Registration is open for the 2015 Continuity Insights New York Conference. The event will be held Oct. 20-21 at the Windham New Yorker Hotel in New York City. The conference will feature sessions covering case studies, cyber security, the internet of everything, metrics, maturity models and a host of other relevant business continuity topics.
An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyber attack, the firm's spokesman said , confirming an embarrassing breach which sent documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet.
A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said. Philippine Health Secretary Janette Garin said several people the foreigner had come in close contact with have been traced. She said one of them, a Filipino woman exhibiting mild symptoms, had been isolated and that her test results were being awaited.
A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities. The storm, which had sustained winds of 85 kilometers (53 miles) per hour and gusts of 100 kph (62 mph), started early, according to government forecasters.
Four years after a phone-hacking scandal sank the News of the World, the last of the tabloid's journalists to face charges has been sentenced. A judge gave ex-features editor Jules Stenson a four-month suspended sentence, 200 hours community service and a 5,000 pound ($7,800) fine for conspiring to hack phones.
Kyushu Electric Power Co. began loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at its Sendai complex, moving a step closer to its restart planned for mid-August under more rigorous safety requirements adopted after the 2011 Fukushima triple-reactor meltdowns.
A thunderstorm with heavy rains and high winds moved across the Las Vegas area, flooding roads and knocking out power to hundreds. The Las Vegas Sun reports that the hardest-hit areas included the Lone Mountain and Summerlin areas.
John Jackson, Executive Vice President of Fusion Risk Management, discusses public/private partnerships and their importance in business continuity planning. He talks about some of the ways business continuity professionals can leverage these partnerships to improve their programs.
The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyber thefts in U.S. history.
Liberian authorities quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.
A former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that granted Kurt Mix a new trial because of jury misconduct in his 2013 trial.
A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.
Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Wal-Mart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. Sheriff's officials said one of the teens later told a Wal-Mart employee the goal was to see how much damage they could cause.
Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. Millions of people have been affected by the heavy rains since Friday and tens of thousands were relocated.
Ken Simpson, Principal Consultant for the VR Group, discusses emerging issues and what skills he thinks business continuity professionals need to focus on to improve programs and work more effectively with those in other important industries.