The KOOL Kit provides 72-hour support for 1 person. Its contents have a long shelf-life. At only $25, it costs less than what you might spend assembling a kit on your own AND it saves you time. The contents of the kit are packed in a bag that can be used to keep things KOOL! Click HERE>>

Contingency Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected Having a contingency plan can make a difference in how fast you recover from an emergency. Ryan Whittaker outlines step-by-step, the process of developing a solid contingency plan to minimize downtime and financial risk. Click HERE>>

  • Hunting Black Swans in Your Continuity Program
    Quarry 8: Lessons Learned. A Black Swan in Business Continuity Management is an untreated point of failure. This is the eighth in a series by Kathleen Lucey regarding hunting and mastery of black swans. Click HERE>>
  • Humility in the Face of Nature Can Save Lives
    Fear of public response to inadequacies at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility might have led to one of the biggest nuclear accidents of all time. Click HERE>>
  • Personal Bias and its Effect on Disaster Preparedness
    How do personal biases affect how we approach preparing for disasters? Read about the primary reasons that most companies are not prepared for climate change disasters. Click HERE>>
  • Changing the Way We Prepare: Lessons from Sandy
    With the frequency and ferocity of disasters increasing as a result of a changing global climate, what steps do communities need to take to make recovery an easier process? Click HERE>>
  • Lessons Learned from the Petraeus Scandal
    The Pentagon sex scandal has shed light on the privacy of e-mails, the risks of keeping sensitive data outside the workplace, and several other lessons learned. Click HERE>>
  • Climate Change Creates Foreign-Policy Challenge for U.S.
    Climate change will cause increasingly severe damage in the future, according to some scientists. So how will the world respond to these looming climate change disasters? Click HERE>>
  • Are You Prepared for a DDoS Attack?
    Have a backup site in place in case of attack. Also have plans to serve customers or members in the event of a site outage. Key partnerships can make all the difference. Click HERE>>

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AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Click HERE>>

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>>

Connecting You to Global Ideas There is no other conference quite like the WCDM. This is the ONE conference you can't afford to miss. It provides a unique venue for Disaster Management professionals from around the world to present, network with peers and learn. Click HERE>>

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14th Annual CPAC Symposium 
Charlotte, NC – January 24-25, 2013. Once again Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas brings together a variety of experienced and respected professionals to share practical solutions and tactics helping ensure organizations are prepared for business interruptions. Attendance at this event provides at least 18 CEUs with DRII. Attendance certificates will be included with attendee packets. Click HERE>>

Avalution Announces New Features for Catalyst Business Continuity Software 
The two new features are now available in their web-based BC software solution, Catalyst. These new features offer the simple approach Catalyst is known for and automatically prompt users when actions are overdue or risk information needs reviewed. Catalyst combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution’s methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size. Click HERE>>



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