Sat.Feb 10, 2024 - Fri.Feb 16, 2024

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Impacts of Extreme Weather on Older Adults

Recovery Diva

New report from CNA: Impacts of Extreme Weather on Older Adults Summary on this site. Links are provided to the full report (190 pp). Thanks to Delilah Barton for this citation.

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What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, understanding the intricacies of data recovery is crucial for businesses aiming to minimize downtime and data loss. Two pivotal concepts in this realm are the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO). While they may sound similar, their roles in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) […] The post What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

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From Forward Presence to Forward Defense: NATO's Defense of the Baltics

The Rand Blog

The Baltic states remain vulnerable to a potential Russian military attack due to their geography. They are watching closely as NATO begins pivoting its posture of deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial.

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Security Industry Association and Opens Nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Security Industry Association

The globally recognized program honors innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry, with awardees recognized at SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards , a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from organizational and media partners AVISIAN , Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security For

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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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The East Coast Is Sinking

Recovery Diva

From the NYTimes, this Interesting interactive article: The East Coast Is Sinking. New satellite-based research reveals how land along the coast is slumping into the ocean, compounding the danger from global sea level rise. A major culprit: overpumping of groundwater.

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Acronis named a Leader in G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business

Acronis

Concluding a year characterized by extraordinary growth and recognition across the service provider and business cyber protection space, we are proud to announce Acronis was named a Leader in the G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business.

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Threats to America's Critical Infrastructure Are Now a Terrifying Reality

The Rand Blog

U.S. critical infrastructure has been under attack for the past two decades, with little in the way of meaningful response. What can policymakers and the public do to better address these threats?

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Transportation for People with Disabilities

Recovery Diva

New report from the National Academy of Sciences: Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults During COVID-19: Lessons for Emergency Response. It is a free download.

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New Pure1 Mobile App Features Enhance Security and Storage Optimization

Pure Storage

New Pure1 Mobile App Features Enhance Security and Storage Optimization by Pure Storage Blog Introducing the latest evolution of the Pure1 ® Mobile Application! From the first release of the app, our mission has been to deliver seamless storage monitoring and management solutions—right at your fingertips. We’re pleased to see the app’s growing popularity, with new users downloading it every day, recognizing its power and convenience.

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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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Modern Data Protection: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Zerto

Data is at the center of business. For many organizations, digital adoption drives strategy. Data is essential to meeting customer needs, responding to sudden market shifts and unforeseen events. That’s why data protection should be on your mind. What Is Data Protection? Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise, or loss.

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How Finland Approaches Its New NATO Role Is a Key Decision for the New President

The Rand Blog

Finland's presidential election is complete, and Alexander Stubb is the winner. As the president holds executive power to set foreign and security policy, as well as commanding the military, NATO countries are watching closely to see which course their newfound ally will chart.

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New GAO Report on Recovery in Puerto Rico

Recovery Diva

From the GAO: Puerto Rico Disasters: Progress Made, but the Recovery Continues to Face Challenges. GAO-24-105557. The full report is 56 pages.

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Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services

Pure Storage

Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services by Pure Storage Blog There has been a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for financial services recently—and for good reason. Abundant compute and storage resources, flexible development protocols and tools, and varied and abundant data promise to usher in a golden age of AI. At the same time, the recent explosion in generative AI capabilities, still in its earliest stages of adoption, is showing the potential to drive productivity

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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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At Risk of Distraction: The Seductive Appeal of RMIS Software

MHA Consulting

An emerging hot topic in business continuity and risk management is the software known as a risk management information system (RMIS). An RMIS can help an organization identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risks, but often they merely seduce and distract companies that are not in a position to make proper use of them. Related on MHA Consulting: BCM Software Buyer’s Guide: Five Things to Know Before You Buy Introducing RMIS Recently, we’ve been getting many questions from our consulting clients

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LA's Rental Landscape is Dire. It Could Get Worse

The Rand Blog

Los Angeles is one of the least affordable places to live in the country. If the city prefers to keep strengthening renter protections while blocking developers from constructing affordable housing, residents will need to brace for a stricter, even pricier rental market under the growing watch of aggravated landlords and faceless corporations.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Crisis Communications as Damage Control

Disaster Zone

Tips from a communications Pro.

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VMware Technology Alliance Program & Pure Storage: Powering Modern Data Experiences, Together

Pure Storage

VMware Technology Alliance Program & Pure Storage: Powering Modern Data Experiences, Together by Pure Storage Blog This blog on the partnership between VMware and Pure Storage was co-authored by both Sifiso Ngwenya and Elizabeth Bagnas. For over a decade, VMware and Pure Storage have been on a mission: empowering businesses to unlock the full potential of their virtualized environment to manage their multi-cloud workloads.

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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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What Is a Cloud Server? Types, Benefits and How to Back It Up

Unitrends

Cloud computing has revolutionized how organizations function, facilitating digital transformation and enabling them to embrace new ways of doing business. It is estimated that about 95% of businesses globally use cloud computing. One of cloud computing’s most significant contributions to modern business is undoubtedly accessibility. It removes geographical barriers, enabling easy access to data, applications […] The post What Is a Cloud Server?

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Dealing with North Korean Threats of War

The Rand Blog

On January 10, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un abandoned decades of seeking peaceful Korean unification. He seems likely to escalate because of serious internal problems and because his Cold War approach of provocations has failed to achieve his external objectives. Has Kim really decided to go to war?

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10 Ways Microsoft Co-Pilot can supercharge your business

Online Computers

Being competitive in the modern business landscape requires constant innovation and optimization. However, it's difficult to stay ahead of the game when mundane tasks eat away at your team's valuable time and hinder their creativity. You can turn the tables with Microsoft Co-Pilot, your AI-powered assistant ready to charge alongside you. More than just a fancy spellchecker, it's an enterprise-ready tool that can help streamline your operations, unlock hidden insights, and unleash your team's ful

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Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services

Pure Storage

Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services by Pure Storage Blog There has been a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for financial services recently—and for good reason. Abundant compute and storage resources, flexible development protocols and tools, and varied and abundant data promise to usher in a golden age of AI. At the same time, the recent explosion in generative AI capabilities, still in its earliest stages of adoption, is showing the potential to drive productivity

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of February 16: Updates from Sophos, Veeam, Hitachi Vantara, and More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of February 16, 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.

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The Acronis 2023 ESG Report shows we’re serious about our and our partners’ sustainability

Acronis

On February 15, we released our annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, providing a comprehensive overview of our performance and achievements throughout the previous year, emphasizing our commitment to making a positive impact on the world.

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Enterprise Resiliency: Navigating Through Disruptions

eBRP

In today’s threat landscape, the ability of an organization to swiftly recover from disruptions is not just an advantage; it’s a necessity. This resilience defines an enterprise’s capacity to restore its operations, assets, and services to ensure uninterrupted delivery of products and services. Here’s a breakdown of the key components that constitute the backbone of a resilient enterprise.

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Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services

Pure Storage

Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services by Pure Storage Blog There has been a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for financial services recently—and for good reason. Abundant compute and storage resources, flexible development protocols and tools, and varied and abundant data promise to usher in a golden age of AI. At the same time, the recent explosion in generative AI capabilities, still in its earliest stages of adoption, is showing the potential to drive productivity

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PagerDuty Community Spotlight: Meet Ben Hutchison, the creator of LaundryDuty by Xenda Amici

PagerDuty

Ben Hutchison, a Staff Engineer who has worked at companies including KeepAndShare, Cisco, BlueJeans, and Verizon, loves connecting devices to create integrated systems. He even built a system to receive automatic push notifications with reminders when his laundry is done using PagerDuty’s Event API. Based in California, Ben has 14 years of industry experience, 9 of them using PagerDuty’s Incident Management.

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Deploying EDR Solutions to Combat Ransomware Attacks

Acronis

Shield your data from encryption! Learn how EDR solutions detect & stop ransomware attacks before they cripple your business. Expert tips on deployment & choosing the right tool.

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Ransomware Preparedness: Strengthening Digital Extortion Defenses

BryghtPath

In an era where digital interconnectedness is a cornerstone of business operations, the threat to ransomware preparedness looms large. Armed with sophisticated tools, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting organizations, holding their data hostage until a ransom is paid. As businesses grapple with the rising tide of digital extortion, the need for robust ransomware preparedness and enhanced … The post Ransomware Preparedness: Strengthening Digital Extortion Defenses appeared first on Br

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Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services

Pure Storage

Four Hot Areas for AI in Financial Services by Pure Storage Blog There has been a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for financial services recently—and for good reason. Abundant compute and storage resources, flexible development protocols and tools, and varied and abundant data promise to usher in a golden age of AI. At the same time, the recent explosion in generative AI capabilities, still in its earliest stages of adoption, is showing the potential to drive productivity

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Artificial Intelligence, Business Continuity, and the Scottish Continuity Group

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie reflects on his recent Scottish Continuity Group conference and talks about the potentials of artificial intelligence (AI) in our organisations. This week, I attended the Scottish Continuity Group conference, which had a great turnout and featured numerous excellent speakers. Thanks to the organisers, it was a well-run and organised event.