DSPN's Business Continuity Workshop is coming to Irvine, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. Participants learn best practices for designing a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan. The content is appropriate for any experience level, but is especially geared for experienced business continuity managers and executives.
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Jon Toigo, 20-year IT and DR planning veteran
, is concerned that the majority of critical data remains at risk and believes the practice of DRP/BCP must change to keep pace with evolving technology and the vulnerability it creates. Toigo is author of 13 books, including the multi-edition Disaster Recovery Planning. This article explores client/server and traditional DRP issues.
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Coast Guard Says Ports Miss Deadline for Protection Plans
Is ocean freight part of your supply chain, or do you have operations near any ports? The Coast Guard says port security is dangerously low and 50% of ships fail to meet standards. Click HERE>>

DR/BC IT Spending To Rise in 2004
The economy will rebound in 2004, and when it does, disaster recovery/business continuity will lead IT spending in organizations throughout the US, surveys predict. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Industry Flourishes
Homeland security has become a growth industry following 9/11, adding tens of billions of dollars to the economy in 2003. Will it replace the cold war's Military-Industrial Complex? Click HERE>>

Michigan Schools Test Crisis Management Program
A new emergency preparedness pilot program in Jackson County, Michigan takes school violence emergency planning to the next level. How do your schools compare? Click HERE>>

Blast Simulator Tests "Bomb-Proof" Materials
A new explosion simulator could help determine the blast-resistance properties of building and manufacturing materials. Designers are hoping to use the system to make future facilities more bomb-proof. Click HERE>>

E-Mail Protection Needs Improvement, Expert Says
Conventional methods of securing e-mail: Are they good enough for today's business environment? One expert offers his perspective on the e-mail security issue. Click HERE>>

DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE - Advertise with us in 2004! When you advertise in the annual, print Disaster Resource GUIDE, you are eligible for discounted rates for the Continuity e-GUIDE and the online GUIDE. Don’t delay…the 2004/05 GUIDE will be published in March.
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A Survival Kit….a Terrific Way to Show You Care!

A 72-hour kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. And corporate preparedness makes good business sense! We've been helping businesses since 1985. For more information,
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25th Annual International Disaster Management Conference - February 5-8, 2004, The Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL. Designed to meet the educational needs of all persons and agencies involved with emergency preparedness, response, and disaster recovery.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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MIR3 to Power Notification System

MIR3, Inc. has been selected by American Home Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AHH) to provide its INlogicNOW(TM) emergency notification communication system across the company's New York branch, with plans to deploy corporate-wide to more than 3,500 employees. MIR3's communication system will be used to support AHH's evolving disaster recovery initiatives.
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Crisis Management Teleseminar Series
"How to Conduct a Vulnerability Audit," scheduled for January 14, 2004, will be the first of 12-20 crisis management teleseminars to be conducted in 2004 by Jonathan Bernstein, president of Bernstein Crisis Management LLC. Click HERE>>

New Online Data Backup Service
Agility Recovery Solutions, the premier provider of on-site client centric business recovery and continuity solutions across the United States and Canada, today announced that they have added online data backup capability to their portfolio of service offerings. For more information, Click HERE>>

U.S. Navy Transfers Life-Saving Chemical Detection Technology to American Industry-Homeland Security Impact Expected in 2004
Point Roberts, WA - Homelanddefensestocks.com, a global investment research portal for the Homeland Defense and Security Sector is pleased to provide investors with Homeland Security updates and new content including a feature article on the topic of chemical detection technology. The site does not make recommendations, but offers a unique, free information portal to investors to research news, articles, interviews and a growing list of participating public companies. The site currently features exclusive interviews including well-known Counter Terrorism expert Roger W. Cressey, research provided by Homeland Security Research Corporation (HSRC), and a host of well-known writers and experts in the industry. The site currently features company Markland Technologies. Click HERE>>

a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Nathan Mallett at nathan.mallett@disaster-resource.com

Interested in sponsoring a weekly update or spotlighting your product or service? Contact Tommy Rainey at tommyr@disaster-resource.com

The 2004 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) will be published during the 1st quarter of 2004. Visit the online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>