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The Importance of Business Continuity in Modern Enterprises

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Importance of Business Continuity in M odern Enterprises Business Continuity and Crisis Management Go Hand in Hand In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and unexpected global events, ensuring uninterrupted business operations—termed “business continuity”—is paramount. We think you’d agree that a long-term business interruption is a crisis, thus it’s only logical to conclude that business continuity and crisis management go hand in hand.

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Join Us at NYU For Our Next One-Day Conference Event!

DRI Drive

Register now for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted by collegiate campuses, coming to NYU’s Center for Global Affairs on Oct. 6! The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET with a networking breakfast, followed by expert-led presentations on important issues within the resilience profession, including risk trends and predictions, polycrisis response, cybersecurity, emerging technology, and […] The post Join Us at NYU For Our Next One-Day Conference Event!

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Litigating Insurance Claims After a Disaster

Disaster Zone

Understand that insurance companies are "for profit.

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Insomnia: The Multibillion-Dollar Problem Sapping World Productivity

The Rand Blog

From the doctor's office to the office at work, good sleep is often overlooked as a key part of well-being. We pay for that. Chronic insomnia reduces the U.S. economy by more than $200 billion every year. Other major economies also forgo tens of billions of dollars in lost productivity.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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The Mechanics of Effective Crisis Management: Navigating Challenges with Precision

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Mechanics of Effective Crisis Management Navigating Challenges with Precision Effective crisis management operates like a well-oiled machine, allowing you to successfully take on unforeseen challenges. Let’s delve into the mechanics behind this process and how it empowers organizations to navigate complexities with precision. Understanding Crisis Management: A Methodical Approach At its core, crisis management is a methodical approach to preventing, addressing, and mitigating impact fr

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Pet Disaster Preparedness Is Important

Disaster Zone

Pets have become family members.

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After Maui Fires, Food Security Is a Major Concern and Opportunity

The Rand Blog

The full impact of the deadly Maui fires on food resilience strategies remains to be seen. But the disaster highlights an urgent need for a systems-based approach to address both food security and wildfire prevention.

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Why a Crisis PR Firm is Vital for Brand Resilience

Bernstein Crisis Management

Why a Crisis PR Firm is Vital for Brand Resilience In the dynamic world of business, maintaining a pristine reputation is both an art and a science. While every company endeavors to build a robust brand, unforeseen events can sometimes threaten that image. Enter the crisis PR firm, a guardian of your brand’s reputation. In this piece, we’ll delve into the pivotal role these firms can play firms and illustrate their significance with real-life examples.

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Is FL the New Model?

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post: Why we all need to think like Floridians now. “Florida was developed under the assumption that canals, pumps and clever engineering could turn swamps and sandbars into cities, reversing the state’s geological history. For decades, those tools mostly worked. But recent storms and floods are highlighting Florida’s tenuous status as dry land.

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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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Guest Post: The Challenges of the GSOC

Security Industry Association

HiveWatch’s Ryan Schonfeld discusses some of the biggest challenges global security operations centers face and tech-driven approaches to addressing them. Ryan Schonfeld is the founder and CEO of HiveWatch , a security technology company reimagining how companies keep their people and assets safe. I get asked a lot about the future of the industry as I talk at conferences and to peers and educate those outside of security.

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Trauma Takes a Toll in the U.S. Intelligence Community

The Rand Blog

For people in the intelligence community, the risk of experiencing a variety of traumas is very real. Agencies should look more closely at their workforces to better understand the traumas their analysts face and what they can do to help.

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FEMA Designates Community Disaster Resilience Zones

Disaster Zone

Another new program!

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Neglected Grasslands Were Major Factor in Maui Fires

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Maui’s neglected grasslands caused Lahaina fire to grow with deadly speed. Visual analysis retraces how the grasslands blazed. Landowners and the government have done little to address the well-known problem. “A Washington Post investigation found that the inferno that burned Lahaina town to the ground began on a fallow, unmanaged plot of land on a hill north of downtown, and the geographic spread and density of the nonnative grasses were key elements to creating a fast-

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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: Intego Warranty

Security Industry Association

David Anthony, president/owner, Intego Warranty New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Intego Warranty, Inc. , brings over 50 years of experience in providing extended service plans (ESPs) to the security industry. The company is headquartered in Palatka, Florida, and operates in all 50 states. SIA spoke with David Anthony, president/owner of Intego Warranty, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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5 Critical Reasons for Microsoft 365 Backup

Zerto

Where is the save button for Microsoft 365? The shared responsibility of protecting and retaining your Microsoft 365 data is not as clear as you would think. The recoverability built-in by Microsoft provides the bare minimum when it comes to making sure the full Microsoft 365 suite is safe in the event of a disaster. It is not a matter of if, but rather when you lose your data.

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The CISOs Guide to Storage & Backup Cyber Resiliency

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by thought leaders in enterprise technology. In this feature, Continuity ‘s CTO Doron Pinhas offers CISOs rely on information from across the organization about security, particularly from the various IT departments. Unfortunately, the information being fed to CISOs about the state of cybersecurity risk is incomplete.

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September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Community Ready to Respond to a Severe Weather Event or Emergency?

National Fire Protection Association

While the warmer months of the year signal a time when we can indulge in vacations, beach days, and outdoor activities, the summer and fall are also when hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other potential natural disasters make their impressive mark across many areas of the United States, often disrupting the rhythm of our daily lives. According to weather reports, the Atlantic hurricane “season” has already witnessed more hurricanes than is normal for this time of year.

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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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Navigating Resilience: How to Create a BCM Roadmap 

MHA Consulting

The business continuity management roadmap is a simple but powerful tool that can help organizations strengthen their BCM programs and enhance their resilience. In today’s post, we’ll lay out an eight-step process your company can use to create its own, customized BCM roadmap. Related on MHA Consulting: Get Out the Map: Why Your BCM Program Needs a Roadmap The Power of the Map At MHA, we believe strongly in the value of roadmaps.

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Pending Water Crisis in 5 Big Cities

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: These five cities could be one natural disaster away from a catastrophic water crisis. Sept. 2, 2023.

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The Most Overlooked Security Issues Facing the Financial Services

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by thought leaders in enterprise technology. In this feature, Continuity ‘s John Meakin offers Data is a major part of the role of any CISO. When it comes to the financial services industry, data is even more important and valuable than in other industries.

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Securing Mass Gathering Events: A Simple Design Framework That Considers the Air Domain

Security Industry Association

Bill Edwards is the president of federal and public safety at Building Intelligence Inc. and chair of the SIA Counter-UAS Working Group. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel and veteran of the Iraq War. He is also the author and provider of a series of online training courses. Planning and executing a mass gathering event is challenging, requires extensive coordination and can be time-consuming – it is also one of the most important security and safety actions you can take when it comes to protecti

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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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Top 10 Reasons to Move to Zerto 10

Zerto

On May 18th, we launched Zerto 10 from our corporate headquarters in Houston, TX. We are incredibly excited about this release because we’ve taken huge steps to expand ransomware resilience even further beyond the low RPOs and RTOs that our customers have come to trust. We want everyone to take advantage of Zerto 10’s new features and updates. Whether you’re already a Zerto customer or considering Zerto for the first time, here are the top 10 reasons to move to Zerto 10.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Back Up your Computer

Acronis

Simply put, it's your insurance policy if your data is ever lost or damaged due to hardware or software failure, malware or ransomware, natural disaster or user error – or any other scenario you can conjure.

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The Latest Trends in Devastating Cyberattacks

Unitrends

Cyberattacks are a harsh reality in today’s digital-first landscape. Despite the overall improvement in cybersecurity capabilities and awareness among organizations worldwide, the threat and sophistication of attackers has kept pace and, in some cases, exceeded the progress made with regard to cyber defenses. With rapid digital transformation and the growing trend of remote and cloud-based […] The post The Latest Trends in Devastating Cyberattacks appeared first on Unitrends.

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Reach Your Data Resiliency High Score

Pure Storage

Reach Your Data Resiliency High Score by Pure Storage Blog Video gaming used to be an entirely different experience back in the day. I’m not just talking about the 8- or 16-bit graphics. Once upon a time, scoring the latest game title meant an excursion to the local mall with fistfuls of cash earned from a paper route or fixing the neighbor’s computer.

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FL Laws Re Migrants Reduce No. of Disaster Recovery Workers

Recovery Diva

From CNN: Some workers who rebuild homes after hurricanes are afraid to go to Florida.

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People May Switch Brands in a Hurricane Situation — But Not For Long

Disaster Zone

There are all types of disaster research going on today.

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Preparing Chemical Facilities for Hurricane Season

National Fire Protection Association

Recently, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board issued a call to chemical facilities to prepare for a harsh hurricane season based on an “above average” outlook on hurricane activity from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year, NOAA has stated that there’s a 30 percent chance of an above-average-intensity hurricane season. NOAA’s predictions also estimate a range of 12 to 17 total named storms this season.

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Foundation for Advancing Security Talent and Partner Organizations Launch Comprehensive Security Industry Compensation Study, Seeking Industry Participation

Security Industry Association

Presented by FAST and bringing together SIA, ESA, PSA and SSI, the 2023 study will provide the security industry with the data it needs to effectively recruit and hire talent. DALLAS, Texas – Recognizing the security industry’s need for current and comprehensive compensation data, leading organizations have partnered to present the 2023 Security Industry Compensation Study presented by the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST).