DR Best Practices: Keep Business Apps Accessible Anytime Whale's SSL VPN lets employees work from home, hotel, or alternate recovery site - using any web browser. Provides access to critical applications, email, files while adhering to the highest security standards. Click HERE>>

Salaries increased in 2004 for Business Continuity professionals! BC Management announces their 4th Annual Salary Review exclusively for BC professionals. If you ever wonder about your salary, make sure to benchmark yourself with this comprehensive salary review. Click HERE>>

UK Businesses Don't Prepare Properly for Business Continuity
UK businesses prepare for large scale disasters, but fail when it comes to planning for events like the temporary loss of IT functions. Why aren't they planning for BC? Click HERE>>

Better ID Checks Won't Beat Fraud, Expert Says
Thinking of boosting your online security with fingerprint readers or smart cards? It won't solve the problem of identity fraud, says one security expert. So what should you do? Click HERE>>

US Plans Spring Terror Drill with UK and Canada
The DHS is pairing up with Canada and the United Kingdom to stage a mock terrorist attack that will test the countries' abilities to cope with disaster. But what happens if it fails? Click HERE>>

Critics Blast Government Secrecy
For the first time since the Cold War, the government has classified record amounts of data, but critics say it's a threat to homeland security. Is secrecy putting us at risk? Click HERE>>

DHS Says Release of Terror Report Was a Mistake
The DHS is scrambling after a top-secret report on doomsday scenarios was posted on Hawaii's state website. But should the report have been a secret in the first place? Click HERE>>

Federal IT Security Spending Expected to Jump
In the wake of recent claims of poor IT security in the government, a new report is suggesting that the feds will increase its IT security spending by 27 percent over the next five years. Click HERE>>

DSPN Business Continuity Workshops These one-day intensive workshops were developed by Judy Bell, author of the first book on business continuity for the private sector and a former Division Manager from Pacific Bell. Register now! Click HERE>>

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Four Conference Board Events for BC, DR and Crisis Mgmt The Business Continuity, Security & Crisis Management Seminars will offer key strategies for senior mgmt to limit risk, control damage, sustain operations and effect recovery. Click HERE>>

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Tom Ridge to Provide Keynote Address at Strohl Systems 2006
King Of Prussia, PA - Tom Ridge, who recently stepped down as the nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security, will provide the keynote address at the Strohl Systems International User Group Conference at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. on April 10, 2006. "Secretary Ridge has been the leading advocate of and expert on preparedness in the private and public sector," said Brian Turley, President of Strohl Systems. "His unique insights on business continuity and emergency response will prove to be invaluable to our users at next year's conference." For more information on the conference, please go to: http://www.strohlsystems.com/CompanyInfo/NewsRoom/FullText.asp?ID=85

CPM 2005 WEST Invitational Golf Tournament!
Las Vegas, NV - May 24-26. It's important to play as hard as you work, and because CPM attendees are some of the hardest workers, they are invited to the 1st CPM 2005 WEST Invitational Golf Tournament! All CPM 2005 WEST full conference registrants are eligible to participate in this exciting new networking opportunity! Spend a day on the green at Las Vegas' Silverstone Golf Club, courtesy of CPM and their generous tournament sponsors: SES-Americom StorageTek and Y12 National Security Complex. Network with your industry peers and enjoy an awards barbeque with special guest General Barry McCaffrey scheduled to attend. Best of all, it's FREE and only available to full conference registrants of CPM 2005 WEST. http://www.contingencyplanning.com/events/west/golf.aspx

A Two-Day Workshop in Support of Emergency Response in a Medical Environment
Arlington, VA - April 19-20. An uncertain world environment has forced national leaders to re-assess medical support requirements. Changes in global disease patterns, the frightening specter of terrorism and the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), natural disasters and complex emergency events have emphasized the central role to be played by the healthcare community in helping to mitigate the impact of these threats. Fundamentals of Medical Planning Workshop will teach you aspects of crisis action medical planning to help your organization enhance its preparedness and risk management posture. This workshop will help you create, or improve, organic medical plans to improve your defenses against emergency events, whether they be from terrorism, the next series of catastrophic weather events, or large-scale industrial accidents. For details: http://www.marketaccess.org/event_fundamentals2.asp

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