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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Cybercrime Disclosures Rare Despite New SEC Rule

July 3, 2012 10:14 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies are afraid that going public would damage their reputations, sink stock prices or spark lawsuits.

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Train Everyone, Including The Band

July 2, 2012 3:45 pm | by Bo Mitchell, CBCP, 911 Consulting | Articles | Comments

In 1991, the Oceanos cruise ship, carrying 571 passengers and crew, sank in the Indian Ocean off South Africa. The first people to abandon ship were the captain, his senior officers and most of the crew. So who was in command? The tour director. Her emergency team? The band that had been playing for passengers.

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7 Things Natural Disasters Teach Us About Safety

July 2, 2012 2:46 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

In Colorado Springs, 32,000 people evacuated their homes and 1000 firefighters are battling a very unpredictable wildfire in very difficult terrain. So far no one has been injured. We do not need to limit our learning opportunities to our own mistakes; we can examine other experiences for lessons to improve our own understanding, expectations, and practices.

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Radware's Attack Mitigation System Protects Online Businesses Against Encrypted DoS & DDoS Attacks

July 2, 2012 2:30 pm | News | Comments

For businesses that depend on secure Internet transactions, attacks to their Web services over Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol can knock servers offline resulting in lost revenue and decreased consumer trust.

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Paragon Software Releases Drive Backup 11

July 2, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Paragon Drive Backup 11 is a reliable, high-performance, imaging software solution designed for workstation and server data protection and comprehensive business continuity.

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UK: Banking Software Glitch Delays Payments, Bills

June 26, 2012 9:01 am | News | Comments

A British banking group says it has almost fully cleared up a weeklong banking glitch which delayed posting credits and debits to millions of customers with its NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland accounts.

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Floods Cut Interstate As Debby Storms Over Fla.

June 26, 2012 8:59 am | by BRENDAN FARRINGTON & TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Parts of the main interstate highway across northern Florida were closed by flooding Tuesday as Tropical Storm Debby hung stubbornly offshore over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening up to two feet of rain in places.

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Toyota Aims For 'Total Elimination Of Waste'

June 26, 2012 1:38 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. has been hammered by the strong yen, putting extra pressure on the automaker to stay lean and come up with new innovations to ride out the challenge.

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If You've Prayed For Rain, You Can Stop Now

June 26, 2012 1:27 am | News | Comments

A message referring to rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby is displayed at the San Jose Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Bird Flu Study Published After Terrorism Debate

June 26, 2012 1:19 am | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The second of two bird flu studies once considered too risky to publish was released Thursday, ending a saga that pitted concerns about terrorism against fears of a deadly global epidemic.

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2 LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty In London Court

June 26, 2012 1:15 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

LulzSec has claimed responsibility for assaults on sites run by the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International.

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The Ins & Outs Of BCM Governance

June 25, 2012 8:16 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

The World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) kicked off in Toronto yesterday with delegates from around the globe coming together to discuss emergency management and, to a lesser extent, business continuity. Continuity Insights caught up with Gayle Mitcham, Vice President, Risk Consulting -- Business Continuity Practice at Marsh Canada Limited, to discuss how BCM governance is layered on top of existing BCM programs.

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Ex-Tropical Storm Chris Weakens, Advisories Stop

June 22, 2012 11:54 am | News | Comments

A day after spending mere hours as a hurricane, the former Tropical Storm Chris was weakening in the north Atlantic and not headed for any land.

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As Wildfire Season Warms Up, MIR3 Urges Businesses To Evaluate Disaster Preparedness

June 22, 2012 10:49 am | News | Comments

With wildfire season already off to a dramatic start, MIR3, Inc. is urging employers and municipalities to review their current business continuity and disaster recovery plans to keep people safe and operations running if a wildfire threatens.

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Harnessing The Power Of Social Media In Crisis Management

June 22, 2012 10:20 am | News | Comments

ICOR and C4CS® present the world's first and only elearning course designed to help professionals better understand and use social media during good times and during times of crisis.

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