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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

London,
24 Sep - 28 Sep

BCLE 2000

Manila,
24 Sep - 28 Sep

BCLE AUD

Lagos,
24 Sep - 28 Sep

BCLE 2000

Ottawa,
24 Sep - 28 Sep

BCLE 2000

Bucharest,
24 Sep - 28 Sep

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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E-news from DRI

New Bern: Almost Too Much to Bear

When my mother retired a decade or so ago, she and her affable husband Henry bought a little house in little town that I’d never heard of — New Bern, North Carolina. By now, you’ve all likely heard of New Bern, the town that Hurricane Florence clobbered. You’ve seen th
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Typhoon Mangkhut Worst Storm of 2018 So Far: Death and Destruction in the Philippines and China

The Philippines, the southern China coast and Hong Kong were battered over Sept. 14-16 by Typhoon Mangkhut, which has been dubbed the most intense storm of the year. And while the storm itself has subsided, the death and destruction is still being calculated. In the Philippine
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Speaker Lineup Announced for DRI’s One-Day Conference in NYC – Oct. 17

The speaker lineup is now available for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted on collegiate campuses, coming to Pace University in New York City on Oct. 17! A high-quality, low-cost event designed for resilience professionals who may not be able to attend larger conferenc
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Coming November 8: “Ask Betsy” – the Women in BCM Webinar

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation furt
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Continuity and Cupcakes at DRIDay in Brazil

I am delighted to share with all of you in our community an amazing experience we had August 16, 2018. We had the first Latin America WBCM with the support of our partner organization Daryus in Brazil. Snacks and soft drinks were provided, as well as room for us to meet. I bro
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DRI Speaking Engagments: Sept. 17, 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. Risk Management Conference 2018 10/27/18 Tokyo, Japan Seven years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. BCP has
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Who’s to Blame for the British Airways Breach?

British Airways recently announced that its systems had been compromised, exposing the credit card details of over 380,000 users. And according to cybersecurity experts, you may already be familiar with the group that breached the airline. BA revealed that on Aug. 21 and Sept
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Registration for DRI2019 is Now Open!

We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for DRI2019, the premier event for business continuity and disaster recovery professionals, coming to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV Feb. 17-20, 2019! Register now to take advantage of speci
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Phishing Attacks Are Getting Personal

It’s time to take the X-Files’ advice and Trust No One: a recent study says phishing attacks impersonating familiar contacts have risen by a whopping 80%! In a study of 142 million emails handled by email security systems, 19 million pieces of spam, 13,176 emails
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DRI Young Leaders in Resilience: A Letter from the Chair and a Night in NYC!

Hello Young Leaders in Resilience – I am excited and honored to kick off our first Young Leaders in Resilience (YLR) newsletter. My name is Amber Elias and I am your Committee Chair. Today I’d like to tell you about the YLR Committee as well as a bit about myself. The
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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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