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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Active Shooter Situation At Fort Hood

April 2, 2014 6:44 pm | News | Comments

The Bell's County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby post after receiving reports of an "active shooter," sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams said. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said its agents were also headed to the scene.                                    

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Sungard Availability Services Now An Independent Company

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Sungard AS | News | Comments

Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following its split-off from SunGard Data Systems Inc. The new company will remain headquartered in Wayne, PA.                                                       

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U.S. Lawmakers Discuss LAX Shooting

April 1, 2014 10:45 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. lawmakers pressed airport and security officials Friday about problems responding to the Los Angeles International Airport shooting last year and said the incident illuminated similar gaps that needed to be addressed at airports across the nation.    

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Target Taking A Hard Look At Security

April 1, 2014 10:25 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior executive at Target Corp. told a Senate hearing Wednesday that the retailer is taking a hard look at security across its network and is strengthening its anti-virus tools in the wake of a massive data breach.     

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Pentagon To Triple Cyber Staff To Thwart Attacks

April 1, 2014 10:22 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR & PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.                                               

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Ebola Outbreak 'Unprecedented'

April 1, 2014 10:13 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Doctors Without Borders' Anja Wolz talks to CNN about the effort to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea. So far, 78 people have died, mostly in Guinea. Can the outbreak be contained before it spreads?            

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7.5 Quake On CA Fault Could Be Disastrous

April 1, 2014 10:02 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.                   

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No National System To Track Landslide Hazards

April 1, 2014 9:54 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA & PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.  

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Global Warming Dials Up Our Risks, UN Report Says

April 1, 2014 9:47 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone.          

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Victimized Twice By Sandy, NJ Bar Closes Again

April 1, 2014 9:28 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A business that once was a symbol of hope and recovery has now become a symbol of despair, illustrative of the hard time many New Jersey and New York residents and business are still having in getting back to normal a year and a half after Sandy.

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Avalution Adds Automatic Business Continuity Metrics To Catalyst Business Continuity Software

March 31, 2014 2:45 pm | by Avalution | News | Comments

Catalyst Insights provides automatic business continuity metrics that enable business continuity and IT disaster recovery program managers to quickly identify and address preparedness gaps and report on their organization's true level of preparedness. 

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5 Key #SMEM Lessons

March 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Brian Gray | Blogs | Comments

At the International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference, I delivered a presentation on the use of social media for crisis communications. The release of the Continuity Insights survey Crisis Communications 2014: Social Media & Notification Systems is an opportunity to revisit this topic.

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64 Deaths From Virus Related To SARS

March 25, 2014 9:58 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the death toll to 64 in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The statement also says that five new cases of the virus have tested positive.                 

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83% Of Businesses Not Fully Prepared For Online Security Incident

March 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Arbor Networks | News | Comments

Arbor Networks, Inc. has announced the results of a survey it sponsored with the Economist Intelligence Unit on the issue of incident response preparedness, a survey that includes responses from 360 senior business leaders.     

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DMV: No Evidence Of Computer Breach

March 25, 2014 9:31 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said there's no evidence of a computer breach, but it's launching an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." The agency was alerted by law enforcement to a potential security breach within its online credit card processing systems.  

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