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The Florida Hurricanes of 2004
The losses far exceeded the ability of recovery and restoration contractors to mitigate quickly. They remind us of the importance of conducting planning well before disruptions occur to help mitigate the effects. Jim Wills tells us more. Click HERE>>

Experts Question Worth of $16 Million Terror Drill
Emergency officials in New Jersey and Connecticut dealt with the largest-ever terrorism drill last week, but did it really help make us better prepared? Some experts say it didn't. Click HERE>>

Tear Down the Walls of IT Security, Expert Says
Using a firewall as one of your primary IT security measures? Don't be surprised if it fails, says one expert. The key to better security is fewer walls, not more. Click HERE>>

DHS Kicks off Privacy Committee
The DHS tackles the issue of a person's right to privacy versus homeland security, as it inaugurates its new data privacy committee made up of experts from the IT industry. Click HERE>>

Most New Yorkers Say City is Unprepared for Attack
The Big Apple is a big terrorist target, but the majority of New Yorkers say the city isn't prepared to respond to a terrorist attack. Is one of the nation's top targets at risk? Click HERE>> to find out.

Feds Want Private Sector Security Data
The government says the private industry needs to share information about data network attacks, but they're not buying into it. Will a new public-private partnership change that? Click HERE>>

Homeland Security CIO Steps Down
The revolving door at the DHS keeps on turning. Last week, the department's chief information officer resigned his position, saying he wanted to spend more time with family. Click HERE>>

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Four Conference Board Events for BC, DR and Crisis Mgmt The Business Continuity, Security & Crisis Management Seminars will offer key strategies for senior mgmt to limit risk, control damage, sustain operations and effect recovery. Click HERE>>

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GET SET - Train for the Unexpected. Disaster Forum Association Workshops
Edmonton, AB - June 1-3 - Do you need to enhance your training in emergency preparedness? Are you responsible for business continuity, emergency/disaster preparedness, crisis communications, or occupational health and safety in your organization? If so then you need to register today for GET SET - three days of dynamic training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Hosted by the Disaster Forum Association, a leader in providing continuous learning opportunities and partnerships in the field of emergency preparedness, GET SET offers exciting and stimulating workshops as well as opportunities for delegates to share best practices, network and learn. For more information or to register, please call (780) 483-4004 or 1-800-718-3762, email info@disasterforum.ca or go to http://www.disasterforum.ca

DRI International Calls for Increased Attention to Private-Sector Preparedness
Washington, DC - April 7 - DRI International, provider of BC training and certification, is emphasizing the need for greater emphasis on private sector preparedness as the Federally mandated TOPOFF3 terrorism response exercise concludes today. Sponsored by the DHS, TOPOFF is designed to strengthen the nation's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. Although some private-sector companies such as airlines participated in the exercise, DRI International Chairman John Copenhaver, called on TOPOFF to include more private-sector representation in future exercises. "Small businesses make up 85 percent of all business in the United States," Copenhaver observes. "They are the backbone of our economy. Millions of American families depend on their local business community for employment, services, and basic needs. When a disaster strikes, issues such as loss of power, loss of business days, and loss of goods and services to consumers affect business owners. When our businesses come to a halt, our communities come to a halt." To read more, Click HERE>>

Virtual Corporation Announces Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM Assessment Training
Flanders, NJ -Virtual Corporation, Inc., a consulting services corporation, announces its upcoming seminar for individuals to become licensed Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM (BCMMSM) assessors. The 2-day seminar will be held on July 14 & 15 in Toronto, Ontario. The training class will be held following the conclusion of WCDM 15th World Conference on Disaster Management July 10 - 13. With the need for businesses to be able to recover from crisis situations including natural or man-made threats, Virtual Corporation's BCMMSM provides a consistent, objective means for evaluating disaster readiness. In addition to business recovery, the model addresses security management, incident management and technology recovery. For more information, please visit: http://www.virtual-corp.net

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