Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday April 25, 2007

WEBINAR. College and University Emergency Notification: How has the world changed?
Join crisis management expert Dr. Robert Chandler as he chronicles the sequence of events of a campus crisis and provides insights for how to improve our own response in a crisis. Click HERE>>

After a major tragedy, many quickly point the finger of blame. Arm chair quarterbacks forget they have the luxury of hindsight. Former military Special Ops member Will Gunther says we must learn the lessons of the present to improve disaster response plans for the future. Click HERE>>

Agency Officials Say Info Security Law Falls Short
The law that governs information security in this country is under fire after cybersecurity officials told Congress the law just isn’t up to par. Click HERE>>

Search for a Better Bird Flu Vaccine Continues
A “less-than-perfect” bird flu vaccine has been approved, but researchers say it’s just the beginning of finding the right vaccine. Are we getting closer to preventing a pandemic? Click HERE>>

Lessons in Crisis Marketing from JetBlue and Taco Bell
The Internet helps spread bad news about companies like wildfire, says one crisis communication expert. Do you know how to extinguish it? Click HERE>>

Multi-Layered Approach Improves Airline Security
Securing the skies isn’t always easy. How can you keep passengers safe, but still allow free-flowing travel? Try a multi-layered approach, says one expert. Click HERE>>

House Outlines Changes in Disaster Loans
The House of Reps approved changes to the Small Business Administration’s disaster loan program. Will the changes force the SBA to create its own disaster response plan? Click HERE>>

Hackers Used Mysterious E-Mail to Hack Government Computers
Last summer’s break-in that targeted State Department computers was the result of an employee opening an unknown e-mail. Did one click compromise national security? Click HERE>>

Emergency Notification Resource Kit - During a crisis, normal lines of communication can fail when you need them most. Plan ahead with the resources in this free kit: Guides, a requirements matrix, and more! Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

NorE First Response
is a manufacturer of mass decontamination equipment - providing turnkey service from supply to training. Product includes isolation/ quarantine; mass casualty cache; and multi-disciplinary decontamination/ response units. 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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Amcom Software Adds Consulting Services for Emergency and Incident Management

Minneapolis, MN — As a result of feedback from its customer advisory board, emergency planning experts and partners, the company formed a new suite of services for crisis planning and to support its automated event notification system, e.Notify. Led by Steve Barenbaum, an expert in emergency planning and implementation, the customized consulting services will support emergency planning, management and response.

Lost White House Emails Also Common Issue for U.S. Businesses
Austin, TX — The current White House scramble to locate and provide historical emails for legal discovery is also a common and growing problem for U.S. businesses, revealed a new survey conducted by Osterman Research, Inc., sponsored by MessageOne. The survey, conducted this month, strongly suggests that corporate email storage and retrieval is not well managed and with increasing legal requests for email, that businesses and management are at risk. Click HERE>>

Univ. of Maryland University College to Offer Three New Homeland Security Degrees
Adelphi, MD — In response to the increased role of security, and the subsequent need for trained homeland security specialists, UMUC has added three new undergraduate degrees to its growing Homeland Security program. The new degree programs were designed to provide students with training and academic credentials that will prepare them to succeed in these critical, fast-growing disciplines.

Highlands and Islands Broadband Project Draws on Mason Expertise
London, UK — Mason Communications were the key technical advisers to one of the largest public sector procurements ever to be undertaken in Scotland, ensuring the delivery of leading edge broadband services to schools and public offices across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, as part of the ongoing Highlands and Islands Broadband Pathfinder Project.

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