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Electronic Restoration: Critical Considerations Electronics play a vital role in the business environment. Damage to these can have a crippling impact on your business. Effective electronic restoration in your BC plan is a must. Russ Dunbar & Vernon Duty elaborate. Click HERE>>

Cybersecurity Chief Suddenly Steps Down

U.S. head of cybersecurity resigned last week in the midst of a campaign to give him more money and authority for protection programs. Why did he call it quits? Click HERE>>

Twelve IT Security Mistakes Companies Make
Two IT security experts say most companies make at least a dozen common mistakes when it comes to securing their networks, no matter how much experience they have. Click HERE>>

Experts Look to the Future of Risk Management
Risk managers say their profession is still too focused on simply buying insurance, and say risk managers need to expand their capabilities and become "jacks of all trades." Click HERE>>

Patriot Act Raises Canadian Privacy Fears
A debate is raging as one Canadian province questions the U.S. Patriot Act. Critics in both countries are worried Canadian privacy could be compromised in the name of U.S. security. Click HERE>>

Experts Applaud CEO’s Crisis Control
Merck’s CEO is living a nightmare after the pharmaceutical company was forced to pull a drug late last week. However, his crisis management strategy could keep the company alive. Click HERE>>

Seven Steps for HIPAA Compliance
As healthcare providers rush to meet the deadline for HIPAA’s security regulations, two experts offer their advice on how to achieve a smooth transition into compliance. Click HERE>>


Register now for CPM 2004 EAST, the premier training event for business continuity, security and emergency management, Nov. 8-10 in Washington, DC. Only CPM offers expanded workshops each day. Click HERE>>

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Fedhealth’s customizable book helps families and businesses "be aware, be prepared, and have a plan" for most emergencies and disasters (including Terrorism) before they strike. To learn more on how this book can benefit you, Click HERE>>

Corporate Security, BC & Crisis Management Conference
The Conference Board, the world's leading business membership organization, is offering an executive level BC conference for members as well as the public. Click HERE>>


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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

New Benchmarking Service Measures Completeness of Business Continuity Programs
October 6, 2004 -- Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN) has announced a new benchmarking service called Exemplar 9. Designed as a cost-effective way to measure the completeness of a BC program, this service provides an analysis of a program’s capabilities from 9 different perspectives, comparing the key components of the target program to those found in exemplary programs across the country. To find out more, contact Paul Klier, DSPN’s Vice President of Business Development, pklier@dspnetwork.com , (800) 601-3776.

DRJ Wrapped Up Another Successful Show With the Close of Fall World 2004
With more than 1200 attendees onsite, the show was truly the largest conference dedicated to business continuity. Attendees experienced three days of informative sessions, covering a wide variety of contingency planning topics led by expert speakers, as well as workshops, breakout sessions, a mock disaster exercise, and an EOC tour. To see pictures of the show, Click HERE>>

News from Disaster Research Newsletter
National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is seeking presentations for a "terrorism and all-hazards preparedness track" at an upcoming annual conference and exhibition. The NEHA conference will be held June 26-29, 2005, in Providence, Rhode Island. Abstracts must be received by October 22, 2004. For more information contact Kristen Kuhar, (303) 756-9090; kkuhar@neha.org ; http://www.neha.org/AEC/abstracts/

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