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Vermont is Enticing Disaster Preparedness with Money

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The state of Vermont is preparing to implement new rules that encourage communities to take steps to reduce future flood damage in exchange for more money to help them recover.


 


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Dow Corning Battles Counterfeiters of its Silicone Sealants

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 As part of an ongoing effort by government authorities across China to crack down on counterfeiting, law enforcement authorities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, broke up a counterfeiting ring selling fake Dow Corning silicone sealant. 


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How to Add Resiliency to Your Risk Management Strategy

The latest buzzword these days is “Resiliency,” which for all intents and purposes is really nothing more than a new term for business continuity planning (BCP) in the private sector and continuity of operations planning (COP) in the public sector.
By Jerry Brennan and Lynn Mattice
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Probably the most important first step an organization should take in developing their BCP/COP program is to conduct an inventory of all of the enterprise’s processes, assets and resources (PAR). No one has the time or resources to boil the ocean, so once the inventory has been completed, the next step involves prioritizing the PAR list from the most critical to the least important.


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Supply Chain Fears Increase as International Business Activity Heats Up

As U.S. and Canadian businesses plan to expand their business overseas this year, supply chain failures, data breaches and political instability are weighing heavily on the minds of their executives, according to a survey.
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Nearly half (45%) of the executives surveyed noted that overseas risks pose a greater threat to their company than domestic ones, while one-third (33%) reported that overseas risks are an equal threat. In addition, nearly half (48%) of the companies had experienced at least one loss related to conducting business overseas over the last three years.


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LA Mayor Wants L.A. Buildings to be Graded for Earthquake Safety

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety.


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14 Million People Affected by Power Outages in 2013

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According to power management company Eaton, for the fifth year running, California topped the list of states with the most power outages, followed by Texas and Michigan.


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How to Keep Up with Emerging Technologies and Risks

consumers hundreds of billions of dollars annually. In the United States, credit card fraud resulting from cyber intrusions has skyrocketed.
By Jerry Brennan and Lynn Mattice
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Whether you are in a private or public enterprise, developing a solid base of intelligence on new and emerging technologies is a critical element in developing strategic and tactical responses to maintain operational continuity.


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Failure to Prepare for Storms Costs $1.15 Trillion

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Failing to prepare for extreme weather events has cost the United States $1.15 trillion in economic losses from 1980 to 2010 and could cost another trillion in coming years.


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New Research Warns World to Prepare for Blackouts

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The reality of living without computers, mobile phones and entertainment systems, and managing a transport system thrown into chaos by an absence of traffic lights, trains and subways, may become increasingly common, according to a new academic study.


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Funding Problems Threaten U.S. Disaster Preparedness

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A study by researchers lists seven recommendations to enhance preparedness for public health emergencies in the U.S.


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Teleconference: Business Continuity Best Practices Group

5/22/12
Virtual/Conference
United States
Contact: Dean Correia
Join this collection of security practitioners and become part of the next generation of business continuity and crisis management program development. Read More

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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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