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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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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"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.