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Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance

DRI Drive

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, I’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just from this year but also to provide a review of […] The post Letter from the President: 2023 at-a-glance appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Reputation Management During Crisis

Bernstein Crisis Management

Reputation Management During Crisis Strong reputation management during crisis situations is critical today. While many of the resources out there will proclaim the need for immediate full transparency and constant communications through all channels, the truth is that this approach can sometimes create more trouble than it resolves. In order to make reputation management during crisis effective, you need to recognize the importance of balancing openness with strategic discretion.

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FEMA Improves Individual Assistance Program

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: ‘We can do better’: FEMA makes sweeping changes to speed up disaster aid. Hearing frustrations from victims, the federal agency is drastically reforming its individual assistance program for the first time in 20 years.

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Federal Government Will Require Purchase of ‘Made in America’ Drones

Disaster Zone

A long time coming.

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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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8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance

Pure Storage

8 Considerations for Retailers Investing in AI-powered Video Surveillance by Pure Storage Blog One might think retailers started the new year feeling festive after wrapping up a robust 2023 holiday shopping season. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that despite the economic drags of rising inflation and interest rates, retail sales during the holidays increased 3.8% over 2022, hitting a record $964.4 billion.

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What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

Unitrends

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, understanding the intricacies of data recovery is crucial for businesses aiming to minimize downtime and data loss. Two pivotal concepts in this realm are the recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO). While they may sound similar, their roles in disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) […] The post What Is the Difference Between RTO and RPO?

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Keep a Keen Eye on your SaaS Backups!

Zerto

Zerto Backup for SaaS, powered by Keepit, introduces a monitoring dashboard for your SaaS backups. Why Monitoring and Analyzing your SaaS Backup Data is important? Despite basic out-of-the-box protection from SaaS vendors, data residing in SaaS applications is your responsibility, not the vendor’s. This data is exposed to potential risks like outages, accidental deletion, and ransomware attacks that can lead to loss or downtime.

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Master cyber resilience and defense with Acronis and Liongard

Acronis

Join us! Acronis and Liongard experts are teaming up for a special webinar event. Joe Alapat, CTO and co-founder of Liongard, and Acronis Technology Evangelist James Abercrombie will reveal differentiated security strategies and share firsthand knowledge for MSPs.

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Security Industry Association and Opens Nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

Security Industry Association

The globally recognized program honors innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry, with awardees recognized at SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2024 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards , a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from organizational and media partners AVISIAN , Biometric Update and SIA’s Identity & Biometric Technology Advisory Board and Women in Security For

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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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Safeguard your PC or Mac with a BaaS solution

Synology

As the threat of data loss, data breach, and ransomware attacks keep IT admins up at night, as a PC or Mac user, are you doing your due diligence and safeguarding your endpoint data?

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Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon

DRI Drive

DRI International is pleased to welcome Michele Turner, MBCP, as Chair of the DRI Board of Directors. Currently Vice President of Risk Management for Marriott International, she brings a wealth of resilience experience to the table. We spoke with her about her career, her views on the profession, and her work with DRI. For those […] The post Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness

Bernstein Crisis Management

Elevate Your Business with Proactive Crisis Preparedness In the business world, the unexpected lurks around every corner. Disruptions come without warning, carrying the power to shake your organization to its core. That’s why embracing crisis preparedness is not just wise — it’s also a critical component of savvy business operations. As we navigate an ever-more complex business environment, let’s examine why your organization should integrate robust crisis preparedness into its day-to-day operat

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Managed Retreat of Communities

Recovery Diva

From HSNW, This report from the National Academy of Sciences: MANAGED RETREAT; Proactively Planning for Community Relocation Before and After Climate Disasters “Between 1980 and mid-2023, 232 billion-dollar disasters occurred in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, with the number of disasters doubling annually since 2018.

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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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Technology Continuing to Drive Emergency Management and First Responders

Disaster Zone

Gird up your loins, you will be in a race to adopt new technology.

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The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving

Pure Storage

The Ghost in the Machine: How AI Can Deliver on Autonomous Driving by Pure Storage Blog The path to autonomous driving (AD) has not been a straight line. In some ways, 2023 was a setback year. McKinsey notes that previously optimistic delivery timelines have been pushed back, with fully autonomous (i.e., no human driver in the car) robo-taxis now likely to appear widely by 2030, a slip of several years.

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From Forward Presence to Forward Defense: NATO's Defense of the Baltics

The Rand Blog

The Baltic states remain vulnerable to a potential Russian military attack due to their geography. They are watching closely as NATO begins pivoting its posture of deterrence by punishment to deterrence by denial.

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Rehearsing Plan B: The Importance of Mastering Your Workarounds

MHA Consulting

In terms of bang for the buck, not all business continuity activities are created equal. One of the most valuable ways BC practitioners can spend their time is making sure their organizations can truly execute on their manual workarounds. Related on MHA Consulting: The Retro Revolution: Why Manual Workarounds Are a BC Must Rehearsing Your Plan B Due to the complexity of BC methodology, many aspects of the field have the potential to become time sinks.

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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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Modern Data Protection: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Zerto

Data is at the center of business. For many organizations, digital adoption drives strategy. Data is essential to meeting customer needs, responding to sudden market shifts and unforeseen events. That’s why data protection should be on your mind. What Is Data Protection? Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise, or loss.

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Acronis named a Leader in G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business

Acronis

Concluding a year characterized by extraordinary growth and recognition across the service provider and business cyber protection space, we are proud to announce Acronis was named a Leader in the G2 Grid® for Cloud Email Security for Small Business.

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Security Industry Association Announces Commitment to Expand Outreach to Native American Communities

Security Industry Association

SIA to promote and expand eligibility for its training, scholarship, mentorship and community offerings and foster greater engagement with security industry and Native American populations SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings.

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How to Answer AI’s Most Important Question for Enterprises

Solutions Review

Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series is a collection of contributed articles written by thought leaders in enterprise tech. In this feature, Commvault ‘s Senior Director of Products Pavan Bedadala offers commentary on how to answer AI’s most important question for enterprises. “We’ve got the data. What’s next?” It may be the business world’s most important AI question right now, and it’s one nearly every business leader is asking.

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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

DRI Drive

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand prize! In this Q&A, our hosts talk about the origins of the […] The post DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

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Celebrating 30 Years of Bernstein Crisis Management

Bernstein Crisis Management

Celebrating 30 Years of Bernstein Crisis Management The big three-oh! This year, Bernstein Crisis Management celebrates thirty years in business, and thirty years of proving critics who weren’t shy about proclaiming, “You can’t manage a crisis!”, wrong. As we celebrate this milestone, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on our journey, the evolution of crisis management, and the ever-increasing relevance of our work in today’s world.

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Free Article Available to download

Recovery Diva

See this chapter: Catastrophe Is Not the End but the Beginning: Two Centuries of Evolution in US Disaster Law and Policy. from The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Law and Policy. S. Kuo, J. Marshall and R. Rowberry, eds. [link] Thanks to Donovan Finn for the citation.

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What, Where and How to Build?

Disaster Zone

The pressures to build will likely overcome disaster resilience concerns.

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Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions

Pure Storage

Ransomware Attackers Find Fresh Targets in Cultural Institutions by Pure Storage Blog Ransomware attacks are big news when they hit giant corporations, government services, and resources like gas pipelines. And when the focus is on apocalyptic attack scenarios, where sensitive data was ransomed or government services knocked offline, there’s a tendency to think that one’s own organization isn’t a likely target.

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Upping the Ante on Western Weapons Could End the Stalemate in Ukraine

The Rand Blog

The Russo-Ukrainian war might be at a strategic tipping point. The ground fight in Ukraine's east is stalemated, but Russian sea and air power in Crimea is diminished. The future flow of Western aid may be less certain. To address these challenges, the West might escalate support for Ukraine's military and signal firmness to Moscow.

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How healthcare facilities can secure data with a BaaS solution

Synology

As healthcare data is projected to grow exponentially in the coming years, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and healthcare institutions must ensure patient data is stored safely to provide peace of mind for patients and meet regulatory compliance.

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Understanding the Role of a Business Continuity Analyst

BryghtPath

In today’s dynamic and interconnected business realm, the criticality of maintaining seamless operations in the face of diverse and evolving challenges cannot be overstated. Whether it’s the ever-looming specter of natural calamities wreaking havoc, the persistent threat of cyber breaches looming over digital infrastructure, or the unforeseen disruptions that can emerge in a constantly changing … The post Understanding the Role of a Business Continuity Analyst appeared first on

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Ransomware, phishing and software vulnerabilities created the most havoc in H2 2023

Acronis

The “Acronis Cyberthreats Report, H2 2023: Alarming rise in cyberattacks, SMBs and MSPs in the crosshairs” is generated by Acronis data based on over 1,000,000 unique endpoints distributed around the world, focusing on 15 key countries. It explores the cyberattack trends and statistics that dominated H2 2023.