DR/BC Best Practices: Keep your Business Applications Accessible from Anywhere
Emergency circumstances may prevent employees from reaching their offices. Whale's SSL VPN keeps employees working from home, hotel or alternate recovery site - using any Internet browser. Provides access to critical applications, email, files while adhering to the highest security standards. Click HERE>>

Business Network of Emergency Resources What would happen if your workforce lost access to your facility for a day or more? What about customers, suppliers or investors? Today, Peter Picarillo writes about BNet, a not-for-profit company dedicated to addressing the emergency management needs of private businesses. Click HERE>>

Are Senior Execs the Weakest Link?
Watch out for your senior executives! A study by The Economist and AT&T suggests the boardroom has a problem. Click HERE>>

Personal Financial Planning for Emergencies
An interesting article on Forbes.com asks some good questions about your family's preparedness. Have you looked after YOUR family? Click HERE>>

Zero Day Attacks Inevitable
Security flaws are being discovered by hackers, publicized and then exploited in a matter of days, not weeks. In no time, the cycle will occur within 24 hours. They call it Zero Day. Click HERE>>

Biometrics: Are We There Yet?
Biometrics holds promise for counter-terrorism efforts, but some observers say the technology is too finicky for widespread deployment. Read why. Click HERE>>

Sharing Intelligence Key to Homeland Security
A lack of inter-agency intelligence sharing has been seen by many as one factor that enabled terrorists to succeed on 9/11. A recent wire story reports that the DHS is fighting to make sure crucial information now becomes shared between agencies. Click HERE>>


Vendors: Qualified buyers will be looking.
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Emergency Lifeline Catalog

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2004 National Earthquake Conference
Sept. 26-30, 2004. Hear about successful risk management practices. Connect earthquakes and DHS. Discover new solutions to earthquake preparedness and mitigation.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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Lakeview Technology releases MIMIX® Replicate1 4.02
Oakbrook Terrace, IL - July 14, 2004 - Lakeview Technology (Lakeview), worldwide leader in infrastructure software for the information enterprise, today announced the release of MIMIX® replicate1 4.02. The recently rebranded MIMIX replicate1 (formerly OmniReplicator), is a simplified, on-demand enterprise-wide data sharing solution, which enables companies to share data between different databases including Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server®, IBM® DB2 UDB, IBM® DB2/MVS, IBM® DB2/400, Sybase® and Informix®. Release 4.02 delivers enhancements including improved performance for loading bulk data into databases, support for Informix databases, more flexible options for updating data movement models, improvements in MVS/DB2 data capture, as well as additional platform and database support.

Companies around the world have trusted their information to Lakeview Technology's software for over a decade. Customers range from Fortune 100 to medium and small businesses across all industries. Headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, Lakeview serves customers from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia and through an extensive partner network. For more information, please visit http://www.lakeviewtech.com/pressroom/pr_2004_07_14.asp or call 630-282-8100.

International Association Of Emergency Managers Announces Release Of Expert Disaster Preparedness Guide
Falls Church, VA, July 13, 2004- IAEM is pleased to announce the release of Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages, a free-of-charge guide produced by the top 20 disaster preparedness organizations in the United States with a goal of providing current, accurate information on various types of disasters to the public. This version replaces the first edition which was published in May, 1999.

The guide provides the latest, most up-to-date information and messaging on disaster preparedness and safety in the United States. It includes standardized safety messages on 19 natural, technological, and human-induced hazards as well as general disaster preparedness and safety topics. Following each message are statistics and explanations that reinforce the credibility of the message and also addresses fiction and folklore.

Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages is available from the web site of the National Disaster Education Coalition. Visit http://www.disastereducation.org/guide.html to review the Guide and to download it. As the Guide is updated and enhanced, the latest version will always be available on this web site. A Notification Form is linked from the page where the revised Guide is posted to allow you to opt-in to be notified when significant changes or updates are made to the Guide.

New Homeland Security Operations Center Serves As Primary Hub For Information Sharing And Domestic Incident Management Connects all 50 States and 38 Major Urban Areas through the Homeland Security Information Network
Washington D.C. - July 8, 2004 - Today, the Department of Homeland Security stood up a new state-of-the-art Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) to serve as the primary, national-level nerve center for real-time threat monitoring, domestic incident management, and vertical and horizontal information sharing efforts. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the HSOC provides situational awareness and monitoring of the homeland, coordinates incidents and response activities, and issues advisories and bulletins to homeland security partners as well as specific protective and counter measure guidance.

Accommodating more than 35 agency representatives ranging from law enforcement organizations to federal departments, the HSOC serves as a clearinghouse for vital information to determine possibilities of risk or terrorist nexus and shares that information with appropriate officials to strengthen and coordinate security operations where necessary. The HSOC also utilizes mapping and graphical aids to help translate information and determine if additional protective measures are necessary.

For questions, contact Pat Moore, Chairperson of the Education Task Force for NFPA's Disaster Management Technical Committee: pmooretex@aol.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 2004/2005 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>>