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In Letters, Bin Laden Worried About Al-Qaida Image

May 7, 2012 10:58 pm | by LEE KEATH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A newly released selection of letters captured in the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden a year ago shows the al-Qaida leader was meticulous in tracking how his associates' actions and public statements reflected on the cause of jihad, or holy war.

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Ky. Counties Building Ambu-buses For Disasters

May 7, 2012 10:39 pm | News | Comments

Authorities in Kentucky are making use of old school buses that are being turned into ambulances. Each one can carry up to 18 patients, which officials say will be of great help in case of a major accident or disaster.

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Tornado Near Tokyo Kills 1, Injures Dozens

May 7, 2012 10:36 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A tornado tore through a city northeast of Japan's capital on Sunday, killing one person, injuring dozens of others and destroying scores of houses.

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BPI Closing 3 Plants After Social Media Campaign Against 'Pink Slime'

May 7, 2012 10:25 pm | by GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Past food controversies, such as criticism of trans fats, took years to surface as major public issues, whereas social media enabled the campaign against "pink slime" to quickly attract widespread public attention.

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TrustSphere Uses Security Intelligence To Uniquely Counter Social Attacks Against Organizations & Executives

May 7, 2012 10:04 pm | News | Comments

TrustSphere, a pioneer of digital communication integrity solutions, today announced the availability of TrustVault, a trust-based technology solution that protects organizations from some of today's most difficult to handle email-based threats.

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Tales From The C-Suite

May 7, 2012 5:12 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Kelly McDonough, President/CEO of First Alliance Credit Union, talks about how to scare your C-level executives into supporting your BCM program, how credit unions do more with less, the “end point” for business continuity, and why cloud will make businesses and families more resilient.

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Enterprise Response To A Complete Site Loss: Tennessee Valley Flooding

May 7, 2012 12:03 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Webinars

In order to overcome the numerous challenges associated with the recovery, Convergys employed workload transition, work-at-home implementation, mobile work-area-recovery, alternate site identification and build-out, and satellite connectivity. Additionally, a tiered incident command team was used to assess the impacts of the flooding and administer the solutions.

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Two-Way Radio System Proves Itself Tornado-Tough, Survives Wichita Disaster

May 3, 2012 4:14 pm | News | Comments

Solid radios to the core, these mobile devices are known for their durability, audio quality and warranty, plus they are FCC 2013 Narrowband Compliant.

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Goodbye La Nina: Will Drought, Hurricanes Also Go?

May 3, 2012 3:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The La Nina weather phenomenon is over. Forecasters say that's good news for the drought in the South and hurricane areas along the coasts.

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Continuity Insights Announces Credit Union Resilience Virtual Event

May 1, 2012 1:20 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

In response to the regulatory demands and budgetary restrictions faced by business continuity professionals working in credit unions across the country, Continuity Insights is pleased to announce a two-day educational event aimed at improving the resilience of these financial institutions.

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Lawmakers Optimistic About Cyber Bill Prospects

May 1, 2012 1:09 am | by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists.

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Germany: Loner Terrorists Are Greatest Threat

May 1, 2012 1:05 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's top security official said Friday the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or "lone wolf" perpetrators.

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Microsoft Says Raid Damaged Cybercrime Operation

May 1, 2012 12:54 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft and the banking industry on Monday provided a detailed, behind-the-scenes account of an operation they said disrupted a major cybercrime operation that used malicious software to allegedly steal $100 million from consumers over the last five years.

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Study: Most Victims Knew Ala. Twisters Were Coming

May 1, 2012 12:48 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more elsewhere in the South, federal researchers are completing a study of who died and where they were when it happened.

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Jackhammers, Touch Football & Kites

May 1, 2012 12:11 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

At this year's Continuity Cares volunteer event I learned how to dig post holes with a jackhammer and had the pleasure of hanging out with a great bunch of kids from the Sunshine Acres Children's Home. My buddy for the day, and eight-year-old boy named Tyler, was inspiring with his positive outlook, enthusiasm, talent and wit.

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