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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Video Collaboration Used To Combat High Traffic & Congestion In London

August 9, 2012 3:49 pm | News | Comments

The UK government has urged businesses in London to put remote working practices into place and is leading the charge with civil servants starting a flexible working programme this week.

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MLC & Associates Celebrates 25 Years, Appoints New President & CEO

August 7, 2012 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Leveraging cloud technology has broadened MLC's reach to offer smaller clients access to Fortune 500-level services by packaging its core services in a way that's affordable for smaller companies.

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Heavy Rains Submerge Philippine Capital

August 7, 2012 11:52 am | News | Comments

President Benigno Aquino III called an emergency meeting of Cabinet officials and disaster-response agencies, and the Philippine Stock Exchange in the flooded financial district of Makati was closed.

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Web Applications May Experience More Than 2,700 Attack Incidents Per Year

August 7, 2012 11:48 am | News | Comments

"The cyber battlefield looks a lot more like a border keeping mission than total war -- most of the time very little happens, but every once in a while there's an outbreak of attacks."

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Gilma Forms In Pacific; Ernesto Off Honduras Coast

August 7, 2012 11:29 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Ernesto was 220 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It will become a hurricane if it reaches winds of 74 mph.

Volcano Erupts With Ash Cloud In New Zealand

August 7, 2012 11:20 am | by NICK PERRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A volcano quiet for more than a century erupted in a New Zealand national park, spreading thick ash for several kilometers (miles) and causing some residents to evacuate their homes. Some domestic flights were canceled Tuesday.

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Wis. Gunman Urged Other White Supremacists To Act

August 7, 2012 11:04 am | by SCOTT BAUER & TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bald, heavily tattooed bassist trained in psychological warfare before he was demoted and discharged more than a decade ago. After leaving the military, he became active in the obscure underworld of white supremacist music, playing in bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy.

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Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving An Active Shooter Event

August 7, 2012 10:09 am | Videos | Comments

This graphic, DHS-funded video was designed to help Houston residents prepare for active shooter events by detailing the three options available if one is caught the crossfire.

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Behind The Bureaucracy: How PS-Prep Can Shore Up Supply Chains

August 6, 2012 5:27 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of the three standards chosen by DHS and you’re pretty much good to go. Unfortunately, PS-Prep is plagued by several technicalities that cause potential adopter’s eyes to glaze over faster than you can say “ANAB-accredited certifying body.” To shed some light on the program, Continuity Insights speaks with Tim Mathews, Director of Enterprise Resiliency at Educational Testing Service, about how PS-Prep can shore up supply chains, the Wal-Mart effect, accreditation roadblocks, and the special consideration for small businesses.

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Learn To Audit BCM Programs For PS-Prep Certification

August 6, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

ICOR's BCM 5000 course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct and lead effective business continuity management system audits in accordance with the requirements of the standards.

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Zetta.net Achieves Cloud Storage Advantages With WebDav

August 6, 2012 11:36 am | News | Comments

Zetta.net combines backup, snapshot and replication into a single solution, making data protection extremely affordable and easy to use.

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Senate May Go On Break Without Passing Cyber Bill

August 3, 2012 12:09 pm | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

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Houston Uses Video To Teach How To Handle Shooting

August 3, 2012 11:58 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Local Homeland Security officials said they realized during training exercises that first responders knew how to react but citizens were far less knowledgeable.

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Tropical Storm Ernesto Moving Through Caribbean

August 3, 2012 11:51 am | News | Comments

Ernesto's current forecast track shows it possibly becoming a hurricane next week as it heads across the Caribbean.

Cost Of Software Glitch For Knight Capital: $440 Million

August 3, 2012 11:38 am | by CHRISTINA REXRODE & PALLAVI GOGOI, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

 Knight Capital Group said the problem was triggered when it installed new trading software, which resulted in the company sending numerous erroneous orders in 140 stocks listed in the New York Stock Exchange. Those orders were behind some sudden swings in stock price. 

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