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Can IT Handle an Avian Flu Pandemic?
If a bird flu pandemic hits, the federal government would start encouraging companies to allow employees to work from home. But can our IT infrastructure handle that? Click HERE>>

VoIP Can Be Secure, Experts Say
In the past week alone, the headlines have been full of security experts sounding the alarm about VoIP. So why do some people say there’s nothing to worry about? Click HERE>>

House OKs $5.5 Billion for Port Security
In the wake of the failed ports deal, Congress has approved a bill calling for $5.5 billion to ensure port security. But will the money actually make a difference? Click HERE>>

VoIP Security Fears Spook IT Pros
Some experts believe VoIP is secure, but major financial institutions are shunning the technology, worried it’s not mature enough to provide secure business communications. Click HERE>>

Chaos Feared in Pandemic Flu Plan
Last week, the White House released its plan for dealing with a flu pandemic. The big message? Don’t expect the federal government to bail us out if a pandemic strikes. Click HERE>>

Update Laws to Prevent Cybersnooping, Expert Says
A legal loophole allows government agencies to buy personal data about citizens from commercial data brokers. As data breaches occur weekly, do we need to update our laws? Click HERE>>

CPM 2006 WEST: A Global Alliance for Survival. May 23-25, Las Vegas. The premier education & networking event for BC/COOP, EM and security professionals. Disaster simulation! $50 off: code FLA6W. Free golf tournament! Click HERE>>  

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June 18-21, Toronto. "Emergency Management and BC Working Together" Get a global perspective. Learn from and network with the best. Pandemic Planning, Effective Leadership, & more. For full program, Click HERE>>


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TAMP Systems Offers New Pandemic and Health Crisis Planning Services
Merrick, NY – TAMP Systems, provider of planning software and consulting solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery announces its latest Pandemic and Health Crisis Planning services. This service helps companies become prepared to decrease the risk of infection, spreading the virus and managing through the potential business interruptions that would occur as a result of a pandemic-type event such as the Bird Flu. www.drsbytamp.com

LDRPS from Strohl Selected as Finalist for the ‘06 Int’l. BC Awards
King of Prussia, PA – Strohl announces that its business continuity plan building software, LDRPS, is a finalist in the BC Management Planning Software of the Year category. The award is presented to the company “that has done the most for companies of all sizes to improve their continuity management whether servicing the public or private sector.” The winner will be announced May 11 in London. http://www.strohlsystems.com/MediaPR/TopNews/FullText.asp?ID=104

Simulated DDoS Network Attacks and Network Intrusions
Skybox Security performs DDoS attacks across a portion of the corporate network. The tests are modeled and analyzed through an automated process via their botnet network rather than manually performed on a live network. As a result, the tests are repeated on a scheduled basis without any fear of network disruption. Through DDoS attack and access simulation, vulnerability exposures and security control weaknesses are revealed. www.skyboxsecurity.com

The Association of Contingency Planners Charters Two California Chapters
Oak Creek, WI – ACP announces the chartering of the Sacramento Chapter and the San Francisco Bay Chapter. These chapters will provide networking, educational, and professional development services to the rapidly growing number of business continuity professionals throughout northern California. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in or responsibility for the varied aspects of continuity planning. www.acp-international.com

 

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