The Interior Department said it is releasing more than $475 million to help repair the damage from Superstorm Sandy. The money will go for 234 projects that will repair and rebuild parks, refuges and other agency facilities damaged by the storm and help get them ready for the summer season. Some of the money will go to repairs to help the Statue of Liberty in New York reopen in time for Independence Day.
Gov. Mike Pence is asking federal officials for low-interest disaster loans for central Indiana counties following recent flooding. Pence requested the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide disaster loans for Grant, Howard and Tipton counties because of severe storms and flooding April 17-23.
Study Finds Enterprise Reliance On ‘Always On’ Systems Necessary To Ensure Continual Business OperationsMay 7, 2013 4:31 pm | Comments
SunGard Availability Services released survey results published in an IDC White Paper, sponsored by SunGard Availability Services, Lack of Operational Resilience Will Undermine Enterprise Competitiveness: A Strategy for Availability (April 2013) that identify the competitive advantages of establishing sophisticated systems for maintaining uninterrupted business operations.
CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton suggested they consider imposing tougher cybersecurity rules for investment firms and others that trade. Firms could be held accountable and sanctioned if their security systems were inadequate to prevent a breech.
More than a dozen sculptures that will be used to call attention to evacuation points around New Orleans are arriving in the city. The statues are simple larger-than-life stick figures that appear as though they are poised to hail a bus.
In a new report on the Chinese military, the Defense Department goes a small step further than it has gone in the past, when it said that cyberattacks originated in China and may be linked to Beijing's use of civilian experts in clandestine attacks against American companies.
James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings, and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race. About three dozen participants in Sunday's race were expected to be runners who had been unable to finish last month's Boston Marathon.
Experts say that with several deadly disasters and fires in Bangladesh's $20 billion garment industry in the past six months, possibly the only way retailers and clothing brands can protect their reputations is to visibly and genuinely work to overhaul safety in Bangladesh's garment factories. A factory fire killed 112 workers in November and a January blaze killed seven.
Perched in a boat drifting slowly along the Red River, Dan Thomas kept one eye on a laptop and the other on a $60,000 piece of floating hardware that beamed sound waves deep into the flooding river. As the signal bounced off water molecules and returned, the laptop sorted it into data on the river's depth and speed.
Hurricane evacuation areas would encompass 640,000 more city residents, and the number of zones would double, under new plans. Details on the new zones won't be released until June, but the changes could mean neighborhoods around the city might newly be told to clear out ahead of future storms.
Following the recent launch of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 in March this year during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013, the BCI is pleased to announce the release of the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course.
The Center for Continuity Leadership, a company known for end-user continuity training, announced that it has rebranded and adopted a new name: Ripcord. Ripcord provides consulting and advisory services along with web-based informational, instructional and experiential trainings delivered from within a client’s Learning Management System.
Black Lotus, a leader in availability security and provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, has announced its partnership with Steadfast, a Chicago based IT Infrastructure Data Services provider. Under the terms of the partnership, Steadfast will offer Black Lotus enterprise-grade DDoS protection to its customers.
In keeping with the traditional Mississippi never-say-die attitude, many Hattiesburg-area business owners affected by the Feb. 10 tornado are getting back on their feet — and back in business. Employees at Carlstedt's Florist had to work out of refrigerated trucks after the EF4 tornado tore off the back of the building.
The Guardian newspaper said Monday that its Twitter accounts have been hacked, and it cited a claim of responsibility from the group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. The British paper reported on its website that several of its feeds on the social media site were broken into over the weekend.