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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Olympic Security Exercises Underway In London

August 2, 2011 5:26 am | by PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Testing events allow security officials to gauge how well they're able to communicate and how quickly they can feed important data into a government system for dealing with potential crises.

Alleged LulzSec Hacker Released On Bail

August 1, 2011 12:47 pm | News | Comments

A teenager accused of acting as a spokesman for computer hacking groups that targeted Sony, Rupert Murdoch-owned newspapers and a British crime agency was freed on bail Monday as he awaits trial.

2012 CI Management Conference Call For Presentations

August 1, 2011 11:31 am | News | Comments

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is a place for business continuity professionals to share their stories of achievement, their struggles and the lessons learned through experience.


Car Hit By Japanese Tsunami

August 1, 2011 11:14 am | News | Comments

Footage taken from a car shows the speed and strength of the tsunami that devastated areas in and around Sendai, Japan.

Why Encryption Might Not Stop Data Theft

August 1, 2011 11:02 am | by Ron LaPedis, Principal, Seacliff Partners International | Blogs | Comments

Several high-profile data exfiltrations have been in the news recently. Some examples are RSA Security (SecurID), Sony and Epsilon. In each case, hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of personally identifiable information (PII) records were stolen. I’m guessing that a whole lot of CIOs and CSOs are sitting back and thinking, “My data is encrypted so I don’t have to worry about this happening to me.”

Emergency Preparedness Suite

August 1, 2011 10:46 am | News | Comments

The Preparis suite of emergency management products offers tools to construct and update plans, build a crisis team, stay informed and manage a crisis.

Virtualization With Built-In Data Backup

August 1, 2011 10:22 am | News | Comments

CoreVault's vCloud Hosting service offers reduced system downtime through the use of dedicated off-site virtual servers and a high availability service level agreement.


Ann Pickren Joins MIR3 Executive Team

July 26, 2011 8:08 am | News | Comments

Pickren will focus on evangelizing MIR3 solutions to the BC/DR market, particularly the flagship Intelligent Notification platform.

House Acts To Overhaul Flood Insurance Program

July 26, 2011 8:01 am | by JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The flood insurance program, a branch of FEMA, has been reeling in recent years because of the huge costs of Katrina and the inability of Congress to act on needed changes.

'Anonymouns' Hackers Breach NATO Security

July 26, 2011 7:44 am | by CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a claim by hacker group Anonymous that it accessed restricted NATO materials, 14 suspected members linked to attacks on PayPal an other companies were arrested in the U.S. and The Netherlands.

Post-Traumatic Stress: There's An App For That

July 26, 2011 7:26 am | by PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A half-dozen apps have been developed by the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department to offer users techniques for managing the symptoms of "invisible wounds."

Crisis, Cleanup Continue In Joplin Two Months After Tornado

July 26, 2011 7:16 am | by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

While Joplin officials remain focused on cleaning up massive mounds of debris, residents are faced with a dilema: Rebuild quickly or reinvent the city with better infrastructure and improved building codes.

Unified Communications Platform

July 25, 2011 12:34 pm | News | Comments

CallXpress 8.1 extends the platform's existing high availability options and supports new enterprise disaster recovery initiatives.

Data Center Profile: Westland Bunker

July 25, 2011 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Built in a former nuclear bomb shelter, the Westland Bunker data center is colocated with office suites, cubicles and the amenittes necessary to continue day-to-day business activities.



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