2022

Disaster Zone Podcast: Amateur Radio Systems

Disaster Zone

Our last line of communications when all other systems fail

Why Are Climate Change Protests Targeting Museums?

DRI Drive

A surprising side effect of climate change disasters – museums now have to plan for threats to their collections. The start of an unusual trend, activists are hoping to gain attention by targeting works of art in the name of climate change.

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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.

Rebuilding Disaster-Damaged Homes in the Future

Recovery Diva

From Politico: Dream homes and disasters: Is the government ready to confront climate risk? “Billions of new taxpayer dollars are aimed at helping victims of extreme weather leave their vulnerable homes. But without a lot of teeth, the federal programs may just perpetuate the problem.” ” ‘

Uber Security Breach - News Alert

Scott R. Davis

September 16, 2022 – The Cyber Security Association of Pennsylvania and it's President Scott R. Davis has issued a recommendation for users of popular ride share service Uber to update their user credentials.

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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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A Five-Step Ransomware Disaster Recovery Plan Template to Consider

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.

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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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.

Following CDC’s Guidance Requires a 3-Ring Binder

Disaster Zone

Following the science seems complicated

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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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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.

Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight: 5 Takeaways

DRI Drive

A recent report on enterprise risk management finds business leaders feeling risk complexities are increasing, and finding difficulty integrating ERM with strategic decision making, among other responses.

The High Price of Ignoring Planning – two articles

Recovery Diva

From the NY times on Oct.1: Facing a Dire Storm Forecast in Florida, Officials Delayed Evacuation. An excerpt: * * * But while officials along much of that coastline responded with orders to evacuate on Monday, emergency managers in Lee County held off, pondering during the day whether to tell people to flee, but then deciding to see how the forecast evolved overnight.

Scott Davis and Cyber Security Professionals Raise 200k for Charity

Scott R. Davis

November 11, 2022 - Orlando Florida | Scott R. Davis along with 16 fellow IT Security Professionals participated in the inaugural Charity Beard Shave at Connectwise's IT Nation.

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

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.

Hurricane Season Preview: What’s in Store for 2022?

DRI Drive

Colorado State University has released its early predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. If the forecast is correct, at least four major hurricanes could make things difficult in the coming months.

Hurricane Ian Reveals Continuing Vulnerabilities for Healthcare Facilities

DRI Drive

In 2012, the stories of hospitals fighting to maintain services and keep patients safe during Superstorm Sandy rocked the resilience field. 10 years later, climate change may have made the dangers to vital facilities even more severe. On Sept.

Working on an RFP or RFI? DRI Can Help!

DRI Drive

Did you know that DRI provides our Certified Professionals with free assistance in constructing, distributing, and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) for products and services?

Remaking CISA Cybersecurity Efforts

Disaster Zone

It starts with your own internal staff

How to Make Your Christmas More Sustainable

Constellation

These sustainable Christmas tips will help fully celebrate the holiday in ways that benefit the environment, reduce stress, and are easy on your budget.

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Why It Should Be The Year Of Crisis Preparedness For Your Brand

Bernstein Crisis Management

Would you be ready if you needed crisis management today? When a full 63% of your brand’s market value can be tied directly to how strong its reputation is, a single negative news article or popular social media post bashing its behavior can hit you right where it really hurts — in the bank account!

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WHO Reminder: The Pandemic is Not Over

DRI Drive

A recent meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) raised important concerns about the continuing COVID-19 threat – and how treating it as though it has ended could be setting us all up for bigger problems.

Important New GAO Report on Recovery

Recovery Diva

From the GAO a brief intro and access to the full report, which is 101 pages. One page Highlights. Full Report: Disaster Recovery – Actions Needed to Improve the Federal Approach

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.

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

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.

NOAA: Expect Another Big Hurricane Season

DRI Drive

Echoing early predictions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season – the seventh in a row. NOAA is predicting, with 70% confidence, a range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher from now through Nov.

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Continuity Plans

Erwood Group

Everything You Need to Know About Business Continuity Plans. Business Continuity Plans. Chances are if you’re visiting this page, you are new to the concept of Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and business continuity overall.

The High Price of Natural Disasters: $329 Billion in 2021

DRI Drive

Natural and climate-related disasters cost the world hundreds of billions – even though there were fewer major catastrophes to count than previous years.

New Cybersecurity Grants Are Coming

Disaster Zone

What role will emergency managers play

How to Build a Crisis Communications Strategy from Scratch

BryghtPath

When your company ends up on the news for its next (inevitable) data breach, will your company know what to say, who will do the “saying,” and how you plan to follow up with media requests? In other words, has your company learned to build a crisis communications strategy?

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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