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Business Continuity Planning and Enterprise Risk Management. ERM helps provide an understanding of the relationship of risks, which cannot be obtained from a traditional risk management or business continuity perspective. John Phelps fills us in on how this is so. Click HERE>>
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NYC Plans a High-Tech Defense
Lower Manhattan is arguably the world's most tempting target for terrorists. That's why the city is deploying a technology-heavy defense for the area — but will it work? Click HERE>>

Southern Baptists Create New Protocol to Speed Disaster Response
Southern Baptists have provided disaster relief in the US and overseas for years. Now they're looking to speed up their response to become even more effective. Click HERE>>

Standalone Security Industry Dying, Says Expert
Noted security industry expert Bruce Schneier says no one is buying today's products for IT security. Why does he think security should be built into IT? Click HERE>>

Interpol Warns China of Potential Terrorism at Olympics
Interpol has admitted there is a "real possibility" that terrorists will target this summer's Olympic games in Beijing. What can China do to prevent any potential attacks? Click HERE>>

Financial Services Industry Better at BC, Survey Says
Are financial services companies really better at business continuity than other industries? A new survey says they are. But is it better planning, or just a coincidence? Click HERE>>

DHS Moves to Ramp up Cybersecurity in Federal Agencies
The DHS is giving itself 45 days to analyze which government computer networks are most at risk of attack. But what happens when it has found the answer? Click HERE>>

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The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

Principles and Practices of Business Continuity.
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Varolii Introduces First Complete Suite of Workforce Continuity Applications
Seattle, WA — The workforce continuity software suite comprises four new Varolii applications - First Responder, Enterprise Business Continuity, Employee Accountability and Pandemic Planning. It helps organizations share critical information and gather real-time updates through all stages of a crisis coupling speedy deployment with proven best practices to give them much-needed confidence in their emergency communications system. Click HERE>>

Hughes Technology Earns FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification
Germantown, MD — Hughes Network Systems recently announced that its Crypto Kernel, the cryptographic component of its HN and HX Systems, has earned a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 certificate (Certs. #919 and #915) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in a U.S. government agency network. Click HERE>>

American Red Cross/ Business Emergency Planning Assn. Annual Conference
June 19-20 — Solon, OH — Save the date. Brought to you by the ARC, Greater Cleveland Chapter's Business Emergency Planning Association (BEPA). Don't Miss Out!! Offerings include: Business Continuity Planning 101, Crisis Communications, Succession Planning, New Trends in Security, Information Technology, and White Collar Crime. For registration and other information please Click HERE>>

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