Interstate Restoration Group,
focused on restoring the mission critical aspects of your business to mitigate your operational losses. Our response centers are located within hours of any loss in North America. No job is too large or too complex for our staff of professionals. Click HERE>>


The Importance of Damage Assessment in BCP A well-designed site and damage assessment plan that includes pre-loss site safety audits, disaster avoidance, mitigation and loss control and waste management practices should be an integral part of a BCP effort. Pat Moore explains. Click HERE>>



San Francisco Airport Cheated Security Tests, DHS Says
The DHS says security officials and a private company may have cheated on undercover tests at the San Francisco airport. Did they compromise a year’s worth of tests? Click HERE>>

Louisiana Lawmakers Tap into $30 Million of State Response Fund
Louisiana’s legislature approved spending $30 million of its new emergency response fund in New Orleans. Are they spending because of this year’s hurricane reprieve? Click HERE>>

Business Leaders Don’t Trust Their Companies’ Security, Survey Finds
Almost one in three senior-level leaders say they don’t trust their companies’ own ability to handle private or sensitive information. If they don’t trust it, why should you? Click HERE>>

How One Company Rode Out a Category 5 Hurricane
For the south, hurricane season ended up milder than usual. Other parts of the world weren’t so lucky, but one company managed to survive a storm. How did they do it? Click HERE>>

New Cybersecurity Chief to Attack Bureaucracy
A new report suggests Greg Garcia, the new head of cybesecurity at the DHS, is “impatient” when it comes to bureaucracy. Is that a good thing for the state of cybersecurity? Click HERE>>

Canada Beefs Up Maritime Security
Our neighbors to the north are pouring $42 million into maritime security across the country. Will their efforts help keep us all safe? Click HERE>>

Graham Medical expands its line of disposable specialty fitted sheets. The new PocketFit™ sheet is designed to fit the Westcot medical bed mattress and like models. All sheets are made of nonwoven materials. Contact us at 800-558-6765 or Click HERE>>

A Survival Kit... a Terrific Gift to Show You Care!
A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! Order today for holiday delivery. For a complete catalog, Click HERE>>

Mar. 25-28. Orlando, FL. DRJ Spring World. “Set Your Course.” As the largest BC conference, they are able to bring more sessions, more opportunities and more value to attendees. Steer around obstacles and put yourself on the path to success! Click HERE>>


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Webinar: “Navigating the Unexpected with Confidence Crisis Communications”
December 13 — 12:00 pm CST — This is a one-hour webinar, which will provide you with tips and techniques for creating a top-notch crisis communications plan. The forum will allow you to ask questions and get answers! R&A’s founder, Irene Rozansky, will lead the session. She has 30 years of international experience in all types of communications. http://www.raconsulting.net/training/trainingdetail.aspx?ID=12

ICOR Launches DRII Qualifying Exam Review Course
ICOR is so confident that you will pass the DRII Qualifying Exam after taking their course that they are offering free re-takes if you do not pass the exam. Get certified in Business Continuity Management! Become certified as a CBCP and automatically become certified as an ICOR Certified Organizational Resilience Specialist (CORS). For more information, please visit http://www.theICOR.org.

Physical and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference
Arlington, VA — November 28 — At this conference, you will learn approaches to secure critical infrastructure, such as how the government and private stakeholders can work together, how to build and maintain your own risk assessment, effective partnerships, and reduce your vulnerabilities. Speakers will provide an overall picture of the state of our nation's physical and IT security. http://www.homelanddefensejournal.com/hdl/conf_critical06.htm

ARC of Central FL Automates Volunteer Communications with MessageOne’s Alertfind
Austin, TX — The American Red Cross of Central Florida has selected and activated MessageOne’s AlertFind emergency notification service to automate its frequent need for urgent communications to its team of 1,500 on-call volunteers. With the new system in place, the Red Cross Chapter can mobilize volunteers to respond to emergencies in minutes, rather than days. http://www.messageone.com/news/nws-2006-08-30-1


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