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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Cyber Crime & Terror Risk Are Under-Rated By Captive Directors

January 20, 2014 4:05 pm | by Aon Global Risk Consulting | News | Comments

Aon Global Risk Consulting has conducted further research to understand more about organizations’ attitudes to the top threats they face in today’s hyper connected world. Aon wanted to explore further some of the results of its biennial Global Risk Management Survey, published in 2013, so it asked captive directors for their opinions on the rankings of the top 50 risks identified.

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SKorea Credit Card Data Theft Highlights Lapses

January 20, 2014 3:48 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A massive theft of customer data from three major credit card firms in South Korea has shown security lapses in the financial industry. First revealed by prosecutors, the theft of information linked to 80 million credit cards such as salaries, monthly card usage, credit rating and card numbers has sparked widespread public concern. 

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Shoppers Fret About Authenticity Of Target Emails

January 20, 2014 3:42 pm | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again.             

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Mass. Gov. To Unveil Climate Change Prep Plan

January 20, 2014 3:38 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Deval Patrick is set to unveil a series of initiatives he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure. The plan includes a $40 million grant program by the Department of Energy Resources. 

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Super Bowl Security Plan: 4,000 Police Officers

January 20, 2014 3:33 pm | by TOM HAYS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The game plan for security at this year's Super Bowl will include deployment of nearly 4,000 local police and private security officers, airport-style screening for those entering MetLife Stadium and a host of other measures visible and invisible to the average fan, law enforcement officials said at a briefing on Wednesday at the stadium.

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Company Files For Bankruptcy After U.S. Spill

January 20, 2014 3:20 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday, temporarily shielding it from dozens of lawsuits, many by businesses that were forced to shut down for days.

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NJ Mayor: Sandy Aid Ultimatum Came From Christie

January 20, 2014 3:03 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery funds to her support for a real estate project came directly from  Gov. Chris Christie. A Christie spokesman calls the allegation "categorically false." 

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WY Military Department Chooses AtHoc IWS Emergency Mass Notification For Personnel Protection & Accountability

January 14, 2014 2:08 pm | News | Comments

AtHoc, Inc. announced that Wyoming Military Department has deployed the AtHoc Interactive Warning System for safety and accountability of 2,500 personnel. It plans to utilize the AtHoc system to communicate with state emergency management HQs and civilian law enforcement agencies. 

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Roundtrip Ticket Winner Announced

January 14, 2014 9:41 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Events

Continuity Insights would like to congratulate Phil Freund at Kichler Lighting for winning two free roundtrip tickets from Southwest Airlines in our December 31st drawing. Continuity Insights will be awarding 10 FREE roundtrip tickets to any of Southwest Airlines’ 96 destinations. There's still time to enter! 

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The Nation’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, Part 2

January 13, 2014 4:57 pm | by Salimah LaForce, Research Analyst, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Wireless RERC | Articles | Comments

The goal of the IPAWS PMO is to ensure all segments of the American population are covered by IPAWS, in addition to understanding the functions and how to properly respond to alerts and warnings from public safety officials. To date, 38 states have adopted IPAWS while others have initiated the application process.

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Chemical Spill A Blow To W.Va. Capital's Economy

January 13, 2014 10:06 am | by BRENDAN FARRINGTON & JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia's capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they'll take from a chemical spill.    

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Neiman Marcus Is A Victim Of Cyber Security Attack

January 13, 2014 9:40 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus says thieves may have stolen customers' credit card and debit card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season. The hacking marks the second retailer after Target Corp. to be a victim of a cyber-security attack in recent weeks.

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Kmart's Claims Against Kroger Set For Trial

January 13, 2014 9:34 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has denied a request from Kmart Corporation to file a corrected report on testimony of its engineering expert in a lawsuit over flood damage to one of its stores. U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson ruled in December that changing the testimony would force both sides to incur more expense to try the case on a new theory of liability.

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xMatters™ Certified By ServiceNow For Seamless Integration

January 10, 2014 4:46 pm | News | Comments

xMatters, Inc., a global leader in enabling business processes with communications, announced that its leading cloud-based, automated messaging and communications platform is now certified for integration with ServiceNow, the enterprise IT cloud company.

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Target: Data Breach Caught Up To 70M Customers

January 10, 2014 12:14 pm | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected. 

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