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Get Back to Security Basics, Expert Says
As IT pros work their way up the corporate ladder, they gain more clout in the boardroom. But that has one industry watcher worried: Are we losing sight of security basics? Click HERE>>

90 Million Could Fall Ill from Flu, Health Chief Says
90 million could get sick if an avian flu pandemic strikes, the country’s health chief says, including 40 percent of our emergency workers. So how do we prepare for the possibility? Click HERE>>

FBI Says Attacks Succeeding Despite Security Investments
Companies invest heavily in security technology, but an FBI survey has found that most are still suffering from crippling attacks. Does that mean security doesn’t work? Click HERE>>

Hurricane Shelters Drowning in Debt
Five months have passed since Katrina, but many still live in shelters and the charities and churches caring for them are sliding further into debt. Who will save the rescuers? Click HERE>>

Backup Versus Archiving: What’s the Difference?
Do you know the difference between backup and archiving? A new study says most companies don’t. Does not knowing mean you’re jeopardizing your business? Click HERE>>

Chertoff Talks Border Security
DHS Secretary talks candidly about what his department is doing to improve border security. But does he believe tighter border security will decrease the risk of terrorism? Click HERE>>

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16th World Conference on Disaster Management Toronto,
June 10-13, 2006. Emergency Management & Business Continuity working together. Learning and networking from a global perspective. This is the best education you'll find! Click HERE>>


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Corporate Responsibility Places Onus on Directors to Demonstrate Good Business Mgmt
Increasing terrorist threats and environmental devastation may have raised awareness of business continuity and disaster recovery, but many organisations are still missing the point; it is the so-called smaller issues, the email failure, transport problems or localised flood, or the crash of call-centre systems that are more likely to fundamentally undermine business success.

Senforce Announces Release of Endpoint Security Suite 3.1
Draper, UT — ESS centrally enforces an organization’s security policies by-location for every PC worldwide in a ‘24x7’ fashion—whether or not they’re connected to company-managed networks or even to the Internet. Version 3.1 builds upon the same sophisticated endpoint security features and takes them to new levels of performance, scalability and manageability in support of large enterprise deployments.

National Severe Weather Workshop
Midwest City, OK — March 2-4. Sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, this workshop is expected to draw about 500 attendees, including emergency managers, other public safety officials, and media weather forecasters from across the country. The participants will learn about the latest in severe weather preparedness and managing public response to weather-related disasters.

The Association of Contingency Planners Announces Boston Chapter
Boston, MA — ACP, the nation’s premiere organization for professionals in the field of Business Continuity Planning, announces the chartering of the Greater Boston Chapter. The chapter will provide networking, educational, and professional development services to the rapidly growing number of business continuity professionals throughout the area.

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