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Some Services Restored After Quake In Chile

April 8, 2014 | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO & LUIS HIDALGO, Associated Press | Comments

Chilean officials said Friday that water, fuel, electricity and other essential services were being re-established, three days after a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake. The government also issued a three-month health alert for the quake-hit regions.   

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Heartbleed Can't Penetrate Tresorit's Secure Storage, Nor Can MIT or 250 Other Institutions

April 21, 2014 1:59 pm | by Tresorit | Comments

Tresorit, the secure cloud storage and sharing provider, was not affected by the recent Heartbleed crisis. Its advanced security model makes it nearly impossible to hack. To prove this, Tresorit has been offering $25,000 to anyone who can get any user data out of the Tresorit servers. This was made even easier when Tresorit opened the firewalls to the servers and provided admin rights.

BNET Partners with Regional Catastrophic Planning to Expand CEAS Program

April 21, 2014 1:32 pm | by BNET | Comments

Today BNET announced a regional expansion initiative sponsored by the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team ("RCPT") of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  The project will assist BNET to develop and implement a regional solution to expand the successful Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS).

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South Korea Ferry Recovery Efforts Turn Grim

April 21, 2014 12:59 pm | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | Comments

Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive. "Stop sleeping!" the truck driver yelled as he hugged Lee Seok-joon. "Why are you sleeping so much? Daddy will save you!"

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Saudi Health Minister Sacked Amid MERS Deaths

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm | Comments

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has fired the country's health minister amid a spike in infections of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome. The official Saudi Press Agency reported Monday that Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health Minister by a royal order.

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Avalution Snags Business Continuity Provider of the Year Award

April 21, 2014 12:37 pm | by Avaluation | Comments

The 2014 BCI North America Awards, held during the DRJ Spring World Welcome Reception, span 10 categories and recognize the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organizations living in or operating in North America. Winners were chosen by a panel of BCI-appointed judges.

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Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 12:32 pm | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

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Report: FLASH Survey Highlights Ignorance of Hurricane Facts

April 15, 2014 11:39 am | by FLASH | Comments

A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation.  The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. 

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IBM Delivers Disaster Recovery, Security Services to SoftLayer Clients

April 15, 2014 11:30 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is delivering SoftLayer clients a new set of cloud-capabilities and services that accelerate cloud adoption by securing vital company assets and maintaining continuous businesses operations, even in the event of a disaster.

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Video: Holder Urges Approval of $15M for Shooter Training

April 15, 2014 11:18 am | by Associated Press | Comments

In a video message posted on the Justice Department website Tuesday, the attorney general says training is critical since patrol officers who arrive first on the scene are increasingly being relied on to respond directly to shooters rather than waiting for SWAT teams.

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Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Rises to 121

April 15, 2014 11:09 am | by Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press | Comments

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far from its usual sites in Central and East Africa, has caused some panic.

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Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2014 10:56 am | by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | Comments

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

KnowBe4 Study Shows Maintaining Security Getting Much Harder For IT

April 15, 2014 9:19 am | Comments

Security is harder to maintain than it was a year ago according to a study done by KnowBe4. Ransomware, rapid technology advances and adoption of BYOD create a greater challenge for businesses to stay abreast of the numerous internal and external threats. 

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Many Still Wary Of Water Months After Spill

April 8, 2014 11:17 am | by SARAH PLUMMER, Associated Press | Comments

Ever since chemicals spilled into the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginia residents in January, Charleston resident Scott McMillion and his family have used their public supply for just one task: flushing their toilet.      

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Army: Fort Hood Suspect Had Requested Leave

April 8, 2014 11:12 am | by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | Comments

Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shooting at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.   

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Windows XP: A 'Bull's Eye' For Hackers

April 8, 2014 11:08 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Write | Comments

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. "What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bull's eye on it."    

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