2021

Product Review: Water Purification Tool for Everyone

Disaster Zone

For the person in your life who has everything, but not this item

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What Kind of Year Has It Been? DRIVE Looks at the Big (and Small) Stories of 2021

DRI Drive

To say 2021 has been eventful is, of course, an understatement. From big news stories like the Texas snowstorm, to smaller curiosities like the Halloween candy hack, we looked back the past year of coverage in Drive to offer a trip down memory lane.

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Crisis Communications Tips for Recorded Talks

Bernstein Crisis Management

Expert advice for hard conversations with clients, the media, and anyone in between.

Federal Disaster Recovery Resources

Recovery Diva

From the Homeland Security Digital Library: Listing of Federal Disaster Recovery Resources

How a children’s book saved my life

DisasterDoc

My story begins in the Midwestern United States during the mid-1960s with My Weekly Reader, a weekly educational magazine designed for children. Kids in schools throughout the United States (over. The post How a children’s book saved my life appeared first on DisasterDoc.

Haiti: has there been progress in disaster reduction since the last big earthquake?

Emergency Planning

Some years ago I met a 31-year-old Bulgarian policeman whose main claim to fame was that he had been the Chief of Police for the Republic of Haiti for 20 minutes, or in other words until someone more senior arrived from Port-au-Prince airport.

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9 reasons good employees leave — and how to prevent it

CIO Governance

News of the Great Resignation isn’t overblown. Some 4 million people quit their jobs in July, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. And companies reported a record-breaking high of 10.9 million open positions.

Cybersecurity’s New Superpower: Neurodiversity

FS-ISAC

Cyber threat activity is at an all-time high. With the pandemic and rapid digitization of financial services that has accompanied it, cybersecurity professionals have never been in more demand. Yet we are facing an acute talent shortage; the industry effectively has negative unemployment.

Risk Management at Eight Knots! Episode 1, Situational Awareness

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

Skippering a sailboat involves lots of inputs - weather, seas, crew, passengers, etc. and requires keeping a constant eye on all of them. Situaitonal Awareness has business applications as well. Enjoy the video

Waste: The critical legacy of flooding 

Crisis Response Journal

The growing importance of waste management is pushing society to consider it to be as vital as other CI sectors such as energy, and transportation, writes Lina Kolesnikova

Disaster Zone Podcast: Climate Impacts and Solutions for Local Government

Disaster Zone

Everyone has a role and it starts with climate adaptation by cities and counties

Climate Threats Create Catastrophic Flooding in Pacific Northwest

DRI Drive

An unusually intense “atmospheric river event” – fast-moving, moisture-laden air that brings intense rain – hit British Columbia and northern Washington state last week, resulting in record precipitation, flooding, and mudslides that have displaced thousands – and it’s about to get worse.

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Practicing Restraint of Pen, Tongue and Send Button

Bernstein Crisis Management

A critical crisis prevention best practice. That darn Send button.

Info Source on Disaster Economics

Recovery Diva

Source of info on Disaster Economics

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Tornado Risk Reduction – An American Success Story

DisasterDoc

The US experiences more tornadoes than any other country on earth, with an average of over 1,000 tornadoes recorded each year. Canada is a distant second, with around 100. The post Tornado Risk Reduction – An American Success Story appeared first on DisasterDoc.

A Five-Minute Plea for Better Civil Protection

Emergency Planning

Although we need to change attitudes to disaster from response to preparedness and prevention, this must not be done at the expense of our ability to respond to disasters when they occur.

Gartner Names Pure Storage a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Pure Storage

We are very excited to share that Pure Storage has been positioned as a Leader in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage.

25 Data Protection Predictions from 14 Experts for 2022

Solutions Review

We polled 30 experts and received 60 data protection predictions for 2022, in an attempt to help you make the best business decisions.

7 compliance mistakes to avoid

CIO Governance

Compliance is a fact of life for just about every company — especially in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, and government.

Winter Gadgets to Help You Stay Warm

Constellation

Staying warm has gone high tech with winter gadgets that help you beat the chill. Yes, putting on a sweater and fuzzy slippers still works, but smart technology for winter offers you a variety of. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

Russia shootings: Lone wolves and their characters 

Crisis Response Journal

September 2021: Lina Kolesnikova analyses two shootings – one at a school and one at a university, looking at each attacker’s profile, their pre-attack behaviour and their plans

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Paper Ballots Provide Security to Election Systems

Disaster Zone

Some states have no paper ballots

The Great 2021 Cream Cheese Shortage: A Perfect Storm of Supply Chain and Cyber Attack Woes

DRI Drive

You may have heard about some shops having trouble keeping cream cheese in stock – but do you know the role an October cyberattack played? The recent cream cheese shortage isn’t just because during the holidays, as festive baking results in demand reaching its highest peak for the year.

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Premeditated Stupidity

Bernstein Crisis Management

University of South Carolina President Plagiarizes Speech. If you have any doubt about whether stupidity has any relationship to IQ or education, the answer is clearly “no” as exemplified by the University of South Carolina’s president, Retired Army Lt.

Hurricane Study

Recovery Diva

Report from the NYTimes on new MIT study: Study finds Atlantic hurricanes becoming more frequent, destructive. Hurricanes are the most costly disasters for the United States, and a study suggests they’re increasing in number and ferocity

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7 years after Flint, another water public health crisis is born of neglect

DisasterDoc

We all need water. It is a physiological need for all life on Earth. Lack of proper water sources in a community would easily constitute a public health crisis. Sphere. The post 7 years after Flint, another water public health crisis is born of neglect appeared first on DisasterDoc.

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A brief critique of UK emergency arrangements in the light of the Covid-19 crisis

Emergency Planning

The current system for managing major incidents and disasters in the United Kingdom was devised after the Broadwater Farm, Tottenham, riots of 1986 and reflects a preoccupation with public order. The lineaments of the system reflect military practice.

Making the Best Decision about Professional Services

Pure Storage

A long time ago, I worked in real estate lending (yes, it’s been a long, strange trip to storage, but that is another story). In that job, one of the most interesting real estate concepts that I learned and took to heart was “highest and best use.”.

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The Future of Commercial Insurance: AI and Humans Working Together

Chisel AI

Basically, AI is a prediction engine. The more data you feed the system, the more accurate it gets over time. The human-in-the-loop (HITL) approach combines the best of human intelligence and judgement with the best of machine intelligence.

Lean Six Sigma: Process improvement with a purpose

CIO Governance

Lean Six Sigma combines two methodologies, Lean and Six Sigma, to help accelerate specific processes so that organizations can solve problems faster and reduce waste, while creating more value for customers.

Fire-Resistant Landscaping for your Home

Disaster Safety

Download the PDF Guide. Choosing the right fire-resistant plants and materials can beautify your suburban home and also help reduce your wildfire risk. INSIDE THE HOME IGNITION ZONE. 0-5 FEET FROM YOUR HOME). Best Practice. For the best protection, keep this area clear of all combustible materials.

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Refugee camps and Covid-19: A crisis within a crisis  

Crisis Response Journal

September 2021: In the third part of CRJ’s blog series discussing the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Dr Kazi Sakib outlines the co-ordinated response by humanitarian and government agencies

The Value of Experience in Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

It doesn’t come from reading a book

Cyber Resilience in 2021: Which Techniques Truly Protect the Health of the Organization?

DRI Drive

A new report surveyed security and privacy professionals across 27 markets to see which steps taken this year best defended their organizations against an ever-evolving cyber risk landscape. Security Outcomes Study Vol.