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For Media Interview Success, Preparation is Key

Bernstein Crisis Management

Preparedness is the not-so-secret weapon in productive interactions with the press Preparing for a media interview is a pivotal moment for any professional or organization, serving as an opportunity to shape narratives, influence public perception, and communicate key messages. Whether you’re a seasoned spokesperson or facing the media for the first time, the importance of thorough preparation cannot be overstated.

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Randomware Shakes Up the Ransomware Game

Pure Storage

Randomware Shakes Up the Ransomware Game by Pure Storage Blog In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, just when you thought you’d seen it all, along comes Randomware —the ransomware with a sense of humor! Forget the ominous warnings and dark screens. Randomware takes a lighthearted approach to extortion. It’s not about draining your bank account or stealing your secrets; it’s about making you laugh while you pay up.

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FEMA Turns 45

Recovery Diva

Article from The Hill, written by a former FEMA employee: FEMA’s turning 45. It needs to change to keep meeting its mission. FEMA’s turning 45. It needs to change to keep meeting its mission.

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Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards

LogisManager

Bridging the Gap: How Risk Managers Empower Boards Last Updated: April 5, 2024 Welcome to the first installment of our series on presenting Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to the board. In this dynamic era of the See-Through Economy , risk managers are the navigators who chart the course for organizations, guiding them through the unpredictable currents of uncertainty.

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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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Building a Foundation for Strategic Stability with China on AI

The Rand Blog

In an atmosphere of deepening mutual suspicion, trying to engage with China on military uses of artificial intelligence may seem pointless. But if negotiations go somewhere, U.S. security might be palpably improved. It they fail, there is little downside.

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Insurance Crisis in Florida

Recovery Diva

From Newsweek: Florida’s Insurance Crisis Just Got Worse [link] Florida’s insurance saga is deepening as more than 115,000 homeowners in the southwest portion of the state, still reeling from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian in 2022, are facing new challenges with a 25 percent increase in flood insurance rates. The rate hike, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is attributed to local officials reportedly allowing substandard rebuilding efforts, failin

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Sound the alarm! Why you should start thinking about fine-tuning your datasets now!

Advancing Analytics

As the digital landscape braces for a transformative AI shift, the spotlight turns to fine-tuning datasets. This won’t be just another trend; but a critical pivot point that could define the winners and losers in the next wave of digital transformation. Why, you ask? Well, let me paint a picture that's as clear as daylight. The trajectory of technological advancements suggests a future where the costs of compute power for training and fine-tuning LLMs will decrease significantly.

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What Chinese Navy Planners Are Learning from Ukraine's Use of Unmanned Surface Vessels

The Rand Blog

The continued success of Ukrainian unmanned surface vessel (USV) attacks on Russian naval facilities and warships has kept USVs in the defense analytical spotlight and naval analysts around the world, particularly those in China, are taking note.

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IntelligentSIA: The Top 15 Benefits, Events and Opportunities for SIA Members in April 2024

Security Industry Association

Hey SIA members! Here are the top things you need to know about our latest activities and resources, upcoming events and opportunities and more. Welcome, New Members! The Security Industry Association (SIA) would like to welcome its newest members: Advanced Data Risk Management , Aeiro , Antaira Technologies , Barco , Bernhard Capital , Brandy Wiedrich Consultant, CameraShine , Delta Electronics , DirectDefense , High r ez , Jansen Industrie , Management Sciences , Maple Sales , Patriot Fire 

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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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CRS Report on Emergency Relief for Disaster Damaged Highways and Bridges

Recovery Diva

From the Congressional Research Service: Emergency Relief Program for Disaster- Damaged Highways and Bridges (25 pp)

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The Key to a Secure and Efficient Hybrid Workforce

NexusTek

READ TIME: 4 MIN April 3, 2024 The Key to a Secure and Efficient Hybrid Workforce In today’s dynamic business environment, the concept of the traditional office has evolved drastically. The rise of remote work, coupled with the gradual return to physical workspaces, has given birth to the hybrid workforce model. As business and technology leaders navigate this landscape, the need for reliable IT support has never been more critical.

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Putin's Embrace of Kim Jong-un Has Its Limits

The Rand Blog

The current trajectory of North Korea–Russia relations is certainly unfavorable for the United States and its allies because it essentially gives the two nations greater wiggle room to continue their bad behavior. But all is not necessarily lost. The strategic partnership between Russia and North Korea is unlikely to be decisive for either side.

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SIA New Member Profile: Paratus Consultants Group

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Paratus Consultants Group is a full-service safety and security, risk reduction, mitigation and emergency preparedness consulting firm. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and works across the United States and internationally. SIA spoke with Herb Ubbens, CPP, PSP, PPS, president of Paratus Consultants Group, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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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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Why Data Products are a terrible idea!

Advancing Analytics

Data Products are currently experiencing a rise in prominence largely due to the work of Zhamak Dehghani and the release of her 2022 book Data Mesh. Data Mesh by Zhamak Deghani You may or may not be a fan of the overall concept of Data Mesh. For what it’s worth, I think it’s a great idea in theory, but as famous New York Yankee Yogi Berra once said, “In theory there’s no difference between practice and theory, but in practice there is”.

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Protected: Demystifying DirectFlash Modules vs. SSDs vs. HDDs vs. Hybrid

Pure Storage

Protected: Demystifying DirectFlash Modules vs. SSDs vs. HDDs vs. Hybrid by Pure Storage Blog This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Demystifying DirectFlash Modules vs. SSDs vs. HDDs vs. Hybrid appeared first on Pure Storage Blog.

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of April 5; Updates from Asigra, Hitachi Vantara, Quantum & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of April 5, 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. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy

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Security Industry Association Names Bobby Prostko as Data Privacy Advisory Board Chair

Security Industry Association

Allegion Chief Privacy Officer Bobby Prostko will spearhead the advisory board’s efforts to inform and educate the security industry about the importance of protecting personally identifiable information. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Robert “Bobby” Prostko, Allegion chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel, to serve as the new chair of its Data Privacy Advisory Board.

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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 Natural Gas Used for in Homes?

Constellation

You might be wondering what uses natural gas in a house and why it is so popular. Widely available, natural gas as a residential energy source is used in many homes across the country. The post What Is Natural Gas Used for in Homes? appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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The Difference between LLMs and MLLMs

Pure Storage

The Difference between LLMs and MLLMs by Pure Storage Blog The AI era is already transforming computing and revolutionizing industries, as well as giving us many acronyms to figure out, like LLMs and MLLMs. The alphabet soup is important, however, for understanding how artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications can become more user-friendly for the non-data scientists among us.

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Black Swans and Swiss Cheese – A Boat Crash in Baltimore

Plan B Consulting

Charlie looks into the recent incident at Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore and discusses the potential impacts of the accident. Often when I write my bulletin, it is about the latest cyber incident and what we can learn from it. However, last week, the crash of the MV Dali into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and its subsequent collapse, resulting in the loss of six lives, caught my interest and prompted me to write about it.

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SIA New Member Profile: Visidon

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Visidon creates imaging software solutions empowered by artificial intelligence (AI) that are built for high efficiency, low power consumption and high accuracy. The company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with clients and technology partners spread across the world and several sales offices in Asia, and is building its presence in the United States as well.

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10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Businesses to Save Energy

Constellation

Incorporate these energy efficiency tips into your spring cleaning business practices to help your team transition from winter to warmer weather. Taking the time to clean, repair and freshen up is a great way to ensure your business runs well, ultimately saving you money and energy. The post 10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Businesses to Save Energy appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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G2 consensus is clear: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud emerges as the preferred choice over Veeam

Acronis

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and Veeam Data Platform are two of the most prominent players in the server backup space. To help MSPs navigate a fiercely competitive market, make educated business decisions and ensure data-driven technology stack investments, analyzed user satisfaction ratings can determine how these two leading solutions stack up against each other.

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The Difference between LLMs and MLLMs

Pure Storage

The Difference between LLMs and MLLMs by Pure Storage Blog The AI era is already transforming computing and revolutionizing industries, as well as giving us many acronyms to figure out, like LLMs and MLLMs. The alphabet soup is important, however, for understanding how artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications can become more user-friendly for the non-data scientists among us.

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Got an Idea to Share? Speak at AcceleRISE 2024!

Security Industry Association

Help young professionals and rising stars in our industry grow, inspire and lead at this unique event happening Aug. 12-14 in Washington, D.C. The Security Industry Association (SIA) RISE community for emerging leaders and those new to the security industry is looking for creative speaking proposals for the 2024 AcceleRISE conference, taking place Aug. 12-14 in Washington, D.C.

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Introducing AI-based script generation: Create powerful IT administrative scripts in seconds

Acronis

In this article, we'll delve into the evolving role of AI in IT management and introduce a new feature developed to enhance IT operations: AI-based script generation.

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AV-Test certifies Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud a Top Product for Windows security

Acronis

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Advanced Security + EDR pack joined regular public certification by AV-Test for Windows corporate security products.

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Crystal Washington, Tech Trends Expert, Leading Futurist and ISC West Keynote Speaker, Highlights How ChatGPT Will Shape the Security Industry

Security Industry Association

On Friday, April 12, 2024, ISC West attendees will gather for an engaging, informative Day 3 keynote from Crystal Washington, technology trends expert and one of Forbes’ Leading Female Futurists. In this special talk presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum and sponsored by dormakaba and HID, Washington will explore the current state and future of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and how to harness tools like ChatGPT for enhanced performance.

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World Backup Day: The golden 3-2-1 backup rule

Acronis

World Backup Day is an annual holiday that takes place on March 31 and serves as a reminder of the importance of data backup and protection.

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