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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! 

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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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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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