9th Annual Disaster Resource GUIDE
Copies of the recently released 9th edition are available, free, for distribution to your associates or groups of professionals involved in DR/BC and Emergency/Crisis Management. Would you like copies for a meeting, a conference, your associates? Click HERE>>

Continuity Around the Continents

Businesses and governments worldwide wrestle with many of the same continuity issues. Experts from six regions of the world provide a snapshot of continuity issues in this article from the 2004/2005 GUIDE. Meet Goh Moh Heng, Bill Edwards, David Honour, Geary Sikich, Michael Smith and Allen Smith.
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Financial Institutions Report Twice As Many Cyber Attacks In Past Year
The number of e-crimes and hacks committed against financial institutions has more than doubled since 2003. The problem is growing faster than IT security experts can respond. Click HERE>>

No Repeat of Blackout This Summer, Say Utilities
Electrical utilities are confident the systemic problems, which produced last summer’s massive blackout, have been addressed. Click HERE>>

Back Up Best Practices
Not backing up your critical computer files and data the right way can leave you as much at risk as if you hadn't backed up at all, writes one technology reporter. Click HERE>>

Critics Want Tomorrow's Counter-Terror Technology Today
Next generation technology that could prevent future terror attacks is still in the experimental stage. Should we speed up testing and deploy immediately? Click HERE>>

Why Couldn't Air Defenses Prevent 9/11, Panel To Ask
The 9/11 commission will soon be shifting its focus to the state of US air defenses on the day of the attack. Investigators hope to find out if the skies today are any safer. Click HERE>>

Are Government Computers Soft Targets?
Security gaps still exist in Washington's IT infrastructure and Congress wants to know why. White House officials have been called before a House committee to explain. 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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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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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.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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2004 CSI/FBI Computer Crime Survey To Be Released
Come hear the results of the 2004 CSI/FBI Computer Crime Survey, which will be released in "The State of Cybercrime" Wednesday, June 16 at NetSec '05 in San Francisco's Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero. Robert Richardson, Editorial Director of Computer Security Institute (CSI) will delve in behind the headlines and try to get a deeper understanding of the findings from the latest survey. The CSI/FBI Survey is the most widely quoted research on cybercrime financial losses. For more information, go to https://www.cmpevents.com/CSins04/a.asp?option=C.

What's New at the 14th World Conference on Disaster Management
Karl Hofmann, Special Assistant to US Secretary of State, Colin Powell and Executive Secretary of the Department of State, has confirmed his attendance at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM). He will be giving a keynote address on the morning of Monday, June 20th.

The WCDM is a unique event in that it brings professionals from all fields of disaster management together under one roof. To see the full roster of international presenters and to register, visit our web site at http://www.wcdm.org But hurry, time is running out!

New Book Released: Hacking for Dummies
Information security guru Kevin Beaver's new book "Hacking for Dummies" is now available at bookstores and online outlets. The book deals with performing information security assessments - from physical security to password cracking to wireless networks and just about everything in between. This book is different from other technical hacking books because the author has included information on the entire security assessment process including understanding your enemy, developing a plan, and reporting and following up after your testing to make sure the security holes get plugged and management is happy about the money/effort that was spent. Check your local bookstores.

Plan Now to Attend DRJ Fall World!
September 19-22, 2004 - San Diego, CA
DRJ's Fall World 2004 is a premier conference for business continuity education. Register today to qualify for discounts and attendee prize drawings. DRJ has hosted more than 30 conferences, ensuring that your experience will be well organized and worthwhile. Our shows are consistently top-rated by our attendees. Find out what we have to offer!

Choose from more than 50 courses, sessions, workshops and classes. Customize your schedule to find the solutions that fit your needs. Plus, make plans to attend our exclusive Mock Disaster Exercise, view the packed exhibit hall, and network at breakfasts, lunches and hospitalities. You will find it all at Fall World 2004. Visit http://www.drj.com for registration information .

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>>