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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 AUD (ISO 22301)

Riyadh,
22 Apr - 26 Apr

BCP IT/DR

Manila,
23 Apr - 24 Apr

BCLF 2000

Montreal,
23 Apr - 27 Apr

BCLE 2000

Beijing,
23 Apr - 27 Apr

BCP IT/DR

Ciudad de Mexico,
23 Apr - 24 Apr

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Brexit Transition Creates Supply Chain and Continuity Woes

As Brexit transition planning continues, many UK and European businesses find themselves having to prepare for added supply chain and other business continuity headaches including rising costs and staffing issues. Here are a few of the ongoing concerns: Because of Brexit uncertai
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Here We Go Again: Expect an Active 2018 Hurricane Season

Early predictions are already in for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. It’s going to be hard to top last year, but 2018 is still expected to be one to brace for. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released from Colorado State University’s Tr
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Free DRI Webinar May 16 – Hear First-Hand Lessons in Public-Private Partnerships During a Disaster

Register now for DRI’s next free webinar “Real Recovery Lessons and a Partnership that Passed the Test,” coming May 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET! When a sudden devastating flood put a public-private partnership to the test, results were remarkable! Join Ryan Miller, CBCP,
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Devastating Ransomware Attack Hobbles Atlanta

Days after hackers released ransomware on Atlanta’s municipal computer network, sending employees back to the days of pen and paper, the city has struggled to return to normalcy. The hacking group SamSam demanded a ransom of $51,000 paid in bitcoin to unlock the system. The gro
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Corporate Hack Roundup: Panera Bread, Boeing, and More

A slew of cybersecurity news have made the rounds in the past week, illuminating just how vulnerable companies — and consequently, their customers — are to online threats. Some of the most notable cases: Panera Bread: A security flaw in the restaurant chain’s we
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DRI Japan Joins New Consortium on Risk, Resilience, and More

DRI Japan has announced it has joined with Tsukuba University and 11 other organizations in a new consortium that balances research and development of risk, resilience, and human resource development. The consortium will hold seminars, lectures, research meetings, symposiums, etc
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Register Now for DRI Training in Hawaii – Space is Limited!

Make your plans now for business continuity training Dec. 3-7 on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii! BCLE 2000 includes new and expanded coverage of cloud computing, cyber threats, supply chain, risk transfer, insurance considerations, legal and regulatory requirements, and manu
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Businesses Still Slow to Recover in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican businesses of all sizes are still struggling to return to normalcy, as power, money, and staffing issues continue to prevent full recovery. According to the United Retailers Association, 5,000 to 7,000 of the appro
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Report: Healthcare Resilience Strengthened by Community Coalitions

The U.S. healthcare sector – while ready for small mass injury/illness events – is still unprepared for major disasters, according to a new report by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. But connecting community efforts could change all that. The report, A Framework
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DRI Consults on UNISDR Draft of Global Capacity Development Strategy to Support Sendai Framework

On March 14-15 in Geneva, Switzerland, DRI International participated in the global expert consultation on the zero draft of the Global Capacity Development Strategy to Support Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This meeting was part of DRI’s wo
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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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