Data breaches, both large and small, are of great concern to business continuity professionals today. This year saw several high profile businesses have their data – and their customer’s data – compromised by information leaks. Here are the top five data breaches we have seen so far in 2014.
Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported. Forty-three people were put in quarantine after four people died of Ebola in Jenewonda, a town in an impoverished corner of Grand Cape Mount County near the Sierra Leone border, the Liberia Broadcasting System said.
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. The company suggested users should verify they are connecting to a legitimate iCloud server by using the security features built into Safari and other browsers such as Firefox and Google's Chrome.
A cleanup plan for a chemical spill on ground beneath the shuttered North Pole refinery has been approved by the refinery owner and the state. The agreement is between Flint Hills Resources, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General for cleanup of sulfolane, a chemical used in refining.
A nor'easter could deliver the first major test for replacement workers hired by FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with driving rain and strong wind gusts possibly causing service disruptions as more than 1,700 workers remain on strike.
Federal Inspectors Say Mine Operators Improperly Detonated Explosives, Failed to Properly Vent GassesOctober 24, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments
Mine Safety and Health Administration administrator Joe Main said Tuesday managers of the mine near Ouray improperly detonated deteriorated explosives in a mine shaft in an attempt to dispose of them, filling the area with toxic gas. Regulators say mine operators failed to seal off the area or ventilate it, and they ignored complaints from miners.
A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds. Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines.
Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city. Gas transport company Gascade said it wasn't clear why the gas pipe, part of a 57-kilometer (35-mile) pipeline that leads southward to the city of Karlsruhe, was damaged during work that it commissioned.
Howard Price, Director of Business Continuity at ABC Television, gave the keynote presentation at Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 8. He discussed management metrics and the importance of keeping your BC plan simple. This is part two of his presentation.
Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.
With the outbreak in West Africa and cases now in Europe and the United States, Ebola has been all over the news. While many of the facts about the virus have become common knowledge in the past few months, others have not. Here are five facts about Ebola that every business continuity professional should know.
Jeff Hamilton, President and COO of Nexis Preparedness Systems, discusses the importance for being prepared for an emergency, including having proper supplies, creating an emergency plan, being aware of potential disasters and practicing for them.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. The total death toll has risen to more than 4,500
Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Since then, the movement has spiraled into a volatile and dangerous crisis with no clear endgame.
Heavy rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Trudy have caused mudslides and flooding in southern Mexico that left at least six people dead. states of emergency have been declared in 36 municipalities, and that 4,075 people were evacuated to shelters.