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Calling All CEOs: It's Time to Connect the Dots

Twelve experts outline key issues in the "State of the Industry" featured in the annual Disaster Resource GUIDE. Essays by Graeme Jannaway, Geary Sikich, Steve Roberts, Tom Hutton, Mark Haimowitz, Rebecca Herold, John Copenhaver, Larry Kalmis, Rolf von Roessing, Peter Power, Lyndon Bird and Paul Kirvan.
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US Firms In Midst of Cybercrime Wave, Report Suggests
A new e-crime survey finds that US companies and organizations just can't keep up with the accelerating pace of hacks, worms and intrusions attacking their networks. Click HERE>>

CDC Makes Bioterror A New Priority
The venerable Center for Disease Control (CDC) will soon be helping shore up US defenses against terror attacks using biological weapons. Click HERE>>

Vendor Security Reporting Systems Need Patching Too
An alliance of technology firms is hoping to devise new ways to make security flaw reporting faster and easier. And they're looking for your suggestions. Click HERE>>

Message To First Responders: Cooperate, Communicate and Coordinate
With the prospect of more terror attacks in the summer, editorialists are urging US cities to pay attention to the testimony being heard by the 9/11 Commission and improve coordination and communication between police, fire and rescue departments. Click HERE>>

Oil: Our Achilles Heel
With increased demand for oil, experts fear that a well placed terror attack or a natural disaster could cause disproportionate disruptions in oil supplies. Click HERE>>

IT Security More Important For Some Companies Than Others
For CIOs in airlines, utilities and other economically important industries, "there is no such thing as security overkill", says one recent article. Click HERE>>

 

14th World Conference On Disaster Management
June 20-23, Toronto, 70+ Sessions/Exhibits. For all fields of Disaster/Continuity Management. Best education you'll find! 4 days of networking and learning from public and private sector experts. Click HERE>>

Disaster Recovery Books!

Check out the newly expanded bookstore - your source for 100's of books, software tools, videos and research reports. Over 60 new titles!
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The 2004 Homeland Security Summit
The focus of this year's summit is to help your jurisdiction obtain the tools to implement NIMS to enhance your domestic preparedness capabilities and ensure the continuation of federal funding.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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DSPN Planning Template Now Available for Small Businesses
PORT HUENEME, CA-Disaster Survival Planning Network today announced the availability of the DSPN Small Business Template. This unique planning tool is ideal for any business that has one location and less than 50 employees. The fill-in-the-blank forms simplify the process for an inexperienced planner who wants to combine emergency response and business recovery information in a well-organized document. The templates are created in MS WORDŽ for easy update. More than 1000 small businesses have purchased this product, including retailers, bank branches, insurance brokers, law firms, schools, and public agencies. A companion product, DSPN Business Recovery Planning Guides, is also available from the DSPN. This set of four workbooks compliments the templates by providing detailed instructions for organizing the total project, preparing the documents, stocking supplies, setting up emergency operations centers, and creating realistic scenarios to test the plans. For more information, go to: http://www.disaster-survival.com/products.html or call 800.601.4899.

Teltone Introduces Emergency Notification Solution
May 26, 2004 (BOTHELL, Wash.) -Teltone Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise telephony solutions, today announced the release of Notify Express. Notify Express enables proactive announcements to inform key personnel quickly in crisis and non-emergency situations. Notify Express is a second-generation rapid notification solution for contacting people via phone, email, pager, or SMS text message.
"Notify Express is designed from the ground-up as a secure, robust solution, ideal for mission-critical business continuity environments," commented Debra Griffith, Teltone president and CEO. "The first step in recovering from a minor business disruption or a major emergency is communication. Notify enables fast, efficient organization of response teams."
Notify Express automates the emergency notification process, providing consistent, clear, and timely announcements. Notify can be used for organizing emergency response teams, employee announcements, activating on-call staff, school announcements, service outage notifications, and military status alerts. For more information, visit their website at http://www.teltone.com or send email requests to info@teltone.com.

MessageOne Secures $11.25 Million in Oversubscribed New Financing
Austin, Texas, May 25, 2004 - MessageOne (http://www.messageone.com), the leading provider of breakthrough and affordable enterprise business continuity, crisis communication and disaster recovery solutions, today announced receipt of $11.25 million in new funding.
MessageOne, already on track to achieve profitability with existing funds prior to this latest investment round, will use the new financing to further its lead in the growing business continuity market by launching new products, expanding its sales and marketing operations, as well as pursuing strategic acquisitions. The complete press release is available at: http://www.messageone.com/news/nws_052504_2.php.


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>>