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Profile of FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell

Recovery Diva

From CNN.com: How Deanne Criswell blazed a trail from fighting fires to running FEMA. An excerpt: “She joined FEMA during the Obama administration, helping to oversee the agency’s response to natural disasters across the country. In 2019, she became the first woman to lead New York City’s Emergency Management Department, where — less than a year into the job — she helped navigate the city through the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Resilience is an illusion

Emergency Planning

After much pondering of the question, I have come to the conclusion that resilience is an illusion. This is not to denigrate the work of resilience managers, as there is obviously much to be done to reduce the risk and impact of adverse events. However, the concept of resilience is, I think, suspect. Many researchers who have adopted the concept when trying to interpret disaster risk reduction have followed the work of Crawford Stanley "Buzz" Holling, as expressed in his 1973 paper (Holling 1973

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10 Reasons to Attend Pure Accelerate 2024

Pure Storage

10 Reasons to Attend Pure Accelerate 2024 by Pure Storage Blog Where will you be this June during Pure//Accelerate® 2024? Will you be home suffering from FOMO or with us in Vegas—front and center for the storage event of the year? With three exciting days of must-see keynotes, information-packed sessions, illuminating demos, and opportunities to engage directly with industry thought leaders, this year’s agenda is sure to get you excited about the future of your data.

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Acronis named Champion in Info-Tech Emotional Footprint Awards 2024

Acronis

The Info-Tech Emotional Footprint Diamond April 2024 for both Backup and Availability and Endpoint Protection named Acronis Cyber Protect a Champion, which cements Acronis’ excellence in both the report’s Value Index and Net Emotional Footprint.

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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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In Maui Health Problems Persist

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Months after Maui Fires, Health Problems Persist. A new report details respiratory ailments, mental health conditions and lack of access to medical care following the deadly fire in Lahaina in August.

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How Western Nuclear Inaction Could Embolden the Kremlin

The Rand Blog

The Kremlin might be emboldened by the weak pushback from the United States and NATO against its heightened nuclear saber-rattling, increasing nuclear dangers. NATO allies might explore more effective ways to reduce these risks.

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Unitrends Endpoint Backup Lauch

Unitrends

With an ever-increasing amount of critical data being generated and stored on endpoint devices, such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers and virtual machines (VMs), ensuring its safety has become a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, recent findings reveal that only 8% of PCs are backed up daily and 23% yearly. Surprisingly, 25% […] The post Unitrends Endpoint Backup Lauch appeared first on Unitrends.

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More Canadian Smoke Coming to the U.S.

Recovery Diva

From TheConversation: Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains “The North American Seasonal Fire Assessment and Outlook for May through July highlights drought conditions in western Canada and Central America and higher than normal fire risk in both regions. It also notes the challenge of forecasting fire risk for later in the year as the El Niño climate pattern transitions to La Niña in late summer.

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Achieving Cyber Resiliency with Pure Storage SafeMode

Pure Storage

Achieving Cyber Resiliency with Pure Storage SafeMode by Pure Storage Blog In today’s digital ecosystem, data isn’t just valuable: It’s the backbone of business innovation and growth. However, as the digital landscape evolves, so do the threats against this critical asset. Businesses must maintain cyber resiliency in the face of attacks like ransomware.

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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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Emerging Threats to Financial Markets

The Rand Blog

The greatest danger to the U.S. financial system is the constant assault on reality—the deepfake videos and manipulated AI—that could weaken the system over time. It will be slow, but it will be steady and hard to stop—more like financial climate change.

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Introducing Microsoft Teams Notification Channel: Communicate With Employees Wherever They’re Working

Alert Media

The post Introducing Microsoft Teams Notification Channel: Communicate With Employees Wherever They’re Working appeared first on AlertMedia.

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Transforming Healthcare in Rural India with Telemedicine by Nisha Kadaba

PagerDuty

PagerDuty Provides Key Support to Scale Intelehealth’s Impact India’s healthcare landscape has seen remarkable advancements, with a growing emphasis on enhancing delivery and outcomes. While much attention has historically been on urban healthcare, the majority of India’s population resides in rural and rural-urban areas. Ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare in these regions is paramount.

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Security Industry Association and ISC Security Events Open Call for Proposals for ISC East 2024 and ISC West 2025

Security Industry Association

Speaking Proposals Are Being Accepted for the SIA Education at ISC Conference Programs at ISC East 2024 (Nov. 19-21 in New York City) and ISC West 2024 (April 1-4 in Las Vegas) The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC Security Events are seeking proposals from subject matter experts for the SIA Education at ISC conference programs at ISC East 2024 and ISC West 2025 – two of the leading security industry conferences and expositions each year.

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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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An Affordable Diarrhea Treatment Could Save Thousands of Children's Lives

The Rand Blog

Diarrhea kills by dehydration. The discovery that salts plus glucose and water can keep patients alive has been hailed as one of the greatest medical advances of the past century. Yet health care providers from south Asia to sub-Saharan Africa don't prescribe them enough.

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Acronis stands with Brazil: Our response to the floods

Acronis

Acronis stands with Brazil's flood-affected communities. Join us in our fundraising campaign to support a devastated school. Together, let's rebuild hope and create a brighter future.

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7 Pure Partner Leaders Celebrated by CRN

Pure Storage

7 Pure Partner Leaders Celebrated by CRN by Pure Storage Blog I am thrilled to spotlight our Pure Storage partner leaders who have been recognized by CRN as Women of the Channel 2024. Each has made a significant impact at Pure and in the broader technology and channel communities. I am very proud to work with them as they drive innovation to empower our partner community.

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A Deming Cycle Approach to Business Continuity Strategy

Alert Media

Build your business continuity strategy with a Design-Test-Reflect-Iterate approach to ensure adaptability and effectiveness against various hazards.

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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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Seven Takeaways on How Teachers Are Reacting to Restrictions on Discussing Race and Gender

The Rand Blog

U.S. teachers say they are experiencing limitations on a variety of topics many people consider to be controversial or sensitive, above and beyond race and gender. So how are teachers in the United States reacting?

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The Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault & RSA Conference 2024 Wrap-Up

Zerto

We just wrapped RSA Conference (RSAC) 2024, and we are thrilled by your enthusiasm for the Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault. The conference was abuzz with questions about artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity, and the vault provided some welcome answers. As expected, AI was in the spotlight at RSAC again this year, but unlike RSAC 2023, discussions progressed well beyond securing it.

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IDAHOBIT Day: A Beacon for Equality and the Prelude to Pride Season

Advancing Analytics

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is observed annually on 17th May. This date holds historical significance as it commemorates the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases. IDAHOBIT serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle against discrimination and the importance of celebrating diversity and freedom.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards

Security Industry Association

DALLAS, Texas – The Foundation for Advancing Security Technology (FAST) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2024 Security Technician of the Year Awards , now in its second year. This prestigious initiative highlights the critical role that security technicians play within the industry, celebrating their excellence in the meticulous design, installation and maintenance of security systems that safeguard our communities.

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PagerDuty Secures Veterans Affairs ATO, Sets Sights on FedRAMP® Authorization by Laura Chu

PagerDuty

We are thrilled to announce that as of March 22, 2024, PagerDuty has been approved for Veterans Affairs ATO (Authority to Operate) and has advanced to “In PMO Review” status on the FedRAMP Marketplace. This marks a significant milestone as we continue on the path to obtaining the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Low Authorization later this year.

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What is Business Continuity Management (BCM)?

Unitrends

It’s no longer a matter of if but when a business will face a disruption. The rise in cyberattacks, natural disasters and other unexpected disruptions is increasingly threatening business continuity. This is where business continuity management (BCM) comes into the picture. BCM is the strategic and tactical capability of an organization to plan for and respond to […] The post What is Business Continuity Management (BCM)?

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IT Orchestration vs. IT Automation: What’s the Difference?

Pure Storage

IT Orchestration vs. IT Automation: What’s the Difference? by Pure Storage Blog The best way to think of the difference between IT orchestration and IT automation is to think of a typical automobile factory: The automation part is each task happening automatically via manufacturing floor robots. The orchestration part is the linking of those completed tasks to put the entire car together.

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SIA New Member Profile: Tedee

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Tedee is a European manufacturer of high-tech smart door locks. The company is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, and operates locally in various markets, including in Spain, Portugal, France, the Netherlands, Mexico, Colombia and Australia, with team members spanning across Europe and partners dispersed globally.

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourced Vs In-House IT Disaster Recovery

Erwood Group

The Pros and Cons of Outsourced vs In-House IT Disaster Recovery The Pros and Cons of Outsourced vs In-House IT Disaster Recovery In today’s fast-paced digital business age, IT disaster recovery is a critical component of any business continuity plan and proper business resilience planning. Whether due to natural disasters, cyberattacks, or system failures, the ability to quickly recover and restore IT operations can mean the difference between business survival and failure.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of May 17; Updates from HPE, NetApp, Veeam & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of May 17, 2024. 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. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy

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Failover vs. Failback: What’s the Difference? 

Pure Storage

Failover vs. Failback: What’s the Difference? by Pure Storage Blog A key distinction in the realm of disaster recovery is the one between failover and failback. Both terms describe two sides of the same coin and are easy to conflate. Their effects, however, couldn’t be more different. Both play critical roles in business continuity and disaster recovery efforts, so it’s important to understand what they are and why they’re different.

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5 Takeaways From the 2024 Expo Seguridad México Event

Security Industry Association

Jason de Souza is managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean at Genetec and chair of SIA’s International Relations Committee. Last month (April 16-18, 2024), over 17,000 security industry professionals gathered in Mexico City, Mexico, for Expo Seguridad México – the largest event for the security industry in Latin America. The Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to be the premier sponsor of this fast-growing security expo and enjoyed connecting with members and industry le

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11 Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

Constellation

Knowing how to save on your electric bill in the summer is important, as rising temperatures can result in higher energy costs. The US Energy Information Administration estimates that the average home in the United States consumes 1,026 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each month between June and August. The post 11 Energy-Saving Tips for Summer appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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