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Artificial Intelligence: A Dooms Day Risk?

Disaster Zone

Which will it be: a boon to how we interact with technology or technology run amuck?

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U.S. Climate Assessment: How Extreme Weather Will Impact You

DRI Drive

The latest U.S. climate assessment has familiar warnings for areas of the country most affected by extreme weather, along with new information that can help prepare for increasing threats. The Fifth National Climate Assessment, a congressional report released every five years, has been released. First, the good news: “Across the country, efforts to adapt to […] The post U.S.

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The Importance of Emergency Communications

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Emergency Response Breakdowns put Maui Police at Risk.

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How to Deploy a VM Analytics Collector with IPv6 IP Protocol and Static Networking

Pure Storage

How to Deploy a VM Analytics Collector with IPv6 IP Protocol and Static Networking by Pure Storage Blog VM Analytics has been a beloved feature of Pure1 ® Manage; however, historically, it has only worked with IPv4 IP protocol. With IPv4 addresses being exhausted around the globe, a growing number of customers are moving their infrastructure to IPv6; and unfortunately, they cannot continue to use VM Analytics in the new environment due to lack of IPv6 support.

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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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How educational institutions can protect SaaS data with a BaaS solution

Synology

With the emergence of Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, education has evolved to include online learning, leading to a rising demand for efficient data management. SaaS services are often used for storing educational data from various platforms and institutes to meet changing IT requirements.

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FEMA Planning Guides

Recovery Diva

There is a website page with a listing of all of the available FEMA Planning Guides. Addendum : The Diva has heard from one reader whose firm has prepared guidance on preparing for a hurricane. You can view it here: farahandfarah.

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What Are the Disasters that Might Impact Your Home?

Disaster Zone

Deciding where to rent or buy based on disasters and crime.

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Yes, tsunamis can happen in coastal BC. How is your business preparing?

CCEM Strategies

When we think of tsunamis, tropical locations are more likely to come to mind. Who can forget the most devasting one in history, when in 2004 a Boxing Day earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused tsunamis across south and southeast Asia. But coastal areas of BC are at risk as well. A tsunami advisory was issued as recently as January 2022 for coastal BC after a volcanic eruption near the Tonga Islands.

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Take your programs to new heights with Fusion Resilience Copilot™

Fusion Risk Management

Today’s business landscape is constantly changing and becoming increasingly complex to navigate – and continuity and resilience practitioners are facing numerous challenges. They often struggle with cumbersome and manual processes, have difficulty reporting back to senior leadership, struggle to understand complex workflows and dependencies, have difficulty complying with evolving regulations, and struggle to integrate best practices with ease.

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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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New Ecological Threat Report

Recovery Diva

From the HSDL: Ecological Threat Report 2023 The Institute for Economics & Peace‘s Ecological Threat Report (ETR) is a “comprehensive, data-driven analysis” that covers 99.9% of the global population, analyzing food insecurity, water risk, demographic pressures, and natural disasters for 221 countries and territories. This fourth edition, Ecological Threat Report 2023, is divided into five sections: 1) Results and Trends; 2) Ecological Threats; 3) Conflict, Climate and Ecological Threats; 4)

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Disaster Zone Podcast: A Sampling of Drone Policy in the U.S.

Disaster Zone

What progressive states are doing with the technology.

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Unitrends DRaaS: Upgraded Performance With All-Flash Storage

Unitrends

Today, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has emerged as a beacon of resilience for businesses that neither have the budget nor the resources to research, implement and test disaster recovery (DR) plans. Unlike traditional DR methods that often involve complex and resource-intensive processes, DRaaS leverages the power of the cloud to offer a more agile, cost-effective and […] The post Unitrends DRaaS: Upgraded Performance With All-Flash Storage appeared first on Unitrends.

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Ann Barron-DiCamillo: AI in Cybersecurity - Balancing Speed and Control

FS-ISAC

Episode Notes Generative AI (GenAI) is changing the cybersecurity landscape at a phenomenal pace, creating both new challenges and opportunities. As cyber attacks become increasingly sophisticated, preventing them requires information sharing. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Managing Director and Global Head of Cyber Operations at Citi, talks about the difference between traditional attacks and AI-powered threats.

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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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FEMA To Curtail Recovery Funding for Power Generation in Puerto Rico

Recovery Diva

From The Hill: Puerto Rico raises alarms as FEMA ends power generation mission Puerto Rico raises alarms as FEMA ends power generation mission

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City of Long Beach Hit with Cyber Attack

Disaster Zone

City manager asks for emergency declaration.

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ISC East 2023 Wraps a Successful Show in New York City 

Security Industry Association

The Northeast’s premier event for security and public safety concludes, showing 25% attendee growth year over year Norwalk, CT – ISC East 2023, the Northeast’s leading security and public safety event built by RX Global , hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC , delivered another year of successful programming.

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Fortify security and resilience for your clients with NIST

Acronis

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework provides “voluntary guidance, based on existing standards, guidelines and practices for organization to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk.” Whether your MSP is helping clients to qualify for cyber insurance or satisfy regulatory compliance, shoring up cyber protection in alignment with NIST Cybersecurity Framework is still a good idea.

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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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Does a local cyber attack warrant a disaster declaration?

Recovery Diva

From GovTech.com: Long Beach, CA Mulls Emergency Declaration over Cyber Incident Thanks to Eric Holdeman for this citation.

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Seattle Times Op-ed: Surviving Future Disaster Depends on How We Plan and Build Today

Disaster Zone

We can be our own worst enemy.

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SIA New Member Profile: Veridas

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Veridas develops solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) so people can verify their identities in an agile and simple way using their biometrics. The company is headquartered in Noáin, Spain, and operates in more than 25 countries, with its main markets in Latin America, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.

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A Simple Trick to Utilise Databrick’s Intel Hardware to Improve Model Training Efficiency

Advancing Analytics

Introduction As a data scientist who has been in the industry a while, you would have probably experienced many twists and turns along the journey of evolution for the industry. Data scientists have come a long way from working locally on their machines to generate machine learning models. The shift to the cloud has revolutionised the way data scientists work where the cloud has opened up a whole host of machine learning tools, pushing the capabilities of machine learning.

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Acronis named a growth and innovation leader in Frost Radar™: Endpoint Security, 2023 report

Acronis

Acronis is proud to have been named a global leader in Frost Radar™: Endpoint Security, 2023 for our outstanding innovation and growth across EDR and other capabilities. The Frost Radar™: Endpoint Security, 2023 report recognizes vendors that demonstrate excellence in growth potential, best practices, competitive intensity, customer value and partner potential.

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The Value of Consistent Crisis Management Team Agendas

BryghtPath

Crises can be overwhelming and chaotic, making it difficult for organizations to handle them efficiently. Without structure and organization in a crisis, navigating through a storm without a compass can be like navigating through a storm. Although the destination may be known, the lack of structure can make it challenging to stay on course. Even … The post The Value of Consistent Crisis Management Team Agendas appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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Vishing – What Is It and Should You Be Worried?

Plan B Consulting

This week, Charlie discusses vishing and how it can affect your organisation, and looks at the importance of sufficient cyber training in the workplace. This week, I was going to write about the MGM Resorts hack in September 2023 and, as part of my research on the hack and its effects on the casino, I learned that the hack had been initiated by a vishing attack.

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Hurricane Otis: Bracing For Surprise Storms

Continuity Insights

As climate changes creates an environment ripe for surprise weather events, businesses need to prepare to receive little to no warning signs.

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Why EDR is fundamental to qualifying for cyber insurance

Acronis

This article focuses on the crucial requirements that help companies build cyber resilience and thereby qualify for cyber insurance coverage. We uncover the common reasons for cyber insurance denials, the challenges that today’s businesses face when applying for coverage, the business outcomes of obtaining insurance and the key features of EDR needed to satisfy policy requirements.

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5-Step Earthquake Tabletop Exercise Guide

Alert Media

Create and run an earthquake tabletop exercise to train your team, so your emergency response doesn’t crumble when it matters most.

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Microsoft Ignite 2023 – Fabric Round-up

Advancing Analytics

Last week was Microsoft’s Ignite conference hosted in Seattle and we were on the edge of our seats for some highly anticipated announcements. We’ve been playing and helping shape Fabric through the preview and into the Public Preview announced at Build earlier in the year so it’s great to see Fabric is now generally available. Johnny and I caught up to discuss our favourite pieces of Fabric news from the event and share them with you here.

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U.S. Businesses Underestimate Risk From Flooding

Continuity Insights

New Chubb survey highlights U.S. companies' lack of awareness on flood risks and available insurance protection.

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The best line of defense against AI-enhanced cybersecurity threats

Acronis

The rise of tools like ChatGPT leave organizations more vulnerable than ever to AI-enhanced cybersecurity threats. In this article, we’ll break down everything executives need to know about how generative AI tools like ChatGPT are increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity attacks, and how solutions like endpoint detection and response have the speed and sophistication needed to thwart them.