Resources and Links

Below are a list of FREE educational opportunities related to the industry:

Free Coursera Courses

Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit (U of Washington)

Information Security & Risk Management (U of Washington)

Malicious Software and its Underground Economy (U of London)

Disaster Preparedness (U of Pittsburgh)

Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Columbia)

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Storm Sandy Emergency Loan Fund

Storm Sandy Emergency Loan Fund was established with $10.0 million to support independently owned and operated businesses that have fewer than 100 employees and are located in the regions designated as disaster areas including: Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. To be eligible for funding the companies must have filed 2011 business tax returns and must have experienced direct damage or economic hardship as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The fund is made available through an agreement between the State of New York, New York Bankers Association and New York Business Development Corporation. Loans will range from $5,000-$25,000 and proceeds can be used to replace or repair damaged assets, for working capital losses incurred due to business interruption, among other uses. Funds are expected to flow to borrowers on an expedited basis, five to seven days after receipt of complete application.

Loan Application
Applications must be submitted through the NYS Small Business Development Centers. Technical assistance managers are available to help businesses complete the application and related required documents. Please visit the NYS Small Business Development Center website or call 1-800-732-SBDC to find the nearest location to receive support with disaster assistance programs and business recovery planning.

National Preparedness Report

March 30, 2012

Homeland Security

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This is a notification from the ACP-CT Chapter

DRII BCP 501 Training

I hope all is well with you!  I wanted to let you know that due to the request of several of our members here at ACP-CT, we have arranged to schedule a DRII BCP 501 course and exam in the Hartford-area for June 13th – 15th (Wednesday - Friday).  The training and exam will be held at TRUMPF Inc., 111 Hyde Rd, Farmington, CT.  I thought that you may want to pass this news on to your membership since they would be eligible to receive a 10% ACP discount and take this course/exam as an alternative to one of the courses in New York.

To register for this course, please visit the DRII website at and select course title BCP 501 and United States for the country. You can then select the Farmington course from the list and click register to begin the registration process. If you do not yet have a DRII account, you will need to create one to continue with the registration process. Also, be sure to enter "ACP" in the "Coupon Code" field to get your 10% ACP member discount. Please note that DRII reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course in the event that the minimum number of registrants (8) is not met within 30 days of the course date, so please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact DRII directly at 866-542-3744.

Independent Study Program Course Brochure

Emergency Management Institute

March 2012

How do I apply for FEMA Asssistance due to Hurricane Irene? 1-800-621-3362

Nassau and Suffolk County Specific

Nassau County Government Website:

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management:

Suffolk County Government Website:

Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management:

 Suffolk County Office of Emergency Services & Public Safety:

Corporate Emergency Access System

CEAS is a pre-event credentialing program, which authenticates critical business employees for access to restricted areas following a disaster or serious emergency using a secure identification card recognized by the police. Municipalities must adopt the CEAS Program for use in their jurisdiction before businesses can enroll in the Program and receive ID cards. The local authorities can implement CEAS following an emergency once immediate threats to life are stabilized.


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Hazardous Materials

News Resources Periodicals and Manuals

Weather Information

Please note this is Spanish only!

Please note this next site will come up in Spanish. If you want the site presented in English, click on the 'English' option in the selection bar.

Weather Training

Offline Resources

Written information available offline from the Library of Virginia:
The Records Management and Imaging Services Division of the Library of Virginia has prepared a Workbook for Developing a Disaster Plan.  It is an updated derivative of the State of Rhode Island - Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery Manual.  It is available on computerized media.  Contact Henry Grunder, Preservation Coordinator, Library of Virginia             (804) 786-6688      .


Written information and other resources are available online from ARMA International.
ARMA International , is a not-for-profit association and the leader in education and training for records and information management professionals. ARMA does have a variety of information management-related materials that will be of value to those who are creating contingency plans or recovering from a disaster.

The following disaster recovery materials are offered as downloadable files from the ARMA site that can be accessed and printed free of charge.

  • Excerpts from the book Emergency Management for Records and Information Programs, including Chapter 8: Recovery and Resumption of Operations and a helpful form from Appendix B: Initial Damage Assessment Report. These focus on the steps for responding to an emergency or disaster and for beginning the recovery of information assets. These response and recovery steps are but a small part of a comprehensive emergency management plan that every organization needs to formulate in order to prepare for disasters and prevent or minimize the loss of records.
  • Information on salvage and drying techniques from the ANSI/ARMA 5-2003 Standard: Vital Records Programs: Identifying, Managing, and Recovering Business-Critical Records

These two contingency planning articles from ARMA’s previous member magazine, InfoPro, are also offered as downloadable files from the ARMA site that can be accessed and printed free of charge.

The following resources are available for purchase from the ARMA International online bookstore.