2022

Disaster Zone Podcast: Amateur Radio Systems

Disaster Zone

Our last line of communications when all other systems fail

Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

DRI Drive

A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries.

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Rackspace’s Fanatical Destruction of Customer Records

Bernstein Crisis Management

An unapologetic customer service #fail. Rackpace Technology has long made the bold claim that it provides “Fanatical Support.”. What they haven’t told you is that they’re also engaged in Fanatical destruction of customer email records. Like all of those belonging to our consultancy.

Banishing Burnout

Recovery Diva

This is a guest posting by Ms Jolie Wills, a practitioner formerly from NZ and now living in the U.S. Readers are encouraged to reply to her directly. Those working in emergencies are feeling the burn. Disasters are increasing in frequency and severity and the layering of disasters is now sadly all too common. We can harm even the most resilient of people if we load them up with too much for too long.

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A Resilience Charter

Emergency Planning

Preamble 1.1 The purpose of this charter is to specify the responsibilities of the state and citizens in the field of resilience against disasters, crises and major public emergencies and incidents.

Global Risk Report 2022: Implications for crisis management 

Crisis Response Journal

January: Two weeks ago the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the 2022 version of its Global Risk Report. Jelle Groenendaal discusses how crisis management capabilities can benefit from this and similar reports

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Who defines what resilience is in an organization?

Resilience Association

By Paul Kirvan, FBCI, CISA

Scott Davis To Testify to Joint Session of PA Legislature on PA Breach Notification Law

Scott R. Davis

Scott R. Davis has been called to testify to a join session of the PA Legislature on the PA Breach Notification Law of pending legislation SB696. . Watch the testimony here.

Four Key Backup and Recovery Questions IT Must Ask During Deployment

Solutions Review

This is part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series, a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories.

4 Common AI Sales and Implementation Questions Asked and Answered

Chisel AI

Unlike traditional software products, AI-based solutions are still not widely understood, and they come with a considerable amount of change management in order to truly recoup the full value of the investment made.

When Your Home Burns Down — What Do You Do?

Disaster Zone

The Red Guide to Recovery is your guide to rebuilding your life

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DRI Board’s Morganti Wins Honor Roll Award

DRI Drive

Mike Morganti, the longest serving member of the DRI International board of directors, is this year’s recipient of the board’s Honor Roll Award. The award was presented by DRI Board Chairman Al Berman at the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Gala, held at the DRI2022 conference in Las Vegas this week.

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Shell’s Apology For Purchasing Russian Oil During Ukraine Crisis

Bernstein Crisis Management

When the people speak, corporations listen. Shell has joined a long list of companies being forced by public pressure into crisis management over not taking the hint to back out of business ventures with Russia as the invasion of Ukraine escalated.

The Bill Anderson Fund

Recovery Diva

This is an unusual but important posting. The Diva was a friend of the late Bill Anderson, who was an important pioneer in the emergency management research field. Please support this effort to carry on his work. For those looking to get outside for some summertime activity, the Bill Anderson Fund Disaster Dash is coming up!

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How Shall We Communicate Risk in an Era of ‘Manufactured Reality’?

Emergency Planning

I live in a short street that connects a 15th-century convent to a Napoleonic-era theatre. On one side there is a park full of ornamental trees, in the middle there is a via crucis flanked by a double row of plane trees and the other side is lined by a row of elegant palazzi.

The threat of a 'twindemic' 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: Owing to the relaxation of quarantine measures, influenza – which almost disappeared last year – is returning, according to international and EU medical authorities, writes Lina Kolesnikova

6 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Drive Down Costs

Pure Storage

Companies depend on data to respond to evolving needs, improve customer relationships, and reduce the risks that threaten business operations. Through big data analytics, organizations can predict emerging trends and discover valuable insights that help them make strategic decisions.

Learning from stories

arunpraka shray

Last weekend I was studying an article about the power of “Bragging about your teams” rather than “bragging about yourself” based on a conversation on a recent animation movie on Disney Hotstar: Raya and the Last Dragon.

Acronis suspends all operations in Russia

Acronis

Like the rest of the world, we are horrified and deeply concerned about the Russian conflict in Ukraine. We stand in support of the people in Ukraine and call for peace to return to the area. As a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Acronis is suspending all operations in Russia.

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The 11 Best Free Disaster Recovery Plan Templates Online

Solutions Review

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled this list of the best free disaster recovery plan templates available online. With cyber-attacks and natural disasters threatening your data at every turn, being prepared with a disaster recovery plan is your best defense.

Why Is My House So Dusty?

Constellation

If you’re asking yourself, why is my house so dusty, you are in the right place to find answers–and discover how to get rid of dust in your house. Dust is a general term for hundreds of types of tiny. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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Following CDC’s Guidance Requires a 3-Ring Binder

Disaster Zone

Following the science seems complicated

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Tracking the True Cause of the Baby Formula Shortage

DRI Drive

By now, when you see a headline about a sudden shortage of something you can guess “strained supply chain.” But as panicking parents work overtime to hunt down a case of baby formula on store shelves, a more complicated – and potentially dangerous – reason has emerged.

5 Things You Should Never Do When You Get A Bad Review

Bernstein Crisis Management

Reduce the odds a single review turns into a truly damaging issue. We see a lot of advice shared about the things you SHOULD do when you get a bad review, but how about a bit of crisis prevention focused advice to match? A key part of handling any negative situations online is making sure you don’t worsen the situation while trying to fix it, and that’s why today we’re going to talk about the 5 thing you should NEVER do when you get a bad review.

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Source of New Book Info

Recovery Diva

Thanks to Lori Peek, Director of the Hazards Center at the University of CO/Boulder, for providing this link to a source of information about new books in the field of emergency management. She noted the New Reads series for a quick download on new publications. And she noted that they always welcome new submissions: [link

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For New Research Students: How to Stop Floundering

Emergency Planning

I must admit that I was in the middle of my post-doctoral fellowship (at UCL) before I fully realised what research involves. It suddenly clicked while I was desperately trying to learn clay chemistry in order to work out a rather intractable problem of erosional landscapes.

The evolving threat of vehicle attacks 

Crisis Response Journal

January 2022: CRJ Advisory Panel Member, Lina Kolesnikova analyses the challenges involved in protecting large crowds from vehicle attacks and she explores how the threat is evolving as technology plays a greater role

How Modern Storage Can Offset Power Utilization in the Data Center

Pure Storage

Enterprise data is exploding—and it’s not slowing down. Unstructured data will account for 80% of data by 2025, and will quadruple in size by 2026, according to analyst predictions. To keep up, every part of the data center is ramping up in power: .

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SIA Welcomes Steve Reinharz as Chair of AI, Drones and Robotics Interest Group

Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association is pleased to announce that Steve Reinharz, CEO of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, has been selected as the new chair of SIA’s AI, Drones and Robotics Interest Group.

What is Backup? (Data Backup) Comprehensive Guide

Acronis

Backup is the process of creating a copy of the data on your system that you use for recovery in case your original data is lost or corrupted. Backup and recovery

LAN Infotech Named On The 2022 CRN® Security 100 List

LAN Infotech

LAN Infotech Named On The 2022 CRN® Security 100 List. CRN® Recognizes The Top IT Channel Providers For Exceptional Growth And Performance. CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named LAN Infotech to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category for 2022.

How to Insulate Windows to Keep Heat Out

Constellation

Windows are the key to an efficiently insulated home. Insulating them well this summer will keep the burning rays of the sun from turning your home into an oven. The post How to Insulate Windows to. This is a content summary only. Click on the blog title to continue reading this post.).

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FEMA Planning Courses--2023

Disaster Zone

For those with more planning experience

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Preparedness Goes Prime Time on NBC’s New Amsterdam

DRI Drive

Doctors on NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam broke out the EPM (Emergency Preparedness Manual) on this week’s episode.