Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday April 17, 2007


Are your current BC plans sufficient?
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Virginia Tech disaster: Bruce Blythe, CEO of Crisis Management International and author of Blindsided: A Manager's Guide to Catastrophic Incidents in the Workplace, provides his insights into the crisis leadership of the Virginia Tech Administration presently under attack. To read Click HERE>>



Wi-Fi Blocking Paint Adds Security to Decor
One company says its new paint is good for more than just decorating the office – it can actually prevent hackers from attacking wireless networks. Is it for real? Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Finally Beats Its “F” Cybersecurity Grade
For the first year ever, the DHS has earned a grade higher than “F” on the annual cybersecurity report card. But that still doesn’t mean the department has made the grade. Click HERE>>

TJX Thieves Had Plenty of Time to Steal
New reports suggest thieves had free reign inside TJX’s computers for at least 17 months. Is TJX now the poster child for poor security? Click HERE>>

FEMA Finds 13 Million Spoiled Meals
Despite promises to the contrary earlier this month, FEMA is once again in hot water. This time, the agency is under fire for causing $70 million of emergency food supplies to spoil. Click HERE>>

Government Regulation Doesn’t Work, Security Alliance Says
A trade group is calling on the government to give companies incentives to invest in cybersecurity because it says regulation doesn’t work. Is the group right? Click HERE>>

South Dakota Homeland Security Grants go to Schools
A South Dakota district has distributed the lion’s share of its homeland security grants to schools. Our kids’ schools need protecting, but is this the right use of those funds? Click HERE>>


12th Annual Disaster Resource GUIDE Get your free 2007/08 GUIDE, to be published in late May.  The 212+ page GUIDE is loaded with resources and is the place professionals find movers and shakers in BC and EM.  You must RENEW each year. Click HERE>>

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips. NEW
The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

BC, Security & Crisis Management: Strategies to Limit Risk, Control Damage, Sustain Operations and Effect Recovery. May 22-23, NYC. Examine key issues of risk, BC, crisis preparedness and response. Form strategic and tactical perspectives.
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2007 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award Presented by NEMA

In 2006, NEMA established an award to recognize individuals that have made cumulative outstanding contributions to some aspect of emergency management preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery at a local, state, regional or national level. They will accept award nominations on April 2 through June 15.  More information regarding the Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award and a nomination go to: http://www.nemaweb.org.  

Three Weeks Under Water after Katrina, and Still Working!     
Corvallis, OR – CyberLock® electronic lock cylinders were put to an extreme test during Hurricane Katrina. Many vending machines belonging to Whitener Snacks in New Orleans were under water for three weeks. During clean-up after the storm, they were amazed to find the CyberLocks on machines that had been submerged in mud and water were still working. The CyberLock family includes intelligent padlocks and a full line of electronic cylinders. www.videx.com

Certified Infrastructure Prep Specialist, Certified Dangerous Goods Transport Specialist
The Office of Infrastructure Preparedness has now expanded Infrastructure Prep Training to include three critical training programs and one refresher program. CIPS training evolved to support critical national activities that began after America was attacked September 11, 2001. In 2005 many lessons were learned as issues unfolded during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster and in this regard, OIP training strongly emphasizes proper incident management at all levels. Click HERE>>

South Carolina EM Agency Standardizes on AreaRAE Wireless Sensor Networks
San Jose, CA – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division develops response plans and coordinates federal, state, and local resources for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations in order to save lives and reduce property loss. RAE Systems equipment was selected after a competitive demonstration and capabilities review. The state is standardizing on AreaRAE compatible equipment to aid in data interoperability and mutual aid response. Click HERE>>


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