As the business continuity field continues to grow, demand is growing for new professionals who are able to keep up with increasing demand. Although it is growing, many people who are interested in business continuity aren’t sure how to break into the industry or what to expect once they get there.
With Continuity Insights New York 2014 just around the corner, slides for conference speaker's presentations are now available. These slides serve as previews for the various conference sessions, but merely scratch the surface of what our presenters will discuss on Oct. 7-8. There is still time to register for the conference here.
Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub.
Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. The mountain is a popular climbing destination, and at least 250 people were initially trapped on the slopes, though most made their way down by Saturday night.
Six months after West Africa's first Ebola outbreak emerged, generous offers of aid are finally pouring in, but beds for the sick are filling up as fast as clinics can be built. Often there is nowhere to take the sick except to so-called "holding centers" where they await a bed at an Ebola treatment facility.
Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Saturday, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada. The Salt River Project utility said that about 31,000 customers were without power.
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ — enterovirus 68 — was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test.
A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defense official said. Peru's government declared a 90-day state of emergency in the area.
With harvest time across California, many of the state's once-robust crops are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state's historic drought. Economists at the University of California, Davis said that agriculture, once a $44 billion annual business in California, will suffer a financial hit of $2.2 billion due to revenue losses and higher water costs.
Technology is a critical part of business continuity planning and many of the challenges the BC community faces when it comes to that technology are very similar. In such a connected world, business continuity professionals need to be aware of any number of technology disruptions, as well as new products to help in planning.
Some lenders are preparing to reissue credit or debit cards to customers to head off possible losses following the breach of customer data at Home Depot. Capital One Financial and JPMorgan Chase & Co. said they are preparing to assign new cards to accountholders due to the data theft at the home-improvement retailer.
Italian authorities and medical experts insist that the risk of Ebola spreading from Africa to Europe is small, given that the virus only spreads by direct contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids. While the risk of the disease coming to Europe is low, the EU must improve coordination and prevention measures to better diagnose, transport and treat suspected cases.
The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released.
Nevada utility officials said they will turn over all data demanded by state regulators investigating whether smart electricity meters pose a fire danger. The state fire marshal and local fire chiefs sought the preliminary inquiry after investigators linked the meters to at least nine fires.
Jimmy John's sandwich chain said that it believes customers' credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September. The Champaign, Illinois-based chain said in a news release that stores in 37 states across the United States were affected. It did not say how many customers are affected.