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Every week in the Continuity e-GUIDE and every year in the Disaster Resource GUIDE, we consolidate and communicate resources in 6 categories: Planning & Management, Human Concerns, Information Availability & Security, Facility Issues, and Crisis Communications & Response. The 170-page printed GUIDE is free to readers in the U.S. and Canada (with nominal mailing costs worldwide). The weekly e-GUIDE is free to all. But, you must subscribe every year to take advantage of this offer. Time is running out! If you have not signed up in the past 3 months,
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Study Evaluates Home Front Morale In War On Terror
Accenture polled 1,600 American citizens and 250 fire, police and rescue professionals in a massive double survey. The findings offer a snap-shot of both civilian and first responder feelings and concerns about terror threats and preparedness. Click HERE>>

Top Concerns of Lockheed Martin CIO? Security and Business Continuity!
A business magazine is offering readers a glimpse into the world of the CIO of Lockheed Martin. His top priorities? Security and business continuity! Click HERE>>

Top US Execs Ready Their Businesses For The Worst, Survey Shows
A report from a coalition of leading CEOs shows that American corporate leaders are putting security, BC and DR closer to the top of the agenda in the nation's boardrooms. Click HERE>>

Canada: The Weak Link In North American Security?
DHS has faced criticism in recent weeks for being disorganized and inefficient, but it seems they're not alone. An audit of Canada's homeland security efforts reads like a comedy of errors and is raising concerns on both sides of the border. Click HERE>>

New Storage Standard Could Put Data At Risk
The storage industry is embracing a proposed data management standard that promises to make collection, storage and retrieval of information faster and more efficient. But one industry observer warns that it leaves data prone to hacks and attacks. Click HERE>>

Windows Beats Linux In Security
A new report by Forrester Research shows that Microsoft's operating system has fewer flaws than its Linux counterparts and the company patches the holes more rapidly. Click HERE>>
 


Ontrack's Corporate Partner Program - the Smart Solution for Business Today's business environment demands immediate response to critical situations. Be prepared ahead of time to ensure that your business continuity isn't affected. For info or to become an Ontrack Corporate Partner, Click HERE>>


Protecting Your Employees—Makes Good Sense!

We make corporate preparedness easy with kits for individuals and groups. Our 10-person corporate kit includes evacuation supplies, medical response, sanitation, food & water, search & rescue and more! We’ve been helping businesses be prepared since 1985.
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CPM 2004 WEST, the Mirage, Las Vegas, NV, May 25-27, 2004.
Regardless of your industry, you should have a business continuity plan in place. Attend CPM 2004 WEST for the best education in business continuity.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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HP Announces Belinda Wilson as Executive Director, Business Continuity Services for the Americas, HP Services

HP recently announced Belinda Wilson as Executive Director, Business Continuity Services for the Americas, HP Services. With an impressive background of more than seventeen years experience providing expertise and leadership in business continuity, high-availability and disaster recovery, Wilson will lead and direct client engagements, sales, consulting, solution delivery and overall practice performance for Business Continuity Services in the Americas. With HP since 1986, Wilson is a globally recognized industry expert. Currently, she is Vice-Chair of DRI International, on the Executive Council of the Disaster Recovery Journal, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the 2003 recipient of the Vendor Practitioner Award from Contingency Planning & Management Magazine. She is well published in a number of leading business continuity publications covering contingency planning. Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration - Computer Applications and Systems - from California State University at Fresno, and resides in San Diego, CA.

Photo Report of the 3rd Annual 2004 Business Continuity Show & Conference
Check out this extensive photo gallery which reflects the vitality of the important annual conference. The conference was held March 4-5, 2004 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY. For more information call (212)286-0333 or visit http://www.flaggmgmt.com/bc/2004_att_photoreview.htm

April 8, NYC: Attend AIT's "E-Mail Attack" Breakfast Briefing with Exhibits & Networking
Presenter is Dr. Paul Judge, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), CipherTrust. The topic is: "Application-Level Threats and Defenses: The E-mail Battlefield". Each year, new threats and attacks circumvent network protections worldwide and infect millions of systems. Many threats bypass normal network firewalls and intrusion detection systems by attacking applications. E-mail systems are under attack from almost every direction. Therefore, application-level defenses for E-mail systems are important in the evolving E-mail battlefield. The presentation will define five categories of E-mail threats: Spam; Viruses; Hacking; Policy. Thursday, April 8, 2004, 7.45 - 10:00 A.M. Madison Square Garden, NYC. For more information visit http://www.aitglobal.com

Business Continuity Leader, Virtual Corporation, Receives "2004 Project of the Year Award"
FLANDERS, NJ, March 29, 2004 - Virtual Corporation, a leading consulting company that specializes in business continuity, today announced that its Project Management Team for Kaiser Permanente was honored with the New Jersey Project Management Institute's (NJ PMI) 2004 Project of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the recipient for their superior performance and execution of exemplary project management.

Virtual Corporation is a consulting company that specializes in assisting organizations implement sustainable business continuity (BC) programs. In business for more than 10 years, Virtual has helped numerous large, geographically dispersed enterprises ensure that they can recover from business disruptions. In addition to consulting services, Virtual Corporation provides training to license individuals to perform Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM assessments and staffing services. For more info, visit http://www.virtual-corp.net.


a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Nathan Mallett at nathan.mallett@disaster-resource.com

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