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Why Crisis Management Planning Should Be On Your To-Do List

Bernstein Crisis Management

Why Crisis Management Planning Should Be On Your To-Do List In a competitive market regularly impacted by events which disrupt the ability to operate, a volatile social climate, and rapidly shifting consumer expectations, what separates businesses that thrive and those that struggle is often their preparedness for crises. Crisis management planning is the strategic process of preparing for situations can threaten to interrupt reputation, operations, or the financial bottom line.

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FEMA Appoints First Female National Advisory Council Chair, Welcomes New National Advisory Council Members

DRI Drive

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the appointment of 12 new members and two returning members to the agency’s National Advisory Council. This year, Carrie Speranza, director of Esri’s Emergency Management Solutions, is the new National Advisory Council Chair. Speranza previously served as vice chair alongside outgoing Chair Jeff Hansen, director of the Office […] The post FEMA Appoints First Female National Advisory Council Chair, Welcomes New Natio

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New FEMA Guidance on Cyber Incidents

Recovery Diva

Planning Considerations for Cyber Incidents; Guidance for Emergency Managers. (57 pp).November 2023. The purpose of the document follows: Emergency management personnel play a central role in preparing for and responding to cyber incidents in their jurisdictions. Although emergency managers are not expected to be technical experts on cyber incidents, they do need to understand and prepare for the potential impacts of a cyber incident on their communities as well as on their emergency operations.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: The 10 R's of Crisis Management

Disaster Zone

Many a crisis has gone worse due to the public relations response.

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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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Pure Storage and Veeam Partner for Unrivaled Data Protection with Unbeatable Economics

Pure Storage

Pure Storage and Veeam Partner for Unrivaled Data Protection with Unbeatable Economics by Pure Storage Blog In today’s data-driven world, there’s nothing more important than safeguarding critical information. Now, the partnership between Pure Storage and Veeam has sparked a new era in unrivaled data protection, offering unparalleled security to prevent data loss, minimal downtime during disruptions, and accelerated recovery so you can get back to business faster than ever.

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FEMA Administrator Visits Univ. of CO’s Hazards Center

Recovery Diva

From CU Boulder today: Putting research to work: FEMA administrator visits CU to strengthen academic partnerships. Nice tribute to one of the oldest disaster research centers. An excerpt: “Among the research topics that could support the agency’s resilience goals are work related to climate migration, risk communication and refining social vulnerability indices.

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An Amazing Record of Safety — Air Travel

Disaster Zone

Close calls, but no major crashes.

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How to Build a LangChain Chatbot Pt. 2: Similarity Searching a Vectorstore from FlashBlade S3

Pure Storage

How to Build a LangChain Chatbot Pt. 2: Similarity Searching a Vectorstore from FlashBlade S3 by Pure Storage Blog In Part 1 of this series, we leveraged LangChain’s built-in capabilities to load in data from a FlashBlade ® S3 bucket and reviewed various settings to optimize throughput performance. In this article, we’ll review the next steps of taking the data residing on FlashBlade, chunking it up, embedding it, loading a vectorstore, persisting it to storage for easy future retrievals, and de

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Security Industry Association Opens Call for Nominations for 2024 Women in Security Forum Power 100

Security Industry Association

Each year, the SIA WISF Power 100 program showcases 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators and influencers in the global security industry. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. Now in its third year, this annual initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum , honors 100 women in the security industry whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories ar

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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 FEMA Document on Recovery

Recovery Diva

FEMA has published Achieving Equitable Recovery: A Post-Disaster Guide for Local Officials and Leaders , a first of its kind framework to help rebuild communities in a more accessible, inclusive and equitable manner. (144 pp). November 2023. This document provides guidance for local leaders and officials to understand, prepare for and execute their leadership responsibilities to promote equity, create accountability, establish an inclusive recovery planning process and recover from disasters whi

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Cross-Cultural Crisis Strategies: A Guide for Success

BryghtPath

Navigate the complexities of cross-cultural crisis strategies. Learn how they impact global business success through real-world examples and trends. The post Cross-Cultural Crisis Strategies: A Guide for Success appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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AWS re:Invent 2023 with Zerto and HPE

Zerto

Get ready, AWS re:Invent! Join Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, on November 27th through December 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada, in attending this year’s conference with the rest of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise team! Adopting hybrid cloud does not need to be complex—and, if leveraged correctly, it can catapult your business forward. HPE and AWS will ensure that you are no longer bogged down with managing complex infrastructure, planning capacity changes, or worrying about varying

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Acronis named a Leader in IDC's Worldwide Cyber-Recovery 2023 Vendor Assessment

Acronis

Acronis is named a Leader in the 2023 IDC MarketScape for worldwide cyber-recovery. This prestigious recognition highlights the growing importance of proactive defense and reactive recovery in dealing with cyberattacks. Acronis was one of the first data protection vendors to identify the need for cyber-recovery solutions, and this recognition solidifies its position as a global leader in the field of cyber protection.

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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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Build Your BCP for Free – really!

Kings Bridge BCP

Do we really mean FREE? Lots of things in this world purport to be free, but few truly are. At KingsBridge, we offer four versions of our easy-to-use SHIELD software. One is free. Truly – no cost. You don’t need a budget because with it, you can build your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) entirely for free. Not only that, but we give you plenty of storage AND secure access to your plan from your phone or tablet using Shield Mobile.

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The Importance of Electric Power – the PR Situation

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: The longer power was out, the deadlier it was for Puerto Rico

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Get Cyber Smart: How to Make Sure Recovery Plans Align with Information Security Needs  

MHA Consulting

Recovery plans and strategies cannot be created in a silo. Instead, they should be developed in coordination with the cybersecurity department to ensure that recovery measures do not inadvertently create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers. The best way to do this is by making sure business continuity is integrated into a robust information security governance framework.

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Leaders Get the Blame

Disaster Zone

Rightly or wrongly, they must carry the burden.

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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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PagerDuty Named a Leader in GigaOm’s Inaugural 2023 Incident Response Platforms Radar Evaluation by Zack Linky

PagerDuty

In a world where organizations of all industries increasingly rely on digital innovation and experiences to create differentiation in the market, it has never been more critical to ensure the integrity of their operations are safeguarded against unforeseen outages and incidents. Operational disruptions today can have a major impact on brand reputation, create negative revenue implications and impact customer loyalty.

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Creating the Uncrewed-Centric Navy of the Mid-21st Century

The Rand Blog

The emergence of uncrewed technologies can enable the Navy to achieve greater capacity and operate in harm's way by avoiding over-concentration of combat power in too few assets.

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What Is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)? Types, Best Practices and Benefits

Unitrends

An organization’s data is arguably its most valuable asset. Due to the pivotal role data plays in driving modern businesses, it’s often termed “the new oil,” “the new currency” or “the new gold.” Protecting this valuable asset is critical for the survival of your business. Businesses today use several tools, technologies and strategies to safeguard […] The post What Is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?

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Coordination in Disaster Response Is Critical

Disaster Zone

Lots of issues with 12 feet of snow in California.

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Fabric and Tabular Editor

Advancing Analytics

It’s no secret that I’m a big advocate of Tabular Editor (TE). I recently wrote about it on my own website (cheeky little plug for Greyskull Analytics there…). In my time working with Advancing Analytics, I’ve continued to use it with Databricks lakehouses and have even developed our own solution accelerator with Tabular Editor to get people up and running with Power BI semantic models on the lakehouse fast.

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One More Chance for COP Reform

The Rand Blog

The 28th U.N.-sponsored Conference of the Parties (COP) on climate change looks set to be a replay of earlier COPs. The consistent shortfall in achieving climate goals has meant that the parties to COP discuss the same items year after year. Perhaps it is time for COP to take a new look at its own decisionmaking process?

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Carnegie Mellon Forms AI Security Incident Response Team

Continuity Insights

Artificial Intelligence Security Incident Response Team will analyze and respond to threats and security incidents emerging from advances in AI and machine learning.

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2023 Estimated to be Hottest Year on Record

Disaster Zone

This is the wrong record to be breaking!

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Direct vs. Indirect Costs: Definitions & Examples

Constellation

Understanding the difference between a direct vs. indirect cost, and how to use this information in pricing and profit planning, is vital to your small business. The post Direct vs. Indirect Costs: Definitions & Examples appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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Can NATO Supercharge Military Greening?

The Rand Blog

NATO has taken significant steps to reduce environmental impacts of military activities and has set voluntary emissions reduction targets for its member states. By leveraging its existing standardization processes to encompass a wider range of equipment, supplies, and practices, NATO can solidify its role as the preeminent military leader on climate.

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Pandemic Planning: A Roadmap for Business Resilience

BryghtPath

Navigate the world of pandemic planning for business resilience. Learn from COVID-19, explore tech roles, and understand key strategies for preparedness. The post Pandemic Planning: A Roadmap for Business Resilience appeared first on Bryghtpath.

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A beginner’s guide to implementing zero-trust architecture

Online Computers

A quick look at cybercrime statistics will show you that cybercriminals have no intention of backing down. According to a 2023 report by Cybersecurity Ventures , the costs of global cybercrime are expected to hit $8 trillion this year and will increase by 15 percent per year over the next three years. What’s more, cybercrime and cybersecurity are now included in the World Economic Forum’s top 10 most severe global risks in the next decade.

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Mastering the art of agility by leveraging readiness and response capabilities

Fusion Risk Management

Business continuity plans, recovery strategies, and crisis response plans can be complex, overwhelming, and time consuming – and they can stand in the way of agility in the midst of a crisis. Impactful plans and effective strategies involve a detailed and comprehensive analysis of potential risks and disruptions that could impact your business operations.