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10 Tips for Selling BCP to Upper Management The number one challenge facing BCP professionals today is getting upper management buy-in. Ted Brown gives us 10 steps to take when planning a presentation to gain management support of a business continuity program. Click HERE>>


Health Experts Say Country Could Be Overwhelmed by Bird Flu
With the possibility of an avian flu pandemic poised to strike, experts are saying we will be overwhelmed. Are we really that poorly prepared for a pandemic? Click HERE>>

The Top 10 Information Security Myths
IT professionals beware: Your data may be at risk if you believe the security myths out there. Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to information security? Click HERE>>

Are State Evacuation Plans Better Late Than Never?
With evacuation planning a hot topic post-Katrina, Connecticut has taken a hard look at its own evacuation plans – or lack thereof. Are these plans better late than never? Click HERE>>

Boston Globe Exposes Credit Card Data
Data security keeps declining as two newspapers accidentally expose almost a quarter of a million subscribers' credit card information. Will we ever get our data secure? Click HERE>>

Cyber Storm Exercise to Go Global
The DHS’s long-awaited Cyber Storm exercise is kicking off this week, and now it is taking on an international scope. Will it help improve the nation’s cybersecurity? Click HERE>>

Professional Development More Important Than Ever for IT Security
With IT security issues constantly in the news, is it any wonder some experts recommend IT pros upgrade their skills? Do we need a refresher course in security? Click HERE>>


100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference commemorates the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. April 18-22. Discuss best practices and new research with 2,000 professionals engaged in emergency management, earth science, engineering, RM, and BC. Click HERE>>


Employee Problems - Emotional Terrors in the Workplace By Vali Mitchell. This book will help you persuade the boss to add the skill and knowledge that will help managers preempt the signs of corrosive emotional distress in the workplace. Click HERE>>

CPM 2006 WEST
May 23-25, The Mirage, Las Vegas. CPM is the premier education and networking event for business continuity/COOP, emergency management and security professionals. Early-Bird pricing in effect thru March 24! Click HERE>>


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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

Americans Give Mixed Reviews to Public and Private Groups’ Information Security
A recent national opinion survey of United States adults revealed that Americans have widely varying attitudes about the ability of key institutions to store information accurately and securely in computer systems. Among the institutions covered in the survey were hospitals and medical clinics, which received the highest public confidence scores in accuracy and security of information.
http://www.infosentry.com/InfoSENTRY_NewsRelease_Security-Attitudes_20060122.htm

The Business Continuity Awards 2006
The BC Awards are designed to highlight examples of good practice, particularly in the face of disasters such as those in 2005. The substantial number of nominations this year is recognition of the growth and excellence of BC management. The City of London hopes that the example of those nominated will encourage others and assist organisations as they strive to implement business continuity management for the first time this year. http://www.businesscontinuityawards.com/

Texas Hurricane Conference
Beaumont, TX – May 23-25 – Volunteer organizations, emergency management professionals and first responders will join with leaders to discuss key issues involved in evacuation, sheltering and the reentry process after the storm. The goal is to share information and improve coordination among Texas communities in planning to respond to a catastrophic storm.
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/hurrconf06.pdf

2006 Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show & Conference
New York, NY – March 21-22. Security, contingency planning, data storage, compliance, and emergency messaging are all covered in this year's program. Learn from case studies: where to save, where to spend, where to deploy. Register for the conference today and receive a free copy of "The Resilient Enterprise," the highly praised book by Dr. Yossi Sheffi. Register at $295. Save $100. Act Now. http://www.flaggmgmt.com/bc/

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