WEBINAR 9/23: The Psychology of Disasters: Why Do We React the Way We Do? We know how people should react in a crisis, but how do they really—and why? Join Dr. Matthew "Disaster Man" Davis as he delves into the psychology of disasters in this complimentary webinar. Click HERE>>

You be the Expert this week. We want to know about your experience with smartphone useage and security. Have you lost your smartphone before? Ever used it during an emergency? Suggestions for improvements? Complete the survey (conducted by DRG)-two phones are being given away!

  • LAST CHANCE to Get a Free Copy of the Facilities Issue of the DRG
    The Facilities Issue Mini-GUIDE is coming soon and the Annual DRG is to come right after it. But you must renew every year! The Free GUIDE is where the BC & EM industry gathers on an annual basis, it’s loaded with information you won’t want to miss. Click HERE>>
  • Government Pressure in Motion
    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is under increased pressure by foreign governments to provide access to encrypted data. Click HERE>>
  • Businesses Need Better Climate Change Data
    A new report says scientists and government must improve their communications to the business sector so it can improve its resilience to the risks presented by climate change. Click HERE>>
  • BP Spill: Public-Private Partnerships Failed
    There is frustration in members of the emergency management community that NIMS will be unable to handle future BP-magnitude events and may not be sustainable. Click HERE>>
  • Australian Data Centers Need Better Security
    A study of IT departments down under says only 34.4 per cent factor in cyber terrorism as part of their disaster recovery planning. Click HERE>>
  • UK's Largest (Mock) Quake
    Are emergency drills for a highly unlikely event a waste of time and resources or responsible risk management? Click HERE>>
  • Smart Grid, Smart Hackers
    North America's energy sector needs to outsmart would-be attackers as it moves toward a 'smart grid' system. Click HERE>>

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PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips.
The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

Small Business Plan Template. Just fill in the blanks! DSPN offers a simple, affordable and self-paced template to combine business recovery plans with emergency response plans. Available in IBM® or Macintosh® in Microsoft Word® format. Click HERE>>

Talk the Talk - now, Walk the Walk. 58th IAEM Annual Conf. & EMEX 2010. Oct 29 - Nov 4: San Antonio, TX. Sessions encourage the exchange of ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. You won't want to miss it! Click HERE>>

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Recovery Point Announces Strategic Partnership with Avalution Consulting
Gaithersburg, MD - Recovery Point, a provider of integrated BC solutions to public and private organizations, announces a strategic partnership with Avalution Consulting - a provider of BC and IT DR strategy design, development and implementation. Through this partnership, Recovery Point will add BC consulting and software capabilities to its solutions portfolio, helping clients to reduce the likelihood of a disaster event, or limit the impact should an event occur. Click HERE>>

Honeywell Top Sponsor of Tri-Association Awards Dinner
Alexandria, VA - Honeywell has signed on as the top-level, "platinum" sponsor of the Nov. 3 Tri-Association Awards Dinner in NYC. Honeywell is a provider of electronic security and a Fortune 100 company. The company is a member of all three Awards Dinner sponsors - the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Electronic Security Association and the Central Station Alarm Association. Click HERE>>

COOP Systems DRJ Fall World Announcement
Herndon, VA - COOP Systems, the developer of an advanced Business Continuity Management (BCM) software package, is issuing an open invitation to their booth #28 at the DRJ Fall World in San Diego. Special myCOOP™ demo times are also scheduled in Executive Center 3-B. Times are on Monday 9/20 from 3:00-4:00 PM and Tuesday 9/21 (with dessert) from 12:00-1:30 PM. If you are attending the conference, you won't want to miss this. Click HERE>>

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