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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Why Small Businesses Are Unprepared For Disasters

June 15, 2012 9:46 am | by Chris Rohrs, CBCP, MBCI, Retired Senior Business Continuity Analyst | Blogs | Comments

We as BC professionals can't even agree on what should be in a business continuity plan. So what can we as a profession offer small businesses when they hear one thing from one BC planner and something different from another?

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Fight The BCM Shopping Addiction

June 14, 2012 10:39 am | by Iris Chung, Lootok | Articles | Comments

The act of buying tangible items is reassuring, quelling our fears with a temporary, albeit false, sense of safety. This coping mechanism for uncertainty makes us feel like we’re taking proactive measures. We might perceive owning cutting-edge products as a reflection of our BCM sophistication, or as physical proof of our resiliency. BCM shopping therapy becomes a pitfall when we rely on products to determine our level of preparedness. Soon, we start believing the more tools we own, the better prepared we are.

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RecoveryPlanner Named Service Provider & Planning Software Of The Year

June 12, 2012 4:59 pm | News | Comments

RecoveryPlanner was recently recognized as Service Provider of the Year and awarded Planning Software of the Year for its RPX web-based BCM software.

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Invasive Species Ride Tsunami Debris To US Shore

June 12, 2012 12:28 pm | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The dock, torn loose from a fishing port on the northern tip of Japan, was covered with 1.5 tons of seaweed, mussels, barnacles and even a few starfish. Volunteers scraped it all off, buried it above the high water line, and sterilized the top and sides of the dock with torches.

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House Passes Homeland Security Spending Bill

June 12, 2012 12:24 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending.

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Official Blasts Utilities Over Oct. Storm Response

June 12, 2012 12:19 pm | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

"CL&P's preparation for major storms was unreasonably inadequate," state Attorney General George Jepsen said at a news conference. "Its emergency response plan was beyond inadequate."

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Heavy Rains Flood Fla. Homes, Tornado Hits Alabama

June 12, 2012 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Flood warnings stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida's Panhandle into Mississippi as locally heavy rain Monday threatened a repeat of weekend downpours and storms that damaged homes, blacked out a jail and spun off at least one tornado in Alabama.

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New Hurricane Center Head Turned Fear Into Career

June 12, 2012 11:47 am | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the National Hurricane Center's new director was growing up on the Florida and Texas coasts, tropical storms frightened him. Decades later, Rick Knabb understands storms better, but he still doesn't like them.

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Agiliance Delivers Real-Time Context For Enterprise Risk Management In RiskVision 6.5

June 12, 2012 10:44 am | News | Comments

Agiliance RiskVision 6.5 provides dynamically adjustable views of financial, operational, and security risks across diverse business units to boost operational efficiencies and prove governance effectiveness.

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LockPath Launches Business Continuity Manager

June 12, 2012 10:28 am | News | Comments

LockPath’s Business Continuity Manager lets businesses painlessly create custom business continuity plans to prepare for the worst, manage the associated risks and minimize potential losses.

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A Look At ISO 22301 & The Need For A Management System

June 11, 2012 4:15 pm | by Lynnda Nelson, President, ICOR | Articles | Comments

Using a management system approach for your BCM program is more efficient than a siloed approach and ties it to other management systems in place in the organization. It can eliminate waste and duplication of services. It embeds BCS into the culture of the organization versus maintaining ownership with a few individuals.

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Majority Of U.S. Small Businesses Unprepared For Emergencies, Natural & Man-Made Disasters

June 7, 2012 4:22 pm | News | Comments

As the country buckles up during the first full week of hurricane season, disaster preparedness statistics for the country's 25 million small businesses are stormy ... to say the least.

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How LinkedIn Handled The Password Crisis

June 6, 2012 5:11 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

LinkedIn used its blog and Twitter account to broadcast updates about the 6.5 million passwords that were posted to the Web last week. The company's responses changed from cautious to apologetic as the crisis unfolded.

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LinkedIn Investigating Reports Of Stolen Passwords

June 6, 2012 3:45 pm | by CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Business social network LinkedIn said it is investigating reports that more than six million passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

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Study Provides A Lens Into The Changing Practice Of Compliance Risk Management

June 5, 2012 12:35 pm | News | Comments

Several challenges remain before compliance officers can move toward a fully integrated, proactive function, including fragmented IT systems, tight budgets, and shifting and growing regulatory requirements.

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