Feb 2006: One-Stop Email Management Services including Continuity, Security, and Recovery are now available from MessageOne. Join thousands of organizations that already depend on MessageOne for business continuity, and be sure your email is protected against any threat. Click HERE>>


Strategic Planning for BCM By applying strategic planning methodology when developing business continuity policy and standards, practitioners can gain acceptance of their program proposals at the executive level and enjoy greater program success. Eric A. Beck explains. Click HERE>>


Interoperability Efforts Moving Slowly, DHS Official Says
The DHS’s efforts to achieve interoperability in first-responder communications are moving slowly, says a department official. Why aren’t they moving faster? Click HERE>>

Cybercrime Concerns Lead to Online Behavior Changes, Study Finds
Most believe they are more likely to be victims of cybercrime than victims of physical crime, a new study has found. Are we finally wising up to the need for cybersecurity? Click HERE>>

Health Experts Prepare for Biological Terrorism
Some experts believe it’s only a matter of time before the US becomes the victim of a biological terrorist attack. Are our health professionals prepared to respond to bioterror? Click HERE>>

Standardize Security Terminology, Expert Says
Security terminology varies so much from company to company, it’s left one security expert wondering: Can we really improve security if we’re not all on the same page? Click HERE>>

Countries Make Dangerous Cyber Adversaries, Experts Warn
What happens when other countries launch cyberattacks against the US? Some experts are warning that such attacks could be more devastating than we realize. Click HERE>>

Canadian Firms Prepare for a Pandemic
A report suggests Canadian businesses are spending more time and money than before to prepare for a possible flu pandemic. Are our neighbours better prepared than we are? Click HERE>>


Enterprise-wide BC Planning
DSPN is a consulting firm that develops emergency response and business recovery plans. Their nationally-certified professionals design, document, implement, and test contingency plans. For free resources, 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>>

DRJ Spring World 2006 Orlando, FL. Mar. 26-29. Global events from recent months have proven that vulnerabilities exist everywhere. How can you achieve total preparedness? Learn solutions, strategies and new priorities. Click HERE>>


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Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association's 50th Quarterly Meeting
College Park, MD — February 16 — In 2005, MADRA’s theme was the basics of Business Continuity Planning: BIA; planning; testing; and a tabletop exercise. In 2006, they are planning to look at how to coordinate activities with external agencies: what laws and regulations may be applicable to members’ organizations; how to establish relationships; and how to coordinate exercises with these bodies. http://www.madra.org/50thmeeting.html

Anonymizer Delivers Breakthrough in Portable Identity Protection and Secure Browsing
San Diego, CA — This software package protects the identity of users when surfing the Internet, and ensures secure browsing at any computer. It also safeguards users with proactive protection against critical online security threats, such as phishing scams and pharming attacks. U3 is a new platform for smart drives that enable a personal, private and secure workspace on any Microsoft Windows XP or 2000 PC. http://www.anonymizer.com/consumer/media/press_releases/01242006.html

Vision Solutions Appoints Norm Williams as Executive VP of Sales And Marketing
Irvine, CA — Vision Solutions, provider of High Availability products, announces its appointment of Norm Williams to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. Williams’ distinguished career includes more than 20 years of experience in startup, high-growth and mature technology companies. His career has been defined by causing an immediate and sustained impact on sales growth. http://www.visionsolutions.com/company/news/01-23-2006.asp

Business Continuity Training by Sentryx
Become a CBRM (Certified Business Resilience Manager) through Sentryx’ 5-day comprehensive BC Planning course with advanced BIA training. Course BC-201 is an all-in-one practical BC plan development and program management course. It is designed to teach both principles of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and detailed methods to develop, test, and maintain a business continuity plan. http://www.sentryx.com/BC-201.htm

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