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BC Software: Conventional v. Web-based As more organizations ask their smaller suppliers for BC plans, it is clear these are a must... but how does one decide between the conventional and web-based software packages? Sally Cohn, MBCP, shares her insight.
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"Disaster Medicine" Becomes a Specialty
As states struggle to clean up after Charley, a new specialty is emerging to ensure that health care providers are ready to deal with catastrophic events: disaster medicine. Click HERE>>

Corporations Join Forces to Seek Security Standards
Corporations are demanding immediate improvements from IT security products, and are warning suppliers that they will risk losing sales unless they follow their guidelines. Click HERE>>

Don't Get Foxed By Sarbanes, Expert Says
Do you know your obligations for setting and testing internal controls under SOA? One expert offers her advice on how to make sure you've covered all your bases. Click HERE>>

Business Continuity Spending on the Rise in Financial Industry
A report suggests BC and DR spending in financial organizations will grow in the wake of recent terrorist threats. Why did the threats cause a spike in spending? Click HERE>> to find out.

Homeland Security to Revamp Background Check Program
Airline passengers won't be subjected to extensive background checks just yet, as DHS is scrapping a big chunk of its computerized background check program. Click HERE>>

Transportation Industry Still Short on Security
Transportation executives don't think their industry is performing as well as it should in vital security areas like background checks, physical security and cargo inspection. Click HERE>>


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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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DCC Announces Partnership with CrimeWeb Network
Franklin, Tennessee - DCC (Dialogic Communications Corporation) - the global leader in critical communications technology - today announced a partnership with CrimeWeb Network, LLC, a web-based information clearinghouse for public safety organizations.

CrimeWeb (patent pending) is an on-line service utilized by public safety operations nationwide to distribute information about missing persons, major crime, homeland security, and school/community activities to subscribers via email. DCC provides emergency notification software that automates any critical or routine communications process, delivering voice or text messages to key audiences, including first responders, local residents and neighborhood watch groups, through all available communications media.

DCC will integrate CrimeWeb's web-based email alert system with its industry-leading emergency notification technology to provide expanded critical communications capabilities. Through this partnership, DCC and CrimeWeb will provide law enforcement agencies the ability to have citizens, news media and other important audiences register on-line to receive notifications by both email and phone, keeping them alert and informed of current events (e.g., Amber Alerts, criminal activity, homeland security threats, etc.) in specific areas.

For more info, please go to: http://www.dccusa.com/press-release/pr-040809.html.

Virtual Corporation Expands Offerings to Include Professional Security Consulting Services
Joseph E. Krull, CPP, CISSP, IAM has joined the team at Virtual Corporation and continues to provide the expertise previously delivered by Krull Security Consulting. Services include professional information and corporate security consulting services to companies and organizations concerned about their vulnerabilities, potential liabilities and protection of their assets and employees.

Virtual's Information Security practice is a full service provider offering a wide range of security expertise to enterprises and organizations of all sizes.

Virtual can uniquely leverage its exceptional expertise in Business Continuity Consulting to ensure that every security effort is sustainable, well documented and effective in the event of unforeseen events.

For more info, please visit http://www.virtual-corp.net/html/news16.html

Federal Government is Focus of New AASC White Paper
KPMG's Audit & Advisory Services Center, working in collaboration with KPMG's Federal practice, recently issued a new white paper titled, Federal Agencies - Will Sarbanes-Oxley Fit? A Discussion of Federal Internal Controls. The paper was prompted by discussions between Congress and representatives of federal agencies that could eventually require agency management to provide an assertion in their agency's financial statements on their internal controls over financial reporting and to also obtain an independent auditor's opinion on those internal controls. The white paper includes a discussion of the benefits and challenges of applying Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 to the federal environment.

To view the white paper, visit:
http://www.us.kpmg.com/RutUS_prod/Documents/12/Fed S-O White Paper.pdf.

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