Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday October 24, 2007
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COMING SOON….a Technology Edition to spotlight technologies for business continuity & emergency management. This showcase will be a much-used resource throughout 2008. Does your company provide technologies to protect information, communications, facilities, and/or people? To know more… Click HERE>>

A Brand New World: Virtual Emergency Operations Centers The primary function of any EOC is to establish and manage the Four C's: Control, Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination. So, what does an EOC look like when it "goes virtual"? Regina Phelps expounds. Click HERE>>

Can Fires Be Compared to Katrina?
When reports of the California fires hit the media last week, the comparisons with the botched Katrina response were inevitable. But is the comparison fair? Click HERE>>

Bringing Security into a Positive Light
Are security fears starting to turn into paranoia and obsessions? A new article says they are – and it’s time to change that. Click HERE>>

Fires Could Alter California Insurance Landscape
Allstate has stopped writing homeowners insurance policies in California because it says the state is “catastrophe-prone.” Will the California fires cause more insurers to follow suit? Click HERE>>

Beware Security Products, Expert Says
You can’t trust security vendors to tell the truth about their products, warns security expert Bruce Schneier. How can you avoid buying shoddy security products? Click HERE>>

Chertoff Slams FEMA’s Fake News Conference
It seems FEMA can’t make it through a disaster without getting slammed. Now even the boss is getting in on the criticism after the agency staged a fake news conference. Click HERE>>

Workforce Issues Complicate Planning for Cyberattacks
Is employee turnover to blame for the DHS’s lack of plan on how to help companies recover from cyberattacks? Click HERE>>

AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Click HERE>>

Disaster Recovery Testing
The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool. Click HERE>>

CPM East. Orlando: Nov. 13 - 15. This training event will provide you with a complete risk management education, as well as opportunities to network with your peers. Over 55 sessions on key issues and strategies. Click HERE>>


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MSV Rep Appointed to Federal Joint Communications Advisory Committee
Reston, VA – Mobile Satellite Ventures’ Jim Corry is appointee. The Nat’l. Telecom. and Information Administration, within the Dept. of Commerce and the FCC are establishing it to assess and report to Congress on the communications capabilities and needs of emergency medical and public health care facilities and the options to accommodate growth of communications services and to improve integration of communications systems used by these facilities. Click HERE>>

DRI International Moves to Broad Presence in Asia
In an effort to tailor course material and certification processes to the specific needs of each country, DRI Int’l. is expanding their educational offerings and certification process on a country-by-country basis. They’re currently in negotiations with highly respected BCM organizations in many Asian nations. Strategic alliances will be announced shortly with new country-based affiliations carrying the full support and recognition of DRI International. Click HERE>>

Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Award
The NYC Metro InfraGard Members Alliance will be announcing the recipient of its first annual CIP Award, at the December 11th Financial Services Security Summit. The award is being established to focus all groups on the importance of critical infrastructure protection within the NY region. All professionals are invited to apply. Independent submission will not be considered. Your organization can register today; there are no fees involved. Click HERE>>

MessageOne's New Crisis Notification Solution with Integrated Incident Collaboration
Austin, TX – The first of its kind, the Incident Collaboration Center™ is a new managed service to address the fundamental problem businesses face recovering from a crisis. By providing one centralized location for communication and coordination, the Incident Collaboration Center will accelerate informed decision making, keep core workflow functioning and provide regular progress reports to all constituents. Click HERE>>


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