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Q&A on Social Media and Crisis Management While social media offers new ways to communicate, it must be systematically monitored to enable effective use in times of crisis. Following is an insightful interview session with Oliver S. Schmidt, managing partner of C4CS. Click HERE>>

  • Hunting Black Swans in Your Continuity Program
    Volume II, Quarry 1: The Centrality of Power: Seeing the Connections. A Black Swan in Business Continuity Management is an untreated point of failure. This is the thirteenth in a series by Kathleen Lucey regarding hunting and mastery of black swans. Click HERE>>
  • Agencies Learn Many Lessons in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombings
    What lessons were learned in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings? Check out these key lessons learned and where response to such events still fall short. Click HERE>>
  • Preparation at a Cost
    Faced with the ever-increasing uncertainty following the Boston Marathon bombing, hospital officials cope with inadequate funds to support their preparation efforts. Click HERE>>
  • What Should Businesses Do When Disaster Strikes? A Study in Risk Management
    With risk managers being underutilized in the past, one study shows how that is about to change. Recent events have changed the view on the role of risk management. Click HERE>>
  • The Never-Ending Cycle of Disaster Response and Rebuilding
    What needs to change in the wake of devastating storms like Hurricane Sandy? And in a changing global climate, how have coastal dwellers set themselves up for disaster? Click HERE>>
  • Business Continuity Management and Your Business
    How can inclement weather affect a company’s bottom line? Read about how business continuity management can help lessen the affect of extreme weather. Click HERE>>
  • Guidelines for Announcing a Cyber Attack
    What can banks do to let their customers know they are under cyber attack? Read about keeping bank customers in the know while facing a denial of service attack. Click HERE>>

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Gartner Security & RM Summit. June 10 – 13. National Harbor, MD. Discover a BCM Program covering today’s priorities, like how to make BCM an enterprise risk function, and BCM planning tools and implementation. Save $300 with code GARTMP5. 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>>

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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Mail-Gard® Partners with DMI to Expand Service Offering
Warminster, PA – Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and a provider of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has partnered with Data Management Internationale (DMI) to offer cloud-based document management recovery services including document capture recovery and document management system archiving. Click HERE>>

Six BCM Videos Available by COOP Systems

COOP Systems, the developer of an advanced BCM software package, now has six videos for viewing at the content download area of the COOP web site. The videos cover the following topics: myCOOP 30 Minute Overview; Automating ISO 22301 Webinar; Why BC Software Makes Sense; Why Automating the BIA Makes Sense; Why ISO 22301 Standard for BC is Important; and Leveraging Smart Phones in BC Programs. Click HERE>>

CINTEC Protects People and Property against Deadly Earthquakes
CINTEC offers solutions to protect people and property against earthquakes. Seistec, a CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, is used for seismic repair or for retrofitting seismic upgrading of structures made of brick, stone, terracotta, adobe, or even timber. Seistec internally strengthens the integrity of wall-to-wall, wall-to-roof, and wall-to-floor constructions while remaining sensitive to the original architecture. Click HERE>>

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