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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 15,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally-recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organizations as resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programs ranging from introductory to masters level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities; and an annual conference dedicated to the resilience profession. DRI supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation.

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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

MOVED ONLINE, IL
01 Jun - 05 Jun

BCP GAP

Web-Based,
01 Jun - 01 Jun

HCLE 2000

MOVED ONLINE, NY
01 Jun - 05 Jun

BCLE 2000

Zurich,
01 Jun - 05 Jun

BCP 501

Zurich,
01 Jun - 03 Jun

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Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2021
Seattle, Washington

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E-news from DRI

COVID-19’s Top Risks: Economy, Ecology, Society, and Technology

In the short term, the emerging COVID-19 risks resilience professionals need to be most concerned about include economic failures, sustainability losses, unemployment anxieties, and cyber threats, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Polling nearly 350 risk
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Why Resilience Must Drive COVID-19 Recovery According To Risk Experts – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Leaders across business and government are reevaluating the status quo and evaluating lessons learned as we emerge from the initial Covid-19 lockdown phase. They will make strategic decisions that will have long-term impacts and outlive the pandemic. What have we learne
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Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season Predicted

2020’s hurricane season – which begins June 1 – may be a particularly active one, due to multiple climate factors coalescing in the Atlantic, according to the latest predictions by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Forecasting a range of 13 to 19 named storms (6 to 10
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What Do You Need To Know Before Reopening? Follow This Starter Kit

If your organization is making its plans to reopen during the pandemic, do you know what to expect? This FEMA Exercise Starter Kit can help you navigate the complexities of returning to full operations. The kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are de
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How Secure Are Your Work-From-Home Services?

As organizations attempt to navigate unplanned work-from-home services, it’s important to develop strategies to avoid exposing themselves to cybersecurity dangers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has provided guidance for work-from-home, “Selecting and Safely Using
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How COVID-19 Will Impact the California Wildfire Season

Forecasters are already predicting a higher-than-normal wildfire season for Northern California this year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still underway, will there be enough firefighters to manage the threat? Health concerns among firefighters – including wildfire smoke
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DRI’s President Joins All-Star Q&A on Climate Resilience

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky recently joined several top resilience professionals for a live Twitter chat hosted by risk analytics group RMS. “Climate Change: Turning the Tide” invited them to weigh in on the big themes of climate resilience, and what it takes to
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Upcoming May 14 Webinar: Cybersecurity & COVID-19 – The Current Landscape

While organizations are overwhelmed meeting the challenges of a pandemic, cyber criminals have found a perfect opportunity to attack. For its latest webinar on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, DRI welcomes Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos of the NYU Center for Global Affairs for an up-to-the-mi
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COVID-19 Update: All DRI Courses Online Through Labor Day

DRI International is deeply invested in making informed decisions about the welfare of its students, instructors and the broader community. To this end, our courses through Labor Day will be hosted online. Whether you are new to the field, are looking for a short refresher, o
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COVID-19 and Cyber Resilience: How are Security Professionals Coping?

Cybersecurity professionals weighed in on how they’re managing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their responses reveal the incredible amount of pressure to keep their organizations and employees safe. 81% of respondents to the ISC2 COVID-19 Cybersecurity Pulse Survey say th
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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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