April, 2024

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Get Ready for a Record Breaking Hurricane Season

DRI Drive

The North Atlantic hurricane season is on the horizon, and this year could put even the most seasoned resilience professionals through their paces. Pointing to warm ocean waters and an upcoming shift from El Niño to La Niña, University of Pennsylvania climate scientists are predicting between 27 and 39 named storms, with a best estimate of 33. […] The post Get Ready for a Record Breaking Hurricane Season appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Two Takes on FEMA Workforce Issues

Recovery Diva

From the GAO: FEMA: Opportunities Exist to Address Mission Challenges and Increased Workload. ( March 2024) From GovExec.com: Under-resourced FEMA would see new commitment to growing workforce under bipartisan bill. The agency has struggled to keep pace with new and increased demands. (April 2024.

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For Media Interview Success, Preparation is Key

Bernstein Crisis Management

Preparedness is the not-so-secret weapon in productive interactions with the press Preparing for a media interview is a pivotal moment for any professional or organization, serving as an opportunity to shape narratives, influence public perception, and communicate key messages. Whether you’re a seasoned spokesperson or facing the media for the first time, the importance of thorough preparation cannot be overstated.

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Taming the Storage Sprawl: Simplify Your Life with Fan-in Replication for Snapshot Consolidation

Pure Storage

Taming the Storage Sprawl: Simplify Your Life with Fan-in Replication for Snapshot Consolidation by Pure Storage Blog As storage admins at heart, we know the struggle: Data keeps growing and applications multiply. Before you know it, your fleet has become a many-headed monster of disparate storage arrays, with siloed data and a complex web of backup jobs.

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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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Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2024 SIA New Products & Solutions Awards

Security Industry Association

IronYun took the top honor in SIA’s annual award program recognizing innovative security products in partnership with ISC West. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2024 winners of the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards , the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions.

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Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book

DRI Drive

Michael W. Janko is many things – MBCP, member of the DRI Board of Directors, longtime director of global business continuity for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and now a published author. We spoke with him about his career through the lens of his new book, Excellence in Operational Resilience: How to Lead, Follow, […] The post Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book appeared first on DRI Drive.

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More on Conflict Between FEMA and Lee County FL

Recovery Diva

From Grist: FEMA is making an example of this Florida boomtown. Locals call it ‘revenge politics.’The Biden administration is trying to punish Lee County for rebuilding flood-prone homes. The state’s Republican politicians are fighting back. An Excerpt: “The crackdown in Lee County represents an attempt by FEMA to shift the cost burden of climate risk away from the federal government (and the public that funds it) and onto local homeowners.

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Office Activism Makes Crisis Management for Businesses More Difficult

Bernstein Crisis Management

Office Activism Makes Crisis Management for Businesses More Difficult Wall St. Journal Calls out the Problem The article discusses the trend of business leaders being increasingly resistant to employee activism that disrupts workplace operations. Google’s recent firing of 28 employees who protested a cloud-computing contract with the Israeli government is highlighted as a significant example of this shift.

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Randomware Shakes Up the Ransomware Game

Pure Storage

Randomware Shakes Up the Ransomware Game by Pure Storage Blog In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, just when you thought you’d seen it all, along comes Randomware —the ransomware with a sense of humor! Forget the ominous warnings and dark screens. Randomware takes a lighthearted approach to extortion. It’s not about draining your bank account or stealing your secrets; it’s about making you laugh while you pay up.

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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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Bringing Russia to Its Knees

The Rand Blog

Russia's President Vladimir Putin rants that the West seeks to “dismember and plunder” his country. By accusing the West of plotting against Russia, the Kremlin likely hopes to distract Russian citizens from its own flawed actions. But the true damage to Russia has been self-inflicted.

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Security Industry Association and International Biometrics + Identity Association Oppose Adding Extraneous Prohibitions on TSA Use of Facial Biometrics in Potential FAA Measure

Security Industry Association

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have urged Congress to oppose inclusion in the FAA Reauthorization measure of an extraneous provision seeking to prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from using facial recognition technology. In an April 15, 2024, letter to Sens.

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Sustainable Transformation: A New Imperative for IT Leaders

BMC

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the intersection of environmental sustainability and technology is more critical than ever. A recent survey by Gartner ® highlights this shift: “64 percent of CEOs said they view environmental sustainability as a growth opportunity.” 1 I believe this perspective is further bolstered by the inclusion of sustainable technology in the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2024 2 report, which, in my opinion, signals a clear readiness am

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FEMA Grants For Flood Resilience

Recovery Diva

From Homeland Security Today: Biden-Harris Administration Offers $295 Million to Boost Community Resilience Against Climate Change. President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Fund States’ Abilities to Make Structures Safer and More Resilient FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell has announced that 16 states and one Tribal Nation are eligible for a total of up to $295 million in funding for flood resilience through the fiscal year 2023 Swift Current funding opportunity, made possi

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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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Four Impactful Risk Reporting Presentations to Maximize Board Engagement

LogisManager

Four Impactful Risk Reporting Presentations to Maximize Board Engagement Last Updated: April 14, 2024 The Dual Goals of Risk Management Reporting Risk management is a complex and crucial aspect of organizational governance. Its reporting serves two primary purposes: aligning risks and activities with strategic objectives and demonstrating the effectiveness of enterprise risk management (ERM) programs.

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The Flash Storage-AI Connection, Explained

Pure Storage

The Flash Storage-AI Connection, Explained by Pure Storage Blog After this year’s NVIDIA GTC in San Jose, CA, Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo sat down with Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman of The Six Five – On the Road to talk about artificial intelligence (AI)—its demands on data, its impact on the environment, and why flash storage will be key to its future.

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The Iran-Israel War Is Just Getting Started

The Rand Blog

While the war between Israel and Iran has been mostly covert for years, it has come out of the shadows since Hamas's October 7th attacks. If the United States and Europe want to prevent a regional war from breaking out in the Middle East they will need to convince Iran to rein in its proxies and to do something about its nuclear program. Otherwise, the conflict will continue to spiral.

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State of New York Provides Retailers with Tax Credit for Security Improvements

Security Industry Association

What Retailers Need to Know About Using New York’s Retail Security Tax Credit On April 20, the New York State legislature passed its annual budget measure for fiscal year 2025 which addresses multiple priorities and enacts key proposals from Governor Kathy Hochul. Of significance to New York business owners, workers and consumers, the measure included a new Retail Security Tax Credit , which for tax years 2024 and 2025 will provide assistance to small businesses for investing in necessary equipm

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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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An in-depth look at Acronis Remote Desktop and Assistance: Elevate client service experience

Acronis

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Management enables MSPs with fast, secure and stable remote desktop assistance, their IT experts do not need to make on-site visits to help clients — freeing up their time to focus on high priority activities and maximizing their efficiency.

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Understanding Unrest in U.S. Streets

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: PERSPECTIVE: The Subversive Manipulation of Crowds: Understanding the Doctrine Guiding Unrest in U.S. Streets “The Israel/Hamas conflict is stimulating growing unrest across the nation. Although the conflict in Gaza is the current motivation for protest, unrest in major U.S. cities is a recurring dynamic. And while causes may differ, the formula employed to incite unrest follows a standard “playbook” that has proven effective dating back over three-quarters of a century.

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Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards

LogisManager

Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards Last Updated: April 5, 2024 Welcome to the first installment of our series on presenting Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to the board. In this dynamic era of the See-Through Economy , risk managers are the navigators who chart the course for organizations, guiding them through the unpredictable currents of uncertainty.

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Experts Weigh In on How to Solve Healthcare IT Growing Pains

Pure Storage

Experts Weigh In on How to Solve Healthcare IT Growing Pains by Pure Storage Blog Few industries have evolved as rapidly as healthcare. If “data is the new oil” was the writing on the wall for IT-based growth opportunities back in 2010, then healthcare has been perhaps the most forward-looking vertical of them all. As the Senior Solutions Architect for Epic , a leading EHR software vendor, seven-year Pure Storage veteran Tom “TDubs” Whalen has been at the frontlines of healthcare’s intersection

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Why Russia Doesn't Want War Between Israel and Iran

The Rand Blog

Moscow stands to lose a great deal if the Israel-Hamas conflict escalates into a wider war. While Russia would prefer the West distracted, a direct Israel-Iran conflict would expose Russia's vulnerabilities in the Middle East.

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Unveiling the Importance of Power BI Backup: Safeguarding Your Data’s Future

Zerto

In today’s data-driven business landscape, Microsoft Power BI has emerged as a critical tool for organizations to analyze and visualize their data, derive insights, and make informed decisions. However, ensuring the availability and integrity of this valuable data is paramount. This blog explores the importance of backing up Power BI content and how Zerto Backup for Power BI, powered by Keepit , can help organizations safeguard their Power BI data effectively.

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Decoding myths associated with data deduplication

Synology

As businesses are creating more data than ever before, organizations must be able to maximize storage capacity and store as much data as possible without overspending. This is where data deduplication comes in. By using this technique, redundant data is spotted and eliminated before being backed up.

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The Drowning Southern States

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: The Drowning South; The new face of flooding. An excerpt: Human-caused climate change is driving an acceleration of sea level rise globally, largely because of the faster melting of the globe’s giant sheets of ice. Scientists do not know for certain why this region is experiencing a surge in sea levels beyond the global average, but one theory is that naturally occurring ocean currents are moving ever-warmer ocean water deep into the Gulf.

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Marketing your MSP business and the use of AI

Acronis

The managed service provider (MSP) market is growing rapidly, and with it, the competition for new clients. A solid marketing strategy is crucial for MSPs looking to stand out and attract new clients.

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Introducing the Pure//Launch Blog

Pure Storage

Introducing the Pure//Launch Blog by Pure Storage Blog The Pure Storage data storage platform is the most innovative in the industry, constantly evolving to meet your data storage needs. To help you keep up with the latest and greatest from Pure Storage, we’re introducing Pure//Launch: the easiest way to stay up to date on the most recent product updates, features, and solutions with a consistent platform designed to simplify your work.

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U.S.-India Ties Remain Fundamentally Fragile

The Rand Blog

Despite widespread optimism about the future of the U.S.-India partnership, relations are considerably more fragile than they might appear. Indeed, the two countries continue to experience friction in several areas that, if left unaddressed, could ultimately undermine or even derail future cooperation.

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Sustainable Transformation: A New Imperative for IT Leaders

BMC

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the intersection of environmental sustainability and technology is more critical than ever. A recent survey by Gartner ® highlights this shift: “64 percent of CEOs said they view environmental sustainability as a growth opportunity.” 1 I believe this perspective is further bolstered by the inclusion of sustainable technology in the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2024 2 report, which, in my opinion, signals a clear readiness am

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Security Industry Association

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338 / Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state, which will now be sent to Gov. Wes Moore for his signature. Currently there are no statutory requirements, and use is governed by individual agency policies.