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February 2011 business continuity news

Virtualization increases backup and disaster recovery complexity, warns Acronis

Getting real about deduplication ratios

Enterprise risk management gaining ground

Social media and crisis response

US bill to address serious cyber security threats introduced

Avalution enhances business continuity software offering

Solar storm provides a preview of threats to come

EU cyber security agency warns of risks associated with new types of cookies

A large area of the US is at risk from moderate to major flooding this spring

Deadline extended for Business Continuity Awards 2011 entries

New report highlights key lessons from the Buncefield disaster

Cloud industry trends and best practices

SunGard releases results

The big virtualization win: backup, restore and disaster recovery

Building a storage-efficient data center

Equinix launches Business Continuity Trading Services in North America

DRI International’s Qualifying Exam re-written

Watch out for ‘Boy-in-the-Browser’ attacks

Trends in business continuity plan testing and exercising

COAG meeting agrees to immediate deployment of new Australian National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

Secretary Napolitano publishes fiscal year 2012 DHS budget request

Recovery Point expands mainframe hot-site services

Examples of good practice in public sector business continuity management

US survey identifies the top barriers to data protection deployments

Aviva surveys UK small and medium businesses about business continuity

Small business disaster recovery year-in-review: SBA webinar

Comments requested on draft ISO 22301 business continuity standard

Report discusses future UK critical infrastructure challenges

Information security from a business perspective

MI5 updates advice to businesses on terrorism protection

Mainframe thoughts

BCI updates business continuity Legislations, Regulations, Standards and Guidelines document

NIST releases draft cloud computing guides

London Assembly committee discusses future flood risk

ClearView launches innovative Business Impact Analysis and Exercise Management modules

SunGard Availability Services announces general availability of Enterprise Cloud Services in North America

New backup and recovery software ‘reduplicates’ backup data for optimal recovery times

January major disasters roundup

Cyclone Yasi update page

Business continuity in UK SMEs

US ‘monster winter storm’ : update page

Maplecroft and Marsh issue Egypt business risks briefings

UK Strategic National Guidance on CBRN decontamination

US and UK discuss global supply chain security

February Business Continuity Briefs

Cyber crime costs UK £27bn per year

Deadline extended for APEX Award for Pandemic Planning entries

Yasi damage bill set to top $800 million

Recent major US disaster declarations

VegasNAP, WORLDLINK now offering west coast co-location and disaster-recovery services in joint-operating agreement

ContinuitySA finalises R35 million buyout from Dialogue

Major disaster declared for Utah

British Red Cross Disaster Response Challenge

Protecting Value and Reputation in a Crisis

2011 COOP User Symposium

First platform to automate management of widest range of encryption key and certificate technologies across the enterprise

New endorsement for Continuity Shop's BCM training courses

DRI International Mexican conference

The British Red Cross Gala Dinner

President declares major disaster for New Jersey

NIST issues final version of full virtualization security guidelines

Allstream and Geminare partner to ‘change the economics of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions’

BCI China Conference

World Conference on Disaster Management

January 2011 business continuity news

Business continuity, the cloud and the Mad Hatter

When the business itself threatens business continuity

Advice for organizations selecting an infrastructure-as-a-service provider

DHS discontinues color-coded alert system

Cloud backups fail the RTO test

Payments Contingency Exercise 2010 report available

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2011: 21st-25th March

FSA consults on the 2011 Resilience Benchmarking Programme

Risk and business continuity management in New Zealand

UK financial authorities release details of sixth Market Wide Exercise

Resource scarcity will be a growing threat for government and businesses

New version of ICM Emergency Office 'will revolutionise the business continuity market'

The top 10 South African business continuity issues for 2011

How to design end-to-end resilient networks

Marsh highlights increasing water supply-related threats to businesses

United Nations: 2010 was one of the worst years for disasters

Your top three challenges: interim results

Frontier Technology survey identifies the biggest IT challenges to UK companies in 2011

New business continuity solution for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Liverpool gets its own recovery centre

New guide to cyber security incident management

Queensland floods updates

BS 25999 needs a continuity capability statement

Business continuity and public cloud computing

2011 Aon Political Risk Map

EMC claims backup and archiving breakthrough

ENISA provides cloud security and resilience advice

New IBHS guidelines aim to help businesses reduce earthquake damage to property

UK government launches phase two consultation on the Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme

The Global Disaster Recovery Index

OECD report provides a comprehensive analysis of the risks and impact of cyberattacks

Impacts of recent snow on UK businesses may have been over-hyped

Beyond recovery: the real conversation on distancing between production and recovery

Why business continuity software sceptics are right. And why they are wrong...

Quick survey: Your top three challenges

Weaponised malware - how criminals could use digital certificates to cripple organizations

Top ten business continuity tunes

Political Risk Atlas 2011

Global Risks 2011

Research highlights cloud business continuity benefits

2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey

US Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants bill becomes law

Emerson Network Power claims breakthrough in UPS technologies

Business Continuity in the Supply Chain Workshop series

Maximum tolerable period of disruption: a new definition
Comments by Continuity Central readers

Lloyds highlights 2011’s emerging risks

New NIST publications provide recommendations for managing information security as a key component of mission-critical functions

Maximum tolerable period of disruption: a new definition

Business Continuity Institute publishes new Dictionary of Business Continuity Management Terms

UK terror threat level raised for public transport sector

Entries open for Business Continuity Awards 2011

DHS announces partnership with WCO

Cloud: resilience trumps ROI for CFOs

IBHS provides US business owners with severe weather business continuity advice

Avoiding the dangers of groupthink during business continuity planning

NCS expands business continuity and disaster recovery center / centre in Singapore

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority consults on new business continuity management standard

Survey: the biggest challenges to corporate networks in 2011

A taxonomy of operational cyber security risks

Alberta gets new business continuity forum

January Business Continuity Briefs

SunGard Availability Services retains BS 25999 certification

Send Word Now offer 100 percent uptime guarantee

Asian nations on alert for foot-and-mouth disease

VMware publishes virtualization statistics

Janco releases Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template Version 6.0

Major disaster declared for California

Vocal and COOP Systems announce integration partnership

Continuity Forum Experienced User SIG Meeting

Infosecurity Europe 2011

‘Next generation’ cloud hosting service launched

iModus Locate launched

Australasian Business Continuity Summit 2011

Federation of Small Businesses publishes UK snow impacts survey

Made Again Volume 1: Practical Advice for Business Continuity Programs

WiFiRanger Pro provides Internet resiliency solution for SOHOs

Sainsbury’s tries something new with Shoden Quickrecover

World Conference on Disaster Management

Continuity Logic appoints Kurt Spangler as senior vice president of sales & alliances

ICM invests another million pounds in upgrading its Scottish business recovery and data centre facilities

UN ramping up aid to flood-affected Sri Lankans

ClearView Continuity expands with new appointment

SBA and Agility Recovery Solutions offer monthly small business disaster preparedness webinars to US companies

NEDRIX Spring 2011

Datacastle partners with MISCO Germany to bring cloud-based backup and data protection to Germany

Paradigm Solutions International releases OpsPlanner 5.0 BCM software

CloudReplica announces unlimited virtual machine licensing

CommVault releases results of its storage spending survey

Crisis Survivor offers instant online resilience check

Organizational Resilience: A Holistic Approach to Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management

COSO announces online survey to gain input for update to internal control guidance

SGS accredited by UKAS to provide BS 25999 certification

PEER 1 Hosting strengthens disaster recovery with Adam Continuity

FSSI enhances client disaster recovery services with new Dallas-area print and fulfillment facility

2010

December business continuity news

Virtualization: risks and opportunities

Crisis management in a nutshell

Swine flu returns: in the media!

BS25999 Users’ Workshop report

Quantum survey looks at disaster recovery strategies

UK winter resilience audit published

New edition of ‘The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management’ now available

ASIS International and BSI release joint business continuity management ANSI standard

UK financial authorities release details of sixth Market Wide Exercise

Canada financial sector business continuity test scheduled

The Third Annual State of Resilience Report

New patent “holds the key to enterprise class business continuity and disaster recovery”

Stop consenting to infrastructure failure and business disruption...

D2D2D is practical, possible and in all likelihood more affordable than D2D2T

COSO releases results of two surveys on the current state of enterprise risk management and risk oversight

SunGard Availability Services expands its London Technology Centre

EU’s cyber-security agency highlights smartphone risks

An introduction to ISO 22301: the ISO standard for business continuity

The European Risk Management Benchmarking Survey 2010

The meaning of risk appetite: or “Finally, monsieur, a wafer thin mint”

CA Technologies study measures North America downtime impacts

Google targets business continuity market

UK businesses warned of increasing norovirus threat

PwC comments on cyber attacks to defend WikiLeaks

Linus launches new version of Revive business continuity management software

US Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council signs cybersecurity research agreement with NIST, DHS

Senate committee expresses disappointment over some aspects of PS-Prep

Report captures pandemic preparedness lessons from major US universities

Securing privileged identities: a critical area of cloud securit

New ISACA guide highlights strategies for minimizing virtualization risks

Start preparing for 2011 hurricane season now

London Assembly questions London Olympics executives

November major disasters roundup

Two new challenges for BCM software: delivering BCMS management process and management system auditing

Human error is a factor in the majority of IT downtime incidents

December is Critical Infrastructure Protection Month in the US

Accelerated SaaS adoption in finance functions is creating downtime risk: NCC Group

US companies could save $6 billion annually in file restore costs by adopting deduplication

Attitudes to risk management explored

ICM explains Servo merger decision

UK CFOs still wary of the cloud

European Union appoints crisis response chief

Gartner makes IT predictions for 2011 and beyond

NOAA sums up 2010 hurricane season

December Business Continuity Briefs

Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk - consultative document

Heavy snows in Europe underline need to prepare for climate hazards: UN official

Vocal and Clearview announce integration partnership

How resilient is my organization?

eBRP and Everbridge agree partnership

Minister visits flooded inland as NSW braces for worse weather

New complex rootkit variant leverages Stuxnet zero-day vunerability

IRMS 14th Annual Conference

Vince West to head business continuity at Aon in UK

Continuity Centers achieves SAS70 compliance for its disaster recovery services and data center

PlanB Consulting awarded BS25999 certification

‘Largest disaster recovery data centre’ in Asia opened

Researchers find mathematical patterns to forecast earthquakes

New foundation study points public affairs professionals toward enterprise risk management

New Australian partnership to improve security within the chemical industry

Compellent expands partnership with VMware to deliver disaster-ready cloud solutions for data centers

COMPUTERLINKS announces business continuity service plans for the channel as Avanti Communications launches new European satellite

Europe and China discuss cooperation on disaster risk management

Olympic cyber security plan to be developed

November business continuity news

Ensuring infrastructure resilience in an online world

Measuring operational resilience

‘Investigating signs of compromise on a corporate network’

Continuity Shop publishes 2011 business continuity training course schedule

How to incorporate cloud computing into your business continuity plans

Survey looks into mainframe backup challenges

BSI launches survey on BS 25999 usage

Results of the sixth annual Symantec Disaster Recovery Study published

Paper documents still mission critical for many

Cloud Industry Forum launches Code of Practice

Lessons learned from going through the BS 25999 certification process

Public and private sectors must partner on cyber security to prevent a “cyber 9/11”

Unisys security predictions for 2011

Onyx opens new Glasgow workplace recovery centre

ANSI-HSSP releases final report on emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities and special needs

Vocal releases iModus application for BlackBerry

Risk managers are increasingly playing a role in business continuity

Institution of Civil Engineers comments on Cornwall floods

Cybersecurity best practices and policy issues discussed at November ANSI Caucus

Cloud Security Alliance unveils governance, risk management and compliance toolkit

Business continuity: laying down the right foundations to build a solid strategy

2011 SunGard Business Continuity Software International User Group Forum

2011 predictions for cloud computing, virtualization and identity federation

Choosing a business continuity consultant: and avoiding being sold snake oil

Top ten security trends for 2011

ContinuitySA confirms change of major shareholder

Lessons learned or lessons lost?

Interim findings from Cyber Europe 2010 published

First payment acceptance disaster recovery technology for merchants launched

New study reveals regional water supply risks

SunGard Availability Services launches blog series

Continuity Commander launched by ContingenZ

Not all business interruption insurance policies can be relied on...

New NIST guidance on managing WiMAX network risks

ISO standard on preparedness and continuity management systems moves forward

Insurance sector views on business continuity

Encryption deployments are a significant source of downtime

‘Preparedness and Response to a Mass Casualty Event’

UK Environment Agency plans changes to flood warning service

Thoughts on MTPoD

First ever pan-European cyber-attack simulation exercise takes place

London Assembly discusses business continuity issues relating to 2012 transport plans

DDoS attack on Myanmar highlights the risk of relying on the Internet for mission critical services

Business Continuity Institute presents ‘Gifted Awards’

October disasters roundup

Business Continuity Institute publishes supply chain failure research

Internet connectivity missing from many disaster recovery plans

13th annual Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey

DHS publishes new edition of Risk Lexicon

Introduction of standardised core Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by UK government is an opportunity to embed business continuity planning into the procurement process

VMware Data Protection Report 2010

‘Business Continuity Planning for 2011’

Top five business continuity lessons learnt from the FIFA 2010 World Cup

Gartner surveys data center / centre infrastructure challenges

Social media does not change the rules of crisis communications

Buyer beware: PS-Prep auditor training and organization certification

Recognising the risk-mitigating impact of insurance in operational risk modelling

November Business Continuity Briefs

The Bunker recognised with Technology Innovation Award

‘Confessions of a Business Continuity Planner’

Guidance and standards for drying flood damaged buildings. Signposting current guidance: BD 2760

Neverfail launches Managed Cloud Hosting Partner Program

Deepwater Horizon interim report

New survey shows most companies believe sensitive data can be secured in the cloud

QuorumLabs simplifies and automates IT continuity testing

BCI UK Workshop Programme for 2011

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Financial Services

Survey by Kroll Ontrack reveals one out of two businesses do not erase sensitive data

eBRP and MIR3 partner to add notification to business continuity management solutions

Companies in Crisis: Reducing Risks and Managing Reputations

Rise launches business continuity solutions for SMEs

Neverfail wins ‘Infrastructure Innovation of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards

H. Edward Hicks takes office as IAEM-USA president

UK fire and rescue authorities told to develop business continuity plans

Linus wins Business3000 Exporter of the Year award

New UN report outlines measures to prevent losses caused by natural hazards

‘Critical Disaster Recovery Foundations’: new white paper

Executives see move to cloud-based services within two years: KPMG survey

Gartner says security must evolve as organizations move beyond virtualization to private cloud infrastructures

India Meteorological Department plays down super cyclone fears

Force10 Networks announces the industry's first end-to-end 40 gigabit ethernet solution for converged, high performance and automated data centres

Evacuation advice for Liverpool businesses

Marathon Technologies introduces end-to-end application availability

Steelhenge Consulting appoints James Royds as a director and head of consulting

FEMA issues new guidance to support people with disabilities during disasters

Major disaster declared for South Dakota

October business continuity news

FEMA publishes business continuity exercises for private sector organizations

European Commission acts against France and Luxembourg for flood prevention compliance failures

Social media threats surveyed

8-bit ISA cards, 11 year old computer systems and other hazards of server virtualization

Security professionals are missing key information risks

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010

Queensland government announces projects to boost natural disaster resilience

European disaster response moves forward

Government of Canada launches National Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Institution of Civil Engineers voices concern over UK flood defence funding

The keys to successfully managing supply chain risk

BSI launches survey on BS 25999 usage

FEMA and American Red Cross partnership will strengthen mass care during a disaster

Winter Resilience Review : Final Report published

Onyx opens new UK workplace recovery centre

London Assembly looks into London 2012 business continuity impacts

NOAA forecasts ‘another Winter of extremes’ for the US

Aberdeen releases new research into off-site storage and computing capabilities and their importance to successful disaster recovery

UK government Spending Review: ABI comments on flood investment plans

Plan for the ‘Maximum of Maximums’ Fugate tells State emergency managers

Cyber threats to economic welfare do not stop at the public sector

UK business overlooking Olympic risks: Deloitte

UK National Security Risk Assessment published

‘Perspective on Preparedness: Taking Stock Since 9/11’

Kroll Ontrack sees huge growth in the number of NAS recoveries being performed

Vision Solutions launches major updates to Double-Take product suiter

Capabilities of public cloud business continuity services not widely understood

Information theft at global companies surpasses all other forms of fraud for first time

Newly discovered threats use advanced evasion techniques to bypass current network security systems

SunGard Availability Services launches ‘Replication-as-a-Service’

Survey looks into criticality of IP networks

Cyberwars : a real and present danger

Cloud Security Alliance provides detailed pre-purchase risk assessment checklist for cloud services purchases

ICM completes multi-million pound VoIP system roll-out

Lost in translation

RES-Q expands disaster recovery services across Atlanta Metro Area

If your head’s in the cloud, keep your feet on the ground

UK government looking into the impacts of a future severe space weather event

Awareness of the risks of poor information management and records keeping is rising: AIIM survey

Global Magnitude releases recoverEASE Risk Mitigator and Continuity version 2.0

UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat starts public consultation on ‘The Role of Local Resilience Forums: A Reference Document’

Globalisation strains critical infrastructure

A new way to manage disasters

Exploiting new challenges in enterprise risk management

ICM launches new version of Shadow-Planner

The 2010 IBM Global IT Risk Study

Cyber threats forecast for 2011

Stuxnet is a malware paradigm shift: EU cyber security agency

Social media a vital tool in crisis communications: survey

Hungarian toxic sludge disaster highlights the importance of considering environmental risks

BSI publishes guidance on human aspects of business continuity management

FEMA Independence Act of 2009 given deadline extension

Marathon Technologies claims a breakthrough in fault tolerant computing

State of the Internet 2010: A Report on the Ever-Changing Threat Landscape

September major disasters summary

2nd BCI Continuity & Resilience Awards winners

DHS moves forward in efforts to aid small business preparedness planning

Business continuity during industrial action

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure issues Stuxnet guidance

Onyx Group to open new Teesside recovery centre

Major flooding exercise planned for England and Wales

Cyber Storm III completed

Business Continuity Awareness Week 2011 update

Commission to boost Europe's defences against cyber-attacks

Marsh highlights unusual business continuity threat: bedbugs

2010 FERMA risk benchmarking survey results published

October Business Continuity Briefs

Dialogue sells out of ContinuitySA

SunGard announces third quarter 2010 results

Iron Mountain reports third quarter 2010 results

Send Word Now releases application for iPhone

Interxion achieves BS 25999 certification

Continuity in Government Conference

Nick Magliato appointed Chief Operations Officer of SunGard Availability Services

National Level Exercise 2011 private sector participation

Agility and Florida Business Continuity Center agree partnership

Major disaster declared for The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico

ICM showcases Hamilton

The National Park Service Selects Send Word Now's Notification Platform

Government of Canada contributes to Partnerships Towards Safer Communities

North Queensland braces for big cyclone season

US major disaster declarations

New service from Dow Jones helps reduce supply chain risk by identifying potential threats

PwC expands its business continuity team

CPM 2010 EAST

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Financial Services: Tenth Annual Conference

CPAC's 12th Annual Symposium

Continuity Centers hosts open house and disaster simulation event

US major disaster declarations

Janco releases Version 5.7 of its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template

Red Cross releases 2010 World Disasters Report

PS-Prep Certification Bodies announced

myCOOP Version 6.7 released

NCB becomes the first Saudi Arabia bank to be awarded BS 25999 certification

Trusteer researchers find criminals are diversifying financial attacks with new version of Bugat malware

Small-to-medium business data protection study

Stratus launches ‘Mission-Critical Hyper-V’ across ftServer Line

Khaled Al Mansoori installed as President of IAEM International Council

Principles for enhancing corporate governance issued by the Basel Committee

Government of Canada launches Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy Plan

NOAA provides easy access to historical Atlantic Hurricane Tracks

Terenine Technology Solutions becomes the First Tier III Design Certified Data Center in Tennessee

Major disaster declared for Arizona

Business Continuity Considerations for Off-Shoring

SteelEye Technology becomes SIOS Technology Corp

FEMA announces adoption of new standard for emergency alerts

Wisconsin Hospitals will implement Send Word Now alert service for emergency preparedness

Study highlights technologies designed to prevent fires in rooftop photovoltaic systems

ASIS launches new organizational resilience software suite


September business continuity news

Managing facility disruption

SunGard Availability Services expands data center facilities at Carlstadt campus

Five reasons why object storage is the best choice for cloud storage environments

Research looks into the impact of virtualization on data protection strategies

New model predicts disaster impacts on cities

Downtime fears are slowing adoption of Exchange 2010 in the UK

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s International Day for Disaster Reduction Campaign

Businesses over-confident about IT network resilience

Virtualization: the way ahead

UK government increases ‘Irish-related terrorism’ threat level

Increased ROI from emergency communications systems

ANAB announces PS-Prep accreditation guidance

Next generation IP addressing is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’

Business resilience in the supply chain

Space weather company warns of solar storm dangers

Risk appetite explored

Updated version of PAS 96, Defending food and drink, now available

US Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee assesses terrorism threat

Clearview Continuity gains ISO 27001 accreditation for new business continuity plan management service

ICM publishes invocation statistics

TAMP Systems updates business continuity software offering

New research improves ability to detect malware in cloud computing systems

EU strengthens rules on security of gas supply

The real end game of virtualization is automated IT operations

Volcanic ash cloud impacts in retrospect

UK flood summit looks beyond 2013

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 502: FEMA

The future role of BCM in contemporary corporate defence

Council of Europe ministerial conference to discuss Europe-wide co-operation on natural and technological risk prevention and management

Olympics: “it will not be business as usual” says City of London Corporation

US warned of looming national crisis in water quality and supply

UK Business Continuity Limited offers 30 new recovery locations

MI5 Director General gives an update on the threat to UK security

Alignment with or full certification to BS 25999? Which should I choose?

Scientists develop device to enable improved global data transmission

NIST data release aims to help inform the technical-basis for evacuation planning of high-rise buildings

Delhi companies plan for Commonwealth Games disruption

UK out of step with the rest of the world when it comes to planned spending on information security

Real IRA warns mainland banks to expect attacks

CA Technologies publishes 'Avoidable Cost of Downtime 2010 Report'

UK businesses need clearer data on climate risks: CBI

Cross-sector business continuity exercise takes place in Manchester (UK)

Mapping new paths for a stressed-out Internet

Watching Igor

The shifting sands of business continuity management

Business Continuity Institute on the hunt for non-executive directors

New light shed on PTSD

COOP Systems announces new features for myCOOP

INTERPOL issues global alert for increased terror threat if Qur'an burning in US goes ahead

MTPD: what business continuity professionals think about it and how they calculate it

The buck stops here: why the CEO is responsible for everything

Forrester report looks into business continuity and disaster recovery

FEMA publishes public-private partnership resources

ASIS International moves forward with organizational resilience maturity model

ICM takes Shadow-Planner to the next level

Infrastructure-as-a-Service adoption growing: Yankee Group survey

Error in climate change models may mean that sea level rises will not be as rapid as previously expected

Support website for Canterbury earthquake is operational

BSI provides an update on the new PAS 200 guide to crisis management

Information security starts before software purchase

NIST finalizes initial Smart Grid Cyber Security Guidelines

Most organizations are reluctant to virtualize mission critical applications: survey

August major disasters roundup

AS/NZS 5050 standard ‘not in line with progressive BCM thinking’

World's first full in-browser VNC access allows management of cloud servers during a denial of access scenario

Misconfigured networks are the main cause of breaches

Get ready for Earl

Institute for Southern Studies report says that Katrina disaster response lessons have still not been learned

September Business Continuity Briefs

New business recovery and review service launched by ContinuitySA

Business continuity service for transaction printers launched in US

Avalution wins HISPI training contract

Version 2.2 of BCP4me now available

US major disaster declarations

Less than one week left to get a free iPad from the BCI

France on heightened terror alert

Is your building reliable? ISO has the answer

RIMS broadens focus with formation of Strategic and Enterprise Risk Practice

Acumen announces new training courses

Symantec NetBackup 7 given Best of VMworld 2010 Gold Award for Business Continuity and Data Protection

Survey looks at top storage environment challenges

Geminare delivers Recovery as a Service to the enterprise

Liverpool Business Continuity Management Forum

Backup Direct is a National Customer Service Awards 2010 finalist

Frost & Sullivan study looks at business continuity planning in Singapore

Canadian wealth management company awards SunGard Availability Services system uptime and workforce continuity support contract

US major disaster declarations

Avalution Consulting and Recovery Point announce partnership

Last call for initial REACH deadline

EQECAT reports on Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake impacts

‘Assessing the Terrorist Threat’

Readiness-As-A-Service for SMBs

Migrating legacy apps to the Cloud

Resilient Scotland Conference

BBA Annual Business Continuity Management Conference

Continuity Centers launches MobileVault cloud backup services

Virginia computing nightmare continues

Uganda warned to expect more terrorist attacks

Reserve Bank of Fiji opens ‘business resumption site

Key risks for hospitals and healthcare systems


August business continuity news

Managing social media risks

Future IT

Five years later – how New Orleans flood risk has changed since Hurricane Katrina

Calculating acceptable downtime

Quick survey: MTPD

Global security threats have reached record levels

‘Why Disaster Recovery Is Different In Healthcare’

DEF CON survey looks into cloud hacking

Atlantic Hurricane Season steps up a gear

Transformer demand outstripping supply: threatens long-lasting power disruptions

Business continuity trends, triggers and technology

US public health agencies get disaster preparedness funding

Pakistan flooding disaster resources

Top 10 tips from business continuity practitioners for achieving BS 25999 certification

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure updates guidance on managing insider threats

Five years after Hurricane Katrina and Gulf Coast building codes are still inadequate

One of the main topics at the Ninth ANSI-HSSP Plenary will be crisis management

‘Deadly sins of data disaster recovery planning’

Five imperatives for extreme data protection in virtualized environments

Why don’t more companies purchase online data backup?

GAO report finds that US public-private cybersecurity coordination is still lacking

Regional pandemic exercise taking place in South-East Asia

Backup complexity seen as top challenge in managing enterprise data storage: survey

‘Who Wants To Be A Business Continuity Planner?’

Microsoft targets the business continuity market

Overcoming the unpredictability of crisis response

Social media usage during disasters surveyed

As the WHO declares that the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic has ended, worries grow about a new microbiological threat: NDM-1

Feedback requested on UK National Occupational Standards for Administrators working in BCM

Social media usage during disasters surveyed

AS/NZS 5050:2010 reviewed

Atlantic Hurricane Season: no room for complacency

Most UK businesses are ignoring future climate related risks

ASIS International invites applications to participate in Organizational Resilience Maturity Model development committee

‘Piloting Supply Chain Risk Management for Federal Information Systems’

Ten keys to online data backup

PD 25666:2010 now available from BSI

The top five undiscovered vulnerabilities most commonly found on enterprise networks

July disasters roundup

3PAR introduces unified management console for multi-site storage replication

Pakistan and Afghanistan flooding disaster resources

Re-writing the CEO job description to ensure reputation protection

Cloud Industry Forum completes public consultation on new Code of Practice

“Don’t cut flood defence spending” : ABI tells UK government

August Business Continuity Briefs

Pakistan environment minister says that future floods could be even worse than the current situation

Internet comes close to major breakdown

UN agency helps Mexico City better prepare for disasters

HP launches CloudStart to fast track private clouds

Acronis and iland debut service for cloud-based IT recoveries

Commission approves acquisition of Chloride by Emerson

Vision Solutions names finalists for 2010 Double-Take Availability for Windows Legal Customer of the Year Award

Global Alert Conference 2010

Patrick Dunn is new CPAC vice chairman

New PAETEC Data Center supports critical IT assets

Classic business continuity mistake at Central Michigan University

US major disaster declarations

Joint BCI, BSI and CCS BS 25999 workshop

DSM wins State of Florida IT disaster recovery contract

AOR 2010

Northern Ireland to review planning policy for flood risk

ICM announces large contract

Connect Express launches new business continuity service for UK SMEs

Continuity Software launches RecoverGuard Version 5.2

SNIA names Ashar Baig as chairman of new Cloud Backup & Recovery Special Interest Group

SunGard announces second quarter 2010 results

Omnitech aims to launch four more recovery centres in the next three years

The Planning Portal moves to SharePoint 2010

MAS takes supervisory action against DBS Bank Ltd for breakdown of the bank’s mainframe-storage area network

President declares major disaster for Texas

Humanitarian and Disaster Response Technologies conference and exhibition

Axcient secures $9M in second round of funding

NEDRIX Annual Conference '10

Victoria Bushfires Royal Commission releases Final 2009 Report


July business continuity news

Is pandemic planning now a laughing stock? Full results of the recent Continuity Central survey

National Flood Emergency Framework for England published

DMTF releases new Open Cloud Standards Incubator documents

Post-flood safety and recovery tips

VMworld 2010

Sign up for 2010 National Preparedness Month

COOP Systems announces new hosting capabilities

Music to my ears....

Cloud Security Alliance launches ‘Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge’

Vocal wins Emergency Planning Society’s ‘Most Innovative Product of the Year’

Interim report of the Winter Resilience Review published

Kroll Ontrack releases results of its Global Data Loss Causes Survey

With two years to go, UK businesses are urged to factor the 2012 Olympics into business continuity plans

Double-Take Software stockholders approve Vision Solutions merger agreement

Some thoughts on resilience

Cloud computing attitudes

Software-as-a-service protection strategies : research results

IBM unveils zEnterprise System

UK coalition government commits to keeping arrangements for resilience and civil contingencies within central government

WHO maintains pandemic status for H1N1 influenza

SNIA launches Cloud Backup and Recovery Special Interest Group

NIST publishes draft cloud computing and virtualization security guidance

New software seeks to integrate business continuity and enterprise risk management

Twelve Chicago southland education institutions sign mutual aid agreement

Future US water supply risks examined

DHS’s long range strategic plans criticised

Exercise Citius Torch tests London Olympic security preparedness

Hurricane season 2100

UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure publishes guide to managing online social networking risks

Code of Conduct seeks to address IT maintenance related-downtime

Food for thought...

The challenge of setting up recovery centres in Africa

SAS 70 is not proof of security, continuity or privacy compliance: Gartner

CFTC issues proposed business continuity and disaster recovery regulation for DCMs and DCOs

Winners of US National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge announced

NATO disaster response exercise scheduled for September

SunGard creates new enterprise risk management framework

Communication and funding are the biggest challenges to business continuity

Ipswitch survey looks at World Cup impact on corporate bandwidth

RMS reviews US terrorism trends

Researchers focus on cloud computing availability

Get Ready Week 2010

Practitioners’ ethics

In-crisis decision making: five steps to wow!

Natural disaster risks assessed

Many east Africa businesses lose Internet access due to SEACOM undersea cable fault

Understanding Security in Cloud Storage

June natural disaster roundup

Terrorism trends

New US Federal web portal launched to provide Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery information and resources

Updated computer security NIST guidelines focus on security assessment plans

Compushare enhances Critical Systems Recovery solution

Pandemic planning: a business continuity success story

Q: When is a backup not a backup?

Deduplication: the pros and cons end users are not always told

EMC Atmos decision highlights one of the risks associated with cloud computing

BT strike is off, for now: decision gives business continuity managers more time to assess telecoms dependencies

European businesses and cloud computing

International operational sustainability standard for data center operations published by Uptime Institute

Two reports into UK pandemic response published

Human aspects of business continuity management

INONI launches ‘managed business continuity software’

6th Data Centres Europe Awards presented

2010 Hurricane Season resource page

Critical infrastructure resilience strategy launched by Australian government

Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants reauthorization passes Senate

July Business Continuity Briefs

Iron Mountain reports second quarter 2010 financial results

Parts of Pakistan experience ‘worst flooding in 100 years’

BCI Exercise Planning Master-Class

Olympic Games 2012: Contingency Planning roundtable

US major disaster declarations

WPA2 vulnerability found

Securing industrial control systems

SIOS expanding global enterprise market presence

VMware launches new volume purchasing program

BakBone adds Exchange 2010 Support to NetVault: FASTRecover

BCI London Forum : severe weather seminar

EU-funded technology helps disaster workers save lives

IBHS releases hurricane roof performance research study

SBA webinar provides tips on testing your business recovery plan

Award for Butler County Disaster Recovery Coalition

Family Assistance Foundation signs up with Send Word Now to reach out to volunteers and member organizations after tragic events

IBM and the Texas Department of Information Resources in dispute over backup & recovery, security and disaster recovery, amongst other areas

Plans to manage increased risk of flooding in Wales announced

New CharTec offering allows managed service providers to deploy backup and disaster recovery as a service

Omnitech to set up recovery facilities in NCR, Bangalore

Napolitano announces more than $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2010 preparedness grants

Major disaster declared for Nebraska

NOAA: June, April to June, and Year-to-Date global temperatures are warmest on record

BANG Business Continuity Professionals meeting

GFI Software acquires Sunbelt Software

PIA urges House to pass 5-year flood insurance extension bill

Emergency Planning for Severe Weather

Major disaster declared for Montana

Changed dates for the autumn Disaster Response Challenge

Print and mail business continuity pays off for Home Retail Group

Advanced Business Continuity Management Seminar

CAPS Shelton CT data center and work recovery facility successfully completes SAS 70 Type II 2010 audit

Contingency Planners of Ohio 2010 Business Survival & Recovery Conference

Airbus becomes the first aerospace company to gain BS 25999

CA ARCserve Backup r15 wins Backup Software Application of the Year at The Storage Awards 2010

‘Impact of New Madrid Seismic Zone Earthquakes on the Central USA’

US major disaster declarations

2010 NEDRIX Conference

US National Flood Insurance Program reinstated through to September 30, 2010

New Maplecroft index rates Pakistan and Egypt among nations facing 'extreme' water security risks

Double-Take Software named 2010 Support Department of the Year by The American Business Awards

Nirvanix launches ‘industry’s first hybrid cloud storage service’

June business continuity news

New business continuity standard published by Standards New Zealand and Standards Australia

Is pandemic planning now a laughing stock?

UK business continuity managers consider potential impacts of BT strike

BCI publishes new guide to business continuity guidance documents around the world

NHS Resilience PAS 2015: Guidance for NHS-funded organizations

Survey looks into UK downtime trends

A business continuity plan for all seasons

I've changed my mind about tape...

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly criticises WHO and governmental pandemic handling

BICSI European Conference report

New blast resistance standards published in US

Prepare web-applications for IE9

Supply chain continuity: navigating through supply chain dead zones

New satellite-based emergency communications service provides US companies with additional telecoms continuity options

AT&T wins Frost & Sullivan 2010 Product Leadership of the Year Award for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services North America

Do-it-yourself private storage clouds

BS25999 Users’ Workshop report

US small businesses ignoring business continuity

How enterprises can secure the cloud

BCI and KPMG launch 2010’s Continuity and Resilience Awards for India

DHS adopts three business continuity standards

The 2010 Business Continuity Benchmark Report

Airmic discusses integrating business continuity and enterprise risk management

Don’t let a disaster turn into a cashflow crisis

Report identifies future mega-earthquake hotspots

State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2010

GCC heatwave may cause power problems for local businesses

‘Security awareness: Turning your people into your first line of defence’

Enterprise risk management lessons from the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe

Secure access during a business continuity plan invocation

A tale of two hacks

Using new UK ICO powers as a force for change

New method aims to better identify emerging risks

ChicagoFIRST conducts telecommuting test

New Cybersecurity Bill introduced in US

The case for specialist business continuity management software

In-crisis decision making: participate or fail

Zero data loss disaster recovery: inhibitors

As the football World Cup starts in South Africa Aon Benfield publishes regional earthquake risk report

Companies with strong physical risk management deliver more stable earnings

Deloitte 2010 security survey: financial institutions making identity and access management tools their top priority

NIST WTC recommendations are basis for new set of building and fire codes

ColoHouse Miami Data Center gets new ‘Business Continuity Wing’

The disaster recovery practices of leading IT organizations

‘Who would have thought that would happen?’: new BCI report

Cloud? There’s a herd of elephants in the room...

New CEO for SunGard Availability Services

PS-PREP: expedite, do it right, and create awareness

The risks of social media explored

BCI London Forum surveys workarea recovery trends

Atlantic Hurricane Season expected to be worse than initially forecasted: Colorado State University

WHO assesses H1N1 pandemic situation

BANG announces the winners of the 2nd Annual Alternative Awards in Business Continuity Management

Twitter and business continuity

Speed things up...

SunGard publishes 2009 business continuity invocations log

BICSI to launch data centre standard

When to use elevators in an emergency evacuation

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to adopt pandemic report

Floods dominate May disasters

Aon publishes Terrorism Threat Map

BCI and KPMG launch 2010’s Continuity and Resilience Awards for India

The Survivability Analysis Framework

2010 Hurricane Season resource page

US National Flood Insurance Program expires

Lack of network scrutiny causes business continuity headaches

Digital copiers and information security

Failure mode analysis in data centres

Toward a global risk map

New UK corporate governance standard aims to enhance risk management

Canadian ministers publish ‘National Strategy and Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure’

June Business Continuity Briefs

Alternative funding sources needed for future flood defences

LabTech releases LT Backup

Government of Canada assists Alberta with damage caused by rainstorm

StorageCraft VirtualBoot enables servers to be restored in minutes

Liverpool Business Continuity Management Forum

New AHRQ guides offer us hospitals advice on emergency evacuation, assessment and recovery

Russian gas supply issues impact some European countries

Major disaster declared for the State Of West Virginia

Zmanda releases third generation Cloud Backup

NorthEast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change turns to Everbridge for business continuity communications

LiveVault 7.0

Al-Qaeda-linked militants are regrouping in the Sahara

BCI Crisis Management Workshop

COSO seeks participation in three surveys about ERM and controls

Business Continuity and Online Collaboration

Disaster recovery TCO analysis

Agilysys delivers powerful data backup and restore solution

International Business Continuity Summer School

‘Flooding and Historic Buildings’

MIR3 Releases Intelligent Notification Platform v2.19 with expanded IT event notification capability

Frequently asked questions about BS 31100 and BS ISO 31000

Fuzz testing tool available

Professional Risk Managers’ inaugural risk certification awards

Vodafone UK retains BS 25999 certification after audit

BC Management seeks members for International Benchmarking Advisory Board

The Activity of Catastrophic Windstorm Events in Europe in the 21st Century

StorageCraft enables automatic server recovery in a matter of minutes

Phoenix IT Group plc: audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2010

Asigra announces next-generation cloud backup platform with tiered recovery and extended support for mobile and virtual environments

Continuity Management for Civil Contingencies

New business continuity manager for PD Ports

Philippine Insurance Commission proposes universal coverage for natural disaster property damages

BCIplayer launched

European Commission launches debate on corporate governance in financial institutions

Flood and Coastal Risk Management Conference 2010

Safeguarding Australia 2010

SteelEye grows UK presence, expands business continuity sales efforts with new partners

Business Emergency Planning Professional Excellence Awards recognize four NE Ohio organizations

May business continuity news

When is a black swan not a black swan?

Business continuity software survey : SunGard’s response

‘Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready’

Number of UK droughts likely to increase

Business continuity planning in the United States

Business Continuity Institute starts ‘Discipline Mapping’ project

US SBA presents annual disaster recovery awards

UK print and mail disaster recovery provider expands capacity

The 2010 Business Continuity Awards

Brainstorming for outliers

Business continuity software quick survey: final results

Report describes the CERT ‘Resilience Management Model’

New computer security threat warning

New crisis management measures for future European volcanic ash crises

Probability of mega-quake hitting Pacific Northwest coast of the United States assessed

‘Security for Cloud Computing Users’: survey results

Information risk examined

SunGard Availability Services completes UK PC refresh

Risks of water scarcity and droughts in Europe explored

Demand for supply chain insurance grows as a result of the volcanic ash crisis: Marsh

Business Resilience in the Supply Chain

‘The link between business interruption insurance and BCM’

Eliminating data center hotspots

Risk & Resilience Expo cancelled

Double-Take Software to be acquired by Vision Solutions in $242 million deal

Nearly $790 million in new US critical infrastructure and preparedness grants announced

Europe’s volcano risks studied

Cloud security study

Neverfail launches continuous availability solution for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

UK gets new ‘National Security Council’

How is the new UK government likely to approach business continuity promotion?

New study looks into network resilience of 30 European countries

Backup and disaster recovery still a difficult area for many businesses

Five tips for adopting cloud gateways

When it comes to information security many employees are ‘the enemy within’

In-crisis decision making: practice makes perfect

Lessons from L’Aquila

Recovery Point upgrades private fiber network to optical

IBHS publishes new guidelines aimed at reducing wildfire risks to property

The UK gets a ‘DisasterNet’

New workforce continuity facility opens in Washington

ContinuitySA provides more Cape Town recovery space

Terror trends examined

9th Annual BCM Study

Policies and procedures during disaster recovery

BlackBerry Enterprise Server not being included in business continuity plans

Outcome of the EU Extraordinary Transport Council

SunGard Availability Services showcases new Sacramento Data Center

EU Transport Ministers meet to agree volcanic ash response

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman comments on the attempted Times Square terrorist attack

Volcanic ash disruption update page

May Business Continuity Briefs

Connecting DHS to the private sector

Advanced BCM Masterclass

SteelEye enhances data replication for multiple server configurations with DataKeeper 7.1

XGEN 2010

Ash cloud costs estimated

Date announced for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2011

Iridium reminds businesses to test satellite phones

Majority of UK SMEs still relying on an end of day backup strategy

IBHS provides new business continuity plan development resources for members

Major disaster declared for Oklahoma

Fraud risk assessments are critical requirements

Stonesoft introduces StoneGate IPS-1205 for advanced gigabit network protection

Major disaster declared for Mississippi

KVH to open second Tokyo data center : meets Japan FISC guidelines as a business continuity site

BELFOR opens Latin American headquarters

BS 25999 experiences requested

Three new climate change reports to be released by the US National Research Council

US major disaster declarations

BOWE BELL + HOWELL Business Continuity Production Services achieves SAS 70 certification for all Mail Processing Centers

SteelEye’s Dave Bermingham receives Microsoft MVP Award

Storage replication service from SunGard Availability Services offered through EMC Select program

‘ETERNUS for Business Continuity’

AT&T running Detroit business continuity exercise

E.ON UK achieves BS 25999 certification

US major disaster declarations

Restart refresh

Total cost of US fires up 86 percent from 1980

Steelhenge to showcase museum business continuity planning services at Museum and Heritage Show

APRA consults on prudential reporting requirements for Basel II

SunGard announces first quarter 2010 results

Edinburgh City Council case study

Vodafone Greece achieves BS 25999 certification

PAS 96: 2010 Defending food and drink

Equinix completes $683.4m acquisition of Switch and Data

US major disaster declarations

IBM opens cloud computing laboratory in Singapore


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