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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.

BCP 501

Tokyo,
17 Oct - 19 Oct

BCP BIA - Español

San Jose - En línea,
17 Oct - 17 Oct

BCLE AUD (ISO 22301)

Abu Dhabi,
20 Oct - 24 Oct

RMLE 2000

Accra,
21 Oct - 25 Oct

RMLE 2000

Pensacola, FL
21 Oct - 25 Oct

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March 1-4, 2020
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E-news from DRI

Don’t Get Vaporized: A Regulatory Lesson From The Vaping Ban – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Increased regulatory oversight of the booming e-cigarette industry should have been visible through the e-mist. Any business involved in the manufacture and sale of these products could have predicted it and used that knowledge to come up with a plan to address it. For
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DRI Comes to the ARISE Mexico Forum Oct. 29-30

On October 29 and 30, the ARISE Mexico Forum will be held, called “Resilience for all: the importance of understanding risk” (in Spanish, “Resiliencia para todos: la importancia de comprender el riesgo”). This forum is promoted by the Private Sector Alliance for Disast
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Announcing Free RFP/RFI Service for DRI Certified Professionals

In response to a growing demand from our Certified Professionals for assistance with constructing, distributing, and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) for products and services, DRI is now formally offering this service at no charge to D
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DRI Speaking Engagements: Oct. 7, 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. Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference 10/07/2019 – 10/10/2019 Louisville, KY
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Climate Change Tops CEO List of Organizational Growth Risks

While cybersecurity, operational risks, and technological disruptions are still major concerns for CEOs, a recent survey has named climate change the top threat to growth for a majority of business sectors. 1,300 CEOs in 11 different industry sectors were surveyed for KPMG’s
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Register Now for DRI’s Next Webinar on the Future of Resilience for Professionals in Asia

Join DRI for a discussion of the latest trends and issues facing resilience professionals with its next webinar on Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. HKT. Patrick Alcantara will discuss the latest risks and resilience trends in Asia and Oceania from our Future Vision Committee. In his prese
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Mark Your Calendar for #DRRday: Oct. 13 is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction every 13th of October. The 2019 theme: Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. This year will focus on Target (d) of
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Be #CyberSmart: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to bring attention to the importance of cybersecurity in your organization and provide resources to be safer and more secure online. NCSAM 2019 will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of t
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Thanks to All Who Joined the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience Sept. Event!

A special thank-you to all who braved the rain and attended our most recent DRI Young Leaders in Resilience networking event on Sept. 12 at the Keg Room in New York City! We had attendees come from as far as Boston to connect with their fellow resilience professionals. There w
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DRI Speaking Engagements: Sept. 17, 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. Critical Facilities Summit 09/24/2019 – 09/25/2019 Dallas, TX 75207, United States Join senior-level profes
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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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