eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - June 18, 2008

BUSINESS CONTINUITY: A SHIFT TOWARD PEOPLE Without a safe and informed workforce, the most reliable IT infrastructure in the world won't keep your business running. Learn from "people-recovery" specialist Gerald Lewis, PhD how to prepare employees for a crisis. Download here.

Creative Outreach to Improve Readiness - Using Internet Radio We recently caught up with Rick Tobin, President of TAO Emergency Management Consulting, to ask him a few questions about his new weekly internet radio show "Road to Ready," broadcast now for several months. Click HERE>>
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Security Bug Exposes World's Critical Infrastructure
A popular piece of software that allows gas refineries, manufacturing plants and industrial facilities to control operations could be vulnerable to a security flaw. Click HERE>>

European Businesses Not Properly Advised on How to Prepare for Flu Pandemic
A new report suggests some businesses in Europe are given good advice on how to prepare for a flu pandemic - but lots are not. Why is there such a disparity across the EU? Click HERE>>

Incident Management Team Helps Hospitals Respond to Disasters
Unlike other first responders, hospitals only use the incident command systems during disasters — leading to potentially weak command centers. Will an initiative change that? Click HERE>>

FEMA Gives Away $85 Million of Supplies Earmarked for Katrina Victims
A new investigation has found that FEMA gave away approximately $85 million in household goods earmarked for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Click HERE>>

Outsourcing IT Improves Virginia's Disaster Recovery, Officials Say
The state government in Virginia says its first disaster recovery test since outsourcing many of its IT functions was an unparalleled success. Does outsourcing improve DR? Click HERE>>

San Francisco Area Transit to Get $21 Million to Boost Security
Public transit in the Bay Area of San Francisco is getting a $21 million boost to improve mass transit security. Will it help mitigate any potential threats? Click HERE>>

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The Future of Emergency Notification View "The Future of Crisis Communication: New Technologies for Real-Time Recovery", a Dell MessageOne webinar. Discover technologies accelerating resolution of events and better crisis response. Click HERE>>

Corporate Emergency Kit. Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this comprehensive survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

Americas' Fire & Security Expo July 29-31. Miami Beach. To keep up with all the latest developments in the fire, security & life safety industry technology, AFSE 2008 is where you'll need to be. There is something for everyone! Click HERE>>

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MSV Provides Satellite Communications for US Earthquake Preparedness and Safety
Reston, VA — Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) recently announced that it has joined with the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) to form a new satellite mutual aid radio talkgroup (SMART) dedicated to the preparation for and response to earthquakes throughout the central United States. CUSEC is a partnership of the federal government and eight states most affected by earthquakes in the central U.S. Click HERE>>

Business Recovery Center Initiates Two Proactive Services
These services target disaster avoidance and data preservation. One is their network monitoring solution that constantly reviews the health of a network. With it, downtime has been reduced by 75% over historic averages for clients. The other is their off-site eBackup solution that has data mirrored between two datacenters and meets strictest compliance standards. The primary backup center is BRC's Alternative Site's Data Center allowing data to be available in a hot-site/alternative site should it be needed. For more information email or call BRC at (973) 299-0302.

Videx Releases a New Electronic Lock Product Catalog
Corvallis, OR — Videx, Inc. has released their new catalog that is packed with helpful information on CyberLock electronic locks and intelligent padlocks. The catalog is FREE and includes an instructive CD on electronic lock and key technology. CyberLock brings electronic access control and an audit trail to mechanical locks and padlocks simply by replacing the cylinders in the existing locks with CyberLock electronic cylinders. Click HERE>>


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