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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

3 Simple Complexities Of Data Protection

September 11, 2012 10:30 am | by Dennis Wenk, Symantec | Articles | Comments

Protecting valuable data assets is a central concern for business continuity management. But data, like risk, comes in gradations. And like risk, the cost of copying data needs to be in balance with the benefits that it provides. After all, the only rational reason to spend money is to achieve a benefit.

New Everbridge System Harnesses The Power Of The Social Universe to Help Organizations Save Lives & Manage Mass Communication

September 11, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

The new solution provides organizations with a single, interactive communications console to not only monitor a situation and gather external intelligence using real-time social media, data feeds and updates from the field, but also effectively take action by sending notifications and fostering interaction

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Quantivate Launches Mobile App For Business Continuity

September 10, 2012 5:17 pm | News | Comments

The Quantivate Mobile app will enable business continuity managers to synchronize the most current BC plans to iOS and Android devices, access the most accurate contact details for key personnel, distribute plans electronically with the click of a button, and more.

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Costa Rica Escapes Serious Damage From Magnitude-7.6 Earthquake

September 6, 2012 3:55 pm | by CESAR BARRANTES & Press DANICA COTO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Costa Rica suffered remarkably little damage from Wednesday's magnitude-7.6 quake — a few blocked highways, some collapsed houses and one death, of a heart attack caused by fright. Officials credited the relatively deep location of the quake and building codes that Costa Rican officials call as strict as those in California and Japan.

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FBI Disputes Claims Of Hackers' Apple Data Breach

September 6, 2012 3:37 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI on Tuesday disputed a computer hacker group's claim that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent's laptop. FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.

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NJ Gov. To Utilities: Step Up Post-Storm Response

September 6, 2012 3:28 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed legislation would allow regulators to impose financial penalties "with real teeth" on utilities with slow post-storm responses — up to $25,000 per day, compared with $100 a day now, to a maximum of $2 million.

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Remnant Of Hurricane Isaac Lurks In Gulf Of Mexico

September 6, 2012 3:23 pm | News | Comments

If a remnant of Hurricane Isaac becomes a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico — which forecasters say could happen — it would be a rare event. In 2005, a remnant from a tropical depression that dissipated near Puerto Rico eventually became part of a new depression, which evolved into Hurricane Katrina.

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Are The Cloud Vendors Winning You Over?

September 6, 2012 3:18 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

In a recent briefing my question about the ongoing security concerns surrounding cloud was answered with a pretty convincing analogy that compared the security of a house to that of an apartment building. I’m curious if we as an industry are starting to accept this technology as inevitable, fall for the charms of the cloud vendor’s sales pitch, and/or feel the benefits (far) outweigh the risks.

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xMatters & Fusion Risk Management Announce Integration Of Risk Management & Crisis Response For The Enterprise & Supply Chain

September 6, 2012 9:58 am | News | Comments

Enterprise organizations can now manage their people records as "Teams" and "Rosters" within the context of contingency plans in the Fusion Framework System, and synchronize these with the xMatters notification system. While reducing costs and work effort, this capability speeds response times and removes the potential for errors and delays resulting from out of date or incorrect contact information.

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Agiliance Riskvision Minimizes Threat Of Business Disruptions

September 6, 2012 9:23 am | News | Comments

The Agiliance ISO 22301 Content Pack provides the necessary framework to identify potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations they pose. It breaks down the processes into simple and effective steps, enabling organizations to not just create a business continuity strategy but also to manage, maintain, and continually improve the plan.

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Third Party Risk

September 5, 2012 3:14 pm | by Quantivate | Webinars

September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT As organizations continue to outsource activities to reduce operating costs and focus on core business activities third party risk management is increasingly important. Now regulatory bodies and investors are focusing on how these third parties affect your business risk and your organization’s ability to survive an incident. 

Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

September 4, 2012 12:03 pm | News | Comments

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a business continuity management system (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement business continuity processes from the ISO 22399.

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When Is A Backup Not A Backup?

September 4, 2012 11:29 am | by Ron LaPedis, SunGard Availability Services | Blogs | Comments

By accessing Gizmodo reporter Matt Honan's iCloud account, hackers wiped his iPhone, iPad and MacBook, deleted a Gmail account, and posted messages on personal and professional Twitter accounts. If you have a web presence, blog, or use social media, go change your passwords and evaluate how those accounts can be locked down before your reputation is tarnished by a hacker.

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Official Reinstates Half Of Va. Tech Fine, Debate Over 'Timely Warning'

September 4, 2012 10:53 am | by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a ruling Thursday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote that Virginia Tech should pay $27,500 for waiting more than two hours to inform the Blacksburg campus of a fatal shooting of two students in a residence hall.

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Tropical Storm Leslie Strengthens Over Atlantic

September 4, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthened in the Atlantic late Monday but was barely moving over open ocean on a track that could take it closer to Bermuda by Saturday. With its 65-mph winds, the storm was causing potentially dangerous surf in parts of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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