BCI World 2018: Resilience Through Relationships November 6-7. Two days of networking, presentations from an outstanding line up of speakers and insightful workshops and research sessions. BCI brings together more than 1000 continuity and resilience professionals to network, share best practices and hear how industry leaders are delivering the latest thinking into their organizations. Click HERE>>

Emergency Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs
In his FEMA PrepTalk, Vance Taylor shares the personal story of a shelter that failed to take into account the needs of people with access and functional needs. Taylor explains how to integrate these concerns in each phase of planning for communication, sheltering, evacuation, and medical needs. Watch the presentation>>

  • ISACA Offers Free Whitepaper:  A Risk-Aware Path to Cybersecurity Resilience and Maturity
    Cybersecurity is typically approached, analyzed and managed from a functional point of view. Enterprises typically spend considerable time and resources analyzing their security programs—and by extension the countermeasures comprising them—through the lens of scope and function. But measuring coverage and utility is not enough anymore as cybersecurity is not about a series of tasks.  This joint white paper from ISACA and CMMI outlines a path forward using a new mindset and new tools to assess cyber capability and create a new culture of cybersecurity. Recognize, prioritize and resolve capability gaps in your enterprise to improve cyber resilience and maturity—download your free copy today. Click HERE>>
  • A Sense of Community
    A study from Purdue University shows recovery from natural disasters being heavily driven by local social and physical networks. Click HERE>>
  • A Flood of Misinformation
    After a disaster, be prepared for false or misleading stories on social media. Click HERE>>
  • A Change of Name
    As we better understand the influence of humans on disasters, some scientists are recommending we stop referring to them as natural. Click HERE>>
  • Legislative Disclosure
    Companies and lawmakers struggle to find a balance between speed and accuracy when a data breach occurs. Click HERE>>
  • National Defense
    A recent review has revealed cyber vulnerabilities in almost all new weapon systems used by the U.S. military. Click HERE>>
  • A Helping Hand
    Lifehacker provides a list of some notable organizations working to help the victims of Hurricane Michael. Click HERE>>

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BELFOR helped the Royal Mint recover from smoke and fire damage. Although the process was challenging, BELFOR delivered in good time and on budget, all while production work continued in the plant even as the cleanup crews were working. Click HERE>>

The KOOL Kit Key benefits for the ones you care about... The KOOL Kit provides 3-day support. Long shelf-life. At $30, this valuable kit costs less than what you might spend assembling a kit on your own AND it saves you time. Packed in a bag to keep things KOOL! Click HERE>>

DRI 2019, February 17-20, Las Vegas
DRI provide a first-rate educational experience that informs and inspires. Specialized tracks will showcase topics like healthcare preparedness, cybersecurity, and technology recovery. Click HERE>>

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online, while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats. DHS is the federal, national lead for NCSAM. DHS also co-leads NCSAM with the National Cyber Security Alliance.

NCSAM 2018 takes a two-part, synced approach to facilitating discussion and emphasis on cybersecurity as our shared responsibility. DHS will promote and emphasize four key messages, tied together by one overarching theme. DHS's key messages are month-long goals designed to drive cybersecurity discussions, events, resources, and activities from DHS.

Overarching Theme


-Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation's cybersecurity

Key Messages

- Strengthen the Nation's cybersecurity ecosystem
- Cybersecurity is a cross-cutting, cross-sector challenge, so we must tackle it together
- Increase and strengthen the cybersecurity workforce across all sectors
- Secure critical infrastructure from cyber threats

The NCSAM 2018 Toolkit is a comprehensive guide with a wealth of resources to make it easy for you and your organization, regardless of size or industry, to engage and promote NCSAM. Use the table of contents to easily find tips, use social media posts, participate in twitter chats, etc. We also have resources to help you engage many different types of audiences.
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