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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

TEPCO To Excuse Initial Response To Nuclear Crisis

June 5, 2012 11:42 am | News | Comments

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in its final in-house inquiry report, will stick to its stance that it could not have done better in responding to the nuclear accident triggered by the massive earthquake and tsunami last year.

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Thousands Brace For Disaster In Oregon Tsunami Drill

June 5, 2012 11:32 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the event of an actual massive earthquake generating a surge from the Pacific Ocean they would have had about 20 minutes to get to higher ground before tsunami waves arrived.

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3 Dead After Strong Storm In Southern Missouri

June 5, 2012 11:16 am | News | Comments

Authorities are assessing the damage after high winds, heavy rain and hail ripped through parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky late Monday.

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Risks Of Boomerangs A Reality In World Of Cyberwar

June 5, 2012 11:04 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

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Double-Take 6.0 Expands Industry-Leading Global Business Continuity Services

June 5, 2012 9:51 am | News | Comments

Double-Take 6.0 helps companies protect profitability and reputation by providing affordable real-time asynchronous data replication, enabling immediate recovery from any system outage.

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After Gory Incidents, Online 'Zombie' Talk Grows

June 4, 2012 5:47 pm | by TAMARA LUSH & VICKI SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

  A sign promoting zombie preparedness displays in a hardware store in Omaha, Neb. after several gory incidents were reported around the country. 

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Business Continuity Returns To New York On October 29-30, 2012

June 4, 2012 4:51 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights New York is the long-awaited return of a dedicated business continuity event to the Northeast. Commissioner Jerome Hauer from the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Commissioner Joseph Bruno from the New York City Office of Emergency Management will open the event with a plenary session on The State of Preparedness.

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A City Underwater, Sharks In The Streets

June 4, 2012 12:57 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In January 2011, Australia's third-largest city came to a standstill when torrential rains caused the Brisbane River to burst its banks and flood much of the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Bryn Orr and Alem Saric, Emergency Management Consultants at Trimevac, speak with Continuity Insights about the level of preparedness prior to the floods, recovery efforts, lessons learned and the shark that was spotted on a suburban street.

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Avalution Releases Catalyst Business Continuity Software

May 31, 2012 5:25 pm | News | Comments

Catalyst is web-based business continuity software that combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s industry-leading methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size.

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SunGard Availability Services Consulting Introduces New Practice & Focus On Operational Resilience

May 30, 2012 4:16 pm | News | Comments

SunGard has also established a partnership with The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute to use their Resilience Management Model CERT-RMM, a management model for operational resilience.

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Remnants Of Beryl Head Back Toward Atlantic

May 30, 2012 10:49 am | by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl could regain tropical storm strength off the coast late Wednesday, but tropical storm-force winds were expected to stay offshore so no coastal warnings had been posted.

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A Year After Rare Twister, Mass. Residents Rebound

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm | by BRIDGET MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts, destroying or damaging 1,400 houses and 78 businesses. Three people died because of the storm, the state's first tornado deaths in 16 years.

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New Cyberweapon Discovered; Iranian Computers Hit

May 29, 2012 3:51 pm | by AMY TEIBEL & RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive, data-slurping cyberweapon is circulating in the Middle East, and computers in Iran appear to have been particularly affected, according to a Russian Internet security firm.

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Japan's Ex-PM: I Was Frightened By Nuclear Crisis

May 29, 2012 3:42 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kan also said the country's nuclear emergency preparedness law, set up in 1999 after a fatal accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant, did not address a severe accident that would require hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, as in Fukushima.

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Slow, Wet Beryl Dumps Rain On US Southeast Coast

May 29, 2012 3:34 pm | by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents along the Southeast coast were warned of possible flooding Tuesday from former Tropical Storm Beryl that left up to 10 inches of rain in northern Florida and was moving northeastward.

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