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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Residents Alarmed By Missiles On Roof For Olympics

July 10, 2012 10:04 am | by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The defense ministry says the missiles, capable of shooting down a hijacked aircraft, are a key piece in the elaborate jigsaw of security for the London Olympics, which start later this month.

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Jerome Hauer, New York State Commissioner Of The Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES) To Speak At Continuity Insights New York

July 10, 2012 9:13 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Commissioner Hauer’s office includes the Office of Counterterrorism, Office of Cyber Security, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, and the Office of Emergency Management.

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Hurricane Emilia Strengthens To Cat 4 Storm

July 10, 2012 8:59 am | News | Comments

Emilia is centered about 680 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph.

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Malware Deadline Passes, Very Few Knocked Offline

July 9, 2012 11:24 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY & LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of more than 570,000 infected computers around the world.

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Cybersecurity Chief Urges Action By Congress

July 9, 2012 11:15 pm | by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer | News | Comments

The head of the Pentagon's Cyber Command on Monday called for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards and authorities for government agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks.

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How SMBs Can Effectively Implement RaaS

July 9, 2012 5:29 pm | by Matthew Gerber, Chief Executive Officer, IT-Lifeline | Articles | Comments

Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS), which enables institutions to recover data and systems within the cloud, has leveled the playing field for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) by providing access to comprehensive and cost-effective disaster recovery services that were once out of reach.

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Symantec & Red Hat Announce Joint Solutions For Enhanced Reliability, Disaster Recovery & Performance

July 9, 2012 3:52 pm | News | Comments

The joint solutions will provide automated off-premise disaster recovery; improved storage management for multi-operating system, multi-storage datacenters; and cost-effective failover for Oracle databases.

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Colo5 Sponsors Just Weather Hurricane Tracker App

July 9, 2012 3:03 pm | News | Comments

The Just Weather Hurricane Tracker app allows users to track hurricanes and tropical storms, and get instant updates whenever there is a change in a storm's path or strength.

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Partnership Between Plante & Associates & Stephenson Resilience Brings Together BCM & Resilience

July 9, 2012 11:58 am | News | Comments

BCM consulting is combined with resilience measurement and an innovative BCM planning and crisis management tool to ensure clients can take the best of continuity and resilience and build on this synergy.

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Official: More In US Convinced Of Climate Change

July 6, 2012 10:47 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The NOAA is experiencing "skyrocketing" demand for climate change data and projections from individuals, businesses, communities and planners across the United States.

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Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Erupts

July 3, 2012 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Colombian officials have ordered the preventative evacuation of some communities around the Nevado del Ruiz volcano after it erupted, spewing smoke and ash.

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Fatal Crash Grounds Key Part Of Firefighting Fleet

July 3, 2012 12:34 pm | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Air Force air tankers fighting wildfires across the nation were grounded as investigators looked into what caused the deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota blaze over the weekend.

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Earthquake Felt Across New Zealand

July 3, 2012 12:30 pm | News | Comments

A strong earthquake has been felt throughout much of New Zealand, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

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East Coast Outages Could Last Most Of The Week

July 3, 2012 11:28 am | by JESSICA GRESKO & MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press | News | Comments

From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?

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This US Summer Is 'What Global Warming Looks Like'

July 3, 2012 10:43 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Since at least 1988, climate scientists have warned that climate change would bring, in general, increased heat waves, more droughts, more sudden downpours, more widespread wildfires and worsening storms. In the United States, those extremes are happening here and now.

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