Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. An incident at one of the closed Atlanta labs could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax last month. A second, previously undisclosed problem earlier this year involved deadly bird flu.
Steve Ross, Executive Principal for Riskmasters Inc., discusses the importance of being prepared for interruptions caused by cyber attacks and why business continuity professionals should put more effort into planning for such attacks
An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents in nearby apartments to stay inside. The accident marked a third serious safety incident for MFG Chemical Inc.
The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. On Jan. 9, roughly 10,000 gallons of MCHM leaked from one of the tanks and through the riverside diked wall and left 300,000 residents without clean water for days.
Mike Keating, Vice President of Business Continuity Management for Reinsurance Group of America, discusses how his company reinstated its global business continuity program despite the challenge of having a thin staff and several teams of employees overseas .
Brian Zawada, Director of Consulting for Avalution, discusses how to effectively user management system concepts outlined in different business continuity standards to actively engage senior management in your enterprise's continuity program.
Infection rates for the Middle East respiratory syndrome are slowing and scientists are working to stop the dangerous coronavirus from spreading further internationally. Scientists say most of the 824 confirmed cases of MERS since 2013, including at least 286 deaths, could have been prevented.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized industrial spying Monday while on a visit to China, which Germany and other governments have cited as a global center for economic espionage. The United States and other governments complain China's military, a leader in cyber warfare, steals foreign trade secrets to help the country's vast state-owned industrial sector.
Forecasts show the storm tracking toward Kyushu island and then across Japan's main island of Honshu. It is forecast to lose some power over land, but winds and heavy rains could cause landslides and other damage, Ebihara warned.
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators.
The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture said it has found evidence directly linking Foster Farms boneless-skinless chicken breast to a case of Salmonella Heidelberg, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the disease that has sickened more than 500 people in the past 16 months and led to pressure from food safety advocates for federal action against the company.
The Houston Astros said Monday that they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal trade talks on the Internet. The team is working with the FBI and Major League Baseball security to try who was responsible for the breach.
New Emergency Notification System from Sungard Availability Services Delivers Faster, More Streamlined Mobile AlertsJune 30, 2014 2:49 pm Sungard Availability Services Product Releases | Comments
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) announced Assurance Notification Manager (AssuranceNM), the newest addition to its Assurance software suite. With AssuranceNM, a global emergency notification system, users can communicate easier in a pending disaster.
Throughout the business continuity industry, practitioners are constantly looking for ways to engage – and stay engaged with – senior management, with the objective of gaining and keeping their support. Practitioners should understand how executives think before trying to get their support.
The World Health Organization said that the latest figures show 567 cases with 350 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Last week the organization reported more than 330 deaths. Most of the deaths, 267 of them, are in Guinea, but with Sierra Leone reporting 39 new cases and eight deaths between June 15 and 17, growth there appears to be faster.