(TNS) — After months of persistent flooding in the metro-east, counties are tabulating the damages and requesting millions of dollars in federal assistance. Thursday marked the last day for Illinois counties to request Public Assistance Reimbursement through the state. Between Madison, St. Clair and Monroe counties, roughly $33 million in aid is being requested. The… Continue reading How Much Will Spring Floods Cost Southern Illinois Counties?
By Don Boxley Jr / July 11, 2019 Most consumers regard Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as a credible means of securing their data transmissions and overall privacy. Few realize VPNs were initially designed to provide these benefits for on-premise settings, offering only limited efficacy on the assortment of mobile, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud technologies commonly… Continue reading Overcoming the Dangers of Virtual Private Networks
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Drummer, singer, and guitarist extraordinaire Dave Grohl has been a part of several prolific rock bands such as Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. He recently brought up an interesting view on playing guitar. Grohl’s view on playing music relates much closer to Business Continuity than you would think. His experience shows how important it is… Continue reading Tune Into Your BC Plans
The eventuality of a cyber attack is cause for concern for all kinds of organizations, but lately the financial services industry has been especially afflicted. Drawbridge Partners’ Martin Passante explores the growing cybersecurity threat in financial services and how firms can proactively prepare. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for firms in the financial industry. Whether… Continue reading Cyber Risk Continues to Plague Financial Services
(TNS) — U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Sarah Minson was in the thick of efforts to develop an earthquake warning system in California when a series of major temblors struck the sparsely populated community of Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert this summer. The largest, a magnitude 7.1 quake on July 5, was the biggest to hit… Continue reading Recent Quakes Have Helped Scientists Hone ShakeAlert
(TNS) — Beaver County officials plan to improve emergency communication after a series of alerts about last weekend’s chemical release in Rochester left residents scratching their heads. About 27,000 residents received notice of a shelter advisory Friday evening after a fire at a former pool chemical site emitted pungent chlorine fumes in a five-mile radius… Continue reading Beaver County, Pa., Officials to Improve Emergency Communications
Most organizations do a good job when it comes to developing plans to protect their staff in the event of an emergency. However, there are several other key tasks that often go overlooked. In today’s post we’ll look at the six tasks that every organization should address in the plans it draws up to be… Continue reading The 6 Tasks Every Emergency Plan Should Address
At Forrester, it is our goal to be ahead of the market trends so we can advise clients on what is to come and how they should prepare. Each year, we publish a series of predictions reports about what may be of primary concern for various roles over the course of the coming year. Rather than using… Continue reading The Security Snapshot: Forrester Time Machine
New Orleans averted disaster this month when tropical storm Barry delivered less rain in the Crescent City than forecasters originally feared. But Barry’s slog through Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri is just the latest event in a year that has tested levees across the central U.S. Many U.S. cities rely on levees for protection from floods. There… Continue reading As Flood Risks Increase Across the U.S., It’s Time to Recognize the Limits of Levees