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BC Earthquake Risk Increases During “Slow Slip” Events Every 14 Months

“Roughly every 14 months, for about a two week period, seismologist Alison Bird won’t park underground. That’s because she knows the chances are higher of a big earthquake striking.”
Read more here…
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-bc-slow-slip-1.3794192

Just more than four hours into the Boston Marathon there were two explosions within a few blocks of the finish line. Federal officials believe both devices were small and at least one device was placed in a trash container. The explosions killed three and

Just more than four hours into the Boston Marathon there were two explosions within a few blocks of the finish line. Federal officials believe both devices were small and at least one device was placed in a trash container. The explosions killed three and wounded more than 180.

More than a terrorist incident, this attack was one of many mass casualty incidents that have occurred this year. Today’s special event contingency planning requires emergency planners to work extensively with local, state and federal emergency professionals to plan for mass causality contingencies. Hospitals were already on standby for marathon runners. Doctors, nurses and emergency medical staff were also onsite to address the needs of the runners and spectators.

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Boston-Marathon-Emergency-Planning.html

Boston Bombing Shows How Social Media Has Changed Response

Before 3 p.m. ET on Monday, April 15, two explosions at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 180 others, and turned the race into what ABC News said resembled “a war zone.”
The explosions occurred almost simultaneously nea…

Can You Eliminate System Downtime?We’ve published a new ebook, “Business Health, Partner Healthy: Five Prescriptions to Stop Healthcare Disasters.” Told through the lens of four StorageCraft partners, the ebook explores the various challenges faced by ma

We’ve published a new ebook, “Business Health, Partner Healthy: Five Prescriptions to Stop Healthcare Disasters.”  Told through the lens of four StorageCraft partners, the ebook explores the various challenges faced by managed service providers who support healthcare organizations. One thing that really struck me about this particular industry was its absolute intolerance for downtime. In a business where people’s lives literally depend on the technology around them, eradicating downtime becomes a top priority.

http://www.mspmentor.net/2013/04/15/can-you-eliminate-system-downtime/

Businesses now spending more time on business strategy and risk management

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have undertaken the biggest risk-management behaviour shift in a generation, with 53 per cent spending more time on their business strategy and risk management than they did before the financial crisis, accor…

New Categories for Data Center Best Practices (Part 3)

Parts One and Two of this series explained how new energy-management methodologies and approaches have changed best practices relating to disaster recovery and power capping. In this final installment, the focus shifts to high temperature ambient (HTA)…

Schnucks: Millions of Cards Exposed

Grocery story chain Schnuck Markets Inc. now says about 2.4 million debit and credit cards were likely compromised as a result of a breach of its point-of-sale network back in December (see Retailer Says ‘Code’ Compromised Cards).
In a statement and ti…

FBI seeks images in Boston Marathon bomb inquiry

     BOSTON (AP) — Police and federal agents appealed to the public Tuesday for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed “we will go to the ends of the Earth” …

Boston Marathon blasts put world’s cities on alert

The deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic as cities from Los Angeles to London saw a surge in security.
The White House, New York’s Times Square, and the preparations for former Prime Minister Margaret That…

Business Income Insurance: Don’t Get Burned

Or blown away by a tornado or struck by lightning or any other calamity that interrupts business. A primer on business income insurance and how it can help.

Worst-case scenario: Your association’s building suffers a four-alarm fire. You lose all hardcopy records, merchandise, annual conference signage, and much more. On top of that, you have to move to another building for at least six months while the space is rebuilt, and you still have to pay the lease on the burned-out office. What’s your business income insurance going to cover? What about your extra-expense coverage?

http://associationsnow.com/2013/04/business-income-insurance-dont-get-burned/