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>>


Bird Flu Pandemic President Bush yesterday discussed US preparations, and raised general awareness by doing so. How real is this threat? What can continuity planners do to prepare for this potential threat? Geary Sikich offers his insights and makes some suggestions.
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Bird Flu Fears Raise Quarantine Questions
With emergency officials concerned about the avian flu this winter, some are beginning to ask: How should we handle the quarantine question if there is a flu pandemic? Click HERE>>

Researchers Say Oracle’s Security May Have Weaknesses
Most businesses use passwords for their IT infrastructure, but two researchers say Oracle products have password-protection weaknesses. What does this mean for your business? Click HERE>>

Anti-Terror Experts Go on the Offensive
We need to start planning to prevent terrorist attacks, say military experts, and not just respond to them after the fact. Should we go on the offensive with our anti-terror efforts? Click HERE>>

Red Cross Low on Funds for Some Wilma Victims
With Florida still recovering from Wilma, some residents discover that the Red Cross is unable to help as much as expected because local branches are tapped out after Katrina. Click HERE>>

PC Virus Makes Use of Bird Flu Fears
With so much talk about the avian flu virus, it’s no wonder we’re concerned about a pandemic. But beware a new virus that’s using our concern to infect our systems. Click HERE>>

Continuous Access to Information Is Key to BC, Survey Finds
Should you even have to recover from a disruption? No, say most with Fortune 1000 companies. They say they should have continuous access to information, no matter what. Click HERE>>


Avoid Common Communication Failures During Crises
Join 3n and recognized organizational communication expert, Robert Chandler, Ph.D., to learn how to anticipate and avoid typical crisis communication quagmires. Free online event. Click HERE>>


A Survival Kit... a Terrific Gift 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! Order today for holiday delivery. For more information, Click HERE>>


Corp. Security, BC & Crisis Mgmt. Conference
Join senior executives, government officials and policy experts to examine strategies to limit risk, control damage, maintain critical operations and effect recovery. Nov. 17-18, NYC.
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Strohl Systems Introduces Web Seminar Program, New Corporate Identity
King of Prussia, PA — Strohl announces a new Web seminar series on BCP.  Future topics will include plan testing for community financial institutions, the human aspect of planning and an examiner’s perspective on BCP. Additionally, Strohl recently launched a newly designed corporate identity and Web site. “Plan. Practice. Prevail.” is Strohl’s new tagline. http://www.strohlsystems.com/MediaPR/TopNews/FullText.asp?ID=92

RIMS Announces Educational Sessions and Presenters For 2006 Annual Conference
New York, NY — RIMS announces the keynote speakers and educational sessions schedule for its 2006 Conference being held April 23-27, in Honolulu. Over 160 educational sessions, more than 450 exhibitors, and numerous leading industry experts are confirmed for the annual event for risk management professionals, an IFRIMA designated conference, titled “Expanding the Power of Risk Management.” http://www.rims.org/RIMS2006

Powerflare Corporation To Exhibit at Clean Gulf Conference
Menlo Park, CA — PowerFlare Corporation will be exhibiting at the 2005 Clean Gulf Conference. The Conference is a forum for maritime and energy sector companies and regulatory agencies to exchange best practices on a wide range of issues, from environmental concerns to homeland security. This year’s Clean Gulf Conference is November 9-10 in Galveston, Texas. http://powerflare.com/news/pressreleases/PR_10312005_Clean_Gulf.pdf

Continuity Planning Guide FYI
Flu Pandemic Planning. Since mention of a possible flu pandemic in the 14 October INFOGRAM, the EMR-ISAC has continued researching a variety of sources for pertinent planning practices relevant to the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). Considering the potential for degradation of critical infrastructure operations and services caused by severe personnel shortages, the EMR-ISAC offers the following basic suggestions for ESS leaders nationwide: Click HERE>>

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