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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Target's CEO Out in Wake of Security Breach

May 6, 2014 10:41 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after Target disclosed a huge pre-Christmas breach in which hackers stole millions of customers' credit- and debit-card records. The theft badly damaged the store chain's reputation and profits.

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UN: Spread of Polio Now a World Health Emergency

May 6, 2014 10:33 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

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Louisiana 1927: The Great Mississippi River Flood

May 6, 2014 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

At last week's Continuity Insights Management Conference in New Orleans, during one of the general sessions, we featured a video which was originally produced and aired for our 2007 conference, two years after Hurricane Katrina.  At the request of many attendees, they have asked that we post this video for additional viewing.

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Employee Opens Fire at FedEx Sorting Center

April 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A FedEx employee wearing bullets draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said. Three of the wounded were hospitalized in critical condition, including two who were in surgery with life-threatening injuries.

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ARAG Offers Free Disaster Prep Advice Amid Tornado Outbreak

April 29, 2014 12:57 pm | by ARAG | News | Comments

More than 75 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather today – that's about a third of the country – according to the National Weather Service. From the Great Lakes to the Deep South and from the Midwest to the East Coast, Americans have been warned to stay alert. ARAG...

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Apperian, AT&T Partner on Emergency Preparedness Apps

April 29, 2014 12:53 pm | by Apperian | News | Comments

Apperian, Inc., the leading platform for securing and managing enterprise mobile apps, announced today the company will be co-sponsoring AT&T's Public Safety Solutions and Emergency Preparedness Mobile Application Development "Hackathon." 

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Storms Tear Through South, Adding to US Death Toll

April 29, 2014 12:42 pm | by Adrian Sainz, Jeff Amy Associated Press | News | Comments

A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. As the storm hopscotched across a large swath of the U.S...

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Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Survey: Oversight of Business Continuity Management Increasing; More Oversight Still Required

April 28, 2014 10:06 am | by Continuity Insights and KPMG | News | Comments

 According to a new survey report released today by Continuity Insights and sponsored by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, there are varied levels of business continuity management (BCM) program maturity across organizations as well as significant opportunities....

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2013/2014 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

April 21, 2014 3:33 pm | Articles | Comments

The 2013-2014 Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 434 executives from over 22 countries, is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development. The 2013-2014 survey revealed that organizations have increased oversight of BCM activities...

Heartbleed Can't Penetrate Tresorit's Secure Storage, Nor Can MIT or 250 Other Institutions

April 21, 2014 1:59 pm | by Tresorit | News | Comments

Tresorit, the secure cloud storage and sharing provider, was not affected by the recent Heartbleed crisis. Its advanced security model makes it nearly impossible to hack. To prove this, Tresorit has been offering $25,000 to anyone who can get any user data out of the Tresorit servers. This was made even easier when Tresorit opened the firewalls to the servers and provided admin rights.

BNET Partners with Regional Catastrophic Planning to Expand CEAS Program

April 21, 2014 1:32 pm | by BNET | News | Comments

Today BNET announced a regional expansion initiative sponsored by the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team ("RCPT") of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  The project will assist BNET to develop and implement a regional solution to expand the successful Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS).

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South Korea Ferry Recovery Efforts Turn Grim

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive. "Stop sleeping!" the truck driver yelled as he hugged Lee Seok-joon. "Why are you sleeping so much? Daddy will save you!"

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Saudi Health Minister Sacked Amid MERS Deaths

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has fired the country's health minister amid a spike in infections of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome. The official Saudi Press Agency reported Monday that Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health Minister by a royal order.

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Avalution Snags Business Continuity Provider of the Year Award

April 21, 2014 12:37 pm | by Avaluation | News | Comments

The 2014 BCI North America Awards, held during the DRJ Spring World Welcome Reception, span 10 categories and recognize the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations living in or operating in North America. Winners were chosen by a panel of BCI-appointed judges.

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Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 12:32 pm | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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