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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Wis. Gunman Urged Other White Supremacists To Act

August 7, 2012 11:04 am | by SCOTT BAUER & TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bald, heavily tattooed bassist trained in psychological warfare before he was demoted and discharged more than a decade ago. After leaving the military, he became active in the obscure underworld of white supremacist music, playing in bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

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Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving An Active Shooter Event

August 7, 2012 10:09 am | Videos | Comments

This graphic, DHS-funded video was designed to help Houston residents prepare for active shooter events by detailing the three options available if one is caught the crossfire.

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Behind The Bureaucracy: How PS-Prep Can Shore Up Supply Chains

August 6, 2012 5:27 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of the three standards chosen by DHS and you’re pretty much good to go. Unfortunately, PS-Prep is plagued by several technicalities that cause potential adopter’s eyes to glaze over faster than you can say “ANAB-accredited certifying body.” To shed some light on the program, Continuity Insights speaks with Tim Mathews, Director of Enterprise Resiliency at Educational Testing Service, about how PS-Prep can shore up supply chains, the Wal-Mart effect, accreditation roadblocks, and the special consideration for small businesses.

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Learn To Audit BCM Programs For PS-Prep Certification

August 6, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

ICOR's BCM 5000 course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct and lead effective business continuity management system audits in accordance with the requirements of the standards.

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Zetta.net Achieves Cloud Storage Advantages With WebDav

August 6, 2012 11:36 am | News | Comments

Zetta.net combines backup, snapshot and replication into a single solution, making data protection extremely affordable and easy to use.

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Senate May Go On Break Without Passing Cyber Bill

August 3, 2012 12:09 pm | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

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Houston Uses Video To Teach How To Handle Shooting

August 3, 2012 11:58 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Local Homeland Security officials said they realized during training exercises that first responders knew how to react but citizens were far less knowledgeable.

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Tropical Storm Ernesto Moving Through Caribbean

August 3, 2012 11:51 am | News | Comments

Ernesto's current forecast track shows it possibly becoming a hurricane next week as it heads across the Caribbean.

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Cost Of Software Glitch For Knight Capital: $440 Million

August 3, 2012 11:38 am | by CHRISTINA REXRODE & PALLAVI GOGOI, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

 Knight Capital Group said the problem was triggered when it installed new trading software, which resulted in the company sending numerous erroneous orders in 140 stocks listed in the New York Stock Exchange. Those orders were behind some sudden swings in stock price. 

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Structured Networks & Self-Coordinated Disaster Response

August 3, 2012 11:00 am | by John Orlando, PhD, Vertek Corporation | Articles | Comments

Social media has radically transformed communication. Now anyone can communicate to a group at almost no cost. More importantly, the group can communicate directly to each other at almost no cost. There are no longer the barriers to communication that drove the command and control model, and as a result new forms of coordination have emerged.

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Lightning Eliminators & Consultants

August 3, 2012 10:21 am | News | Comments

Lighning Eliminators helps companies around the world reduce their costs and increase reliability using a unique and highly effective approach to lightning protection.

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Telecom Recovery Provides Continuity When Phone Outage Threatens Utah Hospital

August 2, 2012 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Telecom Recovery is an industry pioneer in the rapid recovery of communications after a telecommunications outage, with a unique focus on the restoration of incoming calls to existing phone numbers.

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SunGard Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

July 31, 2012 11:52 am | News | Comments

Availability Services revenue was $351 million in the second quarter, down 4% year over year (down 2% adjusting for currency).

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Honda's Profit Quadruples On Disaster Recovery

July 31, 2012 11:47 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the flooding in Thailand last year disrupted parts supplies and production for all Japanese automakers. But the Japanese automakers are making a comeback.

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NY, NJ Lawmakers Want Ammunition Sales Restricted

July 31, 2012 11:37 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would effectively ban people like suspect James Holmes from buying thousands of rounds of ammunition by mail or online.

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