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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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.

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.

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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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TVA Says Power Grid Not Fragile, Despite Storms

June 28, 2011 6:57 am | News | Comments

TVA said that the recent storms and tornadoes cost the utility and its customers about $200 million, including the expense of buying replacement power.

DHS Rolls Out Plan To Protect Business Websites

June 28, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security will help small companies and nonprofit groups avoid programming problems that allow hackers to get into the businesses' websites.

Inspired, Connected & Not Offended

June 28, 2011 5:58 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The feedback we received was mostly very positive, with one reader expressing some regret over the loss of a print edition. I certainly understand where this reader is coming from, but I think you will all find that the digital format offers an experience that simply cannot be matched in print.

From BCP To Continuity Risk Management

June 27, 2011 1:39 pm | by David Nolan, President & CEO, Fusion Risk Management, Inc. | News | Comments

One challenge for business continuity professionals is to bring together multiple areas of risk management into a cohesive and meaningful program, and make it relevant to executives. It needs to be done well, quickly and with everyone’s buy in — without speding a lot of money

Data Center Profile: One Communications

June 27, 2011 1:12 pm | News | Comments

One Communications' Data Center Collocation service provides FM-200 fire suppression and an OC-3 connection with two hops to the backbone.

Help Avert A TeleCrisis

June 27, 2011 12:45 pm | News | Comments

TeleCrisis™ threat management software supports and guides any staff member handling a high-risk contact.

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Bankers Agree On Plan To Increase Resiliency

June 27, 2011 12:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The capital buffers are designed to help mitigate the wider spill-over risks of global systemically important banks.

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