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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 20,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally-recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organizations as resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programs ranging from introductory to masters level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities; and an annual conference dedicated to the resilience profession. DRI supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation.

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DRI International certifies individuals and provides various levels of active professional certification in a number of areas. Our certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management whether you are a practitioner, vendor or auditor.

CRLE 2000

GCC - WEB BASED,
26 Jun - 30 Jun

BCLE 2000

Scandinavia - WEB BASED,
27 Jun - 01 Jul

CRLE 2000

Panama - En Línea,
04 Jul - 08 Jul

CRLE 2000

Mexico - En Línea,
04 Jul - 08 Jul

BCP 501

Lagos - WEB BASED,
04 Jul - 06 Jul

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Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2023
Austin, Texas

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E-news from DRI

How Has Your Organization Managed Supply Chain and Other Top Risks? Tell Us in This Quick Survey!

Resilience professionals have no shortage of challenges — extreme weather, cyber attacks, the continuing supply chain crisis, to name a few. Take this short survey to let us know what’s at the top of your list. Your replies are a critical component of the DRI Future Vision
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New Study: Climate Change Could Crush Major Global Currencies

While discussions of climate change-fueled natural disasters typically focus on the humanitarian and environmental impacts, a recent study found a destructive outlook for the global economy as well. Barclays Plc. Has published a model of emissions scenarios and their potential
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In the Battle Between Wildlife and Power Grids, Never Bet Against the Beaver

While the big resilience concerns focus on natural disasters, cybersecurity and supply chain woes, a pair of recent attacks on the power grid are a reminder to never forget how much damage a single small animal can do. On June 7, an outage in northwestern British Columbia left
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The ‘Great Resignation’ is Creating a New Cybersecurity Problem: Missing Passwords

Mission-critical passwords are walking out the door with employees, leading to new business continuity headaches for nearly a third of organizations. Have you considered your organization’s password management strategy? Now is the time to look at it – a recent Pulse/Hitach
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Climate Change is a Big Future Threat – But What Are Risk Managers Doing About It Now?

A new survey of European risk managers has identified the biggest threats facing their businesses, amplified by both the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine. But the actions being taken to mitigate some of them vary widely. The Federation of European Risk Management Association
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Download the June Issue of the Crisis Response Journal!

The June issue of Crisis Response Journal is available to download in our library! This month’s edition features an article from DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird, who discusses the immediate effects of globalization on supply chain resilience DRI has partnered with CR
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Preparedness Goes Prime-Time on NBC’s New Amsterdam

Doctors on NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam broke out the EPM (Emergency Preparedness Manual) on this week’s episode. With a hurricane bearing down on America’s oldest fictional public hospital (based on Bellevue), extremely attractive doctors play hot potato with an en
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Is the UK Putting COVID-19 in the Rear View Too Early?

A recent survey of the United Kingdom’s financial sector sees pandemic response dropping in its risk ranking – are they ignoring indicators that we’re not done with the pandemic yet? The Bank of England’s 2022 H1 Systemic Risk Survey asked the UK financial sector how c
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NOAA: Expect Another Big Hurricane Season

Echoing early predictions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season – the seventh in a row. NOAA is predicting, with 70% confidence, a range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher
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It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Prepared for the Worst?

If you’re one of the triskaidekaphobics around the world who woke up with a sense of dread, today’s the day you’ve been bracing for – and while Friday the 13th may just be a silly superstition, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a historic day for disasters. A few dis
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What Certified Professionals are saying about DRI

Quote UpThis is a very, very intelligent community that really does a lot to keep the lights on in businesses, and I don't think they get a lot of credit for it. The IT department at a lot of big corporations doesn't believe there's a chance their system really can go down and they really need to have a business continuity plan, and the education and the feedback that we get from the people at DRI shows t...
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Certified Business Continuity Vendor, United States

Quote UpI think most people look at business continuity at the natural events - hurricanes, tornadoes, things like that - and don't realize there are a lot of other risks behind that, cyber risks right now being number one, but there are a lot of other aspects of business continuity that one needs to think about, especially the people and processes, not just the technology.
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Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, United States

Quote UpIt's beyond the essentials. You have to have plans to be compliant, or that it's an insurance to ensure your business knows what to do. It's really about continued services to your customers. At the end of the day, you've provided something essential to a customer, and you need to be sure it continues to be that for them, because if it's not there then they're going to go somewhere else.
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Certified Business Continuity Professional, United States

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