Crisis Management: Preparing for the Challenges is an informative white paper now available through Paradigm Solutions, the developer of OpsPlanner™. Read why and how to develop this critical component of your continuity plan, and be prepared when disaster strikes. Click HERE>>


The public desperately needs news during a disaster, but radio and TV stations may be out of the loop for their own critical needs. Richard Rudman, with years of experience in emergency planning for KFWB in LA, discusses the problems of radio after the Katrina disaster. Click HERE>>


DR Plans Hindered by Poor Communication
With so many DR plans failing in the wake of recent disasters, experts wonder: Why can’t companies create an effective DR strategy? The answer might surprise you. Click HERE>>

FEMA Alerted to Computer Ills Pre-Katrina
Ex-FEMA chief Brown laid blame on other officials last week for the bungled Katrina response, but a report suggests computer problems may have been partly to blame. Click HERE>>

NYC Mayor Recommends Putting NYPD in Charge of Response
To avoid communications breakdowns after disasters in the Big Apple, NYC mayor Bloomberg is recommending putting the NYPD in charge. But what do critics think of that? Click HERE>>

DHS Announces Plans to Boost Cybersecurity
Under constant scrutiny, the DHS is taking steps to ramp up cybersecurity against possible attacks on the Internet and IT systems. Will the changes make cyberspace safer? Click HERE>>

Businesses Shore Up Disaster Preparedness
A new report suggests companies across the nation are taking DR more seriously after seeing the devastation on the Gulf Coast. Have businesses finally learned their lesson? Click HERE>>

DHS Privacy Officer Resigns
DHS staff turnover has once again started. This time, chief privacy officer Nuala O’Connor Kelly is leaving the department for the private sector. Will the changes ever stop? Click HERE>>


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SIA’s BC Planning Conference Brooklyn, NY: Oct 25-26. Widely recognized for its innovative program content. Brings together BC/DR professionals from a variety of industries. This is the best conference value in BCP! Don’t wait. Register now. Click HERE>>


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Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World 2005
More than 1,200 attendees joined expert speakers and exhibitors for a total of 1,600 people at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina for the Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World 2005 conference Sept. 18-21. Conference sessions featured a wide variety of topics, coinciding with industry trends and the latest disastrous events like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Click HERE>>

New Component Streamlines Crisis Communications and IT Event Resolution
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2005 Corporate Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management Conference
New York, NY — The latest key issues, trends, and strategies in corporate security, crisis management and business continuity will be explored. Leaders from global firms, policy experts and senior government officials will share best business practices and insights into how emerging, critical issues are addressed in the boardroom and managed across the corporation. http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conference.cfm?id=980

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