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Reputation Management During Crisis

Bernstein Crisis Management

Reputation Management During Crisis Strong reputation management during crisis situations is critical today. While many of the resources out there will proclaim the need for immediate full transparency and constant communications through all channels, the truth is that this approach can sometimes create more trouble than it resolves. In order to make reputation management during crisis effective, you need to recognize the importance of balancing openness with strategic discretion.

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Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance

DRI Drive

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, I’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just from this year but also to provide a review of […] The post Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions

Pure Storage

Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions by Pure Storage Blog Ransomware attacks are big news when they hit giant corporations, government services, and resources like gas pipelines. And when the focus is on apocalyptic attack scenarios, where sensitive data was ransomed or government services knocked offline, there’s a tendency to think that one’s own organization isn’t a likely target.

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UN Report on Persons with Disabilities and Disasters

Recovery Diva

New Report from the UN: Global Survey Report on Persons with Disabilities and Disasters 2023 ( 43 pp). Thanks to Jessica Hubbard for providing this citation.

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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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Keep a Keen Eye on your SaaS Backups!

Zerto

Zerto Backup for SaaS, powered by Keepit, introduces a monitoring dashboard for your SaaS backups. Why Monitoring and Analyzing your SaaS Backup Data is important? Despite basic out-of-the-box protection from SaaS vendors, data residing in SaaS applications is your responsibility, not the vendor’s. This data is exposed to potential risks like outages, accidental deletion, and ransomware attacks that can lead to loss or downtime.

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Upping the Ante on Western Weapons Could End the Stalemate in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

The Russo-Ukrainian war might be at a strategic tipping point. The ground fight in Ukraine's east is stalemated, but Russian sea and air power in Crimea is diminished. The future flow of Western aid may be less certain. To address these challenges, the West might escalate support for Ukraine's military and signal firmness to Moscow.

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Cascading Effects of Disasters

Recovery Diva

Article from Scientific American: Visualizing Climate Disasters’ Surprising Cascading Effects[33360] Many thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.

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Security Industry Association Announces Commitment to Expand Outreach to Native American Communities

Security Industry Association

SIA to promote and expand eligibility for its training, scholarship, mentorship and community offerings and foster greater engagement with security industry and Native American populations SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings.

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Rehearsing Plan B: The Importance of Mastering Your Workarounds

MHA Consulting

In terms of bang for the buck, not all business continuity activities are created equal. One of the most valuable ways BC practitioners can spend their time is making sure their organizations can truly execute on their manual workarounds. Related on MHA Consulting: The Retro Revolution: Why Manual Workarounds Are a BC Must Rehearsing Your Plan B Due to the complexity of BC methodology, many aspects of the field have the potential to become time sinks.

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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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Safeguard your PC or Mac with a BaaS solution

Synology

As the threat of data loss, data breach, and ransomware attacks keep IT admins up at night, as a PC or Mac user, are you doing your due diligence and safeguarding your endpoint data?

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AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption

Pure Storage

AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption by Pure Storage Blog AI will be disruptive to enterprises, but how will it be disruptive to the enterprise IT architectures that support them? Recently, I joined Gestalt IT to discuss this and how AI will affect everything from power utilization and rack space to data governance and compliance.

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Thinking Forward: Compliance Management for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Compliance Management for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: January 30, 2024 Traditional approaches to compliance management are no longer sufficient and can expose your business to expensive penalties for failure to meet compliance standards. One prevalent issue is the inclination towards an auditor-focused strategy, where mere checkbox compliance may fall short in addressing evolving risks.

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Support for Veterans Leaves Rape Victims Behind

The Rand Blog

Far too many survivors of military sexual trauma are unable to access the generous benefits available to those injured by enemies overseas. Survivors are already far less likely to qualify for the full range of benefits and services available to those injured in combat, and the United States is doing nothing to rectify this injustice, allowing further inequities to fester.

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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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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Transforming Wildfire Management With AI’

Disaster Zone

Using technology to aid in prevention and mitigation.

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SIA New Member Profile: Utility Business Media

Security Industry Association

Curtis Marquardt Jr., vice president at UBM New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Utility Business Media (UBM) is a producer and publisher of information and education dedicated to the utility safety and operations leadership community. The company is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and its workforce is nationwide, with employees in Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Georgia and Florida.

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AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption

Pure Storage

AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption by Pure Storage Blog AI will be disruptive to enterprises, but how will it be disruptive to the enterprise IT architectures that support them? Recently, I joined Gestalt IT to discuss this and how AI will affect everything from power utilization and rack space to data governance and compliance.

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Lessons for Industrial Resilience: The UK's Typhoon Export Conundrum

The Rand Blog

If Turkey steps back from its pursuit of the Typhoon, it would join India, South Korea, Finland, the UAE, and Switzerland on the list of countries to decline acquisition of the four-nation collaborative platform jointly exported by the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The United Kingdom and Germany have the most to gain, or lose, from the Typhoon's success.

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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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Is National Flood Insurance Program Off the Chopping Block?

Disaster Zone

There appears to be a different tone in Congress.

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IntelligentSIA: The Top 10 Events, Programs and Opportunities for Members in February 2024

Security Industry Association

Hey SIA members! Here are the top things you need to know about our latest activities and resources, upcoming events and opportunities and more. Welcome, New Members! The Security Industry Association (SIA) would like to welcome its newest members: Agora Partnerships , Burns & McDonnell , Caliber Communications , Exante360 , EyeOTmonitor , F ederal Reserve Bank of St.

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Automate Major Incident Management Step-by-Step for Better, Faster Response by Hannah Culver

PagerDuty

Organizations looking to win the market and drive great customer experiences need to deliver on the promise of exceptional service, meaning fewer interruptions and faster resolution. This can be done by embedding automation across the incident management lifecycle for major incidents, and bringing in humans where it makes sense. Let’s walk through some of the steps in incident management that are primed for automation for immediate gains, either to eliminate the need for humans to intervene, or

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Small Business Trends for 2024

Constellation

Emerging small business trends are reshaping how businesses will operate this year and beyond. Technology that was recently only available to larger corporations with big budgets is now within reach of small businesses. The post Small Business Trends for 2024 appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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Anti-Leadership Tips from Politicians

Disaster Zone

You can learn a lot of things not to do.

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Business Continuity and Risk Management

BCP Builder

What is the relationship between Business Continuity and Risk Management? The relationship between Business Continuity and Risk Management depends on the organization. In most cases, Business Continuity is a sub-domain of Risk Management. If there is an existing Enterprise Risk Management framework in the organization, can you use that in your Business Continuity Planning?

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How to Automate Time Tracking as MSPs

Acronis

Discover efficient strategies for automating time tracking in your MSP business with our comprehensive guide. Enhance productivity and accuracy in billing with tailored solutions for managed service providers by Acronis.

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How Pure Storage Brings the Future of Data Storage

Pure Storage

How Pure Storage Brings the Future of Data Storage by Pure Storage Blog All storage is not created equal. Pure Storage is the only enterprise solution that meets your ever-changing data storage needs. Simply put, we are bringing the future of data storage. Discover how we’re delivering on this promise with these in-depth resources and guides. SSD-free Flash: Unleash Your Storage Is your flash storage operating with one arm tied behind its back?

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Grow Your Own Staff

Disaster Zone

See what Chicago OEM is doing.

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How to Protect Against Ransomware

Unitrends

In today’s digital landscape, ransomware attacks have become a formidable threat to businesses of all sizes. These attacks, where hackers encrypt your data and demand a ransom for its release, can lead to significant financial losses and operational disruptions. In this post, we’ll delve into what ransomware is, how it works and why it’s crucial […] The post How to Protect Against Ransomware appeared first on Unitrends.

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Legit email blackout! How will you avoid rejection and impersonation on Google/Yahoo?

Acronis

Did you know that 91% of cybercrimes begin with an email? And shockingly, 75% of your customers aren't adequately protected from email impersonation. This poses a significant security risk that needs immediate attention.

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Foster the Future of the Security Industry by Being a TIME Mentor

Security Industry Association

Security leaders wanted! Give back to the industry and build meaningful relationships by mentoring a young security professional. Want to give back and help cultivate the next generation of security industry leaders? Don’t miss the opportunity to become a TIME mentor! The Security Industry Association (SIA) is seeking seasoned security industry professionals to serve as mentors in the 2024 cohort of Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME), a mentorship program presented by the SIA RIS

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AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption

Pure Storage

AI and Enterprise IT: How to Embrace Change without Disruption by Pure Storage Blog AI will be disruptive to enterprises, but how will it be disruptive to the enterprise IT architectures that support them? Recently, I joined Gestalt IT to discuss this and how AI will affect everything from power utilization and rack space to data governance and compliance.