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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.

BCP 501

Tokyo,
23 Aug - 25 Aug

BCP MET - Español

En línea,
29 Aug - 29 Aug

BCLS 2000

Panama ,
03 Sep - 07 Sep

BCP 501

Vancouver,
05 Sep - 07 Sep

BCP 501

Hyderabad,
07 Sep - 09 Sep

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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E-news from DRI

DRI Speaking Engagements: Aug. 20, 2018

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. Frisco, TX Chamber of Commerce Elite Leaders Breakfast 9/25/18 Frisco, TX Al Berman will be hosting a presentatio
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California Wildfire Now Largest in State History, Creating Toxic Smoke and Other Hazards

The Mendocino Fire Complex burning in California’s Lake and Mendocino Counties has officially become the largest wildfire on record for the state, and continues to expand with the help of a heat wave and extremely dry conditions. It’s also creating additional hazards for t
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Research: Earthquakes Can Trigger Copycats Around the World

If you’re in an earthquake-prone area, it may not be enough to know what’s happening in your region – seismic activity halfway around the world could have huge impacts near you. Researchers at Oregon State University examined 44 years of seismic data and came to the conc
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Lyndon Bird at the 3rd Annual South African Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Conference

Lyndon Bird, Chief Knowledge Officer for DRI International recently visited South Africa to chair and speak at the 3rd Annual South African Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Conference organized by Spectacular Training & Conferences. I have been visiting South Afri
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Emergency Response – What Are We Missing?

Post by Philip Keshiro MD/CEO Disaster Recovery Technologies Limited & DRI Nigeria Many times I wonder about the foundation of our emergency response in our beloved country – Nigeria. From the response of security agencies from herdsmen attacks to other emergencies in La
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DRI Speaking Engagements – August 6, 2018

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. ACP Mid-Penn Chapter Meeting 8/16/18 Lancaster, PA DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky will present on global predictions and
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Nominations for the 2019 DRI Awards Are Now Open!

Each year at the DRI International annual conference, the Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. The nominations period is now open, and we can’t wait
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A Decade of Dedication: Happy 10th Anniversary Traci O’Neal!

There’s no one at DRI International with more energy than Senior Director of Operations Traci O’Neal. At her desk before many of us are even awake, Traci oversees all day-to-day product and support operations for DRI including customer care, certification, and the delive
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Calculating the True Cost of a Data Breach is Bad News for the Healthcare Sector

The costs of a data breach keep rising – a recent study comparing the costs of breaches among different industries and regions puts it at $3.86 million, a 6.5% increase from last year! Why so high? Hidden costs that are difficult and expensive to manage. In the IBM/Ponemon I
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June Disasters: If It Wasn’t Storms and Floods, It Was Droughts and Wildfires

The month of June was marked by massive storms that caused floods, high winds and other damage on nearly every part of the globe, but there was also significant death and destruction from earthquakes and other regional disasters, according to the latest Catastrophe Recap. At l
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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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