Agility launches a new web portal for the SMB marketspace. Store recovery plans online and update your company profile at your convenience. This site has relevant articles about how to get started, disaster timelines and a vulnerability assessment tool. Click HERE>>

Mission Critical Electrical - Preparing for Power It’s no secret. Your facility may be operational, but failure of sensitive electronics can cripple your ability to conduct business. There is much more than solid emergency power to consider. Richard Rudman tells us more. Click HERE>>

Election Officials Bolster Poll Security
With Election Day close by, election officials are beefing up security at many of the country’s polling stations, but will the extra security scare voters away from the polls? Click HERE>>

Are Over-the-Counter Defibrillators Changing Emergency Response?
The wide availability of defibrillators to help revive a heart attack victim means anyone can use the device in their homes and offices. But how safe are the devices in an emergency? Click HERE>>

Corporate Security Stymied by Culture Clashes
A new report suggests culture clashes between different departments can compromise corporate security. Do you know how to spot the danger signs that put your company at risk? Click HERE>>

Lawmaker Says DHS Needs Elevated Cybersecurity Czar
After weeks of turmoil in DHS’s Cybersecurity Division, one Congresswoman is speaking out on whether or not the department should move its head to assistant secretary. Click HERE>>

Selling Security to the CEO
Need help convincing the boss that your security budget is justified? You’re not alone, says one expert, as he offers his advice on how to convince your CEO on the ROI of security. Click HERE>>

N.C. Spent 30 Percent of Homeland Security Budget, Audit Says
In five years, North Carolina has been awarded more than $200 million in HS grants. An audit shows they have spent only 30 percent of these. Why the delay in disbursement? Click HERE>>

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It's Time to Think Mitigation Estimated damage to computers during the Loma Prieta earthquake was $100 million. Equipment fasteners can make a difference. They are cost-effective and easy to implement. For more information, Click HERE>>

Ensure Your Public Health System’s Compliance with Homeland Security Standards! Design a NIMS-based strategy to protect against threats. Improve emergency communications and integrate resources during a crisis. Click HERE>> for more details.

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CSI 31st Annual Computer Security Conference and Exhibition
Washington, DC - November 8-10. Frank Abagnale ("Catch Me If You Can") will make a keynote presentation. Join 3,000 of your peers-top information security professionals from around the world-at the CSI 31st Conference next month. You'll choose from over 160 sessions, visit 175 exhibitors, network with your peers, and come away with the knowledge and skills you need to do your job well. For more info:

PLANet for Credit Unions to be Endorsed, Recommended by Strohl Systems, CUNA
King of Prussia, PA - PLANet for Credit Unions - the industry’s only Internet-based tool designed specifically for credit unions to help meet regulatory requirements for BCP and disaster recovery – will be endorsed and recommended, along with BCP consulting services, through a new strategic alliance between CUNA & Affiliates and Strohl Systems, provider of BCP software and services. To read the full press release, Click HERE>>

Government and Industry Groups to Demonstrate Emergency Interoperability Standards
Washington, DC - The Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC) is sponsoring a demonstration of new common emergency data interoperability standards which will improve information sharing among first responders and enable seamless application compatibility. The event will include presentations by senior leaders of the DHS, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (state EMS), and EIC, and real-world demonstrations by technology providers. RSVP to or For more info,

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