Continuity e-GUIDE - 12/21/11

Kathy Rainey, publisher of the Disaster Resource GUIDE, started in this industry more than 25 years ago. Her commitment, in the beginning, was to bring the industry together. That vision continues today. In this video, she looks back on 2011 and shares some thoughts on the year ahead.

What new approaches are you applying to Disaster Recovery today? In this issue of the e-GUIDE, we feature a Video Expert clip in which Ms. Michael Redmond shares with us two of the newest, most prevalent approaches to Disaster Recovery emerging in the industry today. Click HERE>>

  • Programs Making a Difference
    Each year, at about this time, we focus on a very different kind of 'emergency response,' as we share a list with our readers of some of the many charitable organizations out there making a difference. All the best to you and your loved ones this holiday season. Thanks for reading. Click HERE>>
  • 2012 Forecasted to Be “Banner Year” for Cyber Attacks
    Don’t let cyber crooks ruin your operations! Find out what Kroll’s annual security report predicts for small businesses, social media attacks, and more. Click HERE>>
  • How to Test Your Emergency Preparedness Plans Regularly
    Find out the critical steps to testing your emergency preparedness plan. A well thought-out plan will lead to more effective disaster response and recovery. Click HERE>>
  • The Impact of the 5 Top Security Incidents of 2011
    Hard lessons were learned from several high-profile cyber attacks during 2011, including attacks on Sony, Microsoft, and military weapons facilities. Click HERE>>
  • Developing an Effective Enterprise Risk Management Program
    As senior managers increasingly address enterprise risk management concerns, they recommend focusing on three key principals. To find out more, Click HERE>>
  • Security Gets Tough for Super Bowl XLVI
    During Super Bowl 46, more than 3,000 public safety workers, canine helpers and surveillance gear will monitor the streets of Indianapolis for trouble. Click HERE>>
  • Disaster Information Goes Social
    A recent report detailing the disaster response during recent floods in Australia calls for further trials into how social media can be used during emergencies. Click HERE>>

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RIMS 2012 Conference (Philadelphia, April 15-18) offers unlimited opportunities to gain expertise, build valuable business relationships, explore the Exhibit Hall and take home cutting-edge solutions that can impact your bottom line. Click HERE>>

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update
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American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Academy
St. Louis, MO – March 27th, 2012 – Experts will examine an array of topics including: Lessons Learned from the Joplin Tornado; Children in Disasters; How Being Prepared Affects the Bottom Line; and Wireless Technologies and Social Media during Emergencies. Early bird pricing begins at $100 if you enroll by February 15th. To register, or for the complete Academy agenda, Click HERE>>

Paradigm Solutions Int’l. Announces OpsPlanner™ BCM software Release 5.1
Bethesda, MD – Paradigm Solutions International, Inc., a provider of cost-effective, Business Continuity Management/Continuity of Operations (COOP) solutions and services, has announced the general release of OpsPlanner™ version 5.1; featuring an expansive set of innovative new features. OpsPlanner v5.1 is a holistic and comprehensive business continuity management solution known for its ease of use and low cost of ownership. Click HERE>>

TAMP Systems is pleased to announce the latest enhancements for DRS
New Feature: The DRS Incident Response/Disaster Management Module allows a user to execute their plan by linking their recovery tasks to the incident. Recovery tasks can then be managed from within the incident record in the Module. This new feature will save time by having the guideline tasks readily available during a crisis. Click HERE>>



Based on the philosophy of "working together", the weekly Continuity e-GUIDE provides a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

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