The advancement of VoIP technology, and changes in virtualization and Internet connectivity options have made onsite notification systems easy from both a deployment and capacity perspective. “Burstable” Internet connection technology can give organizations high capacity for voice call distribution without the complications or cost of phone lines.
Last month, the UK Parliament's defense committee called on the government to prepare for disruptions to electrical supplies and satellites from electromagnetic pulses — whether caused by the sun or by a nuclear weapon exploded in space.
In their efforts to vet job applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person's social networking profiles and instead are asking to log in as the user to have a look around.
Connecticut lawmakers will be discussing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to impose minimum standards for electric and gas utilities for emergency preparation and restoring services to customers in an emergency.
Residents and businesses from southeast Texas north through western Missouri braced for flooding Tuesday after a violent band of storms brought heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado, with more of the same forecast for the next several days.
After a tornado plowed a path of destruction through Dexter, Michigan, townspeople emerged to a remarkable surprise: Not a single person was seriously hurt. Authorities credited storm sirens that provided more than 20 minutes of warning.
Nearly 11 feet of snow has fallen on Anchorage, Alaska, this winter, while the first three months of 2012 have seen twice the normal number of tornadoes. And 36 states set daily high temperature records Thursday.
The integration announced by xMatters and Fusion Risk Management will enable enterprise organizations to gain a comprehensive yet highly streamlined solution to assess risks and impacts across the enterprise and supply chain, manage and maintain contingency plans and risk profiles, and launch well-orchestrated response activities to more effectively protect people and business assets.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.