September, 2022

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.

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).

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.

Uber Security Breach - News Alert

Scott R. Davis

September 16, 2022 – The Cyber Security Association of Pennsylvania and it's President Scott R. Davis has issued a recommendation for users of popular ride share service Uber to update their user credentials.

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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.

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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.

Goodbye to All That: How to Phase Out Your Data Center

MHA Consulting

Many organizations are considering reducing their involvement in the data center business and moving some or all of their computing environment to the cloud or a colocation facility. A successful … The post Goodbye to All That: How to Phase Out Your Data Center appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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.

Don’t Give Up the Ship: Demonstrating the Benefits of Rigorous Crisis Management Training 

BCM METRICS

Too many business leaders think rigorous crisis management training is a waste of time. The defining moment in the career of a respected U.S. Navy captain shows its value. On Patrol in the Persian Gulf If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Rinn.

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.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Pro Bono Lawyers for Disaster Justice’

Disaster Zone blog

Navigating the complex world of disaster recovery

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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Learning the Local Culture: BCM Pros Need to Suit Their Programs to the Locality

MHA Consulting

It’s human nature for people to take the assumptions of their culture for granted, not realizing that people elsewhere might look at things in a radically different way.

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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.

5 Essential Cloud Backup Data Protection Best Practices to Know

Solutions Review

This is part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series, a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories. In this submission, Bocada Chief Revenue Officer Matt Hall offers key cloud backup data protection best practices to know.

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

Vaccines and Vaccinations for COVID Boosters

Disaster Zone blog

Great information you need to read

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New FEMA Guidance

Recovery Diva

FEMA Releases “Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guide: Roles and Resources in Emergency Management

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.

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. –

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.

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 blog

A GAO report on the topic

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Personal Preparedness – Cell Phones

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post: These tips for extending usefulness of cell phones during and after disasters

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Why IOPS Don’t Matter

Pure Storage

This blog was originally published in 2014. Some figures may have changed. The commonly accepted measure of performance for storage systems has long been IOPS (input/output operations per second).

Explore Essential Biometrics Topics With These ISC East Sessions

Security Industry Association

ISC East 2022 is coming up Nov.

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.

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.

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Reporting Cybersecurity Intrusions: Establishing a Standard

Disaster Zone blog

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

Why Are Conditions in Puerto Rico So Bad?

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post, this editorial opinion piece: A storm of red tape and incompetence battered Puerto Rico long before Fiona. A related article from the Wash Post: FEMA tells a skeptical Puerto Rico that this time won’t be like Hurricane Maria

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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.

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. –

Amazon Solar Shutdown Provides Opportunity for Praise and Reflection on Safe Solar Installations

National Fire Protection Association

According to recent reports from CNBC and other major news outlets, Amazon temporarily shut down all solar power generation at their North American facilities last year as they worked to investigate potential fire safety issues with these systems.