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The increasing amount of emergency notification solutions available complicates the task of choosing one to suit your specific needs. MessageOne developed this Request For Proposal (RFP) template to help you formulate your unique emergency notification requirements. Click HERE>>

Have You Tested the Recovery of Your Critical Systems? While accepting the principle that testing is a good thing, many organizations tend to carry on in the naïve belief that their systems will be recovered as planned. Mel Gosling shares on his experience as a consultant. Click HERE>>
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More British Companies Consider BC Standard
A new poll says 60 percent of British companies are now considering certification to the BS 25999 business continuity standard. Click HERE>>

DHS Denies OSHA Power to Invoke Emergency Response Plan
The DHS’s new National Response Framework has some health & safety officials up in arms as it fails to allow OSHA the power to respond in an emergency. Click HERE>>

California Port Gets Extra $8 Million to Boost Security
The Port of Long Beach in California is getting an extra $8 million to spend on security. What will officials do with those funds? Click HERE>>

IT Managers Overconfident About Security, Study Says
A new study says organizations are more confident than they should be about their ability to manage security threats. Click HERE>>

Life Safety Education is Key to Reducing First Response Fatalities
Firefighters and first responders need plenty of tools to keep them safe when helping out in emergencies. Is educating the public on safety one of those tools? Click HERE>>

FBI Issues Prosthetic Pregnant Belly Bomb Alert
Call it a bang in the oven: The FBI and DHS are warning against a new type of terrorism where suicide bombers hide explosives in prosthetic pregnant bellies. Click HERE>>

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R&A Crisis Management Services announces a new coaching service - Continuity123. Experience 1-on-1 phone coaching sessions with some of USA's premier coaches for BC/DR/CM professionals! Call 866-933-4123 or visit for more info.

Comprehensive BC Management Program book is a complete program for business that includes advice for all development. Planning can be extremely overwhelming... But this book makes it easy for you! Standard language enables quick review. Click HERE>>

National Hurricane Conference March 31 – April 4. Orlando, FL. Improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management. Click HERE>>

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Avalution’s 2008 Business Continuity Benchmarking Survey
Cleveland, OH – Avalution announced recently the launch of their 2008 Business Continuity Benchmarking Survey. The information collected, via this short 10-minute survey, will be used to “arm” business continuity professionals with the information necessary to prioritize and justify emerging industry trends and program enhancement opportunities to senior executives. Click HERE>>

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Register Today: 2008 BC/ Corporate Security Show, March 18-19, New York City.
Cyber attacks - A real threat to your Internet. Michael Lesk, Rutgers University to cover Cyber threats, Wednesday, March 19, 9 am. Register now for free show. See everything from Roche Tamiflu to BlackBerry to Citrix. March 18-19, Tuesday - Wednesday, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC.

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