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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Help Me Build A Social Media Tabletop Exercise

September 5, 2011 11:24 am | by John Orlando, National Life Group | Blogs | Comments

I need your help to develop what I think will be the first ever Social Media Tabletop Exercise, to be run at the Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 16-18, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The plan is to teach public and private sector emergency managers how social media can be used in disaster response by having them participate in a mock disaster tabletop on a Facebook page.

Insulin Pump Hack Reveals Major Security Flaws

August 30, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Medical devices are particularly vulnerable because there are clear advantages in allowing them to talk to each other wirelessly and connect to the Internet.

BART Protests, Arrests Continue In San Francisco

August 30, 2011 6:41 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The BART Board of Directors said last week it would develop a policy that empowers police to cut wireless service at its stations only in rare circumstances.

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Disaster Experts Praise Decisions To Evacuate From Irene

August 30, 2011 6:22 am | by SAMANTHA GROSS & SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Meteorologists have gotten pretty good at figuring out a storm's path, but predicting its strength is a struggle.

More Than Half Of Irene Power Outages Are Fixed

August 30, 2011 6:11 am | by CHRIS KAHN, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Utilities along the Eastern Seaboard reported Tuesday that about three million customers remain in the dark, down from a peak of more than eight million.

FEMA Puts Long-Term Rebuilding On Hold After Irene

August 30, 2011 6:06 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund is running low — down to between $800 million and $1 billion.

Flooding, Damage From Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Hurricane Irene destroyed roads, washed away houses and uprooted propane tanks.

CI Storm Reports: Richard Cocchiara in New York

August 29, 2011 1:30 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

CI speaks with Richard Cocchiara, Chief Technology Officer for Business Continuity and Resiliency Services at IBM Global Services, about the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and how cloud providers like IBM stay in business in the face of large storms.

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Hurricane Irene Airline Recovery Likely To Take Three Days

August 29, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

Thomas Hendricks from the Air Transport Association talks about the processes used by airlines to minimize the downtime caused by storms like Hurricane Irene.

Online Filing Cabinet

August 29, 2011 11:05 am | News | Comments

Digital documents can be uploaded to user-assigned folders while hard copies can be faxed directly to the lockbox.

Instant Business Recovery

August 29, 2011 10:43 am | News | Comments

Users can log in from any web browser and recover their applications in 60 seconds.

IBM Unveils New Hybrid Cloud Solution For The Enterprise

August 25, 2011 8:30 am | News | Comments

New offering will connect, manage and secure software-as-a-service and on-premise applications.

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IN Governor Draws On Giuliani's Crisis Management Model

August 23, 2011 7:19 am | by TOM LoBIANCO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Mitch Daniels' management of the stage collapse aftermath ultimately may be judged by how it compares with other governors' actions in times of crisis.

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Japan PM To Step Down Over Disaster Leadership

August 23, 2011 6:59 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has been criticized for lacking leadership after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, and survivors of the disasters complain of slow relief and recovery efforts.

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Three Dozen Arrested In Protests Over Wireless Shutdown

August 23, 2011 6:29 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is now at the center of a heated debate over free speech, social networks and public safety.

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