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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Short-Term Price Tag Per IT Failure Averages $10.8M

July 9, 2013 9:15 am | News | Comments

Compuware Corp. today announced the results of a global survey measuring the financial impact on businesses when technology fails. The results quantify the significant long- and short-term costs to businesses when an IT failure occurs and identify secondary costs in productivity, production waste, customer satisfaction and more.

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Saudi Arabia: Two More Deaths From New Virus

July 8, 2013 5:16 pm | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia says two more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the number of deadly cases to 38 in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.                                                                  

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How To Perform Effective Management Reviews

July 8, 2013 5:03 pm | by Michael Bratton, Consultant, Avalution Consulting | Blogs | Comments

Management reviews provide an excellent opportunity to review the organization’s current status, identify areas for improvement, and build support for future business continuity initiatives. By focusing on the needs of the audience and ensuring alignment of business continuity activities to the organization’s overall strategic direction, the business continuity professional can see senior leadership as partners. 

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Lawsuit In MN's Deadliest Workplace Shooting Can Proceed

July 8, 2013 2:57 pm | by AMY FORLITI,Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of Jacob Beneke, 34, sued Accent Signage and the estate of gunman Andrew Engeldinger in February, alleging the company should have known from Engeldinger's work history that he was potentially dangerous. Engeldinger, 36, pulled a gun at a Sept. 27 meeting in which he was being fired and killed Beneke, four other co-workers and a UPS deliveryman before taking his own life.

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Cyberspying Targeted U.S. Military

July 8, 2013 1:38 pm | by MARTHA MENDOZA & YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hackers who knocked out tens of thousands of South Korean computers simultaneously this year are out to do far more than erase hard drives, cybersecurity firms say: They also are trying to steal South Korean and U.S. military secrets with a malicious set of codes they've been sending through the Internet for years.

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Ex-FBI Chief: We Can't Be Complacent About Cyber Terror

July 8, 2013 1:34 pm | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK,Associated Press | News | Comments

Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of the Global Intelligence Forum starting Monday in Ireland, former FBI director Louis Freeh said hackers seeking to take control of, or take down, key pieces of U.S. infrastructure could do more damage than the attackers of 9/11. He said computer systems controlling power plants, the navigation of aircraft and ships, and even the switching of street lights could be hijacked. 

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NJ Gov. Visiting Shore Stores To Promote Hurricane Sandy Grants

July 3, 2013 1:50 pm | News | Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is visiting a couple shore stores and a restaurant to promote a grant program designed to help businesses damaged in Superstorm Sandy last year. The Stronger NJ program is giving businesses grants and forgivable loans up to $50,000 to pay for costs associated with the storm.

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Personal Data Of 2.5M People Compromised In CA

July 2, 2013 9:54 am | News | Comments

Data breaches put the personal information of 2.5 million people in California at risk, according to a report released Monday. The report found that the retail industry reported the most breaches, with financial institutions and insurance providers next on the list.

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Presidential Website Loses Data In Hacking

July 2, 2013 9:45 am | News | Comments

South Korea says personal information was stolen from its presidential website in a cyberattack last week that coincided with a shutdown of North Korean websites. Yonhap news agency reported Monday that about 100,000 subscribers' accounts were hacked on the presidential website.

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Does Your Business Continuity Management System Have 'Issues'?

July 1, 2013 5:29 pm | by Brian Zawada, Director of Consulting, Avalution | Blogs | Comments

ISO 22301 is the first standard to employ the new ISO format for management systems standards, which involves a considerable amount of “templatized” management system content across 10 clauses. Because this format, language and many of the requirements are new to most business continuity professionals, it’s important to review and consider the intent associated with some of the content and concepts.

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Boston Marathon Bombings Lessons Learned

July 1, 2013 5:10 pm | by Mike Jennings, CBCP | Articles | Comments

The tragic and sad events of April 15, 2013 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon remind us that we are never far away from terrorism. Business continuity planners should be thinking about the effects of a terrorist attack near their places of work and develop plans to address the threat. 

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First National Technology Solutions - Service provider expands target market with enhanced cloud infrastructure

July 1, 2013 3:23 pm | by EMC2 | White Papers

First National Technology Solutions provides advanced hosted and remote managed IT services to customers nationwide. FNTS is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, the largest privately owned banking company in the United States with $17 billion in managed assets and nearly 5,000 employee associates.

University of Denver - Private university transforms high availability in cloud with EMC VPLEX Metro

July 1, 2013 3:18 pm | by EMC2 | White Papers

The University of Denver ranks among premiere institutions of higher learning, and is the oldest independent university in the Rock Mountain region. Founded in 1864, the University provides a diverse mix of liberal arts and professional programs, graduate studies, as well as associated schools and centers.

Reports: Retired General Target Of Leaks Probe

July 1, 2013 12:05 pm | by PETE YOST,Associated Press | News | Comments

A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities, according to media reports. Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has been told he is a target of the probe, NBC News and The Washington Post reported Thursday. 

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CO Gun Laws Take Effect As Debate Continues

July 1, 2013 11:31 am | by IVAN MORENO,Associated Press | News | Comments

New limits on ammunition magazines and universal background check requirements take effect in Colorado on Monday, even as county sheriffs fight to overturn the signature pieces of state Democrats' gun control legislation. Relatives of those killed in shooting rampages that rattled the nation last year are optimistic that the laws will have a long-term impact, but they urged patience.

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