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2011 National Hurricane Conference
April 18-22. Atlanta, GA. Meet the Experts on Hurricane Preparedness. Save lives and property by improving hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management. Click HERE>>

Business Continuity: Now Required at Most Hedge Funds
The SEC now requires most hedge funds to maintain up to date BC programs. Ross Ladley explains the new regulatory mandates and describes a recommended approach to fulfill them and begin building toward BC readiness. Click HERE>>

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  • Submit Your Suggestions for the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1600 by May 23.
    The National Fire Protection Association is in the process of developing the 2013 edition of NFPA 1600 "Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs." You can submit your suggestions for additions or revisions online. Click HERE>>
  • FEMA Outlines U.S. Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters
    Find out how FEMA's changes in the organization's updated disaster preparedness initiatives impact your local community and even your business. Click HERE>>
  • 10 Recommendations to Help Protect Businesses and Consumers from Being Fooled
    Find out what you can do to safeguard your business against malicious attacks. This top 10 list provides easy-to-implement action items that will protect your business. Click HERE>>
  • The Road Ahead for Information Sharing in Emergency Response
    United Nations-sponsored report examines how humanitarian efforts during disasters can be improved through better response times. Technology is key. Click HERE>>
  • Cyber Attackers Have the Edge, US Experts Admit
    How to defeat cyber attackers. The Department of Homeland Security emphasizes a three-pronged approach to cybersecurity: automation, interoperability and authentication. Click HERE>>
  • Ways to Track Severe Weather
    Find out how to keep up to date on impending severe weather alerts through automated phone alerts. Locate weather resources that can help you prevent disaster. Click HERE>>
  • Social Media Tools Used to Target Corporate Secrets
    Find out what "phishing lures" to be on the lookout for on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other popular Internet services. Businesses and individuals are targets. Click HERE>>

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Disaster Recovery Testing The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool.Click HERE>>

Emergency Lifeline Preparedness Supplies
The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

WCDM Program Available. June 19-22, 2011. Toronto. Learn from highly regarded industry experts during the 4-day program discussing lessons learned, exercise design, emerging trends, managing risks, EM & BC systems, resilience, & MUCH MORE. Click HERE>>

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CASSIDIAN Responds to New Zealand Emergency in Record Time
Temecula, CA — Cassidian, an EADS company, quickly responded to multiple requests for increased mission critical communications capacity in the aftermath of a 6.3 earthquake that hit the country of New Zealand on February 22, 2011. The powerful earthquake struck near Christchurch — the country's second largest city with a population of 386,000 — taking out buildings and power lines, and interrupting both landline and cellular networks. Click HERE>>

Governor's Hurricane Conference
Mark your calendar for the 25th Annual Governor's Hurricane Conference® to be held May 15-20 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Packed with sessions related to hurricane planning, response, recovery and mitigation, this is one event you won't want to miss. This year the National Hurricane Center Tour, one of the most popular training sessions, will be on Thursday morning, May 19, in order to extend the opportunity to as many people as possible. Click HERE>>

DRI Int'l Training to Support Insurance Professionals Through Continuing Education
New York, NY — DRI International, a provider of training and certification in the field of BC planning has taken a step to support insurance company professionals. With the introduction of a new training program sanctioned by state insurance boards, the non-profit organization will answer the needs for brokers to get training that counts toward license renewal. This new and innovative program is called "Business Continuity Planning for Insurance Professionals." Click HERE>>



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We are still receiving subscriptions for the 2011/12 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (15th annual Edition). Click HERE>>