Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday November 21, 2007
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A Missing Link Between Business Resilience & Incentives? A New US Law and Corporate Preparednesss. A much needed link between good practice in corporate preparedness and bottom-line incentives for businesses may be in the offing. William Raisch writes. Click HERE>>

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Researches Examine the Puzzle of a Pandemic Vaccine
What are our chances of immunizing the world against a potential flu pandemic? A new series of articles looks for the answer. To read more, Click HERE>>

McAfee Predicts Top 10 Security Threats of 2008
What does 2008 hold for security professionals? Software maker McAfee says it knows - and has released its predictions for the 10 biggest threats that will emerge in 2008. Click HERE>>

UK Bird Flu Outbreak a Reminder to be Prepared
An outbreak of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds in the UK is causing some risk management experts to ask: Are we really ready to deal with the impact of an outbreak? Click HERE>>

Report Details TSA's IT Management Problem
A report is slamming the TSA for its weak IT infrastructure, saying it evolved too quickly to meet congressional deadlines and post-9/11 demands for increased security. Click HERE>>

Best Practices are the Best Defense Against Hackers, Report Says
The technology we use to combat hackers is improving all the time. So why is adhering to best practices still by far our best defense? Click HERE>>

Israel Offers U.S. Doctors Training in Emergency Response
Can American doctors learn more about emergency response from doctors in Israel? A new program hopes to do just that, sending US doctors to Israel for emergency response. Click HERE>>

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Amcom Software and XTEND Communications Announce Merger
Minneapolis, MN — Amcom Software, provider of mission critical communications software, and XTEND Communications, a long-time innovator in telecommunications, announced recently that they have reached an agreement to combine the two companies. Together, Amcom and XTEND will leverage a distinct market position with vertical market breadth, expanded product lines and a combined employee base. Click HERE>>

The City of Port St. Lucie Begins Annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo
Are you prepared? Come and find out at the Hurricane Preparedness Expo, Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Community Center. FREE ADMISSION, Free raffles & Giveaways, Bounce House & Double slide, Face Painting, Balloons, Music, Food, Pet Micro Chipping, Guest Speakers, Classroom Speakers scheduled throughout the day. Let them help you get prepared and provide a good time for the entire family. For more information call (772) 871-7307 or Click HERE>>

Addressing The Growing Wildfire Threat
Tampa, FL — California isn't alone - wildfires are one of the biggest threats facing property owners nationwide. How to reduce this risk is the focus of the Fall 2007 issue of Disaster Safety Review, a journal of the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Other articles include a look at current research into a homeowner's role in reducing their risk, local education programs, and how internet mapping services can help manage disaster response. To request a copy, Click HERE>>

Study Outlines Four Steps Cities Can Take to Improve Preparedness
Chicago, IL — A nuclear attack on a major U.S. metropolitan city with hundreds of thousands of casualties is unthinkable — but government reports persistently indicate that terrorists intend just such a deliberate attack. What can a city do to prepare for this nightmare scenario? That's the topic of a new study in the American Medical Association's (AMA) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal. Click HERE>>


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