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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

An Exhausting Year Of Weather Extremes

September 6, 2011 6:31 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

In the first six months of the year there have been 98 natural disasters in the United States, about double the average of the 1990s.

How Stock Trading Has Changed Since 9/11

September 6, 2011 6:13 am | by DAVID K. RANDALL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In 2010 the New York Stock Exchange opened a 400,000-square-foot data center 35 miles from lower Manhattan.

Half-Mile Wide Tornado Touches Down In NY

September 6, 2011 5:57 am | News | Comments

A tornado that caused property damage near the state capital, Albany, was spawned in a string of violent thunderstorms a week after Tropical Storm Irene brought destructive flooding to the region.

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Experts Suspect Iran Involvement In Dutch Hacking

September 6, 2011 5:39 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner announced that the safety of websites including the country's social security agency, police and tax authorities could no longer be guaranteed.

Call Center Agents Can Work From Anywhere

September 5, 2011 7:10 pm | News | Comments

GemaTech's Remote Service Manager (RSM) allows call centre agents to work from anywhere using non-geographic numbers.

Web-Based Disaster Planning

September 5, 2011 3:49 pm | News | Comments

The Circumspex® Pro package includes pre-loaded tools to address a minimum of 22 different emergencies.

Help Me Build A Social Media Tabletop Exercise

September 5, 2011 11:24 am | by John Orlando, National Life Group | Blogs | Comments

I need your help to develop what I think will be the first ever Social Media Tabletop Exercise, to be run at the Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 16-18, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The plan is to teach public and private sector emergency managers how social media can be used in disaster response by having them participate in a mock disaster tabletop on a Facebook page.

Insulin Pump Hack Reveals Major Security Flaws

August 30, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Medical devices are particularly vulnerable because there are clear advantages in allowing them to talk to each other wirelessly and connect to the Internet.

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BART Protests, Arrests Continue In San Francisco

August 30, 2011 6:41 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The BART Board of Directors said last week it would develop a policy that empowers police to cut wireless service at its stations only in rare circumstances.

Disaster Experts Praise Decisions To Evacuate From Irene

August 30, 2011 6:22 am | by SAMANTHA GROSS & SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Meteorologists have gotten pretty good at figuring out a storm's path, but predicting its strength is a struggle.

More Than Half Of Irene Power Outages Are Fixed

August 30, 2011 6:11 am | by CHRIS KAHN, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Utilities along the Eastern Seaboard reported Tuesday that about three million customers remain in the dark, down from a peak of more than eight million.

FEMA Puts Long-Term Rebuilding On Hold After Irene

August 30, 2011 6:06 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund is running low — down to between $800 million and $1 billion.

Flooding, Damage From Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011 6:02 am | News | Comments

Hurricane Irene destroyed roads, washed away houses and uprooted propane tanks.

CI Storm Reports: Richard Cocchiara in New York

August 29, 2011 1:30 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

CI speaks with Richard Cocchiara, Chief Technology Officer for Business Continuity and Resiliency Services at IBM Global Services, about the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and how cloud providers like IBM stay in business in the face of large storms.

Hurricane Irene Airline Recovery Likely To Take Three Days

August 29, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

Thomas Hendricks from the Air Transport Association talks about the processes used by airlines to minimize the downtime caused by storms like Hurricane Irene.

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