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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to master's level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization's annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism.

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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.

BCLE 2000

Abu Dhabi,
24 Feb - 28 Feb

BCLE 2000

Kuala Lumpur,
25 Feb - 01 Mar

BCLE 2000

Zurich,
04 Mar - 08 Mar

BCP 501

New Delhi,
08 Mar - 10 Mar

BCP 501W

Web-Based,
11 Mar - 12 Mar

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Future Vision Committee’s 2019 Predictions Webinar Now Available Online

Did you miss our most recent webinar, “Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019”? If you did — or if you want to share it with a colleague — it’s now available on our website. Join Future Vision Com
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Valentine’s Day Supply Chain In Peril as Candy Conversation Hearts Nowhere to be Found

It’s a supply crisis that could only happen for Valentine’s Day – could the holiday even survive without those candy conversation hearts? Those ubiquitous candy hearts – the ones with time-tested romantic lines like “Be Mine” and “Luv U” – were produced by Ne
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Ask Betsy! Women in BCM Webinar’s Betsy Sayers on Keeping the Momentum Going

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a continuing Q&A series.  Q: What do you rec
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Brexit Roundup: Prepping for a ‘No-Deal’ Supply Chain and Manufacturing Disruption

With a Brexit agreement still seemingly unattainable, businesses are preparing for a future of uncertainty for manufacturing, supply chains, and the ultimate impact on consumers. Due to the lack of an agreed-upon plan for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union A “no-
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Malware Attack Takes Remote Community Back in Time

The lesson here could be “You’re never too small or too remote to be hit with a cyber attack.” As a result, this small Alaskan village found out just how cyber-reliant it really was. In July 2018, the Alaskan borough of Matanuska-Susitna – a rural area that’s home to
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2018 Closed with a Volcano Eruption Creating a Deadly Tsunami

Disaster struck Indonesia late in 2018, causing 437 deaths and massive destruction, while Australia saw its costliest event in years, according to the latest Global Catastrophe Recap. On Dec. 22, the volcano Anak Krakatau erupted, resulting in a destructive tsunami that hit th
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: What’s Your Role in the Organization?

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. One important question: who is considered a resilien
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2019 Predictions Webinar – Register Now for Feb. 7!

Join DRI for its first webinar of the year, “Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019” on Feb. 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET! Future Vision Committee members Lyndon Bird, Richard Knowlton, and Patrick Alcantara, along with DR
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: Does Management Understand Resilience?

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. A big question for those professionals – does the
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Ask Betsy! Webinar Star Betsy Sayers Answers Your Burning BCM Questions – Work-Life Balance and Moving from ‘Motivated’ to ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present another installment in a multi-part Q&A series.  Q: How do yo
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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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