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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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New Networking Platform For The Risk Management Community

March 11, 2014 10:56 am | by RIMS | News | Comments

To ensure risk practitioners have access to the resources and services they need to successfully manage their organization’s risk programs, RIMS launched RIMS Marketplace, an online network of the world’s leading industry solution providers.   

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Speakers' Soapbox: Kenneth Otis On Updating A Mature BC Program

March 11, 2014 10:11 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to the 12th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and key business continuity skills. This week we sat down with Kenneth Otis, Director, Business Continuity Management, Liberty Mutual. 

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Why Severe Weather Made Little Mark On U.S. Hiring

March 10, 2014 1:56 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Last month's harsh winter weather cut across the U.S. economy, closing factories, canceling flights and keeping shoppers home. So why didn't the weather put job growth in a deep freeze?                                            

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BAE Report: Ukraine Has Faced Cyberattacks

March 10, 2014 1:50 pm | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spies used "Snake" malware that allowed them to gain control of the computer systems of large organizations and steal information. Snake's design "suggests that attackers possess an arsenal of infiltration tools and bears all the hallmarks of a highly sophisticated cyber operation."

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MasterCard, Visa Plan Group Focused On Security

March 10, 2014 11:13 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Visa and MasterCard, which run the networks that carry the payments, said Friday the new group will include banks, retailers, the makers of credit card readers, and others with an interest in credit card security.                                           

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1,402 Business Failures Related To March 2011 Disaster

March 10, 2014 10:59 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

1,402 corporate bankruptcies have been triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. The number is 4.5 times more than the 314 bankruptcies caused over three years by the January 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

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Saudi Arabia Reports One More Death From New Virus

March 7, 2014 10:44 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The new virus is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.                              

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Target Breach Puts Corporate Tech Execs Under Fire

March 7, 2014 10:06 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And this week's sudden departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress.

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Webinar: Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 6, 2014 6:08 pm | Webinars | Comments

Tomorrow, March 26, 2014, 2:00-3:00 EST. Join us as we review and discuss the findings from our 2014 Crisis Communications Survey! Continuity Insights surveyed 270 organizations to determine how social media platforms are being used, the functionality of notification systems and mobile technologies, and the content of associated crisis communications plans. REGISTER TODAY! 

Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems

March 6, 2014 5:58 pm | Events | Comments

Join us as we review and discuss the findings from our 2014 Crisis Communications Survey. Continuity Insights surveyed 270 organizations to determine how social media platforms are being used, the functionality of notification systems and mobile technologies, and the content of associated crisis communications plans. 

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Continuity Insights Regional Business Continuity Conference San Francisco 2014

March 6, 2014 5:51 pm | Events | Comments

Join us in San Francisco for the Continuity Insights Regional Business Continuity Conference, held June 9-10, 2014 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, conveniently located less than a mile north of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The conference is ideal for individuals who may be unable to commit the time and resources necessary to attend the annual Continuity Insights Management Conference.

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2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference

March 6, 2014 5:45 pm | Events | Comments

The 12th Annual 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference will be held on April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. The conference comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies and practices, additional certification and post-conference workshops, and much more.                                   

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Indiana Residents Receive Old Tornado Alerts

March 6, 2014 10:57 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Weather Service is investigating why some northwestern Indiana residents received alerts about a tornado warning even though the day was sunny and cold with no severe weather in sight.                            

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ISM: Extreme Weather Impacts Supply Chain

March 6, 2014 10:24 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing ... Backups in ports, hampered logistics and things of that sort is reflected in February’s production numbers." 

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