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Hank Chase
, retired Navy Commander & inaugural lead for the U.S. Navy Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), anti-terrorism analyst on Fox News and CNN, says there has been good work at DHS on protecting critical infrastructure, but believes the effort has been piecemeal, halting, disorganized. Click HERE>>

Feds Should Take Crisis Management Tips From Experts
Our elected officials could learn a lot from Corporate America about effective post-disaster damage control, say experts watching the 9/11 Commission hearings. Click HERE>>

Laptops Become IT Trojan Horses
IT managers are busy trying to cope with mobile workers who are inadvertently introducing bugs into the office networks from their notebook PCs. Click HERE>>

American Corporations Not Reporting Cyberattacks
US companies are being successfully hacked at an alarming rate, say experts, yet many firms often keep it a secret. Law enforcers eager to bring hackers to justice would like to see the trend reversed. Click HERE>>

Are You Covered? Maybe Not
Read the fine print on your home insurance policy. It might not protect you as well as you think it does, many experts warn. Click HERE>>

Handy Workplace Emergency Reference Guide Released
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has produced a handy $10, 150-page manual on workplace emergency planning for employers. 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>>

EVAC-U8™...Innovative Escape Smoke Hood

Three out of four fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. The EVAC-U8™ provides respiratory protection with 15 minutes of breathable air to help you evacuate safely in a fire related emergency. For office, home or hotel.
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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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Lakeview Technology and Barsa Consulting Announce Worldwide Dsitribution Agreement

Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Purchase, NY. May 4, 2004: Lakeview Technology, worldwide leader in infrastructure software for the information enterprise, and Barsa Consulting Group, LLC, leading developer and integrator of IBM® iSeries® business solutions, today announced a worldwide distribution agreement under which Lakeview and its channel partner network will offer Barsa's APRM® on-demand software solution to complement and enhance Lakeview's High Availability solutions for iSeries platforms.
More businesses are advancing to the cost and operational advantages of LPAR. As they consolidate multiple servers to manage diverse business functions, monitoring and adjusting the processor, interactive and memory resources among partitions present ongoing operational concerns. For more information, visit www.lakeviewtech.com or call 630.282.8100. Or please visit www.barsaconsulting.com or call 914.251.1234.

How To Create a Business Continuity Plan That Works!

Disaster Survival Planning Network will host a series of daylong workshops on this topic at more than a dozen U.S. cities throughout the remainder of 2004.
In this one-day workshop, you will learn best practices for designing and implementing a comprehensive, properly sequenced, enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan. All elements of disaster response and business recovery are included. You will study examples collected from 14 years of successful planning with organizations such as Toyota, Macy's, California State Lottery, California Public Employees Retirement System, Yamaha, and many more. The content is appropriate for any experience level, but it is especially geared for experienced business continuity managers and executives from various departments who oversee such programs as part of their responsibility. DRII-certified professionals who attend this session can receive 8 continuing education points for re-certification.
Upcoming seminars: San Ramon, CA on June 22, Seattle, WA on June 24 and Denver, CO on July 20. To find out other cities and dates or to register call (800) 601-4899 or visit www.disaster-survival.com/workshop.html

Luxembourg, May 3rd 2004
Deloitte and ContinuityLink are pleased to announce the offering of DRI International course BCP901 Business Continuity Planning - Accelerated (in English) and CBCP Exam on 07-11 June 2004 in Luxembourg.
The BCP901 course is intended for business continuity and disaster recovery planners with some experience. All aspects of business continuity planning are discussed. Participants will review the Business Continuity Planning Model and all aspects of creating the business continuity plan and managing the planning process. In addition, this course will benefit contingency planners, disaster recovery coordinators and planners, operations managers, communications managers, auditors and disaster recovery planning and recovery team members. The CBCP exam will be held on the morning of the 5th day.
For more information visit http://www.continuitylink.com/En/Description-BCP901.htm or email to education@continuitylink.com.

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

Interested in sponsoring a weekly update or spotlighting your product or service? Contact Tommy Rainey at tommyr@disaster-resource.com

The 2004 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) will be published during April of 2004. Visit the online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>