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Scientists Recommend MySpace-Style Websites for Disaster Survival
Websites like MySpace are popular these days, but can they be useful for sharing information in a disaster or pandemic? Two computer scientists think they can. Click HERE>>

Big Cities Carry Biggest ID Theft Risk
Live in New York? Los Angeles? You might be at a much greater risk of falling victim to identity theft, says a new study. Why do big cities carry big risk? Click HERE>>

Indiana Ponders Standardized Emergency Code
Officials in Indiana are considering adopting a standardized emergency code to combat confusion after major snow emergencies. Should other states follow Indiana’s lead? Click HERE>>

Rail Security Program Fails to Produce Results, Report Says
With 12 million using trains or subways every day, is it any wonder rail security is on our minds? But a new report says a $7 million program to protect the rails isn’t working. Click HERE>>

Arizona Firefighters’ Response Times Are Lagging
Like many jurisdictions across the country, firefighters in Mesa, Arizona are struggling with budget cuts. But are those cuts now affecting response times? Click HERE>>

British Mutual Fund Company Hit with $2 Million Fine
UK’s largest mutual fund company receives a $2 million fine after a stolen laptop left 11 million customers at risk. Will we see these kinds of fines on our side of the Atlantic? Click HERE>>


Emergency Notification System RFP Template Planning for automated emergency notification this year? This comprehensive free template has helped hundreds of companies in recent months. Download today! Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

Break the Chain of Infection

The Go-Kit product is a professionally selected set of health protection tools and techniques that can significantly reduce cross-contamination and disease transmission. Interested? For more information Click HERE>>

Defuse Disaster at CPM 2007 WEST. May 22-24. The Mirage, Las Vegas. Registration now open. CPM 2007 WEST promises first-rate training and networking for business continuity/COOP, emergency management and security professionals! Click HERE>>


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EnvoyWorldWide Helps Verizon Business Strengthen its Business Continuity Services
EnvoyWorldWide, a PAR3 company, was chosen to help the global telecommunications company create a more comprehensive business continuity solution for its enterprise and government customers. Verizon Business will use EnvoyWorldWide’s notification service to provide its customers with proven, reliable delivery of time sensitive alert notifications under any circumstance. Click HERE>>

TAMP Systems Announces Pandemic Intelligence Distribution
Merrick, NY — TAMP is pleased to announce that it is distributing free intelligence information on pandemics and the H5N1 virus. In an effort to provide focused industry intelligence information for its clients, TAMP has enhanced its worldwide search for relevant information related to the H5N1 virus and looming pandemic. “The most difficult part of planning for this threat will be explaining why you did not do it.” Bill Pepino, VP of Tamp. Click HERE>>

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) 6th Annual TISP Conference
This two-day conference, focused on “Achieving Resilience: From Readiness to Restoration,” will feature keynote presentations by experts in private and public sectors including TISP’s highly-acclaimed Senior Executive Forum on “Priority Challenges to Achieving Disaster Resilience” This is an outstanding technical program. Sessions and panel discussions will address multiple aspects of infrastructure resilience. http://www.tispcongress.org/

Dam Safety 2007: Invitation to University Students and Call for Student Abstracts
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials extends an invitation to university students, faculty, and staff to attend Dam Safety 2007, ASDSO’s annual national conference, which will be held September 9-13 in Austin. ASDSO encourages undergraduate and graduate student presentations in fields related to dam safety, including engineering, geology, hydrology, environmental and agricultural sciences, construction, risk assessment, and more. www.damsafety.org.


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