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Buffett: Climate Change Not Causing More Disasters

March 3, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

Warren Buffett says the rate of disasters that Berkshire Hathaway's insurance companies see hasn't changed because of extreme weather. Buffett said on CNBC Monday that he hasn't made any change in the way he calculates the likelihood of a catastrophe because of climate change.

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Promise & Peril In An Ultra-Connected World

March 3, 2014 12:26 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Determined hackers seem to constantly find loopholes. Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard University, said it's difficult for people to say no when presented with immediate benefits because any potential problems are vague and years away.

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'Reflections On Risk II' Published

March 3, 2014 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Annie Searle & Associates LLC (also known as ASA Risk Consultants) has just published Reflections on Risk II, two years after the first volume was issued. There are a total of 14 authors for the 26 research notes to be found in the new volume. 

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Long Island Power Grid To Get $1.4B In Upgrades

February 24, 2014 6:35 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The electrical system on New York's Long Island is getting $1.4 billion in federally-paid repairs and upgrades in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Friday. He says it will "dramatically improve" the power grid on Long Island. 

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The BC/DR Expanse: 2014 & Beyond

February 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

There’s no show titled “Survivor: Contingency Island,” but let’s say such a show did exist. If a practitioner wanted to win, what skills should they hone and what trends should they be aware of? To get the latest, Continuity Insights sat down with Cheyene Marling, president, BC Management, Inc.    

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Tsunami-Hit Areas Blessed With German-Donated Community Halls

February 20, 2014 3:33 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

On barren land in the district of Kamiosabe in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, where many homes were swept away by the tsunami after the March 2011 earthquake, a brand new wooden house now stands as the local community center.    

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Survey: Brands Not Prepared To Manage Customer Complaints In Social Media

February 20, 2014 3:26 pm | by SMMU | News | Comments

Recent surveys reported in news media found that customers expect a response to a complaint posted on a brand’s social media account within one hour. The SMMU survey found that only 17.6 percent of brands strive to meet this expectation.    

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Study Reveals Companies Lack BYOD Security

February 19, 2014 2:43 pm | News | Comments

The findings are part of a joint study conducted by ITIC, a research and consulting firm based in the Boston area specializing in conducting independent surveys tracking crucial trends and KnowBe4, a security awareness training firm.    

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Obama: U.S. Must Rethink Water As Climate Changes

February 19, 2014 10:25 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The president announced that the budget he'll send to Congress next month will include $1 billion for a proposed "climate resilience fund" to invest in research and pay for new technologies to help communities deal with the impact of climate change.   

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Sands: Hacking Went Further Than Email, Websites

February 19, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

All of the Las Vegas-based company's sites were down for six days. Sands said hackers crashed its email system and stole employees' Social Security numbers. But a video posted online appears to catalog stolen information that goes much further.

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Cost Of Target Data Breach For Banks Tops $200M

February 19, 2014 10:05 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Financial institutions' bill for Target's massive data breach keeps rising. Costs related to the holiday data theft has now exceeded $200 million for financial institutions, according to data collected by the Consumer Bankers Association and the Credit Union National Association.  

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Weather & Computer Outage Cause Flight Delays

February 19, 2014 9:37 am | by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

More than 600 U.S. flights were canceled and about 2,600 were running late on Tuesday, and travelers took to Twitter to complain. United wasn't the only airline struggling to stay on schedule. Southwest had even more delays: 700, according to FlightAware.     

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FEMA Seeks Applicants For National Advisory Council

February 18, 2014 2:44 pm | by FEMA | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply for appointment.                         

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Building A Stronger, More Strategic BCM Program

February 18, 2014 11:01 am | by Patrick Potter, GRC Strategist, Business Continuity & Audit, RSA | Articles | Comments

First of all, you must understand your company’s vision and plan, and then identify any conflicts or gaps with your BCM program vision and plan. It’s important to understand that you will be speaking with people with less knowledge, background and interest in BCM and resiliency. It’s important to them too, they just may not know it yet! 

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One More Death From New Virus

February 18, 2014 10:26 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia says a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said that the man died in a Riyadh hospital on Sunday.    

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