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CEAP Certificate – 29 Credits

May 13, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

For the CEAP Certificate – This should say: Continuity Insights Management Conference, was held in New Orleans on April 28-30, 2014 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Earn 29 Continuing Education Points for attending the 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference – Click here to learn how to obtain your certificate. 

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Continuity Cares Returns To Its Roots

May 8, 2014 3:37 pm | Events

Continuity Cares was founded in 2007 by the Continuity Insights team along with a group of attendees and exhibitors from its annual conference. Some past projects have included fence-building in New Orleans, building a community garden for an inner-city neighborhood in Atlanta, landscaping and working with the children at Sunshine Acres children's home in Scottsdale...

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Federal Report: Warming Disrupts Americans' Lives

May 6, 2014 11:02 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Climate change's assorted harms "are expected to become increasingly disruptive across the nation throughout this century and beyond," the National Climate Assessment concluded Tuesday. The report emphasizes how warming and its all-too-wild weather are changing daily lives, even using the phrase "climate disruption" as another way of saying global warming.

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Despite Progress, Survey Reveals Common Obstacles for IT Leaders Remain

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Red Hat | News | Comments

The survey, commissioned by Red Hat through CIO Strategic Marketing Services /IDG Research Services polled 100 respondents at the IT director level and above at organizations with 1,000 or more employees about the current and future roles of CIOs. 

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Target's CEO Out in Wake of Security Breach

May 6, 2014 10:41 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after Target disclosed a huge pre-Christmas breach in which hackers stole millions of customers' credit- and debit-card records. The theft badly damaged the store chain's reputation and profits.

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UN: Spread of Polio Now a World Health Emergency

May 6, 2014 10:33 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

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Louisiana 1927: The Great Mississippi River Flood

May 6, 2014 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

At last week's Continuity Insights Management Conference in New Orleans, during one of the general sessions, we featured a video which was originally produced and aired for our 2007 conference, two years after Hurricane Katrina.  At the request of many attendees, they have asked that we post this video for additional viewing.

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Employee Opens Fire at FedEx Sorting Center

April 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A FedEx employee wearing bullets draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said. Three of the wounded were hospitalized in critical condition, including two who were in surgery with life-threatening injuries.

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ARAG Offers Free Disaster Prep Advice Amid Tornado Outbreak

April 29, 2014 12:57 pm | by ARAG | News | Comments

More than 75 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather today – that's about a third of the country – according to the National Weather Service. From the Great Lakes to the Deep South and from the Midwest to the East Coast, Americans have been warned to stay alert. ARAG...

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Apperian, AT&T Partner on Emergency Preparedness Apps

April 29, 2014 12:53 pm | by Apperian | News | Comments

Apperian, Inc., the leading platform for securing and managing enterprise mobile apps, announced today the company will be co-sponsoring AT&T's Public Safety Solutions and Emergency Preparedness Mobile Application Development "Hackathon." 

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Storms Tear Through South, Adding to US Death Toll

April 29, 2014 12:42 pm | by Adrian Sainz, Jeff Amy Associated Press | News | Comments

A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. As the storm hopscotched across a large swath of the U.S...

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Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Survey: Oversight of Business Continuity Management Increasing; More Oversight Still Required

April 28, 2014 10:06 am | by Continuity Insights and KPMG | News | Comments

 According to a new survey report released today by Continuity Insights and sponsored by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, there are varied levels of business continuity management (BCM) program maturity across organizations as well as significant opportunities....

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2013/2014 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study

April 21, 2014 3:33 pm | Articles | Comments

The 2013-2014 Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 434 executives from over 22 countries, is a comprehensive analysis of the current state of BCM programs and the drivers for further program development. The 2013-2014 survey revealed that organizations have increased oversight of BCM activities...

Heartbleed Can't Penetrate Tresorit's Secure Storage, Nor Can MIT or 250 Other Institutions

April 21, 2014 1:59 pm | by Tresorit | News | Comments

Tresorit, the secure cloud storage and sharing provider, was not affected by the recent Heartbleed crisis. Its advanced security model makes it nearly impossible to hack. To prove this, Tresorit has been offering $25,000 to anyone who can get any user data out of the Tresorit servers. This was made even easier when Tresorit opened the firewalls to the servers and provided admin rights.

BNET Partners with Regional Catastrophic Planning to Expand CEAS Program

April 21, 2014 1:32 pm | by BNET | News | Comments

Today BNET announced a regional expansion initiative sponsored by the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team ("RCPT") of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  The project will assist BNET to develop and implement a regional solution to expand the successful Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS).

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