BELFOR'S Red Alert Program
Protect your organization's mission-critical assets by taking simple steps now. When you pre-register and become part of Belfor's Red Alert, your corporate needs can be more effectively addressed if a disaster occurs. BELFOR is the worldwide leader in disaster recovery services with more than 100 offices and 3000 plus employees worldwide.
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Culture Change is Key to Business Continuity Management
David Honour, editor of Continuity Central and UK business continuity veteran, believes that a shift is taking place from disaster recovery-based attitudes to a more holistic business continuity management approach. David explores culture change necessary for effective business continuity management.
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Help Available For Fire Evacuation Planners
After the recent Chicago high-rise fire, property or facility managers and safety directors should review a special resource library created by the NFPA dealing with fire safety and evacuation planning. Click HERE>>

Procedures, Not Technology, Lead To Security Lapses
A new study by EUI and Nortel exposes gaps in corporate security. The authors identify where most weaknesses lie and show why CEOs and senior execs should be worried. Click HERE>>

Employees Abroad Lack Adequate Protection
Many companies send staff to conduct business in volatile regions of the world. Yet, according to HR experts, many don’t know how to evacuate employees from the regions in the event of an emergency. Click HERE>>

PwC, CIO Magazine Release Biggest IT Security Study of 2003
A new landmark study shows the challenges of securing the data and IT of a modern 24/7 business is a Herculean task. Unfortunately, most firms studied are reactive, rather than pro-active, when dealing with information security, the survey finds. Click HERE>>

BCP Budgeting Tips
Are the bean counters cutting your BCP efforts to the bone? Having trouble getting new funds for some new continuity initiatives? A recent article may provide some strategies to justify your BCP spending needs. Click HERE>>

A Case for State and Local Emergency Preparedness
IAEM, the International Association of Emergency Managers, wants state and local authorities to compose their own strong emergency preparedness plans. It’s the best way to ensure speedy recovery and it’s the morally responsible thing to do, say IAEM sources. Click HERE>>

“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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Business Continuity Workshop

Participants learn best practices for designing a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Business Continuity Plan. Two instructors employ lecture and video clips to deliver an energetic, content-rich agenda. Check the schedule here. Click HERE>>

EVAC-U8™...Innovative Escape Smoke Hood

Three out of four fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. The EVAC-U8™ provides respiratory protection with 15 minutes of breathable air to help you evacuate safely in a fire related emergency.
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Connecting Communities:
Comprehensive Emergency Management
November 14-20 in Orlando. IAEM'S 2003 Conference will stress the importance of private sector and public sector disaster preparedness and homeland security collaboration.
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