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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Guatemalan Eruption Sparks Massive Evacation Order

September 14, 2012 11:02 am | by ALBERTO ARCE & ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Villagers and farmers living at the foot of a Guatemalan volcano say they were awoken by a massive roar when the long-simmering Volcan del Fuego exploded with a series of eruptions that darkened the skies and covered the surrounding sugar cane fields with ash.

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Continuum Opens New World Headquarters In Boston

September 14, 2012 10:54 am | News | Comments

The expansion in product and services coupled with the increased demand for its best-in-class managed services solution has fueled Continuum's growth and expansion into a larger facility. Continuum's new Boston office can accommodate more than 100 employees but has been designated as headquarters for the company's senior management team and media production studio.

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Peak 10 Infrastructure Ensures Business Continuity For Law Firm

September 14, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

Peak 10's Fort Lauderdale data centers are engineered with five-point physical security, uninterruptible power, HVAC systems, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management, providing added protection to Kelley Kronenberg’s IT infrastructure.

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How To Step Up In The Face Of Disaster

September 13, 2012 4:09 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Videos | Comments

After a close call with an EF3 tornado, two women with no experience in emergency management dedicated their lives to improving community-powered disaster recovery. The web tools they developed are now being used to empower local officials and residents to more efficiently coordinate disaster response.

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Speakers’ Soapbox: Mike Errity On Reputation, Leadership & Bruce Springsteen

September 13, 2012 3:37 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, critical business continuity skills, how prepared we can be, and which famous person would have made a good business continuity professional. This week Mike Errity, Director, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, discusses the need for strong leadership skills and reputational risks.

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Tropical Storm Leslie Slams Into Newfoundland

September 11, 2012 11:24 am | News | Comments

Power was knocked out throughout the provincial capital of St. John's and communities along the southeastern coast of the Avalon peninsula, and all flights at the airport were cancelled. Striking airport workers who briefly picketed outside braved powerful wind gusts that picked up a port-a-potty tied down by a rope.

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Obama: US Safer, Resilient On 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2012 11:21 am | News | Comments

Americans paused Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is safer and its people resilient on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Draft Order Seeks To Improve US Digital Defenses

September 11, 2012 11:10 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by the Homeland Security Department and new regulations covering especially vital systems.

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GoDaddy Web Outage Takes Out Small-Business Sites

September 11, 2012 11:03 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the "Anonymous" hacker group said it was behind the outage, but that couldn't be confirmed.

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3 Simple Complexities Of Data Protection

September 11, 2012 10:30 am | by Dennis Wenk, Symantec | Articles | Comments

Protecting valuable data assets is a central concern for business continuity management. But data, like risk, comes in gradations. And like risk, the cost of copying data needs to be in balance with the benefits that it provides. After all, the only rational reason to spend money is to achieve a benefit.

New Everbridge System Harnesses The Power Of The Social Universe to Help Organizations Save Lives & Manage Mass Communication

September 11, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments

The new solution provides organizations with a single, interactive communications console to not only monitor a situation and gather external intelligence using real-time social media, data feeds and updates from the field, but also effectively take action by sending notifications and fostering interaction

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Quantivate Launches Mobile App For Business Continuity

September 10, 2012 5:17 pm | News | Comments

The Quantivate Mobile app will enable business continuity managers to synchronize the most current BC plans to iOS and Android devices, access the most accurate contact details for key personnel, distribute plans electronically with the click of a button, and more.

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Costa Rica Escapes Serious Damage From Magnitude-7.6 Earthquake

September 6, 2012 3:55 pm | by CESAR BARRANTES & Press DANICA COTO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Costa Rica suffered remarkably little damage from Wednesday's magnitude-7.6 quake — a few blocked highways, some collapsed houses and one death, of a heart attack caused by fright. Officials credited the relatively deep location of the quake and building codes that Costa Rican officials call as strict as those in California and Japan.

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FBI Disputes Claims Of Hackers' Apple Data Breach

September 6, 2012 3:37 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI on Tuesday disputed a computer hacker group's claim that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent's laptop. FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.

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NJ Gov. To Utilities: Step Up Post-Storm Response

September 6, 2012 3:28 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed legislation would allow regulators to impose financial penalties "with real teeth" on utilities with slow post-storm responses — up to $25,000 per day, compared with $100 a day now, to a maximum of $2 million.

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