Financial Services Communication Planning. Are you meeting NASD 3500 & FFIEC requirements? Learn about emergency contact information, decision communications, automated notification and escalation, actual vs. simulated notification, more from Amcom. Demo available. Click HERE>>


The Intersection of BCM and ERM

As Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs continue to evolve and mature, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes are just beginning to take hold.  This article explores the drivers for both BCM and ERM, as well as how the two intersect and compliment one another. Click HERE>>


Gulf Coast IT Managers Scrambled to Prepare for Rita
As Hurricane Rita approached the Gulf, companies — some still recovering from Katrina — scrambled to prepare. Did IT managers learn the lessons taught by Katrina? Click HERE>>

Where Should the Red Cross Money Go?
As the American Red Cross evaluates what it expects to spend on short-term hurricane relief, some experts wonder where the money for long-term rebuilding will come from. Click HERE>>

Expert Asks: Can You Ever Prepare Enough?
Lessons learned from Katrina might not have been welcome, but they were essential, says one IT expert. Still, in the wake of Rita, can you ever truly be prepared enough? Click HERE>>

Chance for Havoc in Plans to Evacuate U.S. Cities
Given last week’s chaotic evacuation before Rita struck, officials throughout are taking a look at evacuation plans in their cities. But are the plans showing weaknesses? Click HERE>>

Four Key Questions to Ask About BC and DR
It’s no secret that both business continuity and disaster recovery plans are an organization’s “must have's.” So why don’t many of today’s organizations have successful plans? Click HERE>>

What Will You Do When the Cyber-Levee Breaks?
Some experts say the levees in New Orleans were destined to fail. Now one expert says we should expect the same thing from the “cyber-levee” we use to protect the Internet. Click HERE>>


BELFOR'S Red Alert Program
Protect your organization's mission-critical assets. Corporate needs can be more effectively addressed if a disaster occurs. Worldwide leader in DR services with more than 100 offices and 3000 plus employees. Click HERE>>


Emergency Lifeline Catalog
72-hour Personnel Support EvacuationSearch & Rescue Medical ResponseFood & WaterSanitationMuch More! Supplying companies worldwide since 1985. "We can be afraid or we can be ready," former DHS Secretary, Tom Ridge. Click HERE>>

SAVE THE DATE!November 12-16. The IAEM 2005 Annual Conference & EMEX will take place November 12-16 at the Phoenix Civic Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme is "Emergency Management: Local, Regional and Global Successes." For details, Click HERE>>


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First Strohl Systems Iberoamerica User Conference in Mexico City
October 4 — Mexico City — The Conference will be open to Strohl Systems clients and non-clients and will be the first conference ever entirely focused on BCM as a unifying process. Agenda topics include: Risk Management, Security Measures Before, During and After a Contingency, BCM... A Unifying Process, and more. http://www.strohlsystems.com/Events/RUGS/IberoamericaRUG.asp

TheBCForum.org — New Exclusive Forum For Business Continuity Professionals
New York, NY — Continuity Software, Inc., announces the launch of a new forum for BC professionals, available at www.TheBCForum.org The forum is an exclusive, invitation-only roundtable for enterprise Business Continuity professionals and IT architects who are mandated with the challenging mission of supervising the Business Continuity activities in their enterprises.

Standard to Help Singapore Enterprises Ensure BC Standard is A World First

To help organisations minimise disruptions to their businesses, SPRING Singapore launched the first national standard for BCM at the ISO General Assembly Open Session. The Technical Reference (TR) for BCM provides a framework for building resilience and capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of an organisation's key stakeholders, reputation, brand and businesses. http://www.spring.gov.sg/portal/newsroom/news/releases/05_09_22a.html

Business Continuity Expo and Technology for Compliance 2006
ExCel, London, UK — March 15-16, 2006 — On average, companies suffer a major business continuity event about once every 4 years. Taking a proactive approach now is essential. Many BC incidents can be mitigated by proper planning and effective testing. Receive a comprehensive briefing on all of the issues and latest thinking in this vital area. http://www.businesscontinuityexpo.com/bc2006/index.html

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