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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

GOP Taking Measures After Hackers Threaten Iowa Caucus Vote

December 19, 2011 12:32 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The party central committee authorized additional security measures aimed at ensuring hackers are unable to delay the release of caucus results.


Testing Your Automated Emergency Notification Systems

December 19, 2011 11:52 am | by Joe Flach, Safe Harbor Consulting | Blogs | Comments

Do those of you who rely on automated notification systems test the process regularly? I know quite a few organizations that have invested in these software products and/or internet based services but yet never test them. I think that presents a huge risk if and when you need to implement the service.


Why Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Will Take Hold In 2012

December 19, 2011 11:29 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

CI speaks with Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto, about the surge of virtual servers in 2011, the performance characteristics of Cloud-based disaster recovery and why 2012 will be the year of disaster recovery-as-a-service.


Lower IT Compliance Costs

December 19, 2011 6:18 am | News | Comments

Lieberman Software's ERPM helps to lower the cost and uncertainty of compliance audits by discovering and changing all default privileged passwords on every hardware and software asset.


Combined Crisis Communications, PR & Emergency Response System

December 19, 2011 5:02 am | News | Comments

PIER users can deliver information by sending mass emails, faxes or updates through RSS feeds and to social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


A Few Hacker Groups Responsible For Most China-Based Data Theft From U.S. Companies

December 15, 2011 12:37 pm | by LOLITA BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The aggressive but stealthy attacks, which have stolen billions of dollars in intellectual property and data, often carry distinct signatures allowing U.S. officials to link them to certain hacker teams.


Continuity Software Releases First Ever Cross-Industry Downtime & Data Loss Vulnerability Index

December 13, 2011 9:06 am | News | Comments

Benchmark test reveals majority of today’s business and governmental organizations remain dangerously exposed.


Oprah Winfrey Visits Haiti Under Tight Security

December 13, 2011 4:35 am | by EVENS SANON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oprah Winfrey toured an encampment for Haitians displaced by a massive 2010 earthquake, part of her new mission to see "profound examples of what can be done to make a difference in the world."


Virginia Tech Shooter Alerts Show Progress Since 2007

December 13, 2011 4:19 am | by ALLEN G. BREED & ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the campus website crashed Thursday, students were still able to send and receive tweets -- particularly on a feed maintained by The Collegiate Times.


Power Outage Causes Sewage Spill

December 12, 2011 2:14 pm | News | Comments

Frederick City officials say 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Carroll Creek after a waste water treatment plant lost power for about nine hours.

Utility: October Snowstorm Cost Nearly $203 Million

December 12, 2011 2:11 pm | by STEPHEN SINGER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The cost to restore power after the October snowstorm will be more than $200 million, double the initial estimate.


Help With Your Integrated Business Resilience Strategy

December 12, 2011 2:02 pm | News | Comments

Business continuity and resiliency services from IBM can offer the insight and expertise you need to manage the risks your business faces today and in the future.


Notification System With Dedicated 1-800 Number

December 12, 2011 1:43 pm | News | Comments

The Rapid Notify web-based mass notification system includes a dedicated 1-800 number with recordable message.


Corporate Sandbox For Employee Devices Is A BC Tool

December 12, 2011 1:28 pm | by Ron Lapidis, Seacliff Partners International | Blogs | Comments

At VMWorld and at Open Mobile Summit this year, VMware showed off a new product currently code-named Horizon. While some websites are calling Horizon a mobile platform that creates a “phone within a phone,” Horizon is much more than that. Think of whatever computing device you have in your hands as a window to your applications and data.


Protesters Halt Operations At West Coast Ports

December 12, 2011 1:01 pm | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupy movement is focusing on the ports as the "economic engines for the elite."



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