eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - March 4th, 2009

BCM Trends Podcast with Gartner Research Director John Morency. Learn how IT can improve DR management maturity and still meet budgetary commitments. Sponsored by Gartner Business Continuity Management Summit. Save $300 on conference fee with Priority Code DR300. Click HERE>>

Securing Your Organization's E-mail A vulnerable application on the network, e-mail can be intercepted by unauthorized people, putting business confidentiality, liability and compliance in jeopardy. Be aware of the issues. Is your e-mail wide open to attack? Kevin Beaver tells us more. Click HERE>>
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What to Consider When Choosing a Remote Site
Offsite data centers are proven to help keep businesses up and running after a disaster, but running your own can be pricey. Should you do it yourself or contract it out? Click HERE>>

Florida County Uses Next-Generation 911 System to Enhance Public Safety
The nation's 911 networks are struggling to keep up with citizen expectations and technological advances. But now one Florida county has found a way to make it work. Click HERE>>

IRS Not Prepared for Disaster
At tax time, there are probably a lot of people who wish the IRS wasn't around. But a new report is concerned that the agency might not actually be around if disaster struck. Click HERE>>

Cybersecurity Experts Unveil Plan to Lock Out Intruders
The government might work on a plan to improve cybersecurity, but a group of security experts aren't waiting around for it to happen. What action are they taking? Click HERE>>

Inbound Cargo Will Miss Screening Deadline
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says there's no way we will be able to meet the 2012 deadline for 100 percent scanning of inbound ocean cargo containers. Click HERE>>

NIST Revises Guidelines for Teleworking Security
Many businesses' BC plans include provisions for employees to work from home, but is that a secure option? New guidelines can help make sure it is. Click HERE>>

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The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

Disaster Recovery Testing The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool. Click HERE>>

National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo June 17 - 18, 2009. New Orleans, LA. The first event working to consolidate the industries which comprise the entire Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding cycle! Click HERE>>

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California Fire, EMS & Disaster Conference & Expo 2009
Palm Springs, CA - May 13 - 15, 2009 - The 2009 CFEDWest Conference & Expo is California's largest domicile response event. Developed by California's response base - for California's response community - the 2009 event features five great educational tracks with the following areas of focus: firefighting, EMS, disaster response & public health, and emergency nursing. They also offer POST, EMS and BRN continuing educational credit. Click HERE>>

Portable Kit May One Day Detect Plant Disease Before Disastrous Outbreak
College Station, TX - This science may literally be outside the box: A briefcase-sized kit is carried to a field where thousands of tons of food are growing. The search is for microorganisms that could infect and kill the plants, wreaking havoc on the food supply and market. If the equipment in the box finds the pathogen, experts can tell farmers how to prevent the devastation. Quick and accurate are key. That's what scientists plan to do within three years. Click HERE>>

Scholarship Fund Created for Children of Parents Lost to Air Medical Accidents
Alexandria, VA - Children who have lost a parent in an air medical accident may now be eligible for financial assistance through a scholarship fund developed by the Foundation for Air-Medical Research & Education (FARE), the charitable arm of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Beginning this year, the FARE Children's Scholarship Fund will award two scholarships, of $2,500 each, for post-secondary education. Click HERE>>

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