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How do the six stages of a crisis affect my message maps? Join distinguished crisis communications expert Dr. Robert Chandler as he introduces new findings and key principles for creating message maps. Sponsored by 3n. Click HERE>>

How to Ensure IT Resiliency During an Economic Downturn: The Top 10 Questions Your Company Needs to Ask Itself. Organizations look for ways to reduce costs. Keep these questions in mind to ensure your BCDR program remains viable and effective, even with limited IT resources. Click HERE>>
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A CALL FOR ARTICLES for the 2009/10 Disaster Resource GUIDE, annual issue. We're seeking for articles on business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency/ crisis management. Contact us by January 31st with article proposals- click here.

DHS Forecasts Five-Year Threat Picture
What are the biggest threats facing the United States over the next five years? A new report says it’s terrorism driven by the Middle East and Africa, border security and the Internet. Click HERE>>

Chlorine Gas Study Helps Responders Prepare for Disaster
A new study analyzing a 2005 train wreck could help first responders in large cities handle the release of chlorine gas. Click HERE>>

Evolving Cybersecurity Faces a New Dawn
Cybersecurity has faced a growing number of concerns over the past few years. But a new report says we’ve passed the awareness stage and are now moving to tackling the issue. Click HERE>>

Resolve to Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters, Chertoff Says
Outgoing DHS secretary Michael Chertoff is urging Americans to become better prepared for disaster — because we’re taking assistance for granted. Click HERE>>

FCC’s Plans to Boost Public Safety Wireless Interoperability Meets Obstacles
If emergency communications save lives, it stands to reason that communication failures can kill. But have the FCC’s plans to improve interoperability met roadblocks? Click HERE>>

Cyberattacks Come From Gaza Conflict
The conflict in Gaza between Israel and Palestine has taken to cyberspace, as hackers have now moved to cyberattacks to small business websites. Click HERE>>

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Principles and Practices of Business Continuity. This book explores the subject of BC Management: from basic principles to best practices. Learn development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of an effective BC program. Click HERE>>

15% Off Year Kick-Off Sale: Most Popular Survival Kits! A terrific way to show you care. A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! See our new website. Click HERE>>

Fifth Annual WebEOC User Conference April 14-17, 2009, San Diego, CA. For the first time, you can attend formal WebEOC crisis information management software training sessions throughout the conference - at no extra charge! Click HERE>>

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The Business Continuity Institute has announced their first event in China on 5-6 May 2009 in Shanghai. 15% discount on bookings received by 15 January 09: £400+VAT, £250+VAT for second plus delegates from the same organisation. A table top exhibition will accompany the conference with spaces from £1000+VAT, includes one delegate place. An excellent, cost effective way to test the Chinese market. Email or phone +44 (0) 161 743 3554 or +44 (0) 118 947 8215. Further details at

BC Management New Service Offering
BC Management is pleased to announce that it will begin offering customized benchmarking for BC/DR programs and compensation in 2009. The reports can be customized specific to each client’s criteria, which may include industry, revenues, locations, employees and much more. To guide BC Management’s research activities, an International Advisory Benchmarking Board comprised of leading international experts has been created to review the survey and ensure its focus reflects current industry trends. /

On-Line Emergency Management Education by RRCC
Lakewood, CO -- Red Rocks Community College has been offering both an AAS degree in Emergency Management and Planning and an AAS certificate, over the INTERNET, since 1999. All courses are taught by credentialed instructors who are also emergency management professionals with years of experience. The program is co-sponsored by the Colorado Division of Emergency Management. For more information, go to, click on Courses/Programs and then Degrees and Certificates.

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We are now receiving subscriptions for the 2008/2009 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (13th annual Edition), which is being distributed through early 2009. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>