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The 2004/2005 Disaster Resource GUIDE is hot off the press. Our 9th annual GUIDE is loaded with 178 pages of resources organized in six content categories: Planning & Management, Human Concerns, Information Availability & Security, Facility Issues, Crisis Communications & Response. The GUIDE is free but you must RENEW every year. Click HERE>>


Pat Moore is an industry pioneer.

For more than 20 years, she has been in the trenches - serving on committees, speaking at conferences, writing articles, building relationships. Her influence is felt in emergency management and business continuity circles worldwide. Now, Pat brings the industry together in the Industry Connection - a new column in the e-GUIDE.
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Critics In Government Ask: Are The Skies Any Friendlier?
Washington insiders are questioning whether the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), formed in late 2001, is actually making domestic travel safer. Click HERE>>

Phishing Season Opens in US
More and more Americans are falling victim to e-mail fraud known as phishing. Why are so many swallowing the bait? Click HERE>>

Wireless Networking Soon To Be Safer
Security concerns are what keep most people from embracing wireless computing, both in the home or the workplace. Wi-Fi developers are hoping that a new standard will finally put those fears to rest. Click HERE>>

Beating Terrorism is Big Business
Homeland security has become a multi-billion dollar global industry. And according to some estimates, it's expected to grow by nearly 20 percent in the next few years. Click HERE>>

Tricks Of The Trade: Site Lists New Phone Scam Tactics
A new public service portal from Qwest lets individuals and businesses in on the various new and creative ways phone scammers might rob them of their money. Click HERE>>

The Biggest Casualty of Hacking Is Sales
A new report by a UK telco suggests that each time a company's network goes down, customers leave for the competition, perhaps for good. Click HERE>>

 

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips NEW!
PLYLOX™ window clips are the inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling. Click HERE>>

It's Time to Think Mitigation

An earthquake can cripple the unprotected office in seconds. Estimated damage to desktop computers during the Loma Prieta earthquake (San Francisco) was $100 million. Equipment fasteners can make a difference.
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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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ACP Welcomes a New Chapter in Pennsylvania
The Association of Contingency Planners has added a new chapter in Pennsylvania. For more information on the MID PENN Chapter, contact the president Paul Vymazal. He can be reached at (717) 302-6755 or by email at pvymazal@highmark.com
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Physical Infrastructure
New Priorities, New Strategies: Building and Facility Security/Monitoring

On Tuesday, May 18 at the NRECA Executive Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, this conference will examine:
Existing federal vulnerability assessment programs
Techniques for assessing government dependency on physical infrastructure
Methods of modeling infrastructure behavior and interdependence
Physical measures to safeguard infrastructure and personnel
Issues unique to the various infrastructures
For more information contact, call (703) 807-2753 and ask for Maurice Martin
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Collocation Solutions Launches Virtualized Business Continuity Services
Collocation Solutions LLC, a leading carrier-neutral, outsourced data center infrastructure service provider, today announced that they have added COMDEPOT's Virtual Core to their disaster recovery and business continuity service offering. COMDEPOT will now deliver a new set of managed services to Collocation Solutions customers, including firewall, VPN, intrusion detection and prevention, and routing services, from a single cost-effective platform. For more information visit http://www.collocationsolutions.com/marketing/cdnetwork.html.

Virtual Corporation Announces Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM Assessment Training
Virtual Corporation, Inc., a consulting services corporation, announces an upcoming seminar for individuals to become licensed Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM (BCMMSM) assessors. The 2-day seminar will be held June 24 to June 25 in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. For more information contact Cheryl Burgess, Virtual Corporation (973) 927-5454, ex. 211 or visit http://www.virtual-corp.net/html/bcmm_training.html
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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 2004/2005 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) has been published and is now available. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>