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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Amid Security Overhaul, Target Tech Chief Resigns

March 5, 2014 10:14 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach. The company will search for an interim chief information officer who can help guide the company through the transformation.

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Business Leaders Feel Most Threatened By IT Hazards

March 5, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

A new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI, has revealed that IT-related threats are continuing to provide the greatest concern for organizations, ranking above other threats such as natural disasters, security incidents and industrial disputes.

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Off-Site Power Glitch Shuts Down Nuclear Plant

March 4, 2014 11:50 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators say a nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in central New York has been shut down by a problem with an off-site power supply. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Nine Mile Point 2 plant in Scriba (SKREYE'-buh) was manually shut down early Tuesday after the loss of power.

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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 4, 2014 10:58 am | News | Comments

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014 is sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is urging the public to understand the risks, take action and spread the word.

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Evacuation Orders Lifted After California Storm

March 4, 2014 10:40 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The storm, the largest since 2010, kept emergency planners and rescue crews busy, but it didn't produce enough rain to pull California out of a crippling drought that has grown to crisis proportions for the state's vast farming industry.     

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Cybersecurity Concerns Force Boards to Rethink Risk Oversight

March 4, 2014 10:21 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Experience in overseeing the growing threat of cybersecurity risk is one of the key attributes boards will look for when appointing their next new corporate director, according to the 11th annual What Directors Think survey, a comprehensive report on boardroom trends. 

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The 2014 Atlanta Snow Jam: A Practitioner’s Perspective

March 4, 2014 9:42 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 2.6 inches of snow caused an unprecedented traffic jam in Atlanta, GA. While the ideal situation would have been for the disarray to be avoided altogether, there are some unique lessons that can be gleaned by examining how the day unfolded. Chris Summerrow, CBCP and Director of Business Continuity Management, Corporate Security at UPS, works in Atlanta and witnessed the day’s events first-hand. 

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Send Word Now To Provide Communication Services To Airline

March 3, 2014 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Send Word Now announced its selection by Canadian North Airlines to provide emergency notification and incident management services. The two fully integrated solutions will enable the Alberta-based airline to rapidly alert and mobilize personnel. 

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Phone System Failed In LAX Shooting

March 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn't immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn't provide a location, according to an investigation that also found broken panic buttons that are supposed to quickly call for help.

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Buffett: Climate Change Not Causing More Disasters

March 3, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Warren Buffett says the rate of disasters that Berkshire Hathaway's insurance companies see hasn't changed because of extreme weather. Buffett said on CNBC Monday that he hasn't made any change in the way he calculates the likelihood of a catastrophe because of climate change.

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Promise & Peril In An Ultra-Connected World

March 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Determined hackers seem to constantly find loopholes. Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard University, said it's difficult for people to say no when presented with immediate benefits because any potential problems are vague and years away.

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'Reflections On Risk II' Published

March 3, 2014 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Annie Searle & Associates LLC (also known as ASA Risk Consultants) has just published Reflections on Risk II, two years after the first volume was issued. There are a total of 14 authors for the 26 research notes to be found in the new volume. 

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Long Island Power Grid To Get $1.4B In Upgrades

February 24, 2014 6:35 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The electrical system on New York's Long Island is getting $1.4 billion in federally-paid repairs and upgrades in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will "dramatically improve" the power grid on Long Island. 

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The BC/DR Expanse: 2014 & Beyond

February 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

There’s no show titled “Survivor: Contingency Island,” but let’s say such a show did exist. If a practitioner wanted to win, what skills should they hone and what trends should they be aware of? To get the latest, Continuity Insights sat down with Cheyene Marling, president, BC Management, Inc.    

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Tsunami-Hit Areas Blessed With German-Donated Community Halls

February 20, 2014 3:33 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

On barren land in the district of Kamiosabe in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, where many homes were swept away by the tsunami after the March 2011 earthquake, a brand new wooden house now stands as the local community center.    

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