September, 2022

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Risk Assessment: The Best Way to Identify Your Biggest Threats

MHA Consulting

The threat and risk assessment or TRA is one of the cornerstones of business continuity methodology. Today, we’ll talk about what it is, why it’s important, and how to do … The post Risk Assessment: The Best Way to Identify Your Biggest Threats appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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Another Outcome from Rising Seas

Recovery Diva

From Time: Rising Seas Are Going to Create a Huge Property Tax Headache for Coastal Communities. Thanks to Elaine Sudanowicz for the citation.

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What’s Your Volcano Plan? Researchers Warn We’re ‘Woefully Underprepared’

DRI Drive

A volcanic eruption could have powerful impacts on supply chains, climate and food security – but are resilience professionals taking such a threat seriously enough? Not according to the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). In an article published in Nature, its researchers pointed to a misconception that the risks […].

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Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight: 5 Takeaways

DRI Drive

A recent report on enterprise risk management finds business leaders feeling risk complexities are increasing, and finding difficulty integrating ERM with strategic decision making, among other responses. The 5th edition of this report from North Carolina State University, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), highlights […].

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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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Debunking Russian Lies About Biolabs at Upcoming U.N. Meetings

The Rand Blog

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February, its diplomatic missions began circulating some particularly fantastical lies. It's tempting to write off such claims as cartoonish propaganda. But Russia is making similarly outrageous claims to the United Nations and other international forums. Such maneuvers could dangerously undermine international arms control agreements.

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Top 5 Cyberattacks and How They Happen

Unitrends

“There are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” — Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Cisco John Chambers Every day, countless businesses fall victim to cybercrime. With cyberattacks constantly evolving and growing at an unprecedented rate, and industry regulations getting stricter, cybersecurity […].

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Resources for Hurricane Fiona

Recovery Diva

From the Disaster Philanthropy organization, see this note: Dear Claire, I am sure you share my concern for the communities devastated by Hurricane Fiona. Although uncertainty over the storm’s full impact will last for days, if not weeks, officials anticipate the damage will be extensive. As you have grown to expect, the CDP team is tracking the devastation and loss across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other areas of the Caribbean, while providing resources to foster effective m

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CISO diaries: Why Patch Tuesday is a CISO’s best friend

Acronis

The second Tuesday of every month is a day that should be marked on every cybersecurity professional’s calendar, as it marks Patch Tuesday. Patch Tuesday was started by Microsoft back in the Windows 98 era and brings monthly updates and a periodic glance at some of the biggest security exploits and vulnerabilities blighting our modern digital landscape.

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Supply Chain Risk Looms Large – But Are the Response Capabilities Overhyped?

DRI Drive

After the past few years of disruptions, a huge majority of resilience professionals view supply chain risk as a top priority. But new research says the most popular fixes may not be able to match expectations. In a recent survey by the Neustar International Security Council, 78% of security professionals said their reliance on cloud-based […].

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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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RAND Experts React to Putin's Latest Threatening Rhetoric

The Rand Blog

Vladimir Putin appeared to double-down on his country's war effort in Ukraine September 21st, calling up hundreds of thousands of new troops, threatening Ukraine and the West, vowing to use “all the means at our disposal,” and pointing out that he is not bluffing. Here's what a few RAND experts had to say.

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Reporting Cybersecurity Intrusions: Establishing a Standard

Disaster Zone

Right now we don’t have a well-understood manner of reporting.

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Don’t get it right, get it written.

Kings Bridge BCP

This is one of the best pieces of creative writing advice I’ve ever read. When I first heard that line, it was in a screenwriting course I took in my spare time. (Back when I had spare time!) The message was that too many great stories never get told because the author doesn’t think “it” is good enough to share and ”it” just needs a little more time.

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Security Industry Association Announces New Apprenticeship Program for Integrators

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 announced that it is developing a new apprenticeship program to help address the security industry’s workforce challenges, diversify the talent pipeline and foster career development opportunities within the industry.

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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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Truth, Lies and BCDR: Incremental Forever

Unitrends

A reliable business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution is critical to the survival of a modern organization. However, implementing and maintaining a robust data backup and disaster recovery strategy is no easy feat. IT is tasked with supporting exponentially growing data volumes and meeting ever-shrinking recovery time objectives (RTOs) since businesses of all shapes […].

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Download the September Edition of the Crisis Response Journal!

DRI Drive

The September edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available to download from our Library! This month’s topics include ethical emergency management, COVID-19 risk fatigue, information warfare, and much more. CRJ offers DRI Certified Professionals a digital subscription for only $15 and hard copy subscription for only $100, a significant discount from the list […].

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Elon Musk May Have a Point About Bots on Twitter

The Rand Blog

Twitter has a deep bench of engineers working for the company. They have access to trillions of data points on their over 300 million monthly active users. Why has a company this size struggled to clean up its platform?

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Vaccines and Vaccinations for COVID Boosters

Disaster Zone

Great information you need to read.

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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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Why Data Means Business for the Public Sector

Pure Storage

Public sector data holds tremendous potential value. In 2021, the UK government saved £142 million through its Digital, Data and Technology function, which aims to help departments make the right technology decisions and enhance digital services. There are three key areas where data can be used to reveal value in the public sector: anticipation and planning, delivery, and evaluation and monitoring.

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Population Decline in All U.S. Territories

Recovery Diva

People are fleeing Puerto Rico, Guam and every other U.S. territory. What gives? Interesting article from the WashPost.

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Explore Essential Biometrics Topics With These ISC East Sessions

Security Industry Association

ISC East 2022 is coming up Nov. 15-17 in New York City, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC East recently revealed full conference details for the SIA Education@ISC East program , including keynote presentations from top luminaries and over 30 sessions from top industry expert speakers on the most current business trends, technologies and industry developments.

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Mobile Pathways – Building Trust to Ensure Vaccine Equity by Suprita Makh

PagerDuty

Life across the world has settled into a “new normal” as we approach almost three years of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re getting used to waves of variants and we’ve gone back to work, school, weddings, concerts, and holidays. None of this would have been possible without the historic speed at which COVID-19 vaccines were developed. . As COVID-19 vaccines became available in early 2021, it was widely recognized that vaccine equity—equitable, safe, and trusted access to vaccines—was the only way to

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Should Greenland and Denmark Become Part of NORAD?

The Rand Blog

As tensions with Russia rise to levels not seen since the Cold War, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) may need to detect and counter increasing numbers of aerial intrusions. One way to strengthen NORAD's capabilities: Invite Greenland and Denmark to join the command.

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USCG Needs to Do More Tsunami Planning

Disaster Zone

A GAO report on the topic.

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Acronis #CyberFit Summit Miami 2022: Cyber Protect the Future!

Acronis

The largest-ever gathering of cyber protection professionals is less than a month away! From November 7–9 at Miami Beach’s historic Fountainebleau Hotel, the Acronis #CyberFit Summit Miami 2022 will bring together thousands of service providers, cloud distributors, resellers, enterprise IT pros, tech marketers and sales teams to network, learn and grow.

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Rockin’ It for Partners: Steve Block Named to CRN’s 100 People You Should Know List

Pure Storage

He’s not in it for the fame, the fortune, or the glory. Instead, Steve Block wakes up every day thinking about how he can make the partner experience at Pure Storage® the best it can be. He’s been focused on the channel for much of his career, and Pure is lucky he’s here as our Director of Partner Readiness and Communities. Now, CRN has revealed our secret!

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ISC Security Events, Security Industry Association and ASIS NYC Chapter Announce 2022 Keynote Speakers for ISC East

Security Industry Association

Tomás Maldonado, Chief Information Security Officer of the National Football League (NFL), and Ryan McKenzie, Vice President of Stadium Technology at MetLife Stadium, will headline ISC East’s Keynote Series. NEW YORK, N.Y. – ISC East , the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event built by RX Global , hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC , is pleased to announce that security and technology leaders Tomás Mald

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Florida Panthers Join Acronis’ #TeamUp Program

LAN Infotech

Florida Panthers join Acronis’ #TeamUp Program to support cyber protection partnerships with world-class sports teams. Florida Panthers become the latest company to join the #CyberFit movement, welcoming LAN Infotech as the #TeamUp partner. The Florida Panthers are proud to join Acronis’ #TeamUp program , an exclusive offer to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to join Acronis , a global leader in cyber protection, in working with world-class sports teams to keep all parties’ data safe and #CyberF

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Improving Media Literacy in Middle School

The Rand Blog

Middle schoolers can be savvy users of news and information—when they know where to look. But they're also easy marks for misinformation, disinformation, and trolls. Helping them find their way in today's media landscape is important both for their futures and for the future of democracy.

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Chief Resilience Offices and Officers

Disaster Zone

There is more of a move afoot to establish state CROs.

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What’s new in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud – September 2022

Acronis

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud enables you to protect client data by preventing cyberattacks, rapidly recovering their data and workloads, minimizing downtime, closing security gaps and managing workloads. With release 22.09, you can now protect your clients’ sensitive data against exfiltration with Advanced DLP General Availability. Read this post to learn more about this and other new features.