President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the Americans who died during Superstorm Sandy when it made landfall one year ago. Obama said in a statement Tuesday that the last year has served as a reminder of the "strength and resilience of the American people."
New AlgoSec Study Uncovers Application Connectivity Management Challenges Are Impacting Security & Business AgilityOctober 29, 2013 9:30 am | by algosec | News | Comments
AlgoSec, the market leader for Security Policy Management, has announced the results of “Examining the Impact of Security Management on the Business,” a global survey of 240 information security professionals, network operations and applications owners.
A savage coastal storm powered by hurricane-force gusts slashed its way through Britain and western Europe on Monday, felling trees, flooding lowlands and snarling traffic in the air, at sea and on land. At least 15 people were reported killed.
When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated cyberattack could one day bring the nation to a standstill.
As a part of continuing efforts to aid those affected by disasters, FEMA operates Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers that provide flexibility to affected areas. This video highlights Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in use in south Texas in response to Hurricane Alex.
Continuity Insights interviewed leading mobile work-area recovery vendors to get their perspectives on mobile recovery. We asked them to share their top tips in regards to needs assessment, justifying ROI, the RFP process and the training phase. They also shared their thoughts on the primary advantages of mobile recovery, as well as the trends and opportunities they foresee for the future mobile recovery.
Continuity Insights sat down with Tim Mathews, executive director, enterprise resiliency at ETS, an organization that develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, to learn more about Mathews’ views on mobile solutions, his best-practice mobile recovery testing tips, and how mobile recovery helped ETS after a real-life disaster.
Mobile work-area recovery, while not the perfect solution for all organizations, can offer significant benefits to companies in need of a flexible recovery solution. For some business continuity leaders, mobile-work area recovery has emerged as the best solution for their organizations’ needs, and serves many purposes by delivering not only fully equipped trailers but also select components.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. The money will help restore marshes and wetlands and rebuild shorelines to reduce the impact of storms like Sandy, which caused an estimated $65 billion in damage and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, behind Katrina.
A year after Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $162 million in funding Thursday for 45 storm-protection projects from North Carolina to New England. Jewell made the announcement during a visit to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, N.J., near where the hurricane's center came ashore Oct. 29, 2012. The natural buffer helped protect some communities from severe flooding.
Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang.
A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program. The draft regulation was beefed up after Edward Snowden's leaks about allegedly widespread U.S. online snooping to include even more stringent privacy protection and stiff fines for violations.
Authorities moved hundreds of people from isolated mountain communities and low-lying shore areas as a strong Hurricane Raymond loomed off Mexico's already storm-battered southern Pacific coast. Guerrero state Gov. Angel Aguirre urged people to stay off the streets, roads and highways Tuesday because of potentially dangerous rains from the Category 3 storm that meandered offshore.
Imagine: A devastating typhoon hits Laos, damaging critical infrastructure, demolishing homes and businesses, and cutting off access to food and safe water supplies, leaving half a million people in need of immediate assistance. Now imagine that the affected population sees almost no lapse in essential resources. The Global Food Exchange’s™ founder, Richard L. Lackey, believes that this dream is the future of disaster recovery.
Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & AdaptationOctober 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments
One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States. As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.