‘Snowquester’ brings nation’s capital to a halt

Continuity of operations planning that bans residents from roads might cause some annoyance but it will keep individuals safe.

According to the Associated Press, rush-hour commuters were stranded for hours in their cars two years ago, becoming stuck on highways. To prevent that from happening this time, federal government offices were shut down, while local officials told residents to stay off the roads.

Study: Small businesses less likely to report data breaches

Disaster recovery planning must include informing data breach victims of their possible losses.

According to the Ponemon Institute, just 33 percent of small businesses said that they informed data breach victims of their losses.

New York town wants to create better evacuation plans

A comprehensive continuity of operations plan will help ensure that residents know how to work with emergency personnel and stay safe through disasters.

Niagara County, an area in upstate New York, wants to update their plans for maintaining critical infrastructure and emergency communication plans in case of a disaster.

Mobile apps pose possible security threat to businesses

With BYOD policies becoming more common, businesses must ensure that their disaster recovery plans account for employees' use of mobile devices.

With mobile devices becoming a common workplace accessory, it is crucial for businesses to ensure that their disaster recovery planning accounts for employees’ use of smartphones, laptops and tablets.

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