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Disaster Fatigue

Recovery Diva

From CNN: Opinion: Our disaster responders are exhausted. This puts Americans at risk The author, Peter Gaynor, is a former FEMA Administrator.

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Russia's Speedy Military Rebuild Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

The Rand Blog

As the fighting in Ukraine grinds on, Western policymakers and military officials are thinking ahead to the next war. Given how fast Russia is reconstituting its military, they are asking, when might it be able militarily to launch another large-scale offensive operation?

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Acronis Advanced Security + EDR wins SE Labs Enterprise Advanced Security Award

Acronis

SE Labs, an AMTSO member and independent, UK-based testing laboratory evaluated Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Acronis Advanced Security + EDR. The solution garnered a 100% Detection Accuracy Rating against every element of the attacks, from initial delivery to subsequent malicious activities.

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SIA New Member Profile: SWEAR

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member SWEAR delivers powerful solutions for organizations and consumers that rely upon the authenticity and accuracy of digital assets, with a platform that protects the truth by mapping and validating the origin of every recording. The company is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and its technology and solutions have a global reach.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Sinking Land in LA

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost – The Drowning South: A rising fortress in sinking land. Rising seas and steel walls test the strength of a Louisiana coastal gas development, raising questions about flooding, climate change and community impacts.

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NexusTek Ranked on Channel Futures 2024 MSP 501—Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Managed Service Providers Worldwide

NexusTek

July 1, 2024 NexusTek Ranked on Channel Futures 2024 MSP 501—Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Managed Service Providers Worldwide Annual Channel Futures MSP 501 Identifies Best of the Best in the Managed Services Industry JULY 2, 2024: NexusTek has been named as one of the world’s top-performing managed service providers in the prestigious 2024 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

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PagerDuty Expands Leadership Team with Introduction of Public Sector and Americas Sales Leaders by Jeremy Kmet

PagerDuty

As a global leader in digital operations management, PagerDuty has steadily grown during the past few years. Today, we count half of the Fortune 500 and nearly 70% of the Fortune 100 as our customers. To support this growing sales demand in the U.S. and globally, I’m thrilled to announce the addition of two dynamic sales leaders, Eric Forseter and Lisa Mudrick to my growing leadership team.

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Book Review: Pandemic Recovery? Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges

Recovery Diva

Review of Pandemic Recovery? Reframing and Rescaling Societal Challenges, Edited by Lauren Andres, John R. Bryson, Aksel Ersoy, and Louise Reardon. Published by Edward Elgar, 2024. [link] Reviewer: Donald A. Donahue , DHEd, MBA, MSJ, President, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Much has been written about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; dissecting timelines, the actions of governments and commerce, and recovery.

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Sustaining the Transatlantic Alliance: 75 Years of RAND Insights on NATO

The Rand Blog

For seven decades, RAND has been at the forefront of analytical efforts to rethink the issues, options, and trade-offs NATO has confronted. A new report examines seminal RAND analyses on four of NATO's strategic challenges.

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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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Latest Federal Data Privacy Proposal Stalls in Committee: What It Means for the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

Meanwhile, More States Adopt Consensus Model On June 27, 2024, the House Energy and Commerce Committee canceled its planned markup of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA), following pushback from a wide spectrum of stakeholders on the latest draft released just days prior, including groups that had been supportive of previous iterations. Even more significantly, House leadership indicated that an overhaul would be necessary to consider bringing it to the House floor.

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The Cost Conundrum: How Enterprises Do More with Less on Pure Storage 

Pure Storage

The Cost Conundrum: How Enterprises Do More with Less on Pure Storage by Pure Storage Blog “Doing more with less” has been a longstanding tech mantra. Problem is, not many companies have figured out how to do this. One of the current causes of this imperative is the tsunami of AI- and ML-based data flooding companies’ systems with both risk and opportunity and forcing enterprises to rethink their data platform usage from the ground up.

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Effects of Midwest Floods

Recovery Diva

From I nside Climate News: Midwest Floods, Widespread Heat Waves Are Undermining U.S. Transportation Systems , Weather-related disruptions can have catastrophic consequences for commuters and the supply chain. Midwest Floods, Widespread Heat Waves Are Undermining U.S.

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What NATO Countries and Other U.S. Allies Contribute to the Collective Defense

The Rand Blog

NATO countries pledge to spend 2 percent of their economies on defense and over half are on track to hit that target this year. But that 2 percent number has never been a great metric. A new country-by-country index shows in detail what allies can actually bring to the table in time of war.

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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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Key Dismissal of BIPA Case Upheld in Federal Court: What SIA Members Need to Know

Security Industry Association

On June 17, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment concerning the plaintiff’s appeal in Zellmer vs. Meta Platforms, dismissing the case filed over alleged violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act (BIPA). Notably, the Ninth Circuit rejected the original reasoning used by the district court, which had been that BIPA did not apply to non-users of Facebook due to the impracticality of compliance, instead citing an alternative

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What Can We Learn From the Synnovis NHS Lab Cyber Attack?

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie discusses the recent NHS cyber attack and what lesssons we can learn from what happened. Last week I was keen to write a bulletin on the above subject, but I ran out of time. This week I was determined to get it written and out to bulletin readers. The incident is one of the most high-profile hacks of the moment as it impacts the public and the NHS.

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Hurricane Beryl’s Devastating Destruction in Caribbean

Recovery Diva

From USAToday: Some Caribbean islands see almost ‘total destruction’ after Hurricane Beryl

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The Yemen Model

The Rand Blog

In the years following Yemen's Arab Spring, U.S. policymakers chose to view Yemen through the narrow frame of counterterrorism. Today, the same thing may be happening in the Red Sea. Why does the United States keep getting it wrong in Yemen?

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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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Call for Input on New Report: OT and Physical Security

Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is excited to announce the development of a groundbreaking report on operational technology (OT) and physical security. This project will be guided by a steering committee of interested members as subject matter experts and underwriters for the project, as well as insights from SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board and Utilities Advisory Board.

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The Importance of Business Continuity Planning in University Security

BCP Builder

In today’s increasingly complex and unpredictable world, universities face a myriad of potential threats that can disrupt their operations, compromise safety, and impact their educational mission. From natural disasters to cyberattacks, the range of risks necessitates a proactive and comprehensive approach to preparedness. This is where Business Continuity Planning (BCP) becomes indispensable.

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What Is a Data Platform? [Guide] 

Pure Storage

What Is a Data Platform? [Guide] by Pure Storage Blog Data platforms now come in all shapes, sizes, and purposes. Some highlight “real time” capabilities, others scale, and others performance. Some are geared toward manufacturing, while others are for healthcare or finance. Some are cloud-based, some on-premises, some hybrid. In short, “data platform” is a general term that deserves quite a bit of unpacking.

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The Uncertain Russia–North Korea Relationship

The Rand Blog

The United States and South Korea have ample reasons to worry about the new agreement between Russia and North Korea. But what is not clear is how much of a difference this agreement will make.

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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