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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

China Calls On U.S. to Stop 'Unscrupulous' Spying

May 27, 2014 12:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The report by China's Internet Media Research Center, cited Tuesday by the official Xinhua News Agency, mentioned media reports of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks and said a subsequent investigation by Chinese authorities "confirmed the existence of snooping activities directed against China."

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Europe's Move to Rein In Google Would Stall in US

May 27, 2014 12:24 pm | by Martha Mendoza, Toby Sterling, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

"The ruling has significant implications for how we handle takedown requests," Google spokesman Al Verney said. "This is logistically complicated, not least because of the many languages involved and the need for careful review. As soon as we have thought through exactly how this will work, which may take several weeks, we will let our users know."

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Hacker Who Helped Feds To Be Freed From Prison

May 27, 2014 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An admitted computer hacker who helped the FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks on government and corporate computer systems will be freed from prison. Hector Xavier Monsegur (HAH'-vee-ehr MAHN'-see-gur) was sentenced Tuesday in Manhattan to the time he already served — seven months.

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Cloud Security Alliance Opens Registration for CSA Congress 2014

May 19, 2014 9:09 pm | by Cloud Security Alliance | News | Comments

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the opening of registration for its annual CSA Congress 2014 scheduled to take place September 17-19, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.  Participants are encouraged to take advantage of special early registration pricing. 

Travel Oracle App Mobilizes and Simplifies Business Traveler Safety

May 19, 2014 9:04 pm | by HX Global | News | Comments

HX Global's new Travel Oracle mobile app provides an instant lifeline for business travelers and expatriate employees as well as access to critical information and support, before and during their travels.  Key features include an instantly accessible Mayday call, automated personal tracking...

Engaging Senior Management Into Your Exercises

May 19, 2014 8:43 pm | by CI Staff | Videos | Comments

The next video in this series features Kathy Lee Patterson, Business Continuity Project Manager with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.  Her topic is "Engaging Senior Management Into Your Exercises." Take a quick look at this week's video! 

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MERS in America: Is spread of Virus a Worry?

May 19, 2014 8:37 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has mostly spread before to health care workers or family members caring for a sick patient. The two men in the U.S. were together only in two business meetings. But health officials say they don't find it alarming and that the risk of MERS to the general public remains low.

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US Charges Chinese Officials in Cyberspying Case

May 19, 2014 8:34 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hackers targeted big-name makers of nuclear and solar technology, stealing confidential business information, sensitive trade secrets and internal communications for competitive advantage, according to a grand jury indictment. "Success in the international marketplace should be based solely on a company's...

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Fears Linger for Students Who Faced Deadly Tornado

May 19, 2014 8:29 pm | by Sean Murphy, Associated Press | News | Comments

One year after the deadly tornado carved a 17-mile path through the heart of this Oklahoma City suburb and killed 24 people, deep scars remain — especially for families who lost loved ones and children traumatized after riding out the fearsome storm inside two elementary schools.

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Phone Carriers Aim to Improve Emergency Dispatch

May 19, 2014 8:27 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

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Snow in Rockies but Western Drought Continues

May 13, 2014 11:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Much of the West remains in some stage of drought, with the worst conditions in Southern California and the Southern Plains and Texas Panhandle. Gusty Santa Ana winds are raising the fire danger in California, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees in drought-stricken inland areas this week.

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SanDisk Unveils Enterprise Security Software Providers for SanDisk X300s SSD Deployments

May 13, 2014 11:13 am | by SanDisk | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK ), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the inaugural members of its broad ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISV) for security management. This unique ecosystem provides SanDisk customers with fully certified solutions to ease the deployment...

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The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer

May 13, 2014 10:43 am | Videos | Comments

In the first installment of this series, Mark Carroll, senior vice president of business risk, with Income Research+ Management, talks to "The Roles of the Cloud Provider and the Customer." Stay tuned for next week's episode, when we speak with Kathy Lee Patterson, business continuity project manager with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia on engaging senior management. 

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White House Tackles Climate Change with Solar Panels

May 13, 2014 10:24 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd. Obama said in 2010 that he would retrofit his family's new home with solar panels starting in 2011...

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Officials: 2nd US Case of MERS reported

May 13, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Overall, 538 people have been reported to have the respiratory illness, including 145 people who have died. So far, all had ties to the Middle East region or to people who traveled there. As many as one-fifth of cases have been in health-care workers, Schuchat said. 

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