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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

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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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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