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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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Course Calendar

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

19 Mar - 23 Mar

BCP 501

19 Mar - 21 Mar


19 Mar - 20 Mar

BCLE 2000

19 Mar - 23 Mar

BCP 501

20 Mar - 21 Mar

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February 17-20, 2019
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E-news from DRI

After a Cyber Attack, Should You Change Your Security Strategy?

One thing every company should be able to do after a cyber attack is learn from the experience and adapt for the future – but according to a recent report, about 46% of IT security professionals rarely change their security strategies after an attack! The survey, conducted acro
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Late Winter Storms Bring Record Frigid Temps and Business Disruption to Europe

Winter storms and a blast of arctic air in late February brought record cold temperatures to Europe and the United States, while earthquakes brought destruction in Papua New Guinea and Taiwan, according to the latest Global Catastrophe Recap. Unusually heavy snow and freezing rai
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DRI International Renews Partnership with DRI Canada

Business continuity practitioners in Canada will have continued access to world-class DRI courses and certifications — DRI International and DRI Canada have renewed their International Affiliate Operating Agreement (IAOA)! “We at DRI International are very pleased to
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DRI International Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners

DRI International (‘DRI’), the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2018 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achie
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2018 Prediction Webinar: Bonus Q+A

DRI’s first webinar of the year, “Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2018,” generated a series of interesting questions from attendees, which Future Vision Committee Chair Lyndon Bird, along with DRI Healthcare Co
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DRI Presents at 11th Corporate Governance Summit in Istanbul

DRI recently presented at the 11th Corporate Governance Summit, held in Istanbul, Turkey, this January by Turkey’s Corporate Governance Association (TKYD). There were 500+ attendees, including the CEOs and Board Directors, for the largest Turkish companies and local subsidiarie
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Finance Execs Admit to Underpreparing for 2017 Hurricanes

Financial corporations with operations in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico learned some harsh lessons in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season, as many executives had to admit that they were underprepared to deal with the devastating effects. In a recent survey of companies with m
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Hospital Patient Data Ransomed for $50,000

Another recent ransomware attack on a hospital proves once again how important it is for healthcare systems to prioritize cybersecurity to keep its patient information safe. Hancock Health in Greenfield, IN, was the target of a SamSam ransomware attack, which accessed its comput
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2018 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

DRI International is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 DRI International Awards of Excellence. These coveted awards recognize individuals and organizations who have achieved a level of excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis m
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Atlanta Airport Shutdown Raises New Infrastructure Worries

Many have praised Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for coming back online relatively soon after a catastrophic power failure. But it’s also drawing attention to potential problems for other facilities reliant on increasingly old backup infrastructure. After a fi
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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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