The U.S. has taken its first real swipe at China following accusations that the Beijing government is behind a widespread and systemic hacking campaign targeting U.S. businesses. A new provision effectively bars much of the U.S. government from buying information technology made by companies linked to the Chinese government.
A campaign promising free shotguns for people in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America.
The BCI has started its ‘award season’ with great élan and enthusiasm and has added to its growing repertoire of BCI Regional Awards — taking the headcount to six this year. Australasia and Europe have now joined their Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and North American counterparts in the BCI Global Awards Programme.
Connecticut's biggest utility asked regulators Thursday to allow it to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms last year and in 2011, a request that would increase the typical customer's bill $3 a month.
It's a good bet that in the not-so-distant future, aerial drones will be part of everyday life in the U.S. Far from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists overseas, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help police departments find missing people.
Victims of a massive Utah health department data breach are getting another year of identity theft protection. Health department ombudsman Sheila Walsh-McDonald says state lawmakers approved $1 million to extend credit monitoring for a second year.
Last month's massive snow storm disrupted business and transportation, leading to a loss of 5,700 jobs, the Connecticut Labor Department said Thursday. But still, the unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in February, from 8.1 percent in January.
Concrete rubble litters streets lined with shuttered shops and dark windows. A collapsed roof juts from the ground. A ship sits stranded on a stretch of dirt flattened when the tsunami roared across the coastline. There isn't a person in sight.
A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web. Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack since mid-March.
An unusual and widely felt 5.6-magnitude quake in Oklahoma in 2011 was probably caused when oil drilling waste was pushed deep underground, a team of university and federal scientists concluded. That would make it the most powerful quake to be blamed on deep injections of wastewater.
In 2012, Continuity Insights published its first report into the use of social media as a crisis communications tool. This year, we dug a little deeper in an effort to learn more about the industry’s social media strategies. Over 315 participating organizations responded to the survey.
Swiss Re says the more than 300 catastrophes and disasters caused the loss of 14,000 lives and $186 billion, mostly due to "large scale weather events" in the United States such as Hurricane Sandy that accounted for $35 billion of insured losses — nearly half the total worldwide.
As lawmakers across the country debate arming teachers and administrators to prevent another deadly school shooting, one Colorado school district has voted to let its superintendent and a high school principal carry concealed semi-automatic pistols on campus — a move some say sidesteps laws meant to keep schools gun-free.
Being proactive embodies the intent to go beyond recovery to identify what information we need on a continuous basis, in order to identify opportunities for competitive advantage in an adverse situation. The target is an improved competitive position that can in fact increase revenues and develop long-term competitive superiority.
Five days into spring, warm weather and budding flowers were just a rumor Monday as the East Coast endured another blast of winter. A wide-ranging storm that buried parts of the Midwest weakened as it moved east but still managed to carpet lawns and fields in a fresh layer of white.