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Global Alertlink....finally ONE SYSTEM for your continuity needs. Global Alertlink integrates planning, incident management, emergency notification and risk management into one application. Go beyond notification...experience Global Alertlink. Request a Demo Today. Click HERE>>

Philosophy of Information Security: A Security Professional’s Perspective Here are some key security philosophies and "mantras." Our featured expert this week, Ernie Hayden, discusses new ways to look at the problems and solutions we face today. Click HERE>>
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IT and Business Continuity Issue.... Is in the Works!
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More Problems for Port Security Program
The port security program that would see workers get ID cards has been delayed again. Will the problems slow down commerce during the holiday season? Click HERE>>

Chertoff Advises Against DHS Reorganization
Outgoing DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff has a bit of advice for his replacement, Janet Napolitano: Don’t change anything. Click HERE>>

FDA Touts Efforts to Enhance Food Safety
Critics of the Food and Drug Administration say it isn’t doing a good job safeguarding the nation’s food supply. The FDA says it is. Who’s right? Click HERE>>

Nuclear and Biological Weapons Pose Greatest Peril, Report Says
A commission asks Obama administration to focus on nuclear and biological weapons, saying those are the weapons of mass destruction that pose the greatest peril. Click HERE>>

Canada Drops Plan to Share Personal Data with US
With little fanfare, the Canadian government has dropped plans to let the US have a database of information about Canadians. Click HERE>>

Security and Civil Liberties Experts Question Data Mining
Both security and privacy experts say Congress needs to limit the government’s data-mining efforts because it will raise serious privacy concerns — and it doesn’t even work. Click HERE>>

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Test your Vendors
Ask crisis notification vendors the right questions before you buy. Dell MessageOne is offering a template Request for Proposal (RFP) to ensure you are covering all unique requirements in your 2009 notification plans. Click HERE>>

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DRJ Spring World 2009. Orlando, FL, 3/29/09 - 4/1/09. Attendees can choose from more than 40 sessions, workshops and courses. In addition, there are hospitalities, receptions, networking breakfasts and lunches, and more. Click HERE>>

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

Understanding Your Business: How to do a Business Impact Analysis
This new 20 minute original film on DVD, complemented by a data CD, takes the viewer through the essential elements of a BIA: what it is; how to get management "buy in" and how to conduct a BIA. The CD that accompanies the film contains a comprehensive questionnaire with a set of templates and guidance notes together with expert industry advice - structured around the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and BS25999. View trailer and Order HERE>>

Industry Experts to Headline the NDRExpo’s Debut Conference Program
Atlanta, GA - National disaster recovery and reconstruction experts headline the first National Disaster Reconstruction Expo’s (NDRExpo) conference program. NDRExpo was developed to unite the numerous vertical markets associated with disaster reconstruction preparation, response, recovery and rebuilding. The conference program reflects that diversity with a robust line-up of industry experts. NDRExpo launches June 17-18, 2009 at New Orleans. Click HERE>>

TAMP Systems Announces the Release of DRS Version 6.4
Merrick, NY - TAMP, a provider of business continuity management (BCM) solutions for organizations spanning a wide variety of industries, is pleased to announce Version 6.4 of its Business Continuity Management planning software named the Disaster Recovery System (DRS™) with additional robust functionality. DRS™ is now entering in its seventh year of development as a web-based planning tool. Click HERE>>

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