eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - October 29, 2008

ATTEND CSI 2008 IN D.C. CSI 2008: "Reconsidering Security": November 15 - 21; National Harbor, MD. Over 70 sessions will focus on the technological and management key security challenges that organizations need to address. Register early and save. Free pass to exhibition. Click HERE>>

A Rolling Disaster - Summer 2008 Flooding
The events that have occurred within the last year highlight the need for ongoing risk assessment, asking tough questions and taking hard looks at strategies that were "good enough" in the past. Roger Peters tells us more. Click HERE>>
8th Annual 2009 Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show March 17-18, 2009, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York. New conference in 2009 sponsored by Continuity Insights Magazine to respond to new threats and right sizing BCP budgets. Go online:

Last chance:  What did you learn from hurricanes Gustav and Ike?
A special "Response & Recovery" edition of the Disaster Resource GUIDE is in final production, but we want to hear if your business was affected by the hurricanes.  We have questions for you!

DC Area Unprepared for Disasters, Study Says
Non-profit groups are an integral part in helping people recover from disaster. But a new study says those groups in Washington, DC, are ill-equipped to do so. Click HERE>>

HHS Says It Has a Plan to Protect First Responders
A new GAO report is taking the Health and Human Services Department to task, saying it doesn't have a plan to protect first responders. Now HHS is fighting back. Click HERE>>

2008 Hurricane Season Prompts Texas Governor to Seek More Disaster Relief
Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking for more disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Ike, saying his state needs the same level of support as other disaster-stricken states. Click HERE>>

Communications: The Key to Crisis Response
Before an emergency occurs, education and healthcare institutions need to plan how to communicate with the media - or risk irreparable damage to their reputations. Click HERE>>

Two New IRS Systems Have Major Security Weaknesses
The IRS has deployed two key systems that contain serious security vulnerabilities and put taxpayers' data at serious risk, according to a new report. Click HERE>>

TSA to Take Over Air Passenger Screening Program
The TSA is going to take over the job of screening airline passengers against government terrorist watch lists by 2009. Will it improve air travel security? Click HERE>>

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CPM East. Orlando: Nov. 12 - 14. This training event will provide you with a complete risk management education, as well as opportunities to network with your peers. The best education is your best line of defense in crisis. Click HERE>>

FREE WEBINAR: GAIN INSIGHT FROM YOUR PEERS - THE BC SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN! DRG, together with Varolii, will share what over 770 BC professionals are doing to prepare their organizations for the unexpected. Learn trends, figures, and much more. Click HERE>>

CSI 2008: Reconsidering Security: Nov. 15 - 21; National Harbor, MD. Over 70 sessions will focus on the technological and management key security challenges that organizations need to address. Register early and save. Free pass to exhibition. Click HERE>>

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

Corporate Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management Conference
New York, NY – November 11–12 – "Managing Corporate Risks: The Next ‘Wave’ in Business...Will you be prepared?" Join senior executives from some of the world’s leading companies, renowned policy experts, and government officials to examine and evaluate cutting–edge solutions from strategic, operational and tactical perspectives and learn best practices. Discover concrete, practical concepts and plans to implement within your own firm. This is an annual event from The Conference Board. The Conference Board is the world’s preeminent business membership and research organization. Best known for the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators, The Conference Board has, for over 90 years, equipped the world's leading corporations with practical knowledge through issues-oriented research and senior executive peer-to-peer meetings. For an agenda, Click HERE>>

California Fire, EMS & Disaster Conference & Expo 2009
Palm Springs, CA – May 13 – 15, 2009 – The 2009 CFEDWest Conference & Expo is California’s largest domicile response event. Developed by California’s response base - for California’s response community – the 2009 event features five great educational tracks with the following areas of focus: firefighting, EMS, disaster response & public health, and emergency nursing. They also offer POST, EMS and BRN continuing educational credit. Click HERE>>

Amcom Software and Altura Announce Partnership
Minneapolis, MN – Amcom Software and Altura Communication Solutions announced recently that they have established a partnership under which Altura will distribute Amcom’s industry-leading, mission-critical communications software products. The primary focus will be on Altura’s extensive customer base of Fujitsu and Avaya customers, as well as on leveraging Altura’s existing procurement channels for state and local government agencies and clients. Click HERE>>

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