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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

2011 Continuity Insights e-Conference

July 8, 2011 5:37 am | Articles | Comments

The e-Conference is a live event, featuring industry  experts, complemented  by interactive Q&A at the  conclusion of each session – no pre-recorded  sessions or one-way dialogue. The faculty includes the industry’s best and  brightest practitioners and authorities. 

Campus Emergency Notification System

July 5, 2011 8:00 am | News | Comments

Through one cloud-based, unified interface, uAlert instantly sends multimodal alerts to multiple endpoints the school has in place.

Rising River Complicates Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup

July 5, 2011 7:30 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River ruptured and dumped an unknown amount of oil into the waterway, prompting temporary evacuations along the river.

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Hayward Questioned Over Media Briefings During Oil Spill

July 5, 2011 7:07 am | by HARRY R. WEBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tony Hayward fought off accusations that he sought to prop up BP's falling share price through his subordinates' daily media briefings on the Gulf oil spill.

British Police Test Security For London 2012 Games

July 5, 2011 6:45 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Olympic security program includes command-post exercises in September and December and a live counterterrorism exercise in spring 2012.

Residents Worried Over Nuclear Plant Evacuation Plans

July 5, 2011 6:25 am | by JEFF DONN, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Despite the existence of formal evacuation plans, many residents said they didn't even know where to go.

Secret Service To Probe Hack On Fox News Twitter

July 5, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

Hackers broke into the FoxNewsPolitics account early Monday, leaving a series of six tweets reporting that Obama had been shot to death.

New Type Of Commander For Domestic Disasters

July 5, 2011 5:46 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dual-status commanders will be able to lead both active-duty and National Guard troops — a power that requires special training and authority.

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Governance, Risk & Compliance Platform

July 1, 2011 9:41 am | News | Comments

The BWise GRC platform incorporates process management, risk management and compliance methodologies to help manage corporate responsibilities and structure enterprise risk management.

Modernize Your BC Mindset

July 1, 2011 8:51 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

CI speaks with Mary Carrido, CEO of MLC & Associates, about the current state of the business continuity industry, standards, workforce continuity and why BC planners need to think and communicate in business terms.

How Citibank Was Hacked

July 1, 2011 6:32 am | by Ron LaPedis, Principal, Seacliff Partners International | Blogs | Comments

In an earlier post, I talked about a major design flaw in secure USB flash drives that were designed by SanDisk and OEMd to several other vendors. The basic problem was that the user’s password was validated outside of the FIPS 140-2 security boundary and the same unlock code worked on every drive no matter what the user’s password was. The analogy was prying a numeric keypad off of a wall and touching the two wires together to open the door.

How to Design a Continuity Training Program that Works

June 28, 2011 10:25 am | by Center for Continuity Leadership | Webinars | Comments

Training is the building blocks of preparedness. Successful continuity planning and disaster management boils down to two things, “Simple, Accurate and Viable Plans” and “Knowledgeable and Trained People.” The degree of our success in respond...

e-Conference Registration Now Open

June 28, 2011 7:53 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

The live three-day event will take place from October 4-6, with presentations from business continuity experts covering a broad range topics, including benchmarking, recovery exercises and global incident management.

CIA, Sony Hacker Group To Dissolve Itself Due To Boredom

June 28, 2011 7:19 am | by PETER SVENSSON & RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A member of LulzSec, the publicity-seeking hacker group that sabotaged numerous high-profile websites over the past two months, says his group isn't disbanding under pressure from the FBI or enemy hackers.

Ex-Cop To Testify In Post-Katrina Shootings

June 28, 2011 7:12 am | by MARY FOSTER & MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michael Lohman, a veteran of 21 years with the New Orleans Police Department, has pleaded guilty to participating in an alleged cover up of the shootings that left two people dead and four wounded.

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