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>>

Judy Bell, author of Disaster Survival Planning: A Practical Guide for Businesses, believes that business continuity managers can be more effective at infusing the best practices of BCM into their organizations' strategic planning processes. Read Judy's article "The Role of Business Continuity in Strategic Planning" as featured in the 2004/2005 Guide. Click HERE>>

Could The Web Suffer A Digital Pearl Harbor
Some Internet security experts are waiting for the Big One -- a massive and devastating surprise attack that brings the whole Web down. How realistic are their fears? Click HERE>>

Mixed Reviews For Train Security Measures
A recent story about bag searches, bomb-detectors and other measures taken in the Boston area and soon at the national level asks the question: Can there be too much security? Click HERE>>

Low-Tech Or No-Tech Data Thieves Are Still A Threat
There are several ways criminals can get at an enterprise's sensitive information, client records, or financial data -- and many don't involve any hacking. Click HERE>>

Virus Writers For Hire
Call them 'ghost writers' - freelance virus authors that actually get paid for producing the worms that spread across cyberspace. A recent article investigates the notion and you'll be surprised at who might be footing the bill. Click HERE>>

Tips For Personal And Family Preparedness
Preparedness, like charity, begins at home. That's why a recent Forbes magazine story is pressing American business people to formulate personal and family emergency plans. Click HERE>>

One State Struggles To Meet Port Security Deadlines
Hawaii is small, isolated and heavily dependent upon sea-borne traffic. It's this combination that's making it especially tough to meet new shipping security requirements. 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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Emergency Lifeline...

Makes 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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Plan Now to Attend DRJ Fall World
September 19-22, 2004
San Diego, CA
DRJ's conferences are consistently top-rated by attendees. Register today to qualify for discounts and attendee prize drawings.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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2nd National Emergency Summit On Public Warning In America
June 28, 2004, 9 AM to 5 PM, McClean, Virginia
You are invited to attend the 2nd National Emergency Summit on Public Warning in America to be held in McLean, Virginia on June 28. The purpose of this summit is to assess the current state of America's public warning capability and decide whether to continue the Partnership for Public Warning (PPW). Registration is free.

The 1st National Summit on Public Warning in America was held on November 29, 2001. The 130 emergency management experts from government and industry who attended that meeting were brought together by a shared concern that citizens are at risk because existing public warning systems fail to effectively reach many of those in danger during times of emergency. This fact was tragically demonstrated on September 11, 2001 - when none of the nation's public warning systems was activated. At that first summit, government and industry agreed to work together on this issue through a newly created Partnership for Public Warning (PPW).

It is time to assess the state of our nation's public warning system. Are we better off than we were three years ago? What has been done - and what more needs to be done - to address this important issue? Is there a continuing need for a public-private partnership? Plan now to attend this important summit. Send in your registration by June 23. Attendance is being limited to 125 people in order to facilitate discussion. For more information, call (703) 883-7620 or email information@ppw.us or visit the website at http://www.PartnershipForPublicWarning.org.

MessageOne Secures $11.25 Million in Oversubscribed New Financing
Austin, Texas - MessageOne (http://www.messageone.com), a leading provider of breakthrough and affordable enterprise business continuity, crisis communication and disaster recovery solutions, has announced receipt of $11.25 million in new funding. New investor, QuestMark Partners, led the oversubscribed round with participation from all of MessageOne's existing venture investors including RRE Ventures, Impact Venture Partners and StarVest Partners.

MessageOne customers include Motorola, T. Rowe Price, CIT, Andrews & Kurth, LLP, Young Broadcasting and MaxRe. Recent customer additions include First Citizens Bank, American Red Cross, Hilton Hotels and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. Additionally, MessageOne has partnered with both IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SunGard (NYSE: SDS), the global leaders in business continuity/disaster recovery. Both partners offer private label versions of MessageOne's email continuity and emergency notification and escalation services, hosted and delivered from their data centers. For additional information, contact Lisa Hendrickson for MessageOne, Inc. at (516) 643-1642 or via email Lisa@messageone.com.

CPM 2004 WEST Was No Gamble for Exhibitors!
The staff of CPM 2004 West say "thanks" to all of the attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors at CPM 2004 WEST in Las Vegas! "Your participation made the three-day conference and exhibition a huge success. The sessions were well attended, the exhibit hall enjoyed a terrific traffic flow, and everyone at the networking events had a great time, all while building valuable business and peer relationships." Photos from the show are online at http://www.ContingencyPlanningExpo.com.

Save the date for two future CPM events. CPM 2004 EAST takes place November 8-10, 2004 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. CPM 2005 WEST will return to The Mirage in Las Vegas May 24-26, 2005.

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>>