to create secure passwords for all your accounts and keep them safe from unwanted parties.

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Finland Joins NATO, Sweden's Accession Remains Uncertain

The Rand Blog

Finland is at long last joining NATO, having applied together with Sweden last year in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finland's accession represents a boon to NATO, a radical change in Finnish foreign and security policy, and another unplanned setback for Russia.

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Fostering Multicultural Inclusivity in the Workplace

BMC

May is an incredibly significant month as we come together to celebrate both Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Both observances hold immense importance in fostering understanding, empathy, and support within our communities. As proud mothers and co-captains of the BMC API Employee Resource Group (ERG), we are personally invested in raising awareness about the unique experiences of the API community and the vital role mental health plays in our lives.