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A Survival Kit...a Terrific Gift to Show You Care! A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! Order today for holiday delivery. For more information, Click HERE>>

John Copenhaver made a decade-old dream come true this year: he and two colleagues founded a non-profit foundation, The Global Partnership for Preparedness. After forming GPP, their first effort was to help small businesses-90% of which have no business continuity plan. Click HERE>>

US, UK to Share Anti-Terror Technology
The US and UK are working together to fight the war on terror, as the two have now inked a deal to collaborate on creating counterterrorism technology and sharing information. Click HERE>>

The Perils of Passwords
Security experts recommend changing passwords frequently, but a study shows changing them too much can lead to disaster. Should you rethink your company's password policy? Click HERE>>

House Approves Intelligence Bill
The House of Representatives has approved a bill that reorganizes the country's $40 billion intelligence community. Some critics wonder if the changes will work. Click HERE>>

Tech Companies Struggle with SOA
A new report is suggesting that small tech firms are howling over their struggles to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. What has them up in arms? Click HERE>>

Ten Myths of IT security
Can you get a computer virus by answering your cell phone, protect your PC from viruses by adding a fake e-mail address to your address book? Or are these IT urban legends? Click HERE>>

Compliance the Number One Worry for Security Bosses
The impact of tough new regulations like the SOA and the explosive growth in online fraud were on the minds of information security executives gathered in New York last week. Click HERE>>

Enterprise-wide BC Planning DSPN is a consulting firm that develops emergency response and BR plans. Their professionals design, document, implement, and test contingency plans. For free BC resources, Click HERE>>

Disaster Recovery Books! Check out the newly expanded bookstore (a service of Rothstein & Assoc.) - your source for hundreds of books, software tools, videos, research reports and much more. Over sixty new titles to help you prepare! Click HERE>>

April 4-6, 2005 - Orlando
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The 2005 CSI Information Security Seminars training catalog is now available
Plan now to make 2005 the year you get the training you need. Choose from six topics, held in Dallas, the Seattle area, and San Diego - all guaranteed to make you a better practitioner and help you protect your organization's information. For more on the seminars, Click HERE>> http://www.gocsi.com/training/

New F14 Series Portable Brings New Features and Performance to B&I
Bellevue, WA - Today's businesses have new demands. Icom America answers the call with a new powerful, flexible and lightweight radio, the all-new F14 series portable. This 2-way radio requires nearly zero training to use, offers a rugged, die-cast aluminum chassis for durability, and is attractively priced for business owners large and small. It is the perfect workplace radio to increase productivity and profits. For more information, visit ICOM's website at: http://www.icomamerica.com

IDRA Telecommunications & Disaster Recovery Conference
April 3-6, 2005 - Baltimore, MD. The conference focuses on the telecommunication aspects of contingency planning, homeland security, infrastructure & network protection, emergency management, business continuation and disaster avoidance, mitigation & recovery. Please visit: http://www.idra.com/ for more on this unique conference.

To Our Readers
This will be our last official Continuity e-GUIDE for the year. Next week, we'll be featuring our annual holiday message in lieu of the regular issues and the week after that there will be a brief break with no emails being sent. We shall resume our newsletter on January 5. Happy holidays!

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