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Disaster Recovery Journal
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ISSN (Print) 1079-736X
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  • The Importance Of Security At The Ports In The Wake Of Growing Global
           Supply Chain Challenges

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      Authors: Robert Dodge
      Abstract: Historically, maritime transportation has been the most cost-effective way to ship bulk goods and materials around the world. More than 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea, making ports the most used channel of inspection and distribution. While the high volume of traffic already makes ports vulnerable to theft and crime, the added stress of the global pandemic-driven supply chain crisis, shortages of various goods, and a lack of appropriate port security have exacerbated these problems over the last two years.According to CargoNet, port theft has contributed to the $57.90 million in cargo stolen across the U.S. in 2021, with incidents in Florida, Texas, and California. This has accounted for 49% of the total. California registered the largest increase in cargo theft, up by 13%. This is as a result of railway thefts and the overwhelming backlog of shipments at America’s two largest ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, where roughly one-third of all U.S. imports are processed and transported for distribution....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:06:32
       
  • Lessons From Ukraine: Prioritizing Organizational Resilience

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      Authors: Peter Power
      Abstract: U.S. theologist Warren Wiersbe once wrote, “The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past, but not live in the past.”Wiersbe was absolutely correct when we consider the COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps even more opposite, the widespread fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:06:15
       
  • Shaping Continuity Communications

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      Authors: Thomas Magee
      Abstract: Babe Ruth once said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”That is a great quote which sticks in the mind long after you initially hear it. Today, almost every organization depends heavily on people outside of their traditional framework. Organizations must reply on a network of suppliers, partners, consultants, and others to succeed. That network, in times of emergency, becomes even more valuable for a variety of reasons. What can people do to enhance the effectiveness of these networks for today and for tomorrow’s emergencies' To paraphrase Ruth, how can your network “play together” today to prepare for tomorrow’s emergency'...
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:05:57
       
  • Overcoming Challenges With REITs And Tenants

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      Authors: Vanessa Vaughn Mathews
      Abstract: Few industries have been hit with as many difficult new challenges over the past year and a half as the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector.Amid continuing uncertainty in the office and retail real estate markets, REITs have had to grapple with challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and a fast-changing regulatory landscape regarding mask mandates, vaccinations, and sanitation requirements. REITs have also been impacted by the supply chain crunch, labor shortage, extreme weather, and civil unrest....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:05:29
       
  • 5 Common Hurricane Response Plan Problems and How to Fix Them

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      Authors: Chris Hebert
      Abstract: Recent hurricane seasons have been some of the most active on record, with 21 named storms and seven hurricanes in 2021, and 30 named storms and 14 hurricanes in 2020. Looking ahead to the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, observed and forecasted conditions, including the low probability of an El Niño, above-normal ocean heat content, and decreased low-level shear in the main development region point to another hurricane season with an above-normal number of named storms.As tropical storms and hurricanes are one of the leading causes of death and destruction from weather disasters, businesses have learned that disaster management and hurricane response plans are essential. According to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, tropical cyclones have generated more than $900 billion in damage, with an average cost of almost $21.5 billion per event, and led to more than 6,500 deaths between 1980 and 2020....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:04:21
       
  • Risk Represents A Range Of Possible Outcomes For Business Continuity And
           Disaster Response

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      Authors: Randy Heffernan
      Abstract: Business continuity and emergency response managers know that recovering from a crisis requires proactive planning – regardless of whether you can see trouble approaching. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic have taught us to expect the unexpected. So called “black swan” events, dubbed such because they are supposed to be rare, are not as unusual as the moniker suggests. Consider the dotcom crash in the early 2000s, 9/11 attacks, 2008 global financial market crash, and the Brexit vote in 2016. According to conventional wisdom, none of these were expected. Yet a more rigorous analysis of factors at the time would have suggested their potential occurrence.Probabilistic, or stochastic, models using Monte Carlo simulations are one such analysis. Monte Carlo simulations examine a large range of possible outcomes - objectively and without bias - with a view to determining how likely each is to occur. Such predictive data analytics is shaping business today, including business continuity. Planning requires a range, not simply a guess at a number....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:03:58
       
  • Disk Backup Targets Get Modern Makeover

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      Authors: Jerome M. Wendt
      Abstract: Every organization uses disk as a backup target. That is a given in organizations of all sizes. However, using a “dumb” or “slow” disk array as a backup target no longer aligns well with current organizational requirements. Ransomware places new demands on disk backup targets for analytics, instant recoveries, and data immutability. In response, current disk backup targets offer more scalability, security, density, and performance features than ever before.Ransomware Driving Changes to Disk Backup Targets...
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:02:34
       
  • How Employees Can Boost Organizational Safety And Resilience

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      Authors: Peter Steinfeld
      Abstract: When it comes to emergency preparedness, for leaders, so much can feel outside of an organization’s control. Weather can change in an instant, critical systems can fail when they’re needed the most, and complications that could never have been predicted may slow down recovery. That said, employees’ readiness for situations that can impact their safety and critical business operations shouldn’t be one of those things left to chance.During an emergency, employees can be an organization’s best asset to help keep everyone safe – or one of its biggest liabilities. Team members who don’t know how to maintain general workplace safety or haven’t been trained to handle emergencies pose a danger to themselves and others and can slow down the response and recovery process. Conversely, a favorable outcome is far more likely when all employees know their roles and what to expect during a crisis. That’s why it needs to be a top priority to train employees to stay safe, no matter the situation....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:00:59
       
  • Crisis Management Training And Exercises: Preparing Your Team

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      Authors: Michael Herrera; Richard Long
      Abstract: You may be aware of what your organization needs to do to structure and staff its crisis management team, develop and write its crisis management plan, and successfully manage a crisis and its aftermath. However, this formula leaves a gap – some would say a large canyon – that we would like to identify and help you cross.The gap lies in between creating and writing the plan and successfully managing a crisis....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 13:00:43
       
  • Resiliency, Resiliency, Resiliency

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      Authors: Lawrence Robert
      Abstract: "Resiliency” is a term that has been used, overused, and misused by many.Industry professionals still struggle with educating companies on the differences between business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). The term “BC/DR” is often used, but there is a need to be separate to gain a clearer understanding and deeper conversations around risk management. BC and DR are cousins, not siblings. They are tied together by “family,” but not exactly the same....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:59:47
       
  • ‘The Cloud’ Is Just Someone Else’s Data Center

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      Authors: Ray Holloman
      Abstract: As many organizations are accelerating their path to the cloud, in discussions with other industries’ professionals, many leaders now think they are protected from down-times because they are in the cloud. As continuity professionals, this statement causes heartburn for many of us because the cloud is just someone else’s data center. However, the foundation of disaster recovery plans and procedures does not just go away because it isn’t an infrastructure being managed by the company any longer.Over the last year, many big cloud providers have seen outages that took down their internal and customers’ applications. The cloud is not inherently more redundant than keeping it in a data center or colocation yourself. The cloud provides agility and speed because infrastructure no longer has to be bought, racked, stacked, and configured before growth can happen in the environment. Many companies want to get back to their core tenets, which may mean downsizing their IT infrastructure footprint due to financial costs, especially considering the difference between capital expenditures and operating expenses....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:59:19
       
  • The Intersection Of Operational Resilience, ESG, And Climate Risk

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      Authors: Nita Kohli
      Abstract: Last year in the U.S. we faced 20 separate billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters (NCEI), an ongoing pandemic, social unrest, and an evolving transition into a greener economy.Strengthening Operational Resilience...
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:58:58
       
  • From The President’s Desk

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      Authors: Bob Arnold
      Abstract: How to Be ResilientThe shocks of the past few years have made improving operational resilience a priority for every responsible organization, big or small, public or private....
      PubDate: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:58:38
       
 
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