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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Rentsys Now Offering 'Continuity Manager' Software Solution

November 19, 2013 10:44 am | by Rentsys Recovery Services | News | Comments

Rentsys Recovery Services has introduced Rentsys Continuity Manager (RCM), a software solution designed to help businesses plan for, mitigate and manage disaster recovery situations that affect daily business operations. RCM includes all of the key features from the EverGreen software suite. 

Internal Audit – Protecting Your Investment In ISO 22301

November 19, 2013 10:15 am | by Glen Bricker, Managing Consultant Avalution Consulting | Blogs | Comments

One of the key elements of all management systems is the ability to monitor, measure and continually improve the performance of the organization. In Clause 9 – Performance evaluation, ISO 22301 provides the requirements for evaluating the BCMS and the business continuity procedures.

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A Bird's Eye View Of Haiyan Devastation

November 19, 2013 9:46 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

In this video from CNN, Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.                                                                                    

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State-By-State Look At Storm, Tornadoes In Midwest

November 19, 2013 9:31 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

An unusually large and strong late-season storm system ripped through several Midwest states Sunday, spawning tornadoes and tearing through homes and overturning cars along its path. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.

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CME Group Was Victim Of 'Cyber Intrusion' In July

November 18, 2013 2:54 pm | by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

Futures exchange company CME Group says it was the victim of a cyberattack over the summer. CME Group said the breach happened in July through the company's ClearPort system, a software platform where over-the-counter trading of commodities and currencies is reported. 

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Bird Flu Strain Infects Human For First Time

November 18, 2013 1:10 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists must do more to spot worrisome flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors say.

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Continuity Professionals Come Together: Support Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda Relief!

November 18, 2013 9:38 am | by DRI Foundation | News | Comments

A message from the DRI Foundation: Make Your Dollars Count by Donating Generously to the DRI Foundation. The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donate to the Foundation’s Haiyan-Yolando Relief Fund. 

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Officials Plan To Avoid Super Bowl Power Failure

November 15, 2013 11:52 am | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of New Jersey's largest utility company and other officials involved in planning for February's Super Bowl said Thursday they have taken numerous measures to ensure there will be no repeat of the power failure that caused a delay at this year's game in New Orleans.

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Typhoon Highlights Weak Philippine Infrastructure

November 15, 2013 11:20 am | by KELVIN CHAN & TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Philippines is the country that's most at risk to natural hazards, according to UK-based risk analysis firm Maplecroft. The country loses $1.6 billion dollars a year on average because of such disasters. It also had the worst scores in other key indicators such as fixed phone lines, households with power and electricity lost in transmission.

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10 Ideas Chosen For Coastal Shields In NY, NJ

November 15, 2013 9:46 am | by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The winning ideas include an array of strategies for making the coastline more resilient, including natural breakwaters that could take the punch out of storm surf headed for Staten Island, a ring of water-trapping canals and parks for Hoboken, N.J., and channels in Long Beach, N.Y., that would help drain Long Island's coastal bays. 

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

November 14, 2013 4:48 pm | Videos | Comments

Protecting and ensuring the continuity of the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States are essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/criticalinfrastructure.

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Southwest Airlines® — Continuity Insights’ Official Airline

November 14, 2013 11:53 am | News | Comments

Win FREE Roundtrip Tickets to Any Southwest Airlines’ Destinations! Southwest Airlines is the Official Carrier of the Continuity Insights Management Conference.                                                     

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'If You See Something, Say Something™' Campaign

November 14, 2013 11:33 am | Videos | Comments

The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign is a program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. 

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To Help Typhoon Victims, Send Money, Not Stuff

November 14, 2013 10:06 am | by SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer | News | Comments

In the aftermath of mega-disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.

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Tons Of Aid In Philippines, But Not Where Needed

November 12, 2013 10:57 am | by JIM GOMEZ & TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aid is coming to Tacloban: medical supplies, pallets of water and food piled on trucks, planes and ferries, sent by the Philippine government and countries around the world. But the scale of the disaster and challenges of delivering the assistance means few in this city, strewn with debris and corpses, have received any help.

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