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IT Managers Compare Notes On Selling Security to Bosses
What's the best way for IT professionals to get senior management to see it their way about security spending? A group of technology managers share their insights. Click HERE>>

BCP Professionals: Is All Glory Fleeting?
Most in the boardroom will readily acknowledge the value of BCP. However, some signs show that the current status continuity professionals enjoy is in decline. Click HERE>>

iSpy: Rooting Out Spyware On Office PCs
IT managers are taking aim at spyware. The sneaky and stealthy applications that are hidden within most freeware or shareware applications slow networks and undermine security. Click HERE>>

Don't Pass The Security Buck When Outsourcing
Companies need to make sure their outsourcing partners are prepared to take risk management as seriously as they are. Be diligent when choosing a vendor, says one expert. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Blimps: Old Fashioned Technology Makes a Comeback
More effective than both spy satellites and UAVs, the latest "high-tech" weapon in the arsenal of homeland security actually made its military debut more than 100 years ago. Click HERE>>

The Danger of Low-Tech Hacks
Data thieves are trying something new in their efforts to bypass security and gain access to sensitive information - many are simply using the phone. Click HERE>>


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14th World Conference On Disaster Management
June 20-23, Toronto, 70+ Sessions/Exhibits. For professionals from all fields of Disaster Management. Best educational venue you'll find! 4 days of networking and learning from public and private sector experts.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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EMC Introduces CLARiiON Disk Library, Extends Backup-To-Disk Benefits to Traditional Backup Environments
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information storage and management, has announced the EMC CLARiiON Disk Library - creating a new option for high-speed backup and recovery, the #1 storage challenge facing IT organizations worldwide.
The CLARiiON Disk Library is a purpose-built appliance that offers the immediate benefits of backup-to-disk and a new alternative to traditional tape-based solutions. Combining the power and reliability of CLARiiON technology with cost-efficient ATA disk drives and 100% compatible tape library emulation, the CLARiiON Disk Library offers customers a proven, easy-to-deploy solution for rapid backup and recovery requiring no changes to existing applications or procedures. Representing 60-70% of total storage management operations, the backup and recovery process is typically a tape-oriented procedure that may not be meeting business requirements. Through the unique attributes and cost-efficiencies of the EMC CLARiiON Disk Library, customers can now dramatically improve service levels and information access while lowering management costs. For more information, visit: http://www.emc.com/news/press_releases/viewUS.jsp?id=2160

DCC Announces 2004 Grant Program, Continues Unwavering Commitment to Homeland Security
Franklin, Tennessee - Dialogic Communications Corporation (DCC) - the global leader in critical communications - will significantly strengthen three first-responder organizations' homeland security plans this year through the company's 2004 Homeland Security Grant program.
DCC will award its new web-enabled emergency notification solutions, Communicator!NXT and GeoCast Web, completely free of charge, to three grant winners. The 2004 grant program is open to all city and county fire, law enforcement and emergency management agencies operating in the United States, including colleges and universities. The deadline for application submissions is August 13, 2004. Applicants must demonstrate the need for DCC's emergency notification technology, and the ability to use the solutions to their fullest potential. DCC is interested in applications that stress strategic integration of DCC's emergency communications technology into their organizations' current and future homeland security programs.
To obtain an application, please contact hsgrant@dccusa.com or phone 1-800-684-4717. Or visit: http://www.dccusa.com/press-release/pr-040419.html

Harvard University's JFK School
First Annual Mitretek Innovations in Homeland Security Award

Washington, DC - Mitretek Systems and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard's prestigious JFK School, are accepting nominations for the first annual Mitretek Innovations in Homeland Security Award. This is the first major national award program of its kind created since 9/11, to discover, recognize, and honor the most effective programs designed to address homeland security. Through the Award, Mitretek, a leading technology company operating in the public interest, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government will identify, explore, and highlight creative and effective government solutions-and the leaders behind them-to the nation's homeland security concerns. All innovative government programs and public-private ventures in the field of homeland security are encouraged to apply for the Mitretek Innovations in Homeland Security Award. Deadline: May 24.
See http://www.HomelandSecurityInnovations.org for more details.

Homeland Security First to Define Interoperability Requirements for Nation's First Responder Community
"Statement of Requirements" Outlines Future Public Safety Wireless Communications and Interoperability
Washington, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate today announced the release of the first comprehensive Statement of Requirements (SoR) document outlining future technology requirements for public safety wireless communications and interoperability. The SoR can be found at http://www.safecomprogram.gov.
The SoR, developed under the SAFECOM Program, marks the first time the 50,000 public safety agencies have a document that defines future requirements for communicating and sharing information -- as authorized, when and where needed, and in a manner that allows for the most effective use of that information. For more information about the SAFECOM Program, contact safecom@dhs.gov or call 866-969-SAFE

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.

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