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Weird Weather: How to Be Resilient In a Time of Climate Chaos

BCM METRICS

The rise in extreme weather has not affected the steps organizations must take to be resilient; however, it has altered the threat landscape for many, if not most, regions and organizations. Companies must ensure their threat assessments and plans reflect today’s weird new realities.

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Letter from the President: 2022 at-a-glance

DRI Drive

2022 was a landmark year at DRI International. Our community is not only rebounding from the pandemic but also has been growing by every metric.

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5 Puzzling Aspects of Media Relations

Bernstein Crisis Management

5 Puzzling Aspects of Media Relations Through decades of work assisting with media-related crisis communications and media training spokespeople who are facing daunting tasks like live nationwide news interviews, we’ve come to realize that many people assume there are a standard set of rules which all reporters must follow. In truth, most of these “rules” — things like actually keeping ‘off the record’ comments, well, off the record — simply don’t exist!

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Out-of-State Recovery Experts in CA

Recovery Diva

From HStoday: Out of State Recovery Experts Arrive in CA to Assist With Winter Storm Impacts. This assistance is thanks to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is a nationally recognized mutual-aid system

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How the War in Ukraine Could End Sooner Than Expected

The Rand Blog

There are predictions aplenty that Russia's war on Ukraine will persist. But it could also end soon. Kremlin regime change, a Russian army collapse, or a Ukrainian win are possible. None of these contingencies should be ruled out

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‘Your Husband is a Polar Bear, Skinny’: FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Translation Blunder

DRI Drive

Alaska recently experienced a typhoon that caused tidal surges and high winds. But if you were an Alaskan native looking for federal aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response turned out to be literal nonsense.

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Another Effect of a Disaster

Recovery Diva

From the Guardian.com: Children of the storm: can a climate disaster hurt the unborn in the womb? Study suggests children who were in the womb during Superstorm Sandy are more likely to have behavior disorders

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What is Cloud Backup? Cloud vs Local Backup Comparison

Acronis

Cloud backup vs local backup is a critical debate for many businesses. In this article, we will explore the positive and negative sides of both approaches.

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2023 Predictions: How Will ESG Compliance Drive Investments?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a how corporate citizenship will impact companies.

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What to Expect at Solutions Review’s Tactical Roundtable: Ransomware: Prevention and Response on January 26

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Tactical Roundtable: Ransomware: Prevention and Response will feature a panel of experts from HYCU , KnowBe4 , RackTop Systems , and moderator David Loshin. What is the Tactical Roundtable: Ransomware: Prevention and Response?

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Rain Alone Won’t Solve CA Drought

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Atmospheric Rivers Won/t End CA Drought. Research shows how climate change reduces snow packs and how extreme spring temperatures lead to drier summers

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ONVIF, Security Industry Association Host Joint Webinar to Discuss “State of Standards”

Security Industry Association

Silver Spring, Maryland – Jan. 18, 2023.

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2023 Predictions: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Change Global Security?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a how global security will adapt to recent instability.

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Announcing the First STaaS Energy Efficiency SLA

Pure Storage

Today, Pure Storage ® announced the first-of-its-kind energy efficiency SLA for Evergreen//One ™, our storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering.

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Rainstorms in CA

Recovery Diva

From the Guardian: California’s rainstorm hell ‘among the most deadly disasters in our history’ More details on the impacts

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Immigrant Location Policies Can Be Done Right, but That Isn't Happening Right Now

The Rand Blog

Sudden influxes of migrants across the southwest U.S. border are not new, but they are also increasing. Immigration relocation policies are likely one of the best ways to address migrant surges if done in an organized, humane, and thoughtful way

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Supply Chain And Ukraine Shaped A Hectic Year – What Will 2023 Bring? – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

DRI Drive

“In the business world, few of us were ready for the irrevocable shift that COVID-19 brought – and even fewer were expecting the cascading effects created by the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Weird Weather: How to Be Resilient In a Time of Climate Chaos

MHA Consulting

The rise in extreme weather has not affected the steps organizations must take to be resilient; however, it has altered the threat landscape for many, if not most, regions and organizations. Companies must ensure their threat assessments and plans reflect today’s weird new realities.

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Is It Business Continuity of Risk Management

Business Continuity Today

Risk management and business continuity are two critical concepts in business management. While closely related, they have distinct differences in scope, focus, and overall goals.

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The Inflation Pain You Don't See

The Rand Blog

Official statistics don't capture the pain of inflation for many Americans. That's because there's something wrong with how we define the middle class. Far more American households earn a middle-class income than enjoy a middle-class lifestyle

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Citrix Endpoint Management now supports IdP enrollment for MAM

Citrix

At the start of every year, many people make resolutions to help them reach personal and professional goals. This year, the Citrix Endpoint Management team is focusing on enhancing our agility and regularly providing new features for our customers.

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Understanding ChatGPT as explained by ChatGPT!

Advancing Analytics

In 2022 Language models exploded in popularity. Their uses are seeping into every aspect of our day-to-day lives. We will see increasing uses of language models over the next 12 months.

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Why Containers are Susceptible to Ransomware (& How Zerto Can Help!)

Zerto

No application is safe from ransomware. In 2022, IDC conducted a study to understand the evolving requirements for ransomware and disaster recovery preparation.

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Gender Biases in Health Care: Listen to Women About Their Own Health

The Rand Blog

More and more information, evidence, and personal stories are emerging suggesting women are not being listened to or believed by health care professionals about their symptoms of physical illness.

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What is a “Grey Rhino” and Should I Be Worried About Them?

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie looks at the concept of a ‘Grey Rhino’ and how organisations should deal with them. Over the Christmas period, I like to spend my time reading and writing, amongst all the other festivities.

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Enhance Visibility with Our New Data Observability and Monitoring Service

Pure Storage

Pink Floyd’s 1973 album, “ The Dark Side of the Moon ,” was iconic, especially for its cover artwork. A single ray of white light enters the dark triangle of a prism, and on the other side, colored slices of light flash out, all against a stark black background.

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NFPA 1600 Now Known as NFPA 1660

Disaster Zone blog

Four standards combined into one

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All About Phishing: Origin, How It Works, Common Examples, Preventive Measures & More

Unitrends

Companies leveraging the remote working model deal with widespread device management challenges. Employees use multiple devices, including both personal and company-owned devices.

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What is a “Grey Rhino” and Should I Be Worried About Them?

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie looks at the concept of a ‘Grey Rhino’ and how organisations should deal with them. Over the Christmas period, I like to spend my time reading and writing, amongst all the other festivities.

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What’s new with the Citrix ITSM Adapter service

Citrix

Since we announced the Citrix ITSM Adapter service , we’ve added even more capabilities that accelerate innovation, enhance our customers’ IT productivity, and address business-critical challenges.

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'Strategic Ambiguity' May Have U.S. and Taiwan Trapped in a Prisoner's Dilemma

The Rand Blog

For its proponents, the idea of strategic ambiguity seems to have become an end in itself that has not adapted, and logically cannot adapt to the disruptive growth in Beijing's military power. The conditions under which the policy worked seem to have evaporated with China's rise.

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Changes to Kitchen Island and Peninsula Receptacle Outlet Requirements for the Past Three NEC Editions

National Fire Protection Association

Requirements for kitchen island and peninsula receptacle outlets have been a part of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) since the 1990 edition. At that time, 210.52(c) c) stated: “Island and peninsula counter tops 12 inches (305 millimeters) or wider shall have at least one receptacle for each four feet (1.22 meters) of counter top.” Over the course of the next 30-plus years, there were many significant changes made around island and peninsula receptacle outlet requirements within the NEC.

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2023 Predictions: What is China’s Future on the World Stage?

DRI Drive

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on China’s economic and political outlook.

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The right start to architecting an efficient DaaS environment

Citrix

Organizations running VDI must always keep front of mind multiple moving parts including many backend systems, dependencies on different services, coordination with multiple teams, and multi-fold expectations from stakeholders.