eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - October 8, 2008

Free Request for Proposal (RFP) Template Dell MessageOne understands the challenge of finding the right notification system for your company's unique requirements. To help, they developed a comprehensive Notification RFP Template for your use when comparing vendors. Click HERE>>

Why Is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Important For Preparedness? The consequences of not being prepared for risk (and not just business continuity risk!) can have a damaging effect on our economy, our companies, our employees and the communities in which we operate. Click HERE>>
8th Annual 2009 Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show


2008/09 Disaster Resource GUIDE Hot off the Press!
Did you get your copy? If not, you can link to the digital version below. Find informative articles, such as "BC's New Inroad to Executives" on page 14. The issue covers six content categories and includes an extensive directory of organizations, products and services. Click HERE>>

Rethink Spending on Anti-Terrorism, Report Says
Most Americans have a greater chance of being the victim of a crime than a victim of terrorism. That's why police chiefs say we're spending too much to fight terror. Click HERE>>

Computer Users Lack Basic Security Precautions, Survey Says
Almost half of all computer users still don't take basic security precautions like installing and enabling firewalls, says a new study. Click HERE>>

DHS Redirects Scanning to Focus on "High Risk" Trade Corridors
The DHS is testing out a new approach to container security, but critics are warning that the new approach could run afoul of the law. Click HERE>>

GAO Outlines Top Challenges for Next President
Regardless of whether McCain or Obama is the next president, he will have to confront wide-ranging challenges, including food safety and cybersecurity, says a new report. Click HERE>>

Drill Tests Emergency Response to Smuggled Dirty Bomb on Rails
Emergency response officials in Montana have tested their ability to respond to a dirty bomb smuggled into the US by rail. How did they do? Click HERE>>

DHS to Start Satellite Surveillance Program
Despite arguments from privacy advocates, the DHS is going ahead with the first phase of a controversial satellite surveillance program. Click HERE>>

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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 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>>

Putting a New Spin on Emg Mgt. 56th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX 2008 Expo. November 15-20: Kansas City, KS. Sessions encourage the exchange of ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. You won't want to miss it! Click HERE>>

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

Workplace Violence Preparedness Seminar by Varolii
Workplace violence means more than threats by employees but also threats to your workforce by non-employees. With more than 1.7 million instances of workplace violence each year in the U.S., organizations need to prepare themselves for the worst. Incorporating this type of threat into your risk assessments, business continuity plans, and communications will help protect your employees, their families, and the outlook of your organization. Click HERE>>

Virtual Corporation and MIR3 to Provide Intelligent Notification Solutions
Budd Lake, NJ – Virtual Corporation's web-based BC/DR planning tool, Sustainable Planner™ now directly interfaces with MIR3, Inc. world class inEnterprise™ software notification tool. BC planning data including call lists and recovery team lists can be shared with inEnterprise to populate its recipient, device, group and other relevant entries from which a variety of notifications can be created and initiated. Click HERE>>

CCEP Call for Presentations for the 19th World Conference on Disaster Management
Toronto, ON Canada – June 21-24, 2009 – The theme is: "A Climate for Change - Communication, Collaboration and Co-operation." The 2009 Conference is expected to attract over 2,000 attendees from Canada, the US and from around the world. A major goal is to offer a program that challenges delegates by examining traditional concepts and methods. Presentation abstracts by December 5. If you would like to submit one, Click HERE>>


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