Survey: Emergency departments experience many communication roadblocks

Communicating with a large population of residents continues to be a challenge for local emergency management departments.

The 2013 Federal Signal Public Safety Survey found that emergency departments experience difficulty finding ways to reach a large population of residents before a severe storm occurs.

NYSE completed mock IPO test for Twitter

Twitter has plans to join the stock market in November.

The NYSE tested its system over the weekend to ensure that the platform will be prepared for Twitter’s IPO, slated to occur in November. 

PR Newswire data breach exposes 10,000 records

PR Newswire is the latest company to be hit with a data breach.

PR Newswire, a popular press release distributor, confirmed recently that a database with information from about 10,000 of its accounts was taken.

Businesses, homeowners are still waiting for Hurricane Sandy funding

Businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy are still waiting for funding.

About 24 percent of the Small Business Administration’s approved $2.4 billion loan has been disbursed to companies affected by Hurricane Sandy. 

Zurich Insurance: Schools also need a continuity of operations plan

Does your school have a continuity of operations plan in place?

Schools should have their own continuity of operations plan in place in the wake of natural disasters and unexpected dangers.

Report: Mobile devices save people during natural disasters

Businesses can benefit from cell phone communications during a natural disaster.

Cell phones can be beneficial to a business continuity plan because they can expedite communications with friends and colleagues. 

Adobe Systems’ server code found online

Adobe Systems is known for many programs, but their servers are also subjected to a data breach.

Earlier this month, the data of more than 2.9 million Adobe Systems customers was stolen from one of its servers.

New York City buildings are becoming more ‘flood-proof’

Newer apartment buildings in Manhattan are trying to "flood-proof" their foundation to protect properties from future damage.

Some luxury condominiums in Manhattan are considering innovative ways to protect their tenants from future flooding in response to Hurricane Sandy.

October is ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’

Business owners should look into protecting their electronic assets because data breaches are becoming more common.

Cyber security is becoming increasingly more important for business owners. “Cyber Security Awareness Month” is meant to educate companies on how they can implement business continuity solutions.

Study: 40 percent of small businesses hit with data breaches

Companies can benefit from the support of business continuity consultants.

About 40 percent of small businesses have been a victim of a data breach. Instead of looking for outside assistance, many of these companies manage their own cyber security measures.