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Changes in Gulf of Mexico

Recovery Diva

A special edition of Issues is titled On the Front Lines of Change: Reporting from the Gulf of Mexico. Several articles dealing with findings from research on past Gulf Coast disasters.

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A Proposed Strategy to Advocate for Improved Civil Protection in the United Kingdom

Emergency Planning

National elections in the United Kingdom are likely to bring a change in the political complexion of the government. This short essay puts the case for coming together to put pressure on the new leadership to improve British civil protection. The lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic, alas largely negative, show that a good civilian system designed to protect the public against major hazards and threats can save thousands of lives and billions in losses and wasted expenditure.

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Creating an organizational multi-Region failover strategy

AWS Disaster Recovery

AWS Regions provide fault isolation boundaries that prevent correlated failure and contain the impact from AWS service impairments to a single Region when they occur. You can use these fault boundaries to build multi-Region applications that consist of independent, fault-isolated replicas in each Region that limit shared fate scenarios. This allows you to build multi-Region applications and leverage a spectrum of approaches from backup and restore to pilot light to active/active to implement you

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Why It’s More Important Now Than Ever to Rightsize Your vSphere Deployment

Pure Storage

Why It’s More Important Now Than Ever to Rightsize Your vSphere Deployment by Pure Storage Blog One constant that spans the entire timeline of my career has been the concept of “rightsizing” virtual machine (VM) workloads, and even deployments. Let’s talk about why it matters even more now after Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware and announcements on how VMware licensing will be consumed going forward.

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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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New Book on Community-Driven Relocation (free download)

Recovery Diva

New book available as a free download from the National Academy of Sciences: Community-Driven Relocation: Recommendations for the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Beyond. (Note the book is 584 pages, but summary is available.) “Between 1980 and mid-2023, 232 billion-dollar disasters occurred in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, with the number of disasters doubling annually since 2018.

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When AI Gets It Wrong, Will It Be Held Accountable?

The Rand Blog

RAND researchers fielded their survey to provide the first nationally representative look at what people will actually do when faced with an unfair AI outcome.

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The Threat of AI-powered Ransomware Attacks

Pure Storage

The Threat of AI-powered Ransomware Attacks by Pure Storage Blog Alongside its many benefits, AI has also empowered malicious actors to launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, with ransomware emerging as a particularly potent threat. A recent report by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned that malicious attackers are already taking advantage of AI to evolve ransomware attacks, posing significant risks to individuals, businesses, and even critical infrastructure.

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Preparedness Grants as Key to Resilience

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Preparedness Grants are Key to Resilience. “On April 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced more than $1.8 billion in funding for eight fiscal year 2024 preparedness grant programs. These announcements are widely known, broadly disseminated, and make a measurable difference to the safety and security of our nation.

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Securing critical infrastructure: White House issues call to action  

everbridge

From compliance to resilience: Navigating the new landscape of critical infrastructure protection with Everbridge By Eric Boger , Everbridge Vice President Risk Intelligence The recent National Security Memorandum (NSM) on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience issued by the White House on April 30, 2024, outlines a strategic approach to safeguarding critical infrastructure against emerging threats and enhancing resilience.

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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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What Went Wrong in Yemen: Q&A with Alexandra Stark

The Rand Blog

Peace talks in Yemen have stalled and the Houthis, who control much of the country, are now attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in a show of support for Gaza. How did things go so wrong? And how might the United States play a more effective role throughout the region?

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Remote Work and Energy Efficiency

Constellation

Is remote work sustainable? Can remote work and energy efficiency contribute to your bottom line and a cleaner environment? The post Remote Work and Energy Efficiency appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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Security Industry Association Announces First-Ever Security Industry Community Service Day

Security Industry Association

#SecurityGivesBack on June 7, 2024, with a new day focused on community service projects. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the first-ever Security Industry Community Service Day , an initiative created by the SIA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Board to rally the entire security industry to give back and make the world a better place.

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Partnering with dbt Labs: enhancing our analytical engineering capabilities

Advancing Analytics

Advancing Analytics are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with dbt Labs, the company behind the premier analytics engineering product: dbt. dbt is fast becoming the new standard for data transformation workflows, that power and populate our curated layers. Why dbt? dbt Lab’s platform enables organisations to easily build Analytics Engineering best practice into the processes and operations throughout their business, improving data trust due to consistency, and shipping data products fa

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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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A New Power-up for Data Resilience: A Guide to Object-level Exclusions

Pure Storage

A New Power-up for Data Resilience: A Guide to Object-level Exclusions by Pure Storage Blog In classic video games, each item in your inventory serves a purpose on your quest. It’s the same in data protection , which requires an arsenal of tools to battle against threats. Just as choosing the right gear can make or break your adventure in a game, selecting which data to disregard and which to shield can be crucial in real-world applications.

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2024 cybersecurity trends: Key steps, strategies and guidance

Acronis

Explore the most critical cybersecurity trends of 2024 with our comprehensive guide. Delve into the latest in cyberthreats, proactive strategies and technological advancements shaping the future of cybersecurity. Perfect for IT professionals looking to stay ahead in digital defense.

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Security Industry Association Launches New Community for Veterans in Security

Security Industry Association

With leadership from chair Jeff Huggins of ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, the new community will provide resources, programs and events for veterans in the industry and actively serving military planning transitions to the civilian workforce. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has launched the SIA Veterans in Security Forum , an all-new community focused on the issues and concerns of veterans and active military members who are in, or are interested in joining, the

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What to Expect at Solutions Review’s Spotlight with Scale Computing on May 16

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Solution Spotlight with Scale Computing is entitled: “Seamless Transition: Scale Computing’s Guide to VMware Migration.” What is a Solutions Spotlight? Solutions Review’s Solution Spotlights are exclusive webinar events for industry professionals across enterprise technology. Since its first virtual event in June 2020, Solutions Review has expanded its multimedia capabilities in response to the overwhelming demand for these kinds of events.

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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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Ansible vs. Docker

Pure Storage

Ansible vs. Docker by Pure Storage Blog The modern world of software development thrives on automation and containerization. These practices empower developers to build, deploy, and scale applications with agility and efficiency. However, with the plethora of containerization, automation, and infrastructure management tools available, making the right choice can be challenging.

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Zerto Access Management: Role-Based Access Controls with Keycloak

Zerto

Implementing Identity and Access Management (IAM) within data protection applications is critical in today’s interconnected digital landscape. IAM serves as the first line of defense, ensuring that only authorized individuals or systems can access sensitive data and resources. By effectively managing user identities, roles, and permissions, IAM enhances security measures, mitigates insider threats, and safeguards against unauthorized access or data breaches.

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Embracing the Evolution: How Proptech Is Transforming the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

Sean Miller, chief revenue at Sensor Industries, is a member of SIA’s Built Environment Advisory Board. SIA’s Built Environment Advisory Board defined proptech , or property technology in its long form, as “Technology connecting people and information to simplify how commercial real estate is owned, sold, managed, operated, researched, rented or bought and invested in.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of May 10; Updates from Cohesity, NuLink, Zerto & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of May 10, 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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3 Reasons Software Defines the Best All-Flash Array

Pure Storage

3 Reasons Software Defines the Best All-Flash Array by Pure Storage Blog This article was originally published in 2012. In the all-flash storage market, things are unfolding largely as the team at Pure Storage anticipated: It’s all about the software. Of course, software has already eaten disk-centric storage—most market leaders are predominantly software companies.

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Keeping Your Business Afloat: The Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

KingsBridge BCP

Why is Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery important? In today's unpredictable business landscape, the ability to withstand and recover from unforeseen disruptions is crucial for the survival and success of any organization. At the core, this is the "why" of business continuity and disaster recovery. Business continuity involves planning and implementing strategies to keep essential […] The post Keeping Your Business Afloat: The Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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Security Industry Association Announces 2024 Winners of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Security Industry Association

Leire Arbona Puértolas, Melissa Conley, Heather Haller and Caitlin Kneapler will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2024 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named four women biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards , a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsor IDEMIA and organizational and media partners AVISIAN , Biometric Update and SIA’

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How to perform external hard drive recovery?

Acronis

Discover expert techniques for external hard drive recovery in our easy-to-follow guide. Never lose precious data again! Learn about the best backup solutions!

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The SSD Trap: How a Storage Solution’s Reliance on SSDs Can Impact You (Part 1 of 2)

Pure Storage

The SSD Trap: How a Storage Solution’s Reliance on SSDs Can Impact You (Part 1 of 2) by Pure Storage Blog As quad-level cell (QLC) NAND flash media continues to expand its prevalence into storage systems, we’re seeing increased cost-effectiveness of SSDs and with that, a drop in the deployment of traditional HDDs. All of the same advantages that drove the historic displacement of HDDs for more performance-intensive workloads are now being applied to all workloads, driven by the dropping $/GB cos

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Cyber Incident Management Exercises – Exercising Beyond the Basics

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie discusses what is covered in basic and advanced cyber exercises and looks at why organisations should consider running more sophisticated exercises. As cyber attacks continue apace – and having ran a sophisticated cyber exercise on Tuesday – I thought for this week’s bulletin, I would share some thoughts on ‘exercising beyond the basics’.

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SIA New Member Profile: Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM)

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM) provides data-driven risk management solutions to protect organizations’ critical assets. The company is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, strategically located to serve clients across the northeastern United States, has a significant presence in key regions including North Carolina and Texas and serves clients worldwide through its network of employees, partners and affiliates.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Online Backup for Photos

Acronis

Discover how to protect your cherished memories with our comprehensive guide to selecting the perfect online backup for your photos, videos and different media!

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Ansible vs. Docker

Pure Storage

Ansible vs. Docker by Pure Storage Blog The modern world of software development thrives on automation and containerization. These practices empower developers to build, deploy, and scale applications with agility and efficiency. However, with the plethora of containerization, automation, and infrastructure management tools available, making the right choice can be challenging.