A 36-year-old Indonesian maid is in the hospital in critical condition, the southern Chinese financial hub's Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said. Ko said the semiautonomous Chinese city's government would step up its flu pandemic preparedness plan.
The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against...
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This special eReport features the latest information on mobile work-area recovery that can only be found at Continuity Insights. Click here to view Continuity Insights' October eReport on mobile recovery, which includes practitioners' insights on choosing the right solution, testing and best practices, as well as interviews with leading mobile work-area recovery providers.
A 2-year-old girl has become the 12th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, authorities said Monday. The girl died from the H5N1 bird flu virus on Oct. 26 after suffering from fever, difficulty in breathing and lethargy, the country's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement.
NYU-Poly & Stony Brook University Launch The New York State Resilience Institute For Storms & EmergenciesNovember 5, 2013 8:40 am | by NYU-Poly | News | Comments
New York State Governor Cuomo has announced the launch of the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE) at the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Preparedness in Albany. The institute is housed jointly at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Stony Brook University, Long Island, N.Y.
ISO/TR 31004:2013 provides guidance for organizations on managing risk effectively by implementing ISO 31000:2009. It provides: a structured approach for organizations to transition their risk management arrangements in order to be consistent with ISO 31000; an explanation of the underlying concepts of ISO 31000; and guidance on aspects of the principles and risk management framework that are described in ISO 31000.
Continuity Insights sat down with Vasu Subbiah, senior director, product management for Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services, to learn about the latest developments in cloud services and how these developments might impact disaster recovery.
Continuity Insights sat down with Tim Mathews, executive director, enterprise resiliency at ETS, an organization that develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide, to learn more about Mathews’ views on mobile solutions, his best-practice mobile recovery testing tips, and how mobile recovery helped ETS after a real-life disaster.
The website for Delta Air Lines Inc. is working again after an outage on Thursday. The outage lasted roughly four hours and took down Delta's mobile app, too. During that time passengers couldn't check in for flights or book new tickets on Delta's site.
Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders and other organizations, announced that during the past 12 months it has doubled the number of workstation seats contracted to provide business continuity services.
A dry ice explosion occurred late Monday at Los Angeles International Airport, but there were no reports of any injuries or evacuations, authorities said. The incident was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the airport's Tom Bradley International Terminal. There was no immediate word where the dry ice was found or whether there was any significant damage.
California officials knew a computer upgrade for the state's unemployment insurance program that delayed tens of thousands of benefit checks was vulnerable to problems before it was installed, according to a report from The Sacramento Bee. The newspaper reported officials underestimated how many unemployment claims would be affected by a glitch in the nearly $188 million system upgrade implemented over Labor Day weekend.
It’s something that business continuity professionals lose sleep over and hope will never happen: A fire breaks out in your building or facility, halting the day-to-day operations of your company. In the case of a fire, continuity managers are required to help mitigate the impact a fire has on their business and facility to determine the quickest and safest path to restoring business continuity.
Officials ordered tens of thousands of coastal villagers to flee their homes Friday as a massive cyclone — so large it filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal — gathered strength and headed toward India's eastern seaboard. Officials canceled holy day celebrations and stockpiled emergency supplies in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying Cyclone Phailin will hit the region Saturday evening.
President Barack Obama is thanking workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown. Obama made an unannounced visit to FEMA Monday as the shutdown neared the one-week mark.
David Perdew learned during his company's semiannual training workshop in February that its website had been hacked. A threatening message on the site read: "David Perdew, you owe me money and I will expose the database to the world if you don't pay."
My first real encounter with mass notification happened when my university implemented a campus-wide alert system. When I look back at this experience — after becoming more familiar with mass notification and crisis communication system options, strategies, and best practices throughout the years — I can’t help but put myself in administration’s shoes.
Avalution Consulting Releases Live Incident Management & Bullhorn Emergency Notification Features For Catalyst Business Continuity SoftwareSeptember 19, 2013 12:26 pm | by Avalution Consulting | News | Comments
Avalution Consulting — a leading provider of business continuity consulting and software solutions — has announced the release of two new features for the Catalyst business continuity software suite — live incident management and Bullhorn emergency notification.
According to the newly released 2013 RIMS Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Survey, ERM has gained “critical mass” acceptance with 63 percent of the respondents having either fully or partially integrated an ERM program to address their organization’s strategic and operational risks.
Everyone knows they should be working toward preparedness, but small businesses and nonprofits sometimes have a hard time getting to the resources they need. So the target was to help businesses, schools and organizations get better prepared for emergencies — and Ready Rating was born out of that goal. We try to make it easier to implement business continuity.
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn't spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm. The remaining $872 million is part of $5.5 billion Congress gave the state to rebound from Katrina, which struck in August 2005, killed 238 people in Mississippi and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, most heavily in coastal counties.
The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains Monday, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national emergency that federal authorities said had caused at least 34 deaths.
A defense-industry employee used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting rampage Monday, spraying bullets in the hallway and firing from a balcony on workers in an atrium below. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.
A watchdog says the Homeland Security Department needs better rules for its Twitter and Facebook accounts and other social media to avoid breaking the law. A report released Friday says that in one case, investigators in a DHS office were secretly monitoring people to detect benefit fraud.
As PwC’s latest CEO survey highlighted that Business Continuity Management (BCM) remains front and center on CEOs' agendas, more women are getting involved and joining this growing field. To bring these key women leaders in the BCM space together, PwC will be hosting their third annual Women in Business Continuity Management Roundtable to discuss current trends and issues in BCM.
In the leadup to the Continuity Insights New York Conference, October 15-16, 2013, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, critical business continuity skills, and hypothetical Central Park statues. This week, Robin Hillman from Connexions Loyalty discusses why it’s important for organizations to be aware of their suppliers’ disaster preparedness, and how to promote a faster recovery time.
SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability and disaster recovery services, marked a robust first half of the year and posted strong growth in a key revenue measure and in new business. The solid performance reflects several new IT services and products and the trust that SunGard Availability Services maintains as a technology partner.
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