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FEMA Guidance on Extreme Heat – revised

Recovery Diva

From FEMA: Guidance on Extreme Temperatures for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Leaders. Extreme Temperatures Are Adversely Affecting People’s Lives FROM HSToday: DHS Offers Community Leaders New Resources to Prepare for Extreme Temperature Events as 17 States Experience Record Breaking Heat.

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One Last Shout-Out to Our Furry Friends for National Dog Month!

DRI Drive

We here at DRI have had a lot of fun during National Dog Month, so here’s one more chance to showcase our canine co-workers! DRI Communications Manager Jeff Holland’s little buddy is Moonie, a 2yo Italian greyhound/terrier/??? He loves marrow bones, sunning himself, and chasing squirrels up trees. DRI Senior Certification Manager Maria Loduca’s super […] The post One Last Shout-Out to Our Furry Friends for National Dog Month!

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Disaster Zone Podcast: The Role of Emergency Management in Cybersecurity

Disaster Zone

How well are you connected to your organization's technology leadership?

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CFPS: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What Changes Are Coming Soon

National Fire Protection Association

The Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) is a world-renowned program from NFPA® that recognizes individuals who demonstrate wide-ranging skills and knowledge of fire protection. The program is set to undergo changes soon. This blog reviews what the CFPS credential signifies, its value to the fire protection community, upcoming changes, and why individuals might want to take the exam before the end of the year.

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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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Disaster Funding Questionable at End of Federal Fiscal Year

Recovery Diva

(1) From CNN: FEMA announces $3 billion for climate resiliency as time runs low for Congress to replenish its disaster fund. “In a record-breaking year of disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is announcing nearly $3 billion Monday for communities to build resiliency against climate change-fueled extreme weather. The new money, which will come from Congress’s bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year, is being announced just as the agency is running out of disaster-relief

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Hurricane Warning Language Getting Better

Disaster Zone

Constant improvement has to be the goal.

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A Four-Day School Week? Here Are the Costs and Benefits

The Rand Blog

Hundreds of small school districts across America have cut one day a week from their calendars. A shorter school week helps them compete for teachers and reduce costs. Teachers and parents love it. But is it really in the best interests of students?

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CRS Report on Building Codes

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service, this report on Building Codes, Standards, and Regulations: Frequently Asked Questions.

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Key Steps a CIO Should Take after a Ransomware Attack

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by thought leaders in enterprise technology. In this feature, Veeam CIO Nate Kurtz offers a commentary on key steps enterprises need to take after they’ve suffered a ransomware attack. The infamous MoveIt tool threatening enterprises everywhere has, of late, begun breaching companies that don’t even use it, simply because their business partners do.

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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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DCIG: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a “Top 5” Microsoft 365 backup solution

Acronis

In a new report from the Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), a prominent technology research and analysis firm, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud was named a “Top 5” backup solution for Microsoft 365.

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What to Consider Before Scheduling Shredding Services

Prism International

Shredding services are an essential aspect of information security, as they ensure that confidential information is not compromised. According to our recent poll of almost 200 secure information professionals within our iG Direct E-Newsletter, we asked our members and subscribers, “which is the most important thing for clients to consider before scheduling a shredding service?”.

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A Potential Alternative for Regulating Internet-Based Platform Services

The Rand Blog

The use of internet-based platform services like Amazon, DoorDash, and Uber Eats is increasing and can be helpful. But the companies that offer these services may be engaging in predatory practices that can harm users and local businesses. Some form of centralized policy action may help; local governments could play a more-active role.

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Avoiding a Business Continuity Crime Scene

BryghtPath

Business continuity plans are crucial for organizations as they provide a structured framework to anticipate and mitigate potential disruptions, ensuring that essential operations can continue despite unexpected events, thereby minimizing downtime and preserving reputation. In the past, we have seen a trend within an organization of employees not remembering their business continuity plan, what it … The post Avoiding a Business Continuity Crime Scene appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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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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How to respond to a ransomware attack as an MSP

Acronis

Discover how to respond effectively to a ransomware attack as an MSP. Our step-by-step guide provides you with immediate actions, communication protocols, and best practices to protect your clients' data and minimize damage. Read on to fortify your defense strategy today!

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President Requests $16B for Disaster Aid

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Biden seeks $16 billion in disaster aid as Idalia, wildfires deplete federal funds.

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Five Charts That Tell Us About the State of Public Education Right Now

The Rand Blog

To monitor trends in public education, RAND fields over a dozen surveys annually to teachers, principals, and superintendents. Five charts tell us the most about the state of public education right now: staff turnover; teacher well-being; guns in schools; quality of academic instruction; and politics in schools.

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BCM Basics: “Continuity” Defined

MHA Consulting

This post is part of BCM Basics, a series of occasional, entry-level blogs on some of the key concepts in business continuity management. People new to our field are often puzzled by one of its key terms: “continuity.” Today we’ll provide a comprehensive definition of this foundational word. Related on MHA Consulting: Mark My Words: Commonly Confused Business Continuity Terms The Meaning of “Continuity” If you’ve been to MHA’s home page , you know what our firm is all about.

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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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How To Move OS To Another Drive - Complete Guide & Software

Acronis

Explore our comprehensive guide on moving your operating system to a new drive. Learn step-by-step methods, tools, and tips for a seamless transition.

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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Part IV – Two Types of Exposure to Electricity Fatalities

National Fire Protection Association

There are two ways to contact energized electrical parts or equipment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) database, and those are direct or indirect. Direct exposure to electricity includes contact directly from the power source to the person, such as touching a live wire or getting caught up in an arc-flash. Indirect exposure typically occurs when an object is unintentionally electrified.

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A Trilateral Summit to Deal with Trilateral Threats

The Rand Blog

The leaders of Japan, South Korea, and the United States held a trilateral summit in August, focused on countering military threats in East Asia. Not surprisingly, China and North Korea were upset by the summit, designed as it was to respond to their military build-ups.

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More on Hazard Insurance

Disaster Zone

This is what is happening and likely will happen more in the future.

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What’s New: Enhanced PagerDuty Analytics for Faster Insights and Smarter Recommendations by Cristina Dias

PagerDuty

Data has become the lifeblood of businesses, empowering organizations to make more informed decisions, drive innovation, and gain a competitive edge. McKinsey touts the benefits of adopting data-supported capabilities, referring to the various ways data is utilized to enable and enhance the functioning of an organization. These capabilities enable faster and more powerful insights, leading to “better decision making as well as automating basic day-to-day activities and regularly occurring decisi

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of September 1; Updates from Cohesity, Quantum, Rubrik & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of September 1, 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.

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China Ponders Russia's Logistical Challenges in the Ukraine War

The Rand Blog

Any attempt by China to use military force to seize Taiwan would be an immense logistical undertaking requiring moving large quantities of troops and materiel across the Taiwan Strait. What then, are Chinese observers learning from the logistical realm of the war in Ukraine?

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Insurance Premiums will be Going Up

Disaster Zone

All the property losses from natural disasters need to be covered.

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Confidence Increasing in Industry According to Newest SIA Research

Security Industry Association

Nearly 8 in 10 See Positive Business Conditions According to Latest SIA Security Market Index SILVER SPRING, Md. – Confidence is increasing in the security industry, with nearly eight in 10 respondents to the July-August 2023 SIA Security Market Index survey offering a positive assessment of business conditions. One-fourth of survey participants said that current conditions are “excellent,” and another 53% described them as “good.

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Introducing Resilience Copilot™: Your AI-powered, In-house Fusion Analyst

Fusion Risk Management

Generative AI has risen in popularity, especially over the past year. Organizations are actively looking to leverage the technology in their operations to improve user experience, streamline manual processes, and supercharge agility. Practitioners and organizations are increasin g ly recognizing the potential of generative AI, with over 46% of executives planning to invest in generative AI in their near-term strategic agenda.

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Money, Markets, and Machine Learning: Unpacking the Risks of Adversarial AI

The Rand Blog

The consequences of ignoring the problem of adversarial attacks in algorithmic trading are potentially catastrophic. In a world increasingly reliant on machine learning models, the financial sector needs to shift from being reactive to proactive to ensure the security and integrity of our financial system.

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How to Pronounce Hurricane Idalia

Disaster Zone

It is not Sally or Mary.or Fred.

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Challenge, Meet Radically Simple Data Storage

Pure Storage

Challenge, Meet Radically Simple Data Storage by Pure Storage Blog Every time you open your feed, another groundbreaking innovation has changed the game. But it seems like complexity and challenges are never far behind. With every new tech that dazzles us, there’s a team squeezing every last drop out of their infrastructures to make it happen. If you talk to them—and we have—you’ll hear that one thing tends to slow them down: data storage.