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Counting The Cost Of Ineffective Business Continuity

March 19, 2014 9:14 am | News | Comments

The Business Continuity Institute has published a report to highlight the cost of common threats to organizations, threats such as IT and telecommunications outage, data breach, cyber attacks and adverse weather conditions.     

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Counting The Costs & Benefits For Business Continuity From The Perspective Of A Veteran Deployment Housing Warrior

March 18, 2014 10:17 am | by Michelle Lowther, Continuity Housing | Blogs | Comments

Who knew it could cost $1,000 per person per day just to house critical personnel near their backup site in the event of a Category 2 hurricane? But that’s exactly what happened to one of the largest banks in the U.S. when they had to deploy their Gulf Coast personnel. 

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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2014

March 18, 2014 9:45 am | News | Comments

Business Continuity Awareness Week began yesterday and runs until Friday, March 21. The annual event is organized by the Business Continuity Institute. This year's theme is 'Counting The Cost,' which according to the BCI is "a theme designed to demonstrate the potential cost of not having an effective business continuity management system." 

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Speakers’ Soapbox: Sadia Azmat On Business Continuity & Revenue Generating

March 18, 2014 9:31 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to the 12th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, key business continuity skills and hypothetical band names. This week we sat down with Sadia Azmat to learn more about her upcoming presentation, “Business Continuity: Revenue Generating.”

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UK Holds Cyberwar Game In Churchill's WW2 Bunker

March 17, 2014 1:25 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under London's streets in Winston Churchill's World War II bunker, young techies are fighting a new kind of war. Dozens of amateur cyber security experts spent Friday racing to understand why Britain's banking network suddenly seemed to have gone offline. 

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Target Says It Ignored Early Signs Of Data Breach

March 14, 2014 4:52 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Target Corp. said in its annual report that a massive security breach has hurt its image and business, while spawning dozens of legal actions, and it noted it can't estimate how big the financial tab will end up being.           

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The 411 On The 2014 Management Conference

March 14, 2014 4:08 pm | Events | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is heading to New Orleans, LA, April 28-30, 2014 for the 12th annual conference. If you have questions about the conference, read on for answers!     

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LAX Union Wants Emergency Training

March 14, 2014 3:24 pm | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report.      

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15K NYC Transit Workers' Personal Info Exposed

March 13, 2014 5:29 pm | by BREE FOWLER & FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Social Security numbers and other personal information of about 15,000 New York City transit workers has been found on a CD inside a refurbished computer sold by a retailer, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.            

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Brazil On WCup Cyber Attack Threats: 'We Are Prepared'

March 13, 2014 3:28 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazil's defense minister says it is prepared to fend off cyber attacks during the World Cup. Celso Amorim says the country's defense strategy against cyber threats has already been put to test during recent major events.         

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Healthcare Industry Still Lacking In Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 3:16 pm | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyberthreat preparedness and response.     

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Cold Snap Knocks Electric Generators Offline

March 13, 2014 3:04 pm | by CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

January's polar vortex knocked several important coal-fired electricity plants in Texas offline, and the Sierra Club said the loss of power shows the state needs more wind turbines and energy conservation programs to avoid possible rolling blackouts.   

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Putting Twitter To The Test

March 12, 2014 3:33 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Blogs | Comments

We often think of drills as face-to-face exercises, but forecasters’ recent use of Twitter for a ‘tornado drill’ demonstrates that drills have equal importance in the virtual realm — and even in social media.                                 

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Forecasters Run Social Media 'Tornado Drill'

March 12, 2014 9:28 am | by KRISTI EATON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla. has for years been at the forefront of using social media in disseminating weather-related information. But they are trying a new approach in an attempt to find new and better ways to reach people, holding an online "tornado drill." 

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More Than 3,500 Police Planned For Boston Marathon

March 11, 2014 11:19 am | by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

"In this world, you never eliminate risk, you never bring it down to zero ... but we are working very hard at reducing that risk level and managing it to the best of our collective abilities," Col. Timothy Alben said.     

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