eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - August 20, 2008

WEBINAR Are you ready for the "Big One"? Join 3n and USGS chief scientist Dr. Lucy Jones as she presents the "ShakeOut Scenario," the most comprehensive look at the impact of a major earthquake on businesses, public services, and communities. Part one of three. Click HERE>>

Operational resiliency planning is the foundation for effective business, operational and emergency management programs required for industry, schools, and federal and local governments to ensure continuous operations regardless of the event. Bob Burns tells us more. Click HERE>>
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Sept/Oct DRG Issue: Emergency Response & Disaster Restoration
The Disaster Resource GUIDE is preparing to publish its next Mini-GUIDE. Its focus will be on Emergency Response & Disaster Restoration. If you'd like to be featured, email the publisher right away. Got an article idea to submit? Click HERE>>

Cyber-Strikes on Georgia a Wake-Up Call for Congress, Expert Says
The Russia-Georgian war took a turn last week, amid reports of cyber-warfare. That's why one expert says Congress needs to be on top of cybersecurity. Click HERE>>

Chipmaker Licenses Portfolio of Security Patents to Protect Smart Cards
The idea of "smart" I.D. cards has come under fire for its potential lack of security. But will a new agreement pave the way to overcoming those problems? Click HERE>>

Most States Ineffective at Attacking Internet Fraud
State attorneys general get plenty of complaints about Internet fraud and identity theft, but a new report says most aren’t doing much about the problem. Click HERE>>

TSA Using Covert Operatives to Test Security Measures
How good is airport security? The TSA is trying to find that out as it uses undercover testing to find vulnerabilities and measure the performance of airport security systems. Click HERE>>

DHS Awards $11.7 Million for Cyber Research
The DHS handed millions of dollars in grant money to 13 recipients for more research in areas such as botnets, malware, secure systems and cybersecurity networks. Click HERE>>

National Emergency Communications Plan Released
The DHS has just released a new national emergency communications plan to help response personnel communicate as needed — on demand. Click HERE>>

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Emergency Lifeline
New Website!

The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

Principles and Practices of Business Continuity.
This new book explores the subject of BC Management: from basic principles to best practices. Learn development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of an effective BC program. Click HERE>>

The Performance Institute invites you to The 2008 National Homeland Security Summit, Sept. 8-10, Arlington, VA! Develop the skills to handle emerging threats & discuss the future of homeland security. Register today for 20% off tuition. Code: L500-CJ Click HERE>>

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

ION Makes Rapid Deploy Satellite Communications Easier
Spacenet's ION offers a more integrated and easier to use alternative to transportable satellite solutions previously available. More than just a piece of hardware, ION provides a complete solution of field deployable equipment and high performance voice, video, and data communication services. Visit

eDelta Consulting Joins ERMS Partner Program to Offer ERMS Advantage Services
Oakville, ON, Canada — eDelta Consulting, Inc. a professional services firm with extensive expertise in financial, operational and IT risk has joined the ERMS Partner Program and will offer ERMS Advantage emergency notification and emergency management services. The ERMS Advantage service assists emergency response, BCP and security teams in preparing for and responding to crisis situations and day to day operational emergencies. Click HERE>>

7th International Bird Flu Summit
Las Vegas, NV — November 13-14 — This is an independent networking event for public-private partnership. Data provided for this summit includes information about the outcomes and proceedings of academic and governmental summits worldwide. Evaluate latest objectives, resources, opportunities and strategies in real-world conditions. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss your role in addressing the threat of bird flu. 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>>