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Understanding the Impacts of a Ransomware Attack

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN. January 11, 2023. Understanding the Impacts of a Ransomware Attack. Ransomware attacks continue to plague businesses of all sizes, with 82% of attacks hitting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) 1. And with the rise of “ransomware-as-a-service,” in which cybercriminals sell ready-made ransomware tools for use by other attackers, it has become more urgent than ever for businesses to protect themselves against this insidious form of cyberattack.

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2023 Predictions: What’s Next for Remote Working?

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 about the evolution of remote working. Prediction 4: Organizations will consolidate in-office/remote/hybrid arrangements.

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Troubling Details re Disabled People Post Disaster

Recovery Diva

Majority of disabled people never go home after disasters. Excerpts from the report: Advocates have been trying for years to draw attention to the harsh conditions that people with disabilities face after natural disasters. Now federal data shows that the suffering is worse than anyone could have imagined. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows that people with disabilities are far more likely than anyone else to face major hardships including displacement from their homes due to a major dis

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Latest EOC Technology

Disaster Zone

You can scale your technology investments based on your facility and budget.

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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 'Digital Town Square' Problem

The Rand Blog

Privately owned public spaces like Twitter are often viewed as “public town squares.” But it's unclear exactly how private companies' influence on the so-called public spaces they control affects actual civic outcomes.

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A Review of 2022 Disasters

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Record Drought Gripped Much of the U.S. in 2022, a Year of 18 Billion-Dollar Disasters. Hurricane Ian was the most costly event of 2022 at $112.9 billion, and ranks as the third most costly hurricane on record (since 1980) for the U.S., behind Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Hurricane Harvey (2017).

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Security Industry Association Welcomes New Chair and Vice Chair to Lead SIA RISE Community for Young Professionals

Security Industry Association

Jake Brown of Secure Access & Digital Systems and Dakota Bierly of Northland Controls will guide RISE in fostering the careers of young security talent. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE, a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry.

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Grounded: The FAA Alert System Failure Could Be a Wake Up Call

The Rand Blog

It turned out to be a system failure that grounded thousands of flights on January 11, but U.S. critical infrastructure faces a range of threats—from Russian hackers, to weather events, to angry individuals with guns. The government and organizations responsible for critical infrastructure can take steps to actively manage these risks.

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2023 Predictions: Will a Major City Experience Unprecedented Flooding?

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 a major storm event. Prediction 5: A major city in the developed world will experience […]. The post 2023 Predictions: Will a Major City Experience Unprecedented Flooding?

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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 To Do with Flood Waters in CA?

Recovery Diva

From CNN: California’s dilemma: How do you harness an epic amount of rain in a water-scarce state? Let it flood, scientists say.

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We Will Have a Big Problem With Deepfakes

Disaster Zone

Another “shields up” issue. Don’t believe your eyes and ears!

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Biden's Southeast Asia Policy Improves in Second Year, but Still Much to Do

The Rand Blog

In 2022, the Biden administration stepped up its game in Southeast Asia by showing up in person, clarifying its approach in key strategy documents, and boosting cooperation. But one obvious problem that remains is that it still has no real economic strategy to counter China in the region.

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2023 Predictions: Will a Cyberattack Disrupt the Financial Markets?

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 about next big cyber vulnerability. Prediction 3: A major IT service provider will be hacked, disrupting […].

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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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New Report from the CRS on Flood Insurance

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service: Options for Making Flood Insurance More Affordable (39 pp).

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January is Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month. How Can You Make the Most of It?

National Fire Protection Association

As we begin the new year and gear up for the work that lies ahead, firefighter health and safety remain a priority for all of us at NFPA®. That’s why we’re helping promote Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, which works to increase public and member awareness about firefighter cancer risks and proactive steps to mitigate them. Sponsored by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network in coordination with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and a host of other groups, organizations, a

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Could Taiwan Defend with Uncrewed Surface Vessels?

The Rand Blog

Ukraine has demonstrated the ability of explosive uncrewed surface vessels to target ships. These weapons could play a role in preventing Chinese forces from successfully invading Taiwan in potential future scenarios.

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2023 Predictions: What’s Next For Climate Change Efforts?

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 about how the world stage will respond to climate change efforts. Prediction 1: Global climate change […].

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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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Keep Your Data Safe: Get Your Zerto Certification Now

Zerto

What would you do if all your systems went down? In a study conducted by IDC and sponsored by Zerto, 94% of organizations reported unplanned downtime. In today’s business landscape, an organization’s survival depends on safekeeping their data. Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is an industry leader in helping companies protect and move their data quickly and easily.

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Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 101--Training Videos

Disaster Zone

Emergency managers all need to orient people to the EOC functions.

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Pure Storage Ransomware Protection for FlashRecover

Pure Storage

One of the most common ransomware attacks we see today is the destruction of backup data. The ability to recover quickly from this sort of destructive attack is a huge question mark for traditional backup systems or any purpose-built backup solution. Businesses cannot wait days or weeks to get their data back—they need to recover within hours from any sort of disaster to avoid incurring major downtime and the resulting loss of revenue. .

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How to Create an Emergency Response Plan

BCM METRICS

Due to the rise in work-from-home, the last few years have seen a serious degradation in organizations’ emergency planning and response capability. In today’s post, we’ll look at why it’s important to have a solid emergency response plan and explain how to create one. A Victim of Neglect The emergency response plan—the plan that […]. The post How to Create an Emergency Response Plan appeared first on BCMMETRICS.

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Citrix Session Recording 2212 supports lossy video codec, playback justification logging

Citrix

The Citrix Session Recording team closed out 2022 strong with enhanced capabilities both on premises and in the cloud. We have focused on listening to customers and have been adding enhanced capabilities to streamline management and storage. We recognize that … The post Citrix Session Recording 2212 supports lossy video codec, playback justification logging first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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TikTok News — People Are Getting Their News from Social Media

Disaster Zone

Then there are states banning TikTok from government devices.

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Rethinking Disaster Recovery for Modern Use Cases (Part 2 of 3)

Pure Storage

This is part 2 of our three-part series on rethinking disaster recovery. Part 1 looked at how ActiveDR ™ can uncomplicate disaster recovery with simplicity. . In this blog post, we’ll focus on rethinking disaster recovery for today’s ever-changing IT landscape, which is driven by evolving business and customer needs. Enterprises that don’t embrace innovation and proactively bring modern solutions to their business lose their edge to competitors.

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How Big of a Fleet? A Look at the U.S. Navy's Size and Readiness Needs

The Rand Blog

Congress is trying to nudge the Navy to expand the size of the fleet. But without comparable levels of funding for personnel, maintenance, technology upgrades, logistics and other support functions, a larger fleet could come at the cost of readiness.

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A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Setting Up an Electrical Safety Program (Part 10 – Incident Investigations)

National Fire Protection Association

Does an employee get punished when they make a mistake? Are they afraid of notifying a supervisor when something goes wrong? Is an employee who points out a safety issue sent back to work without having the issue resolved? One NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirement that is occasionally not well addressed in an electrical safety program (ESP) is the incident investigation requirement in Section 110.5(J).

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California Braces for Seven More Days of Storms

Disaster Zone

There can be a cumulative impact to this series of storms.

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What’s new with the latest Linux VDA release

Citrix

Linux virtual desktops have proved to be ideal for developers, users of graphics-intensive software, and others. For example, if organizations need to outsource offshore programmers and grant them secure, remote access to development environments from any device, leveraging the Linux … The post What's new with the latest Linux VDA release first appeared on Citrix Blogs.

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Hackathon Focuses on Making Policing More Equitable

The Rand Blog

Hackathons bring new ideas and perspectives to hard policy problems and introduce college students to the field of policy analysis. The latest hackathon, hosted by Pardee RAND and RAND NextGen, explored ways to make the criminal justice system more equitable and more effective.

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What are Your Research Needs?

National Fire Protection Association

We are in the process of gathering research ideas submitted by you or others who have a fire protection or life safety research need. Research requests are not required to be tied to a specific code or standard and there is no project too small or too large for us to handle. While some projects aim to compile available data on a particular topic, others can address two opposing views on an issue or provide information for committees to discuss around an emerging technical issue.