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White Paper: Understanding BS25999 Strohl Systems offers a new white paper on BS 25999 that provides an introduction to the standard, explains why you should adopt it and gives specific criteria to use when evaluating solutions to support its implementation. Click HERE>>

Using Tools You Didn’t Know You Had Instead of spending time and resources on difficult-to-use software, BC managers can learn to utilize already-in-place software and technologies to make their BC programs more effective and efficient. Stacy Gardner writes. Click HERE>>

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FEMA Reacquires Disaster Authority
Last week, the DHS handed authority back to FEMA to coordinate the nation’s disaster response. Will the change make a difference on how the nation responds to disaster? Click HERE>>

Pandemic Exercise Prompts Financial Sector Preparations
Several financial industry groups have finally released the results of last fall’s pandemic flu exercise. Will the industry be able to survive an outbreak? Click HERE>>

Louisiana Spends $10.5 Million to Keep Guard Through June
Legislators in Louisiana have decided to spend $10.5 million to keep the state’s National Guard troops in New Orleans through June. Click HERE>>

New Cybersecurity Specs Target Power Grid
The nation’s power grid has new cybersecurity standards that will require energy companies to identify and document risks to prevent attacks. Will the standards work? Click HERE>>

Five Ways to Build a Business Case for Business Continuity
Still having trouble convincing the C-suite that BC plans make sense for the bottom line? A new article offers tips on how to make the case for BC. Click HERE>>

Government Must Make Security a Priority, Experts Say
The Republicans and Democrats haven’t even chosen their candidates yet, but security executives are already warning the next president to pay more attention to IT security. Click HERE>>

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CPM West.
Las Vegas: May 20 - 22. This training event will provide you with a complete risk management education, as well as opportunities to network with your peers. Over 60 sessions on key issues and strategies. Click HERE>>

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Avalution Announces BSI ACP Status & FREE BS 25999 Self-Assessment Survey
Cleveland, OH - Avalution Consulting announced that the firm is now recognized as a participant in the BSI Americas Associate Consultant Program (ACP). Avalution also announced the launch of their FREE BS 25999 Readiness Self-Assessment. The 10-minute, web-based survey allows organizations interested in certification to quickly identify how their program compares to the BS 25999 specification. Click HERE>>

Secure the Call Foundation: Free 911 Cell Phones
Sunrise, FL – Last month a coalition of Law Enforcement Agencies and Non-Profits across the US came together to collect and redistribute used cell phones to any community member who needs a 911 phone in the event of an emergency. The coalition is led by a nationwide non-profit organization, “Secure the Call Foundation.” They hope you’ll help them collect old cell phones, too. You may send them with prepaid mailing labels, available when you Click HERE>>

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