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Electrical Issues Stall NSA Data Warehouse Opening

October 11, 2013 3:22 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS & PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Electrical problems have stalled the planned opening this fall of the nation's new $1.7 billion epicenter for fighting global cyber threats — a Utah data center filled with super-powered computers designed to store massive amounts of classified information.

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Floods In Cambodia Kill More Than 100

October 11, 2013 3:12 pm | News | Comments

A Cambodian disaster relief official says at least 104 people have died in recent floods caused by heavy rains and the Mekong River overflowing its banks. Disaster management committee spokesman Keo Vy said Wednesday that floods in the past several weeks have affected some 1.5 million people in 17 of the country's 24 provinces.

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Eastern India Braces For Impact Of Major Cyclone

October 11, 2013 3:03 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials ordered tens of thousands of coastal villagers to flee their homes Friday as a massive cyclone — so large it filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal — gathered strength and headed toward India's eastern seaboard. Officials canceled holy day celebrations and stockpiled emergency supplies in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying Cyclone Phailin will hit the region Saturday evening.

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Trends In Notification

October 9, 2013 5:43 pm | by MIR3 | Webinars

November 7, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. As use of notification systems becomes more and more common, usage trends are emerging, indicating what types of notifications are effective and which aren’t. By studying these trends we gain valuable intelligence that acts as a guide in establishing recognized best practices for using automated emergency notification. This webinar will be much more than the usual “lessons learned” presentation, but will instead focus on the analysis of over 10 years of actual usage data from an industry leader in emergency/mass notification, MIR3, Inc. REGISTER TODAY! 

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CINY 2013 — B2: Crisis & Incident Management — Are We Meeting The Mounting Challenges?

October 8, 2013 3:19 pm | Events

B2: Tuesday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a management process that identifies potential hazards whose impact/likelihood threaten an enterprise and provides a framework for building resilience and the capabilities for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand, and value creating operations. BCM covers a broad range of activities including disaster recovery, business recovery, crisis and incident management (CIM), public emergency management cooperation, and other varied contingency planning activities.

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CINY 2013 — B4: Are Your Key Suppliers Ready?

October 8, 2013 3:14 pm | Events

B4: Tuesday, October 15, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Imagine: There's a hurricane forecasted. Or perhaps you've just seen breaking news that an F5 tornado has devastated several towns in a given state. You recognize the area as the location of a key supplier you depend on to operate. Do you already know the supplier’s readiness state, or are you now panicked because you don't know how their disaster will impact your business? Attend this session to learn how to structure your own supplier assessment process, better understand the risk/impact to your organization, and determine if mitigation strategies are necessary.

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CINY 2013 — B5: Transforming Your Recovery Environment Into A Continuous Availability Environment

October 8, 2013 3:11 pm | Events

B5: Tuesday, October 15, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m Many organizations are migrating to an active-active availability approach because of the enormous benefits: improved uptime, lower costs and a simplified availability environment. This presentation will describe how organizations can leverage the latest advances in technology to enable continuous availability solutions.

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CINY 2013 — B7: Making Social Media Work For Your BC Program

October 8, 2013 3:03 pm | Events

B7: Tuesday, October 15, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Social media: Is it an asset or a liability? Like it or not, social networks are changing the way people learn and share information. With the right strategy and governance, social media can be a powerful tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness. Even if you don’t plan to fully embrace social media, this technology cannot be ignored. 

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CINY 2013 — B9: How To Communicate During Emergencies

October 8, 2013 2:45 pm | Events

B9: Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Most communication requires people and technology. This presentation will describe wired, wireless, satellite, and radio communication systems for business and government use for normal business and during emergencies. The pros and cons for each will be provided. This presentation will also outline ways to coordinate the people side of the communication equation to maximize effectiveness.

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CINY 2013 — B10: Reputation Management During Critical Incidents

October 8, 2013 2:41 pm | Events

B10: Tuesday, October 15, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. This session will explore the cross-relational dependencies between geo-analysis, geo-political and socioeconomic impact triangulation on supply and support chains. The presenter will explore geo-analysis, geo-politics and socio-economics to highlight their cross-dependencies, allowing attendees to walk away with a better understanding of the global impacts of disaster on supply and support chains.

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CINY 2013 — B11: Global Focus: Forecasting How Disasters Will Impact Supply & Support Chains

October 8, 2013 1:50 pm | Events

B11: Tuesday, October 15, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. This session will explore the cross-relational dependencies between geo-analysis, geo-political and socioeconomic impact triangulation on supply and support chains. The presenter will explore geo-analysis, geo-politics and socio-economics to highlight their cross-dependencies, allowing attendees to walk away with a better understanding of the global impacts of disaster on supply and support chains.

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CINY 2013 — B12: Implementing An Internal Work Area Recovery Site: Lessons Learned

October 8, 2013 1:41 pm | Events

B12: Tuesday, October 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This case study demonstrates how and why a firm developed its own internal work area recovery site, and what went right and what went wrong along the way. If your firm is considering an internal work area recovery site, this presentation will help you navigate all the major decision points involved in the process.

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CINY 2013 — B14: Advanced Concepts In Workplace Violence Prevention: A Practical Exercise In Threat Assessment & Threat Management

October 8, 2013 1:31 pm | Events

B14: Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. This interactive presentation applies a tabletop exercise format to a notional workplace violence scenario, allowing participants to view the inner workings of the threat assessment and threat management process. As the scenario progresses from initial threat reception through ultimate resolution, key concepts, standards, and models of violence prevention and intervention will be introduced in the context of the case at hand. 

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CINY 2013 — B15: Risky Business: A Practical Approach To Conducting The Risk Assessment

October 8, 2013 1:11 pm | Events

B15: Wednesday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Risk Assessment is a foundational element of any business continuity program. This session will lay out a practical approach and plan for conducting a risk assessment. Attend this session to learn how to assimilate risk and business continuity to create an integrated program that can effectively and efficiently mitigate risky business.

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CINY 2013 — B17: Ahead Of The (Super) Storm: Prepare, Mitigate, Execute

October 8, 2013 12:31 pm | Events

B17: Wednesday, October 16, 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. In this case study, attendees will hear how Memorial Sloan Kettering began its emergency preparations and mitigation long before the impact of Superstorm Sandy was known. Attend this session to learn how Memorial Sloan Kettering managed activities such as the reception of evacuated patients during the storm, how it was able to continue care after the storm, and how social media was used before, during and after the event.

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