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1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.



Galveston TX Hurricanes

Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years
Average Direct hit every 8.63 years

The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents
Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000

The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph
42    people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage

Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.

Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars

Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history


Nuclear Issues

Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong

On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.

Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones
usatoday.com


Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant
NYTimes.com


How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown
NYTimes.com


Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel
NYTimes.com


Timeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents
BBCNews.com


Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl
independent.co.uk


In graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert
bbc.co.uk


Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry
reuters.com


Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"
bbc.co.uk.com






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Basel II
What is Basel II
Basel II Capital Accord, Basel I Initiatives, and
    Other Basel-Related Matters


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Information technology examination procedures for FDIC-supervised financial institutions
Guidance to help Financial Institutions and to
    Facilitate Recovery in Storm and Flood-affected areas of
    Texas and Oklahoma- News


Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
About FFIEC -
Business Continuity Planning - IT Examination Handbook
Information Security - IT Examination Handbook
Interagency Policy Statement on Coordination and Communication Between External Auditors and Examiners
Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina:
    Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event

Guidance for Financial Institutions in Response to
    Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


Federal Reserve Bank
FBR - Federal Reserve Bank

Gramm-Leach-Bliley
The Financial Privacy Requirements of the GLB Act

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPAA - Privacy and Your Health Information
HIPAA General Information

National Credit Union Administration
NCUA - Rules and Regulations

National Fire Protection Association
NFPA 1600 - Standard on Disaster/Emergency
    Management and Business Continuity Programs
    - 2007 Edition


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Safety and Soundness Standards. 12 CFR Part 30 - Regulation
Comptroller's Handbook: Truth in Lending
OCC - Summary of "Lessons Learned" and Implications
    for Business Continuity


Office of Thrift Supervision
OTS - Resources

Payment Card Industry
PCI - Data Security Standards - PDF
PCI Data Security Standard compliance:
    Three steps to success

Payment Card Industry (PCI) - Wikipedia - Read

Presidential Policy Directive
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8

Sarbanes & Oxley
SOX Act

Securities & Exchange Commission
SEC - The Laws That Govern The Securities Industry


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