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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Global Warming Dials Up Our Risks, UN Report Says

April 1, 2014 9:47 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.          

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Victimized Twice By Sandy, NJ Bar Closes Again

April 1, 2014 9:28 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A business that once was a symbol of hope and recovery has now become a symbol of despair, illustrative of the hard time many New Jersey and New York residents and business are still having in getting back to normal a year and a half after Sandy.

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Avalution Adds Automatic Business Continuity Metrics To Catalyst Business Continuity Software

March 31, 2014 2:45 pm | by Avalution | News | Comments

Catalyst Insights provides automatic business continuity metrics that enable business continuity and IT disaster recovery program managers to quickly identify and address preparedness gaps and report on their organization's true level of preparedness. 

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5 Key #SMEM Lessons

March 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Brian Gray | Blogs | Comments

At the International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference, I delivered a presentation on the use of social media for crisis communications. The release of the Continuity Insights survey Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems is an opportunity to revisit this topic.

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64 Deaths From Virus Related To SARS

March 25, 2014 9:58 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the death toll to 64 in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The statement also says that five new cases of the virus have tested positive.                 

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83% Of Businesses Not Fully Prepared For Online Security Incident

March 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Arbor Networks | News | Comments

Arbor Networks, Inc. has announced the results of a survey it sponsored with the Economist Intelligence Unit on the issue of incident response preparedness, a survey that includes responses from 360 senior business leaders.     

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DMV: No Evidence Of Computer Breach

March 25, 2014 9:31 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said there's no evidence of a computer breach, but it's launching an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." The agency was alerted by law enforcement to a potential security breach within its online credit card processing systems.  

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UN: 2013 Extreme Events Due To Warming Earth

March 25, 2014 9:17 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the UN weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are "consistent" with human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Pacific region last year.   

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Cooperation After Marathon Bombings Is Praised

March 25, 2014 9:11 am | by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

In the moments after two bombs exploded near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, no one dared call it a terrorist attack. But after it became clear that these were not manhole cover explosions, "the word hung heavy in the air."     

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Chileans Worry Over String Of 300 Quakes In North

March 25, 2014 9:07 am | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 300 earthquakes have shaken Chile's far-northern coast in the past week, keeping people on edge as scientists say there is no way to tell if the unusual string of tremors is a harbinger of an impending disaster.       

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Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 24, 2014 3:28 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Continuity Insights Crisis Communications: Social Media & Notification Systems survey has collected three years of data, providing unique insight into recent trends and notable changes in the ways that organizations use social media and notification systems to communicate both internally and externally. Click here to read the full report. 

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California Is Top Cybercrime Target In U.S.

March 21, 2014 12:29 pm | by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Along with trafficking in drugs, guns and people, criminals are also turning to cybercrime to target wealthy, innovative businesses and financial institutions in the state, the report by the state attorney general says.      

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Harsh Reactions To Lapses During LAX Attack

March 19, 2014 12:32 pm | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Los Angeles International Airport is inexcusably lacking in its capacity to deal with a crisis, local and national government officials said, calling the communication lapses described in a report on last year's deadly airport shooting everything from a "failure" to an "embarrassment."   

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Obama Unleashing Power Of Data On Climate Change

March 19, 2014 12:27 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. Officials figure the more you know about climate change, the more likely you are to do something.         

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Arrow Electronics To Offer nScaled Disaster Recovery-As-A-Service

March 19, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

nScaled has entered into an integration and distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics Inc. The agreement allows Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment to market, sell and support nScaled’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution.  

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