Continuity of Operations relies on the Resolution of business impacting events. Leading organizations use AlarmPoint for Crisis Communications and Event Resolution ensuring "Business Availability."  Find out how AlarmPoint's provides a "real" return on investment — Click HERE>>


Improving Bluetooth Security Bluetooth wireless technology is becoming ubiquitous. With device shipments already exceeding 5 million per week, IT managers and Bluetooth users must be alert to the security issues. Brian Hernacki, Symantec Corp., offers insight.
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Retailers Under Pressure to Tighten Security
Retailers need to tighten their IT practices to protect customers’ privacy and personal information, or they could be in trouble. Will good IT security mean a good bottom line? Click HERE>>

Chertoff: Preparedness Depends on People
Personal preparedness is an important part of dealing with disaster. Now DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff is emphasizing that message. Will we practice what he preaches? Click HERE>>

Regulatory Compliance is Biggest Driver of IT Security Initiatives
Think most IT security experts are concerned about worms, viruses and other attacks? Not so, says a new survey, which found that regulatory compliance is their top concern. Click HERE>>

Nation Unprepared for Terror Attack, Senator Says
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina exposed what some are calling “major flaws” in our ability to prepare for disasters. But what if Katrina had been a terrorist attack? Click HERE>>

Will Outsourcing IT Compromise Security?
Companies often outsource their physical security to third-parties, choosing to leave security to the experts. So why do we need to think twice about outsourcing IT security? Click HERE>>

DHS Outlines Border Security Plan
DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff is making a new push to slow down illegal immigration into the country. Will it make the nation safer from potential terrorist attacks? Click HERE>>


The Microsoft MVP Guide to Exchange Availability
— A new book featuring the 10 Essential Rules on how to avoid email downtime, written by three top Exchange Experts.  Available at no charge through the end of 2005.  Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>


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Check out the newly expanded bookstore (a service of Rothstein & Assoc.) - your source for hundreds of books, software tools, videos, research reports and much more. Over sixty new titles to help you prepare for anything and everything! 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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3n Offers Webinar on Avoiding Common Communication Failures During Crises
November 15. Recent events such as Hurricane Katrina clearly illustrate the most common contributor to crisis management failures: a breakdown of communication at one or more levels. Join 3n and recognized organizational communication expert Robert Chandler, PhD to learn how to anticipate and avoid typical crisis communication quagmires. Visit www.3nonline.com/webinar/?utm_id=25

Lakeview Launches DR Resource Center for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
Oakbrook Terrace, IL — Lakeview announced the launch of a new online Disaster Recovery Resource Center that provides valuable tips, tools and other essential materials to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) prepare themselves with the latest information on disaster recovery, business continuity and high availability. http://lakeviewtech.com/pressroom/pr_2005_11_02.asp

New, Improved iSeries System Restore Test!
IBM is announcing an enhancement to the iSeries system restore test. The amount of backup data has been increased from 1TB to up to 5TB!  Have you ever tested the restoration of your entire iSeries system?  If you haven’t, IBM can do it for you.  The amount of backup data can take up to 5 TB of disk space.  Just send us your backup tapes, and we will do the rest. You can request to schedule a system restore test via our Web site:  http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity/iseriessrt

Strohl Systems Welcomes 500th PLANet Customer
King of Prussia, PA — Strohl Systems has announced that Oregon Community Credit Union has become the 500th customer of Strohl’s PLANet.  Designed exclusively for community financial institutions, PLANet is a patented Web-based, comprehensive planning tool, which ensures plans are constructed according to business continuity planning (BCP) regulations such as those enforced by the FFIEC and NCUA. http://www.strohlsystems.com/MediaPR/TopNews/FullText.asp?ID=94

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