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Evolving Standards and Regulations: The New BC Landscape The Disaster Resource GUIDE recently interviewed Mr. Alan Berman, a noted author and worldwide speaker on the subject of business continuity regulations. Click HERE>> to read his valuable input on this critical topic.
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The GUIDE's Executive Issue is Hot off the Press!
"What Executives Need to Know or Ask About Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery" has mailed. Seven industry experts answer key questions. If you did not receive a copy, you can download  a digital copy. Click HERE>>

A Certification Standard Has Not Emerged, Conference Board Says
Businesses have gotten the message about emergency preparedness, according to a study by The Conference Board. But do we have a widely-adopted certification standard? Click HERE>>

Seven Secrets of the Security Industry
Is your IT as secure as you think? Probably not, says a security strategist for IBM. Do you know the seven dirty secrets of the security industry? Click HERE>>

Only 15 Percent of British Firms Confident in Their BC Plans, Study Finds
Mid-market firms in the UK aren’t very confident their business continuity plans will work, according to a new study. Will the emerging BS 25999 standard change all that? Click HERE>>

White House Plans Proactive Cyber-Security Role for Spy Agencies
Will our country’s spy agencies now be asked to gather intelligence on threats to the nation’s computer networks? They will, if a new White House policy goes through. Click HERE>>

Emergency Plan Speeds University’s Recovery from Devastating Fire
A fire at James Madison University completely destroyed the school’s administrative offices. So how was the school able to continue running right away? Click HERE>>

Consumers Questioning the Security of Personal Information
Adults in the United States say the security of their personal information is the most important thing to them. So why are they still putting that information at risk? Click HERE>>

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Emergency Notification Industry Survey! MessageOne wants to know what you think. Participate in the 2008 "State of the Industry" Survey on Emergency Notification, receive all the results and enter to win a $150 gift card. Click HERE>>

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18th World Conference on Disaster Management
Toronto, ON Canada – June 15-18 - WCDM is an international event for training and networking among police, fire, EMS, public health, security, military, and government personnel, IT disaster recovery professionals, as well as professionals in business continuity planning, risk management, emergency communications and community emergency. It covers the full spectrum - discover the latest findings, trends, products and services in disaster management. Click HERE>> to save $200.

Coming next week: THE CONFERENCE BOARD 2008 annual Business Continuity, Security and Crisis Management Seminar: NYC - May 13-14. Certification in Organizational Business Continuity and Emergency Response is upon us.  Join senior executives and content experts to learn how the new Public Law 110-53 will affect you and your organization. Sessions will include: Becoming or NOT becoming certified; Best practices in Corporate Preparedness; and Using a Maturity Model for implementation. Register today. Answers to your questions. Help getting 'certification ready'. Don't miss your chance to get ahead of the game. Click here to register.

Avalution BS 25999 Second Edition
Cleveland, OH – Avalution Consulting and BSI Management Systems America announce the release of the second edition of their co-authored white paper – “How to Deploy BS 25999,” which addresses changes to the BS 25999-2 Specification, finalized in late 2007, after the initial release of the white paper. It also takes advantage of lessons learned from recent BC Management System (BCMS) development projects designed to meet BS 25999 requirements. Click HERE>>

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We are now receiving subscriptions for the 2008/2009 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (13th annual Edition), which is being distributed through early 2009. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>