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Does the U.S. Need a National Disaster Safety Board?

Recovery Diva

From Politico: President Joe Biden hasn’t launched a Maui fire investigation. Here’s why. While the White House defers to Hawaii on a formal probe, Congress holds the key to forcing scrutiny from the feds. “The Biden administration has promised billions of dollars to help Hawaii recover from its deadly wildfires this month — but not a federal investigation into what went wrong.

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Want to Limit Phishing Attacks? Help Out Your Co-Workers

DRI Drive

Cyber-attacks don’t happen in a vacuum. A recent study shows the best way to combat a phishing scheme involves addressing employee stress. It’s well established that when it comes to cybersecurity, a lot of an organization’s vulnerabilities can be found in its employees. Whether it’s because they haven’t been trained to identify threats or they […] The post Want to Limit Phishing Attacks?

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Record Rains, Flooding, Mudslides

Disaster Zone

Another typical disaster day in California.

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These Technologies Could Defeat China's Missile Barrage and Defend Taiwan: Analysis

The Rand Blog

Earlier this year, a group of experts from RAND and the Special Competitive Studies Project launched a new wargame effort around China's invasion of Taiwan—but unlike most D.C.-based wargames, this effort heavily involved members of the commercial technology sector, in order to understand what near-term capabilities might be brought to bear on a Taiwan scenario.

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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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More Details from Maui Disaster

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post: As fires and floods rage, Facebook and Twitter are missing in action Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have decided they don’t need the news industry. That’s causing problems when natural disasters strike. From the Wash Post: As the Maui fires raged, senior victims had to fend for themselves.“State and local leaders and emergency officials must be better equipped and prepared to ensure that older adults are kept safe and their needs are met when a disaster strikes,” she said.

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10 Ways to Improve Data Management with Automation

Pure Storage

10 Ways to Improve Data Management with Automation by Pure Storage Blog “That’s why they call it work, Son.” That’s what my dad would say if I complained about some task he had set me to do. It was not my favorite thing to hear, but I understood his point: You just have to do some things in order to get the job done, even if they’re repetitive, boring tasks.

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ECOWAS: In Need of Help in Niger?

The Rand Blog

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu recently sought the Nigerian national legislature's backing for a possible military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to turn back a coup that toppled the government of Niger. An ECOWAS intervention would have a better chance of succeeding if other nations joined the effort.

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Hurricanes Have Become more Deadly for Socially Vulnerable People

Recovery Diva

From Homeland Security News Wire: Hurricanes Have Become Deadlier, Especially for Socially Vulnerable. “In our study, excess death counts after tropical cyclones were higher more recently and for the most socially vulnerable,” said Robbie M. Parks, PhD, assistant professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia Public Health, and first author.

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10 Steps to Simplify your Business Continuity Program

BryghtPath

During a crisis, your company’s overcomplicated business continuity plan is tested. With an intricate web of interconnected protocols, multiple decision layers, and convoluted communication channels, chaos ensues. Key personnel are lost in the maze, critical data is delayed, and operations are paralyzed. The complexity meant to serve as a safeguard is the cause of failure. … The post 10 Steps to Simplify your Business Continuity Program appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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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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Pure Cloud Block Store Now Available for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution

Pure Storage

Pure Cloud Block Store Now Available for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution by Pure Storage Blog Let’s think in terms of outcomes. You want to move some or all operations into the cloud without disrupting your business and without incurring significant overhead costs. Specifically, you want to migrate the right workloads to the cloud on your timelines.

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India Is Pushing Back Against China in South Asia

The Rand Blog

The jostling between India and China for influence in South Asia will likely prove crucial to the fate of U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy. The good news, at least for now, is that New Delhi has been mostly successful in pushing back against Beijing's rising influence across the region.

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Maui Disaster

Recovery Diva

From the NYTimes: Maui Knew Dangerous Wildfires Had Become Inevitable. It Still Wasn’t Ready. As President Biden arrives to survey the damage with state and local officials, shock and grief are giving way to anger and questions about the government’s preparation. August 22, 2023. VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE!

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Effective Implementation of Disaster Recovery in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

BryghtPath

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed the approach taken for disaster recovery strategies. As a leader in the industry, AWS provides an array of resources to help companies maintain business continuity during unexpected events. Understanding how to leverage these resources is crucial for any organization building or transferring applications onto this platform.

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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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It’s a Sweep…Again! CRN’s ARC Category of Enterprise Network Storage Hardware

Pure Storage

It’s a Sweep…Again! CRN’s ARC Category of Enterprise Network Storage Hardware by Pure Storage Blog It is so rewarding to perform well in reviews by CRN and it feels amazing to learn that Pure Storage has swept an entire category in CRN’s 2023 Annual Report Card (ARC)… again ! From One to Thousands Our model is a partner-centric business model, and it always has been.

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Modern Cybersecurity Threats: All You Need to Know

Acronis

Navigate the evolving landscape of modern cybersecurity threats with this comprehensive guide. Understand the types of risks, from ransomware to phishing, and learn effective strategies to protect your digital assets and information.

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Federal Funds for Disaster Relief are Running Low

Recovery Diva

From CBSNews: FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell says emergency funds could be depleted within weeks. This is of major concern because Congress is out until after Labor Day! And the hurricane season still has months to go.

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When to Call a Crisis Communications Expert: A Guide

BryghtPath

Learn when to call a Crisis Communications Expert. Their expertise can guide your company through crises, safeguarding reputation and continuity. The post When to Call a Crisis Communications Expert: A Guide appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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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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Unlocking the Power of Metadata Management with FlashBlade

Pure Storage

Unlocking the Power of Metadata Management with FlashBlade by Pure Storage Blog Metadata refers to the information about stored data that helps in its identification, categorization, accessibility, and retrieval. In the world of data management and storage arrays, effective handling of metadata is crucial for efficient and organized storage systems.

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Ukraine Is the World’s Drone Laboratory: How Does This Transcend Security in Society?

Security Industry Association

Bill Edwards is the president of federal and public safety at Building Intelligence Inc. and chair of the SIA Counter-UAS Working Group. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel and veteran of the Iraq War. The war in Ukraine has brought us a ringside view of the most expansive drone technology testing the world has ever seen. Hundreds of simultaneous experiments of aerial, terrestrial and aquatic platforms are being used for combat operations.

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Risk Management Process – Part 3c: Risk Control

Zerto

In our last post, we examined the risk analysis step of risk assessment. The third crucial step in risk assessment is risk control, which involves crafting effective strategies to mitigate the identified risks. There are four fundamental types of risk control: risk acceptance, risk mitigation, risk avoidance, and risk transfer. The Importance of Risk Control The significance of risk control cannot be overstated: it’s a critical element of the risk management process, enabling organizations to id

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Is Believing Our Kids Are Safer Worth Closing Off Some of Their Futures?

The Rand Blog

Placing an officer in a school appears to reduce violence and petty crimes within a school, but also creates long-term negative consequences for students who are increasingly likely to become involved in the school disciplinary system. Even as we believe that, by putting more police officers in schools, we are keeping our kids safer, we are also closing off future success to some of them.

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The Shared Responsibility Model: Its Importance and Best Practices for Cloud Security

Unitrends

Cloud services, such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), have become a key enabler of IT modernization. Unsurprisingly, about 95% of businesses use some form of cloud service today. State-of-the-art IT infrastructures and sophisticated technologies, which were once limited to only large enterprises, are now available to businesses of all sizes through “as-a-service” […] The post The Shared Responsibility Model: Its Importanc

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Risk Management as a Career: A Guide for BCM Professionals

MHA Consulting

For those with a suitable temperament and skill set, a career in risk management can be rewarding due to the field’s broad scope, consequential nature, and rising prominence. In this week’s post, we’ll look at what a risk manager does and the skills it takes to excel in this role. Related on MHA Consulting: What’s Ahead in the World of Enterprise Risk Management Defining Risk Management Our current environment of rising global uncertainty is leading many organizations to increase the resources

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Hurricane Hilary – news articles

Recovery Diva

From Forbes: How FEMA And California Have Prepared For Hurricane Hilary. August 21.

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Much of the Damage in Maui Will Be Invisible, but Very Real

The Rand Blog

In addition to decimating buildings and other infrastructure, disasters also destroy human capital, the collective knowledge and skills that drive individual economic earnings, as well as regional economic growth. Failing to address these more-hidden damages is incredibly costly.

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How Can Video Surveillance Deliver on Its Public Safety Promise? With Modern Data Storage

Pure Storage

How Can Video Surveillance Deliver on Its Public Safety Promise? With Modern Data Storage by Pure Storage Blog Video surveillance often plays the hero in a crime drama, serving up a crucial piece of critical evidence just in time to help law enforcement investigators and prosecutors bring bad actors to justice. However, the vital role of video surveillance in promoting public safety is far from fiction.

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Enhancing Employee Resilience through Leader-Facilitated Emotion Management

Beaumont Resilience Training

In today’s dynamic and fast-paced work environment, the ability to adapt, persevere, and thrive in the face of challenges has become a critical skill. Employee Resilience plays a pivotal role in maintaining mental and emotional well-being, leading to enhanced productivity and job satisfaction. As organisations recognise the significance of cultivating Resilience among their workforce, leader-facilitated emotion management emerges as a powerful strategy to develop employee Resilience.

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Checklist for Hurricane Preparations

Recovery Diva

From CNN.

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The War in Ukraine, Income Share Agreements, the Tech 'Cold War': RAND Weekly Recap

The Rand Blog

This weekly recap focuses on why Ukraine isn’t like World War I, an alternative to student loans, the tech “Cold War" between the United States and China, and more.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of August 25; Updates from Pure Storage, Scality, VMware & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of August 25, 2023. Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space.