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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

Riyadh,
21 Apr - 25 Apr

BCLE AUD (ISO 22301)

Dubai,
21 Apr - 25 Apr

BCLE 2000

Hyderabad,
22 Apr - 26 Apr

RMLE 2000

Hyderabad,
22 Apr - 26 Apr

BCP IT/DR

Hyderabad,
22 Apr - 23 Apr

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March 1-4, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

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E-news from DRI

Deadly Cyclone Among the Most Damaging Disasters of March

March’s most catastrophic and costly weather events included severe floods in the U.S., a record-setting windstorm in Europe, and the deadly Cyclone Idai. The most recent Global Catastrophe Recap has compiled the most devastating natural disasters to hit in March 2019. Among
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DRI Speaking Engagements: April 9, 2019

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 South Texas Chapter Meeting 04/18/2019 Houston, TX United States DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky will b
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Ask Betsy: The Dreaded ‘You Should Smile More’ Comment

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, 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.  
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Pacific

By Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, DRI International The small island countries of the Pacific are vulnerable to many hazards including cyclones, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. And more recently, climate change poses growing challenges including s
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Healthcare Cybersecurity: Fighting Phishing with Employee Education

Want to reduce your organization’s risk of cybersecurity incidents? The key is educating employees before bad habits set in, according to new research. The healthcare sector is particularly susceptible to phishing attacks because high employee turnover leads to an influx of
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Supply Chain Risk: What Can We Learn From 2018 Challenges?

To prepare for the future, look to the past – especially when it comes to supply chain risks. Last year’s major hurdles, from extreme weather to cyber attacks to industry production shutdowns, will result in new trends for 2019, including trade wars, material shortages, an
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DRI Speaking Engagements: April 1, 2019

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. New York Association of Realty Managers Buildings NY Conference 04/02/2019 New York, NY United States DRI CEO Chl
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New Updates to the DRI Digital Badge Platform: Blockchain Verification and Cyber Resilience!

We’re excited to bring you a new and improved DRI digital badge experience courtesy of our digital badge partner, Acclaim (recently acquired by Credly). This includes: New Personalized Dashboard: The new Acclaim digital badge dashboard will show you the value of your DR
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Ask Betsy: Next Steps After Getting Cut Out of the Loop

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, 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.  
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GDPR Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

On Nov. 29, 2018, DRI presented the webinar “GDPR: Considerations for Continuity Professionals,” our first webinar designed for European audiences. Discussing GDPR and its implications across business continuity were DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird, along
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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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