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IT Security Experts Make a Case for Encryption
A Bush appointee and former chairman of a White House Cybersecurity task force, together with a longtime security consultant offer an educational white paper on the reasons and philosophy of encryption. Click HERE>>

Why Your Employees Need Security at Home
Employees who protect their homes and families from personal security threats will better cooperate with workplace security initiatives, according to this expert. Click HERE>>

Beware the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Before negotiating contracts with your suppliers, don't forget to look at their business continuity plans to ensure that all the links in your supply chain will stay strong in the event of an emergency. Click HERE>>

"Dirty Bomb" Attack Pentagon Study: The Possible Impact on You, Your Company, Your Community
A Pentagon study offers important information on the "dirty bomb" threat and its likely impact on continuity, people, the economy. To read about the $40 billion estimate, Click HERE>>

Jewish Leaders Say Their Community is Not Prepared for Terrorist Attacks
Top members of American Jewish organizations say there is a false sense of security in the Jewish community with regard to protecting themselves from terrorist attacks. Click HERE>>

"Head Hackers" Become a Growing Menace
Social engineering, or "head hacking," is a growing threat to IT security, and it's a threat that is going to become even more relevant in 2004. What can you do? Click HERE>>

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EVAC-U8™...Innovative Escape Smoke Hood

Three out of four fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation. The EVAC-U8™ provides respiratory protection with 15 minutes of breathable air to help you evacuate safely in a fire related emergency. For office, home or hotel.
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Seminar, Madison Square Garden
What Cyber, Physical & Cyber Financial Threats can we expect in the next 12 months? Speakers: A former CIA Officer and a Homeland Security Deputy Director. For more info call (631) 269-6713 or
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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Icom America Inc. Wins Bid with State of Colorado

Bellevue, WA - Icom America Inc. has won a bid to supply more than 500 portable and handheld radios to the State of Colorado. The initial purchase order, with a value of $100,000, covers the entire Icom VHF and UHF mobile and portable product line. "We are pleased to be able to add Colorado to our list of those states using Icom products. We are seeing more and more purchases of this sort by public agencies," says Jim Smith, National Sales Manager for Icom America GSA sales. "In the past few years we have completed several of these deals with states such as New York, Tennessee, California, Missouri, and many more. When it comes to performance, flexibility, durability and value, Icom offers complete solutions across our product lines." For more information, visit http://www.icomamerica.com

CS and Partners Seminar Will Cover Latest in Cost Effective Security Measures and Data Back-up
Collocation Solutions and partners will sponsor the first of several 2004 disaster recovery seminars in February. The first seminar will be held in Dallas, Texas. The seminars will encompass the latest information regarding data back up, affordable connectivity and zero downtime tolerance for mission critical applications. For more information contact Jayne Rios via email jrios@datasuites.com

Larry Kalmis, Recipient of Contingency Planning & Management's Hall of Fame Award, is Named BCI Chairman
Flanders, NJ - Larry Kalmis, Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI), has recently been named Chairman of Business Continuity Institute (BCI). The BCI is an international professional certification body for business continuity based in the United Kingdom. In his new role as Chairman, Larry will focus on improving awareness of business continuity management as a profession, promoting good practices and standardized methodologies and advancing synergistic relationships with related disciplines.

Larry is the recipient of the prestigious US-based Contingency Planning and Management's Hall of Fame 2003 Award in the Vendor Practitioner category. Larry, a project executive with Virtual Corporation, has been instrumental in the development of the Business Continuity Maturity ModelSM (BCMM). "Over the years, Larry has persistently demanded excellence in his own work and those organizations he has served. Business Continuity professionals worldwide will benefit from the leadership and vision he brings to his new role as the BCI Chairman", said Scott Ream, President of Virtual Corporation. For more information, contact Cheryl Burgess, Virtual Corporation (973) 927-5454, ex. 211.

Cummins Power Generation Introduces 300 kW CHP Module
Minneapolis, MN - Cummins Power Generation has introduced a new 300 kW combined heat and power (CHP) module that produces electricity and hot water from a single source of fuel (natural gas). The self-contained unit includes a Cummins 300 kW lean-burn gas generator, exhaust gas and coolant heat exchangers, and associated PowerCommandŽ and proprietary remote monitoring system/CHP module controls. Modules are available for either 50 Hz or 60Hz operation.

"The new 300 kW CHP module is ideal for any facility that has a simultaneous need for electricity and hot water for space heating or industrial processing," says Peter Hartzell, Executive Director of Energy Solutions, Cummins Power Generation. "The 300 kW CHP module is particularly suited to facilities such as hotels, health clubs, shopping centers, government buildings or small industrial plants. By creating a virtually complete CHP system in a compact package, Cummins has made it easier for businesses everywhere to get control of energy costs while conserving natural resources." For more information, visit http://www.cummins.com

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