Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday August 22nd, 2007

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Neocortical Security As demands on them have increased, security professionals must adapt! Enter the Neo-Cortical Security management model. It derives its name from the neocortex, which enables us to think, organize, remember, and cope with the everyday realities of life. Glen Kitteringham explains Click HERE>>

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National Hurricane Fund Unlikely
Last week, the Gulf Coast faced its first real hurricane threat — a reminder that Congress has yet to agree on creating a national fund. But will that fund ever happen? Click HERE>>

Small Businesses Develop Disaster Plans
Since Katrina, many small businesses have learned the lessons of disaster planning. But is developing a plan more complex than they think? A new report says it is. Click HERE>>

Texas Plans on NIMS for Hurricane Evacuation
Hurricane Dean was still in the Carribean last week when officials in Texas told the public they were ready for evacuation. What is the state of the state's new plan? Click HERE>>

Pennsylvania Colleges Major in Security
As students across the country head back to college, schools in Pennsylvania are upgrading security. Are they learning lessons from the tragedy at Virginia Tech? Click HERE>>

NYPD Study Warns of Mounting Threat by Homegrown Terrorists
A new study by the New York Police Department says homegrown terrorists are becoming as big a threat as established terror groups like al-Qaida. Click HERE>>

Wind Claims not Labeled as Flood, Report Says
A preliminary government report says there is no evidence private insurers labeled Katrina wind damage claims as flood claims. But that doesn't mean it didn't happen. Click HERE>>

Emergency Lifeline
72-hour Personnel Support EvacuationSearch & Rescue Medical ResponseFood & Water SanitationSupplying companies worldwide since 1985. "We can be afraid or we can be ready," former DHS Secretary. Click HERE>>

Need Ice? It can be used to help food stay fresh and for medical purposes, among other things, in disaster-type scenarios. Hurricane season is here. This excellent resource has an extensive database of providers throughout the country. Click HERE>>

Partners in Emg Mgt: Working Together. 55th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX 2007 Expo. November 11-14: Reno, NV. Sessions encourage the exchange of ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. You won't want to miss it! Click HERE>>


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Crisis Management Plan Writing Workshop
Workshops on Emergency Planning and Crisis Management have concentrated on theory and practices; but this workshop is designed to help you actually create a written plan for your organization. The instructor will interact with you to help develop your individual plan components. It will concentrate on the actual nuts & bolts of what it takes to write emergency action procedures and comprehensive crisis management plan components. Click HERE>>

Adelphi University Selects MessageOne To Expand Its Communications Capabilities
As part of an effort to broaden its emergency notification and crisis communication channels, Adelphi University recently partnered with MessageOne. They will use MessageOne’s AlertFind emergency notification system to instantly broadcast urgent messages and deliver instructions to the campus community. With this service, Adelphi will be able to send notifications to students and staff using their preferred communications channels. Click HERE>> Releases New RecoveryPlanner RPX Version
Shelton, CT -, providers of business continuity planning (BCP) software, have released a newly re-engineered version of their flagship RecoveryPlanner software, RecoveryPlanner RPX. RecoveryPlanner RPX has been improved for better work flow, integration, planning practices, techniques and user interface to save BCP users more time and effort with maximum impact toward enterprise BCP team productivity. Click HERE>>

Flood Fighters 2007
Warwick, UK - October 18-19 - This conference will provide lessons learnt from the response to June and July's flooding in the UK. It will feature Chief Fire Officer Paul Hayden, Hereford and Worcester, Michael Brown (Head of FEMA during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita), and Gary Locker, ACPO Police Liaison, Cabinet Office. In addition, the conference will include presentations from other agencies directly involved in the flood response. Click HERE>>

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