Egypt suffered a massive power outage that halted parts of the Cairo subway, took TV stations off the air and ground much of the country to a halt for several hours Thursday, as officials offered no clear explanation for how the country suddenly lost 50 percent of its power generation.
The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that's a wakeup call for a world still coming to grips with cybersecurity: What goes down online can be equally if not more disruptive in the real world.
Hurricane Norbert is churning in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Norbert was packing top sustained winds of 80 mph and is centered about 165 miles south of the Baja peninsula.
Atlanta-based home Depot is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack. Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.
The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn't know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. The North Carolina-based group Serving In Mission said Tuesday that the obstetrician has developed the Ebola virus and is now in isolation in Liberia.
The Safe America Foundation held announced its plans for “BE Safe America,” a program that will run in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, at a strategy session at the National Grid Headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Rick Biondi, a risk management integration consultant for Skipton & Associates, discusses business interruption insurance and how it can help offset some costs in the event of a disaster. He also discusses what businesses should look for when searching for an effective policy.
Ken Simpson discusses the importance of the "cyber supply chain" in preparing for cyber threats and how business continuity and logistics can go hand-in-hand for organizations looking to prevent such threats. He also discusses sharing the critical cyber threats with senior management.
Michelle Lowther, Principal of Continuity Housing, discusses the importance of providing critical personnel a place to stay during a crisis and why it is an important aspect of effectively implementing a business continuity plan.
The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. A gas leak is believed to be the cause of the explosion.
Business and private beach owners who's properties were damaged by Superstorm Sandy are now facing the issue of either repairing sand dunes themselves or opening up beaches to the public to receive federal funding and assistance.
Several Midwestern states report tornadoes, strong winds and pingpong ball-sized hail as severe weather causes evacuations, highway closures and power outages. As the line of storms moved east, the National Weather Service noted hail nearly 2 inches in diameter near St. Louis and rain falling at a rate of nearly an inch per hour.
Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields. Surrounding countries have closed land borders, many airlines have suspended flights to and from the affected countries, restricting food imports to the hardest-hit countries. Those countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — all rely on grain from abroad to feed their people.
A university lab in the city of Berkeley is testing a prototype of an earthquake early-warning system that California is pursuing years after places like Mexico and Japan already have them up and running. Experts say it would allow trains to slow down or stop, power plants and factories to shut off valves, and schoolchildren to dive under desks to avoid falling objects, reducing injuries and damage.
Hurricane Cristobal was gradually gaining strength Tuesday as it headed over the Atlantic Ocean toward Bermuda after drenching parts of the Caribbean and causing at least five deaths. The storm was centered about 590 miles (950 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda and had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) as it approached the British island territory, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.