Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday May 16, 2007


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With the emergence of cyber-terrorism and bio-terrorism as well as increasing exposure of threats such as fraud, systems failure, explosions, spills, natural disasters, etc. an “integrated” approach to Business Continuity Planning is essential. Geary Sikich explains. Click HERE>>



Americans Unprepared for Disaster, Poll Finds
A poll says almost half of us are unprepared for disaster, even as the nation braces for a summer that could bring more hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires than in years past. Click HERE>>

US Establishes New Protocols for Interagency Fight Against Flu Pandemic
Top government officials say they will pool the resources of both the DHS and the Pentagon to fight the threat of a flu pandemic. Will this new plan help us fight the flu? Click HERE>>

Governors Worry About Depleted National Guard
Some of the nation’s governors are worried deployments to the Middle East are leaving state National Guards without enough equipment – and potentially unprepared. Click HERE>>

Break up Homeland Security Department, Senator Says
New York Senator Charles Schumer says the DHS needs to be broken up because of what he calls continuing incompetence. Should we dismantle Homeland Security? Click HERE>>

New Scrutiny of Security on Bases
Will a recently uncovered terrorist plot to attack a military base lead to an overhaul of security at all the nation’s bases? Click HERE>>

Is the UK Prepared for Pandemic Flu?
A senior public health official in the UK says it’s not the best idea to give local authorities responsibility for flu plans. Who should be in charge of flu planning in Britain? Click HERE>>


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World Conf. on Disaster Mgmt. July 8 - 11. Toronto, ON Canada. Exchange ideas with colleagues in other Disaster Management disciplines.  This is your chance to participate in a knowledge exchange unlike any other event of its kind. Click HERE>>


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EVault Successfully Achieves SAS 70 Type II Certification for the Fifth Straight Year
Emeryville, CA – SAS 70 is an auditing standard for online backup and recovery service providers developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A SAS 70 Type II examination report is often required to facilitate compliance requirements, and they value the certification as verification that their vendor maintains the most stringent internal practices in protecting critical information throughout the data lifecycle process. Click HERE>>

Grainger CEO to Chair Roundtable’s Partnership for Disaster Response Task Force
Washington, DC – Richard L. Keyser will lead this consortium of CEOs who are focusing on how the business community can most effectively contribute to national disaster preparedness and response efforts. It will identify opportunities for the private sector to strengthen preparedness for disasters, expand partnerships with nonprofit relief organizations and foster communication among businesses and the federal government. Click HERE>>

Avalution Relocates Firm Headquarters
Cleveland, OH – Effective immediately, Avalution will be located in downtown Cleveland, OH. Please note their new mailing address: 1220 W 6th Street, Suite 307, Cleveland, OH 44113. Avalution Consulting specializes in business continuity strategy design, development, implementation and long-term solution maintenance. For information regarding their professionals, tools and solutions please visit: www.avalution.com.

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