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Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness

Bernstein Crisis Management

Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness In the business world, the unexpected lurks around every corner. Disruptions come without warning, carrying the power to shake your organization to its core. That’s why embracing crisis preparedness is not just wise — it’s also a critical component of savvy business operations. As we navigate an ever-more complex business environment, let’s examine why your organization should integrate robust crisis preparedness into its day-to-day operat

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

DRI Drive

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence. This year’s winners will be revealed at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA, […] The post Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Federal Government Will Require Purchase of ‘Made in America’ Drones

Disaster Zone

A long time coming.

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NIST Guidance on Misuse of AI Systems

Recovery Diva

From HSToday this article re AI and Advanced TechCybersecurity NIST Identifies Types of Cyberattacks That Manipulate Behavior of AI System s Publication lays out “adversarial machine learning” threats, describing mitigation strategies and their limitations.

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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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5 Key Takeaways from the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Pure Storage

5 Key Takeaways from the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) by Pure Storage Blog In our recent white paper, “ Strengthening Operational Resilience in Financial Services , ” we explore how operational resilience (OR) has emerged as one of the most important issues in the financial industry. The growth of interconnected systems and ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and other challenges have brought to light that much more must be done to address OR.

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What, Where and How to Build?

Disaster Zone

The pressures to build will likely overcome disaster resilience concerns.

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Some Worrisome Problems Ahead

Recovery Diva

From CNN Business: World Economic Forum risks report sees a ‘global catastrophe’ within 10 years. Another rather alarming forecast. For those of us concerned with recovery from disasters, it is best to be informed about what is coming.

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How Gender Diversity Improves Defense Operations

The Rand Blog

It's U.S. defense policy to make sure women play a meaningful role in matters of war, peace, and security. This includes embedding women's perspectives in decisionmaking. Real-world examples show the benefits of applying a gender lens to military planning and operations.

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: January 2024

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Business Resiliency Planners of Wisconsin (BRPW) – The BRPW January Meeting […] The post Collaborative Partner Spotlight: January 2024 appeared first on DRI Drive.

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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 Federal Legislation to Provide Federally Backed Reinsurance

Disaster Zone

One way to help, but not solve, the price of property insurance.

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2923 Billion Dollar Disasters

Recovery Diva

From The Conversation: 2023’s billion-dollar disasters list shattered the US record with 28 big weather and climate disasters amid Earth’s hottest year on record.

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The Return of the Presidential Putsch

The Rand Blog

Worldwide, there have been nine executive coups over the past decade. U.S. institutions and democratic norms survived a major test on January 6, 2021, but a host of reforms are needed to lower the risk of future executive coups. And international supporters of democracy must step up and provide more robust responses.

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Understanding the Role of a Business Continuity Analyst

BryghtPath

In today’s dynamic and interconnected business realm, the criticality of maintaining seamless operations in the face of diverse and evolving challenges cannot be overstated. Whether it’s the ever-looming specter of natural calamities wreaking havoc, the persistent threat of cyber breaches looming over digital infrastructure, or the unforeseen disruptions that can emerge in a constantly changing … The post Understanding the Role of a Business Continuity Analyst appeared first on

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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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Be on the Lookout for NIST 2.0 in 2024

LogisManager

Be on the Lookout for NIST 2.0 in 2024 Last Updated: January 8, 2024 What is NIST CSF 1.1? The NIST CSF 1.1 refers to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) version 1.1. The CSF is a set of guidelines, standards, and best practices designed to help organizations manage and improve their cybersecurity posture.

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Cybersecurity

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: PERSPECTIVE: The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape in 2024 A look ahead at an important new field.

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China Evaluates Russia's Use of Hypersonic 'Daggers' in the Ukraine War

The Rand Blog

A Chinese review of Russia's use of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine is pessimistic about their ability to have a major impact on the outcome of the war. It is not yet clear how this insight will affect China's assessments of its own hypersonic arsenal.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Regional Emergency Management Coordinators

Disaster Zone

Providing for better state to local support and connections.

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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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Thinking Forward: Managing Business Continuity for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Managing Business Continuity for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: January 9, 2024 As we step into 2024, practitioners and managers of Business Continuity programs are under more pressure than ever. Not only has the threat of operational disruptions increased, both internally and externally, but teams are being asked to do more with less.

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High Cost of Extreme Weather in 2023.

Recovery Diva

From HSNewswire: Extreme Weather Cost $80 Billion in 2023. The True Price Is Far Higher.

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Preparing for Climate Change Risks to the 2024 Elections

The Rand Blog

A natural disaster could quickly overwhelm a voting district and render prior planning moot. Officials should plan and practice how they will conduct elections in the wake of a disaster that displaces voters, destroys blank ballots, or damages election equipment.

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A New Age Is Coming

Disaster Zone

But, we don’t know where it will lead.

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Thinking Forward: Enterprise Risk Management for 2024 & Beyond

LogisManager

Thinking Forward: Enterprise Risk Management for 2024 & Beyond Last Updated: January 12, 2024 Going into 2024, practitioners and managers of Enterprise Risk Management programs are under more pressure than ever. As teams are asked to do more with less, the connectivity of your ERM program across the organization will prove to be a key driver of success.

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Modernize your ITSM with the New PagerDuty Application for ServiceNow by Inga Weizman

PagerDuty

We live in an always-on world, where things move fast and break often. Building stronger resilience is critical for operational efficiency and delivering great customer experiences. CIOs have heavily invested in ITSM solutions, but a centralized, queued approach is no longer meeting the needs of modern organizations when it comes to critical, customer-impacting issues.

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Stackable Credentials: Making College Work for More Students

The Rand Blog

In some fields, stackable credentials offer a promising strategy for reshaping postsecondary education and training for underserved students. Used effectively, stackable programs can provide low-income students with a path to the middle class.

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Beware of ChatGPT and Plagiarism

Disaster Zone

As you write your papers, document, document.

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Increase Community Resilience for Extreme Cold Emergencies

CCEM Strategies

Source: Government of Canada January 2024 – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) warns of extreme cold that could last for several days, with temperatures reaching as low as –50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill. The warning areas cover most of Canada’s western Provinces and territories, including heavily urbanized, populated areas like Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Calgary, and Regina.

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ASIS International and Security Industry Association Announce Details and Open Call for Proposals for 2024 Security LeadHER Conference

Security Industry Association

The 2024 Security LeadHER event, hosted by SIA and ASIS and designed to advance, connect and empower women in security, will gather hundreds of industry leaders June 24-25 in Phoenix, Arizona. ALEXANDRIA, Va. & SILVER SPRING, Md. – ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading membership associations for the security industry – have announced details for the 2024 Security LeadHER conference , a special event dedicated to advancing, connecting and empowering wom

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What's Behind the Surge in Attacks by Yemen's Houthis

The Rand Blog

What can Washington do now to avoid repeating its past mistakes in Yemen and deal with the threat posed by the Houthis?

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ETL vs. ELT

Pure Storage

ETL vs. ELT by Pure Storage Blog Extract, transform, and load (ETL) and extract, load, and transform (ELT) are data pipeline workflows. However, cleaning, deduplicating, and formatting in these two workflows happen at different steps. With ETL, data is updated at the second step before being loaded into the data warehouse. With an ELT pipeline, data updates happen after the data is stored in the data warehouse.

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Community Emergency Managers: Maximize Impact with B.C.’s New Indigenous Engagement Funding

CCEM Strategies

In the face of escalating climate-related emergencies, the Province of B.C.’s recent allocation of $18 million for Indigenous engagement is a critical opportunity for communities to increase preparedness through consultation and collaboration and meet new emergency management legislative requirements. Making the most of the funding requires a strategic approach and effective partnerships.