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NBC Sites Hacked By 'Pyknic'; Quickly Restored

November 6, 2012 11:24 am | by MARCY GORDON & RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Several NBC websites were hacked on Sunday by a person or group calling itself "pyknic" and suggesting a possible link to the cyber-attack group Anonymous. It appeared that the "defacement" of the affected sub-sites was cleaned up in a couple hours.

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Nor'easter Threatens Weather-Weary East Coast

November 6, 2012 10:57 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A nor'easter taking shape Monday in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to begin its march up the coast, eventually passing within 50 to 100 miles of the wounded New Jersey coastline on Wednesday. The storm was expected to bring winds of up to 55 mph, coastal flooding, up to 2 inches of rain along the shore, and several inches of snow to Pennsylvania and New York.

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NJ Man Swept Away By Sandy Left Behind Note

November 6, 2012 10:46 am | News | Comments

The letter read: "Who ever reads this I'm DIEING - I'm 28 yrs old my name is Mike. I had to break in to your house. I took blankets off the couch. I have hypothermia. I didn't take any thing. A wave thru me out of my house down the block. I don't think I'm going to make it. The water outside is 10ft deep at least."

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How To Handle A Data Disaster Without Anyone Noticing

November 6, 2012 9:53 am | Webinars

December 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDTIn today’s data-intensive business environment, you can’t afford to have your systems down for 24 hours or more. Sometimes, even four hours is too long. RTOs are shortening and service level agreements (SLAs) are keeping pace.In this live webcast you will learn:Industry trends in backup and recovery timesThe importance of a guaranteed SLA for disaster recoveryArchitecture options to ensure data protection and uninterrupted operationsREGISTER TODAY

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Use Of The Incident Command System To Manage An IT Outage At Arizona State University

November 6, 2012 9:30 am | by Allen Clark, Ed Copp & Deborah Roepke | Articles | Comments

During the early morning hours on January 18, 2012, a hacker gained access to the ASU computer systems and removed a list of passwords. The IT incident response team recommended the incident be classified as high-level and email systems be shut down. Within minutes of establishing the first bridge-line call, a member of ASU’s media team suggested the use of ICS to manage this incident.

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Regroup Provides Free Emergency Notification Services To Those Hit By Hurricane Sandy

November 5, 2012 3:51 pm | News | Comments

Regroup is providing free emergency notification services to assist schools, businesses and government agencies re-establish and maintain communications in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. With Hurricane Sandy leaving millions displaced or without power, Regroup’s free group messaging platform will give organizations the best chance to reach all of their people with critical disaster recovery information.

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Redstone Federal Credit Union’s Redstone Consulting Group & Fusion Risk Management Announce Strategic Alliance To Deliver Continuity Risk Management Services To Credit Unions & Community Banks

November 5, 2012 10:39 am | News | Comments

Redstone Consulting Group and Fusion Risk Management will begin offering enterprise resilience management services and software centered on business continuity, crisis management and IT disaster recovery.  Offerings will leverage proven capabilities implemented at Redstone Federal Credit Union.

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Floods Render NYC Hospitals Powerless

November 2, 2012 3:48 pm | by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of the city's busiest, most important medical centers failed a fundamental test of readiness during Superstorm Sandy this week: They lost power. Their backup generators failed, or proved inadequate. Nearly 1,000 patients had to be evacuated.

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When Working From Home Goes Wrong

November 2, 2012 3:36 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO & MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writers | News | Comments

Nearly every office dweller fantasizes about the joys of working from home: Dressing in PJs instead of suits, eating from the fridge and not the vending machine, listening to birds chirp instead of the boss bark. But Superstorm Sandy has created legions of people who can't wait to get back to the office.

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How To Sell Your Backup Strategy To Executives

October 31, 2012 10:26 am | Webinars

November 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EDTJoin Dr. Mark Campbell, Chief Strategy/Technology Officer at Unitrends, as he discusses today’s backup strategies and how to make the critical connection between backup, continuity, financial benefits and business resilience.

Crisis Commander USA To Release New Incident Management System in Early 2013

October 30, 2012 5:20 pm | News | Comments

The Crisis Commander Incident Management System (IMS) centralizes and streamlines the Incident Management process by managing cyber and physical incidents, as well as breaches of corporate ethics. This cloud-based system is used to capture events in the workplace that might escalate into governance, risk management, and/or compliance issues.

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Hacker Gains Access To 3.6 Million SC Tax Returns

October 30, 2012 2:24 pm | by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal officials say an international hacker broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue computer files and gained access to about 3.6 million tax returns. Gov. Nikki Haley said the hacked files included state returns submitted since 1998 with unencrypted Social Security numbers.

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Sandy's Death Toll Climbs; Millions Without Power

October 30, 2012 2:17 pm | by ALLEN G. BREED & TOM HAYS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees.

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Zetta.net Offers Free Data Evacuation Service To Businesses Affected By Hurricane Sandy

October 30, 2012 2:11 pm | News | Comments

Zetta.net today announced a special data evacuation service offer for businesses in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Critical data can be immediately evacuated to geographically dispersed, enterprise-grade data centers for free, where it will be securely preserved throughout the course of the storm.

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Flooded Data Center Takes Down Websites

October 30, 2012 2:00 pm | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Flooded data centers in downtown Manhattan brought down Gawker, Huffington Post and many popular New York-based blogs Tuesday while phone and cable companies were scrambling to assess damage and restore service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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