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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Developing a World Class BC Assessment Program

September 29, 2011 10:25 am | by Cassidian | Webinars

Too many times, BCP measurement systems present non-actionable information that management ignores. This session will discuss the core principles involved in developing a meaningful and manageable BCP assessment process in a rigorous fashion. Em...

Be a Difference Maker: How to Increase Your Value and Impact

September 28, 2011 10:25 am | by Strategic BCP | Webinars

Strategic BCP has been a pioneer in business continuity for over a decade. We’ve worked with fellow BC planners and our software user base of over 36,000 individuals to develop a significant resource pool that’s available to Continuity Insights ...

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World Media To Boost Cooperation During Natural Disasters

September 27, 2011 7:46 am | News | Comments

"The [Japan] disaster has reminded the society how important the role of the media is, especially in the time of a crisis."

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Three Indicted In Sophisticated Hacking Scheme

September 27, 2011 7:33 am | by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say that once the men hacked into the wireless hotspots or burglarized the businesses, they obtained financial data, hijacked payroll systems, stole the identities of employees and routed pay checks to accounts they'd set up in the employees' names.

After Three Year Delay, Boeing Delivers First 787

September 27, 2011 7:25 am | News | Comments

The first Boeing 787 took off from Everett, Wash., on Tuesday in the hands of launch customer All Nippon Airways.

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Hurricane Hilary Weakening, Tropical Storm Philippe Far From Land

September 27, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Philippe is heading northwest with little change in strength, while Hurricane Hilary is gradually weakening.

Pentagon Extends Program To Defend Cyber Networks

September 27, 2011 6:24 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon's pilot program represents a key breakthrough in the Obama administration's push to make critical networks more secure by sharing intelligence with the private sector and helping companies better protect their systems.

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Activists Hack Official Syrian Websites

September 27, 2011 6:21 am | by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two online activist groups said they hacked several official Syrian websites in the latest tactic to oppose President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime.

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Congress Dodges Shutdown After Disaster Aid Fight

September 27, 2011 6:06 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress has nearly worked its way out of a nasty fight over disaster aid by abruptly abandoning efforts to immediately refill almost empty federal disaster relief accounts.

Electromagnetic Pulse Protection

September 27, 2011 5:55 am | News | Comments

Hardened Structures of America offers high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) shielding, shielded rooms and HEMP-resistant electrical generators.

How Airlines Approach Emergency Preparedness

September 23, 2011 7:06 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Emergency preparedness for airlines is a completely different animal than what most of us are used to. An airline’s emergency preparedness program is focused on one particular event: An airplane accident. Rules, regulations and guidelines issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 stipulate exactly what is expected from airlines in their response to an accident resulting in the deaths of some or all of their passengers.

The 27th Annual American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy

September 23, 2011 5:45 am | News | Comments

The Academy offers an affordable day of training tailored to meet the interests of emergency and continuity managers.

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I’m No Tony Robbins, But ...

September 21, 2011 6:20 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

We are lucky that the business continuity industry has a number of prominent noble aspects: Protecting employees and helping customers affected by disaster, to name two. Being able to see the positive results of a plan or initiative provides us with motivation and helps us perform to the best of our abilities.

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10 Years On: Lessons From 9/11

September 21, 2011 6:04 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

Everything we knew about communications, congregation points, crisis management, leadership styles, succession plans, SPOFs and mental health either changed or was reaffirmed by the events of 9/11.

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The Business of Saving Lives

September 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

By reducing downtime and minimizing business interruptions, World Vision U.S. keeps money flowing to communities in need.

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