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The Essentials of Business Continuity Program Management

KingsBridge BCP

Not long ago I was asked the question, “So we have this Business Continuity Plan. All of the steps are documented, the contact information is confirmed, and the supporting documentation is up to date. Now what?” A great question! And one that requires a little bit of explanation. The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is simply that; a plan to help your business continue operating when there is a disaster which should include everything your business needs in order to continue operations after an i

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You Know the Biggest Threats to Your Organization – But Do CEOs Agree?

DRI Drive

In a recent survey of business leaders across all industries, many have different views of the risks they are facing, but a surprising 40% of them say their organizations won’t be economically viable in 10 years’ time if they continue on their current course. Of the 4,410 CEOs from 105 countries polled by PwC, 56% […] The post You Know the Biggest Threats to Your Organization – But Do CEOs Agree?

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Ohio Train Derailment Not a Presidentially Declared Disaster

Disaster Zone

There is a “responsible party” who should pay for everything.

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Aftermath in Turkey

Recovery Diva

From the NYTimes: Shattered Homes and Lurking Disease: Quake Hardships Pile Up Hundreds of thousands are sheltering in tents, breathing air thick with pollutants unleashed from tombs of rubble, fearful that a new disaster could strike at any moment.

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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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One Year After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Experts React

The Rand Blog

We asked nearly 30 RAND experts to highlight takeaways from the first year of Russia's all-out war—and share what they're watching as the conflict in Ukraine grinds on. Here's what they said.

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The Colorado River and Water Reservoirs in the West

Disaster Zone

Old measures and old laws are not made for climate impacts.

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Summary Information re Recent UN International Recovery Forum

Recovery Diva

A note from Dr. Laurie Johnson, a participant at the recent UN International Recovery Forum, held in Japan, Feb. 2023: Here is some summary info that the IRP Director sent me along with the link to the Forum videos: This year’s Forum received more than 1000 registrants from 126 countries, and welcomed more than 440 live participants, hailing from 70 countries.

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The Hazard of Mixing Chemicals

National Fire Protection Association

We have all heard there are chemicals that we cannot mix together. Even at home, mixing chemicals like bleach and vinegar can create chlorine gas. Have you ever thought about this on a larger scale though? What happens when incompatible mixtures combine at manufacturing or storage facilities? In a small Kentucky town last month, three people were severely injured and one killed in an explosion.

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Recent IDC survey confirms small businesses benefit from consolidated security solutions

Acronis

An International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of 1,015 IT professionals in North America recently concluded that small businesses benefit the most from simplified, consolidated security solutions. These results align with the Acronis mission: to simplify data protection and backup and reduce needless complexity in security solutions.

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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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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Long-term Climate Impacts on the Weather’

Disaster Zone

How climate change is impacting our weather and disasters.

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Black History Month Conversations from the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

Watch: Deepen Your Workplace Black History and DE&I Conversations in This Series from IOBSE, ASIS International and SIA In celebration of Black History Month, the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) , the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International joined forces to create a series of inclusive conversations exploring how Black History Month can be a springboard to deeper understanding and conversations in workplaces around the world.

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Ohio's Train Derailment—Not Spy Balloons—Is the Real National Security Threat

The Rand Blog

The slow degradation of infrastructure and disaster response is less a spectacle than an overflying balloon, but the train derailment and chemical spill in Ohio highlights just how bizarre such a focus on perceived external national security threats has become. The far greater threat may be from within.

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Acronis 2022 ESG Report highlights current and future sustainability goals

Acronis

As a global leader in cyber protection and a good global citizen, Acronis is obligated to establishing and advocating for sustainable operations, care for the environment, and opportunities for our staff members. To demonstrate our ongoing commitment, we’re proud to release our second annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.

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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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Personal Survival After an Earthquake

Recovery Diva

From the LATimes: Survivors are still being found in Turkey’s earthquake rubble. How long can that go on?

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The Role of Elected and Senior Policy Officials in Emergency Management and Disasters

Disaster Zone

A short video that summarizes their role before, during and after a disaster.

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The Three Vladimir Putins

The Rand Blog

What happens next in the war in Ukraine depends almost exclusively on the mindset, will, and decisions of Vladimir Putin. The various descriptions of Putin suggest three different characters: strongman Putin, messianic Putin, and rational Putin. We may take more comfort in the last. We probably shouldn't.

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People of Pure: Meet Jason A. Riley

Pure Storage

Sure, you can tell a lot about a company through the headlines it makes—earnings reports, reviews, and stock prices. But Jason A. Riley, Pure Storage’s VP of Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer believes an organization’s values tell an equally important story. Leading from the front means having diverse teams who drive better outputs, an environment that promotes learning and accountability, and leaders who set an example.

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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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Who’s the Boss? Successful Risk Mitigation Requires Centralized Leadership

MHA Consulting

Many companies spend millions of dollars implementing risk mitigation controls but are kept from getting their money’s worth by a disconnected, piecemeal approach. Successful risk mitigation requires that a central authority supervise controls following a coherent strategy. Related on MHA Consulting: Global Turmoil Making You Ill? Try a Dose of Risk Management As a business continuity professional, I tip my hat to any organization that makes a serious effort to reduce its risks.

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Citrix App Layering and the new Azure Connector

Citrix

Citrix App Layering went through a huge transformation process in 2022, with the developer doing a fantastic job rewriting a big part of the code. First, we moved from the legacy Microsoft Silverlight console to a new, modern UI. And … The post Citrix App Layering and the new Azure Connector first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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How Teachers Can Shield Students from Harm as Debates Rage over Race and Gender

The Rand Blog

By conveying to girls and students of color that they are individually capable of overcoming adversity—and that who they are matters—educators might soften the blow of public laws and policies that send the opposite message.

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How Biometric Data Helps SF Giants Players Stay Ready Offseason

Pure Storage

The San Francisco Giants ended their 140th season with a solid third-place finish in the National League West. And now, with a grueling schedule of more than 160 games behind them, Giants’ management must focus on preparing the team for spring training, which kicks off in late February 2023—less than five weeks away. The health and fitness of players is paramount to the success of any professional sports team.

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Some Facts on the Actual Spill and Spread of Chemicals from the Ohio Train Derailment

Disaster Zone

A news report on what happened in the air and in the water.

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Citrix Session Recording in a compliance-driven world

Citrix

This is a guest blog post from Shane Kleinert, EUC Practice Co-Lead at Choice Solutions, and was co-authored by Leon Feng, Product Manager (Citrix Session Recording) at Citrix, and Charlotte Kummer, VP of Marketing at Automai. In today’s fast-paced … The post Citrix Session Recording in a compliance-driven world first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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RAND Experts on Veteran Mental Health Respond to the White House Mental Health Research Priorities

The Rand Blog

The White House identified eight research priorities to better manage America's current mental health crisis. RAND researchers highlight why each area is critical for veteran mental health and how RAND is contributing to address them.

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A Data Privacy Officer Job Description by Solutions Review

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors assembled this resource to provide you with a comprehensive data privacy officer job description. A data privacy consultant is a professional responsible for helping organizations develop and implement data privacy policies and procedures. They work closely with the IT and legal departments to ensure that the organization’s data privacy practices comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Disaster Zone Column: Too Important to Leave to the Professionals

Disaster Zone

The pandemic created some negative learning experiences.

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G2 Winter 2023 Reports: Unitrends Tops the Chart for DRaaS and IT Resilience Orchestration Automation

Unitrends

Complete security, ease of use and customer peace of mind is at the heart of everything we do here at Unitrends. In short, we make the lives of IT professionals and business owners easier. And nothing compares to the feeling when years of planning and hard work are recognized and appreciated. It reconfirms our commitment […] The post G2 Winter 2023 Reports: Unitrends Tops the Chart for DRaaS and IT Resilience Orchestration Automation appeared first on Unitrends.

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Consequences of the War in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

One year ago, Russian ground forces, following a lengthy military buildup, invaded Ukraine. Today, the war continues, with no clear end in sight. How does this end?

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Citrix App Layering and the new Azure Connector

Citrix

Citrix App Layering went through a huge transformation process in 2022, with the developer doing a fantastic job rewriting a big part of the code. First, we moved from the legacy Microsoft Silverlight console to a new, modern UI. And … The post Citrix App Layering and the new Azure Connector first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Ohio Train Derailment — Politics in Play

Disaster Zone

Politics are giving the incident legs.

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