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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

Bogota,
24 Feb - 28 Feb

CRLE 2000

Mexico City,
24 Feb - 28 Feb

BCLE 2000 Pre Conference

Savannah, GA
27 Feb - 01 Mar

RMLE 2000 Pre Conference

Savannah, GA
27 Feb - 01 Mar

BCLE AUD (NFPA 1600) Pre Conference

Savannah, GA
27 Feb - 01 Mar

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March 1-4, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

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E-news from DRI

What Businesses Can Do In Response to the Coronavirus – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“The headline-making coronavirus that originated in China continues to spread with nearly 3,000 confirmed cases and 80 deaths across 12 countries according to the World Health Organization. The potential business impacts could be devastating. What should all businesses b
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Mayor Welcomes DRI2020 Attendees to Savannah

Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, sent a warm welcome to incoming attendees of DRI2020, inviting participants to enjoy all its city has to offer. “On behalf of the entire citizenry of Savannah, the Savannah City Council joins me in extending greetings to all the distinguish
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Letter From the President: 2019 At-A-Glance

2019 was a truly remarkable year. Our community is growing in exciting ways. From the launch of our popular new Cyber Resilience training and certification program to doubling the number of organizations assessed under the Resilient Enterprise Assessment Program to surging gro
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World Economic Forum Releases Latest Global Risks Report

This year’s report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights the urgent need for collaborations between businesses, policy makers, and world leaders, in order to stave off the worst threats to the environment, public health, technology, and more. The WEF’s Global Risk
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Read DRI’s 5th Annual Predictions Report and Register for the Webinar!

What does the future hold for the resilience profession? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 5th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This free downloadable report looks at what to expect in 2020, including: T
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Watch Out For These Global Business Risks In 2020 – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“What do the 2020s have in store? Here’s a quick list of top risks that should be on your radar.” Cyber resilience, natural disasters, human struggles, and much more – here are the risks businesses should be on the lookout for in 2020, as detailed by DRI Pr
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: The Top 8 Resilience Trends

DRI International’s 5th Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report gives a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. In 2019, the risks posed by technology attack or fa
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Report: 2020 Risk Index (Infographic)

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. Based on both likelihood and impact, these trends an
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Announcing the Finalists for the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence

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. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this yearR
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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: January Editorial

Extinction Rebellion, Yellow Vests, Pro and Anti Brexiteers, Dump Trump Campaigners, Hong Kong Protests By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer DRI International Nowadays, it seems that the response to anything you don’t like is to come out on the streets and demonstrate. Of
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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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