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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation E-Learning Course

March 20, 2012 10:03 am | Events

May 7-18, 2012 -- ICOR, CSCMP, and Competitive Insights Advantage are proud to announce the world's only e-learning course that focuses on the mitigation of supply chain risk.

The Infrastructure Resilience Imperative

March 19, 2012 11:29 pm | by Jeff Gaynor, Founder, American Resilience Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

The success of enterprise, community and government continuity efforts is currently reliant on an aged, overstressed, inextricably interdependent, highly exploitable set of critical infrastructure that is under continuous attack and over which continuity professionals have little control. While the challenges are daunting, solutions to them are immediately available.

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Social Media Monitoring Tools For Effective Crisis Management

March 19, 2012 6:45 pm | by Jane Jordan-Meier, Author of The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management | Articles | Comments

Social media monitoring is vital to protect an organization's brand and improve situational awareness during an event. With a bewildering array of social media monitoring tools and technology available, Jane Jordan-Meier gives an overview of the free and fee-based monitoring tools, and discusses how organizations like Dell embed social media monitoring into their company culture.

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Crisis Communications 2012: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 13, 2012 2:13 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights recently conducted a survey of over 250 organizations to determine how social media and notification systems are incorporated into crisis communication plans, and the perceived effectiveness of each platform. The results are compelling, clearly showing a lack of confidence in social media’s reach during a crisis. However, the use of social media as a “crowdsourcing” tool -- turning the public into sources of information -- is catching on.

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Hackers Attack Vatican Website A Second Time

March 13, 2012 11:28 am | News | Comments

The Vatican website has been hacked for the second time in several days, an attack believed to be the work of the amorphous Internet activist group Anonymous.

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Feds: Nebraska Nuclear Plant Fire Was Serious Threat

March 13, 2012 11:19 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire that briefly knocked out the cooling system for used fuel at an idled Nebraska nuclear plant last June represented a serious safety threat, federal regulators said in a report released Monday.

Pitt Officers Trained For Virginia Tech-Style Shooting

March 13, 2012 11:09 am | by JOE MANDAK & KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A gunman who killed a worker and shot several other people at a psychiatric hospital on the University of Pittsburgh campus lived nearby and used two semiautomatic pistols as he marched around checking offices, possibly in an attempt to find more victims, before campus police fatally shot him.

Japan Marks 1 Year Since Quake, Tsunami Disaster

March 13, 2012 10:55 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER & MIKI TODA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Very little rebuilding has begun. Many towns are still finalizing reconstruction plans, some of which involve moving residential areas to higher, safer ground — ambitious, costly projects.

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The Digital Elephant In The Room

March 13, 2012 10:29 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The launch of our new-look website is the latest of many digitally focused changes at Continuity Insights. During my first few months as editor, the issue of whether we would “kill” the print magazine hung in the air like a bad smell. But we had a choice: Get with the times or get left behind.

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No Outages From Spectacular Solar Storm, More To Come

March 13, 2012 12:02 am | News | Comments

Solar storms can disturb electric grids, GPS systems and satellites, and spread colorful Northern Lights further south than usual, as the latest storm did early Friday. And more storms are coming.

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New Orleans To Joplin: Don't Just Rebuild -- Reinvent

March 12, 2012 11:51 pm | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Joplin and New Orleans are forging an unlikely partnership that could change the way other American cities prepare for and recover from the next unexpected blow by nature.

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MIR3 Recognized As A Leader In The 2012 Magic Quadrant For U.S. Emergency & Mass Notification Services Market

March 12, 2012 7:32 pm | News | Comments

MIR3, Inc., today announced it has been ranked among the 13 most competitive emergency and mass notification system vendors in the U.S. by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner Ranks Omnilert's Emergency Notification System In Top 5

March 12, 2012 7:24 pm | News | Comments

Omnilert@, LLC, today announced that Gartner, Inc. ranks Omnilert's emergency mass notification systems in the top five for ability to execute.

Developing An Effective Enterprise Risk Management Capability

March 10, 2012 10:15 am | by Margaret Millett, Director, Marketplace Global Business Continuity, eBay, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A risk steering committee commissions an in-depth enterprise risk assessment across the entire company to assess current key business risks and control status, as well as establish recommendations for remediation.

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2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference

March 9, 2012 5:27 pm | Events

April 16-18, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona -- The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premiere event for strategic business continuity discussion, offering unmatched opportunities to learn and network.

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