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More on Conflict Between FEMA and Lee County FL

Recovery Diva

From Grist: FEMA is making an example of this Florida boomtown. Locals call it ‘revenge politics.’The Biden administration is trying to punish Lee County for rebuilding flood-prone homes. The state’s Republican politicians are fighting back. An Excerpt: “The crackdown in Lee County represents an attempt by FEMA to shift the cost burden of climate risk away from the federal government (and the public that funds it) and onto local homeowners.

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Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book

DRI Drive

Michael W. Janko is many things – MBCP, member of the DRI Board of Directors, longtime director of global business continuity for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and now a published author. We spoke with him about his career through the lens of his new book, Excellence in Operational Resilience: How to Lead, Follow, […] The post Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book appeared first on DRI Drive.

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How you can afford Business Continuity Planning.

KingsBridge BCP

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) on a budget You know you should, customers are demanding and if you want to grow the auditors will require, but how can you afford business continuity planning with the $0 budget you’ve got? Sound familiar? Lucky for you, KingsBridgeBCP has been writing Business Continuity Plans since 1983, so we’ve seen […] The post How you can afford Business Continuity Planning. appeared first on KingsBridgeBCP.

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Ransomware and Healthcare Payers: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself

Pure Storage

Ransomware and Healthcare Payers: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself by Pure Storage Blog For this blog on ransomware and healthcare payers at risk of it, Catherine Sweeney, Senior Account Based Marketing Manager at Pure Storage, spoke with Priscilla Sandberg, Pure Storage’s Senior Strategic Healthcare Alliances Manager. Catherine: I’m talking today with Priscilla Sandberg, Pure healthcare alliances manager who covers the healthcare payer landscape.

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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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Google will Provide AI to the Military for Disaster Response

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Google will provide AI to the military for disaster response. [link] The National Guard will soon use the tech giant’s image-recognition AI to scan images of disaster zones and help prioritize its response. “Spokespeople for both the DIU and Google X said that the AI would only be used domestically within the Unite”d States and its territories, and for disaster response, not military action.

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Decoding myths associated with data deduplication

Synology

As businesses are creating more data than ever before, organizations must be able to maximize storage capacity and store as much data as possible without overspending. This is where data deduplication comes in. By using this technique, redundant data is spotted and eliminated before being backed up.

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How Would China Weaponize Disinformation Against Taiwan in a Cross-Strait Conflict?

The Rand Blog

What might China's future disinformation operations against Taiwan focus on and how can Taipei and its partners combat them? China would likely have at least five discrete audiences for disinformation operations in mind, with specific lines of effort and goals for each.

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Will Canada Have Another Summer of Record Breaking Fires?

Recovery Diva

From HSToday: Drought, Heat Raise the Risk of a Repeat of Canada’s Record-breaking Wildfires Last Year. The impact of the fires last year was severe for many U.S. states.

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Recoverable Grants Offer Pathway to Enduring Social Impact by Olivia Khalili

PagerDuty

Beneficial Returns combines financial risk analysis with a charitable mindset to drive impact with PagerDuty’s philanthropic investment As founder and CEO of the impact investment fund Beneficial Returns , Ted Levinson is calling for a mindset shift. He believes it’s time for investors to prioritize social and environmental progress using a market-driven approach.

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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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SIA New Member Profile: Safe and Sound Security

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Safe and Sound Security is a commercial security company that approaches commercial security systems installation with a passion for customer success. The California-based company has a robust geographic presence with offices in Walnut Creek, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Pomona and takes pride in safeguarding over 10,000 locations.

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Why Won't Health Insurance Companies Pay for New Drugs?

The Rand Blog

The FDA is prioritizing listening to patients by approving treatments quickly. So why are health insurers standing in the way?

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Lessons from Past FEMA Responses

Recovery Diva

From Forbes: 6 Lessons From FEMA’s Response To Thousands Of Crisis Situations Some practical advice, much of it provided by a former FEMA executive Cliff Oliver.

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The role of psychological safety in incident response by Mandi Walls

PagerDuty

Incidents impacting your customer and user-facing services can be stressful, both for the responders on your team who are working on a resolution, and for the other stakeholders in your business. For teams to solve incidents quickly and effectively, responders need to be able to trust each other and stakeholders have to trust the responders. This level of trust is hard to cultivate if your organization doesn’t have a significant amount of psychological safety.

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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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ISC West 2024 Grows Attendance, Offers Most Expansive Lineup Yet

Security Industry Association

With a commitment to elevating customer experience, ISC West continues to see its numbers grow year over year. NORWALK, Conn. – ISC West 2024 , the nation’s leading comprehensive and converged security trade event, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), delivered another year of successful programming and welcomed more than 29,000 security industry professionals to The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Persistent Gray Zone Aggression in the South China Sea Calls for Increased Coordination in Rule of Law

The Rand Blog

By not providing consistent leadership on priority issues, and by allowing China to assert hegemony, the United States is losing its strategic influence in the Indo-Pacific. Establishing a Combined Maritime Forces focused on law enforcement as a soft power approach would provide a cohesive structure, improved partnerships, and a clear way to push back against Chinese gray-zone tactics and overt aggression.

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FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, update

Recovery Diva

A Congressional Research Service Report: FEMA Individual Assistance Programs: An Overview.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of April 19; Updates from Nasuni, Keepit, Scality & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of April 19, 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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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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A Schools Cyber Incident Response Checklist

Plan B Consulting

This week, Charlie gives advice on how schools and trusts can prepare for cyber incidents and provides a useful checklist of considerations. In last week’s bulletin, I wrote about ‘Business Continuity Planning in Schools’. Once the bulletin had gone out, it occurred to me that I hadn’t mentioned anything about cyber, so I thought this week I would write a checklist for schools to see if they are prepared to respond to a cyber attack.

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Can Studying Combat in the Black Sea Improve the Chinese Navy?

The Rand Blog

Chinese military strategists have been watching the Ukraine War closely, and events in the Black Sea with special attention. Why would China be interested in uncovering the secrets of Ukraine's success against a much larger fleet?

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Get to Know SIA Board Chair Scott Dunn’s Key Goals

Security Industry Association

A look inside top goals, planned initiatives and priorities for your association On April 9, 2024, at The Advance membership meeting, the Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed the new chair of the SIA Board of Directors: Scott Dunn, senior director of business development, solutions and services at Axis Communications. During ISC West 2024, he took a moment to share a summary of those goals with us via video: Watch: SIA Board Chair Scott Dunn on 2024 Priorities Dunn has identified five ke

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Expanding Critical Services with the PagerDuty Operations Cloud by debbie

PagerDuty

For someone experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, receiving timely access to care is critical. Recognizing a growing need for behavioral health intervention, San Diego County launched its Telecare Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to provide no-cost, in-person support. “With mental health crises on the rise, counties are trying to figure out how to implement something that supports folks in the community,” said Bre Lane, Program Administrator at MCRT.

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RDD vs. DataFrame: What’s The Difference?

Pure Storage

RDD vs. DataFrame: What’s The Difference? by Pure Storage Blog To speed up performance in data analytics, Apache Spark uses two storage organization strategies: resilient distributed datasets (RDDs) and DataFrames. RDDs use collections of data across multiple nodes, while DataFrames distribute data in columns, similar to a relational database table.

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Sweden, Finland, and NATO's First-Class Airpower Upgrade

The Rand Blog

After Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, Finland and Sweden—both longtime neutral states—decided to join NATO. What do these new alliance members bring to the air fight, and how does this impact NATO strategy in the Baltics?

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Drive Innovation in the Age of AI with Connected Digital Ops

BMC

The impact of data and artificial intelligence (AI) on technology is expanding and deepening rapidly, lending incredible benefits and potential consequences to business. The past year’s AI frenzy had every industry chomping at the bit with the potential of learning language models (LLMs) and natural language processing (NLP) to drive business and customer outcomes faster, more efficiently, and more comprehensively.

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Business Continuity Planning for Schools

Plan B Consulting

In today’s bulletin, Charlie looks at the importance of business continuity plans in schools and discusses some of the events that schools should be planning for. Over the last few weeks, I have been working with an Academy Trust that has a number of primary and secondary schools, and I thought this week I would share what I have learned from doing this work.

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RDD vs. DataFrame: What’s The Difference?

Pure Storage

RDD vs. DataFrame: What’s The Difference? by Pure Storage Blog To speed up performance in data analytics, Apache Spark uses two storage organization strategies: resilient distributed datasets (RDDs) and DataFrames. RDDs use collections of data across multiple nodes, while DataFrames distribute data in columns, similar to a relational database table.

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In the Congo: Applying Research to Issues of Poverty and Servitude

The Rand Blog

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces a series of seemingly intractable issues that have left much of its population in poverty and servitude to multinational mining interests. International engagement and research could help.

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Drive Innovation in the Age of AI with Connected Digital Ops

BMC

The impact of data and artificial intelligence (AI) on technology is expanding and deepening rapidly, lending incredible benefits and potential consequences to business. The past year’s AI frenzy had every industry chomping at the bit with the potential of learning language models (LLMs) and natural language processing (NLP) to drive business and customer outcomes faster, more efficiently, and more comprehensively.

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What is Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

Acronis

XDR, also known as extended detection and response, is a security tool that is constantly evolving and upgrading and serves for threat prevention, detection, and response.

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Streamlining Azure VMware Solution: Automating Pure Cloud Block Store Expansion

Pure Storage

Streamlining Azure VMware Solution: Automating Pure Cloud Block Store Expansion by Pure Storage Blog We’re excited to announce a new feature for Pure Cloud Block Store ™ on Azure: automatic user-driven capacity upgrades. This innovation builds upon the capability to self-upgrade capacity on Pure Cloud Block Store on Azure for users who are on Purity version 6.6.2 or later and can scale up their storage capacity without the need to contact Pure Support.