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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

Web-Based,
02 Aug - 06 Aug

BCLE AUD (ISO 22301)

Web-Based,
02 Aug - 07 Aug

RMLE 2000

Dominican Republic WEB BASED,
02 Aug - 06 Aug

BCP EXR

Web-Based,
09 Aug - 10 Aug

BCP IT/DR

Lagos,
11 Aug - 12 Aug

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Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2022
Las Vegas, NV USA

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Are You Including Accountants in Your Risk Management Planning?

Developing a comprehensive enterprise risk management strategy means incorporating every level of business in the planning process – but your organization’s accounting department may be an underutilized resource. The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) ha
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What Crisis Management Lessons Can We Learn From the Florida Condo Collapse?

As investigations continue into what caused the recent collapse of a condominium in Surfside, FL, resilience professionals can view the incident as a series of lessons for how to handle a sudden, shocking emergency. On June 24, a 13-story condominium building outside of Miami
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Report: Supply Chain Disruptions Cost Companies $184 Million Each Year

Between COVID-19, the Suez Canal blockage, and other surprise disruptions, the past two years haven’t been easy on the global supply chain. A recent international survey estimates a hefty price for organizations as a result – one that goes beyond money. The Interos Annual
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Were You Hit in the Kaseya Ransomware Attack? NSA Offers Next Steps

As many as 1,500 businesses may have been impacted by the recent cyberattack on software firm Kaseya VSA – possibly the largest ransomware attack in history. As a response, the U.S. government has outlined a series of resources and advice for those affected. On July 2, hacke
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Financial Sector on Climate Risks: ‘What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us’

Being able to plan for disasters means having the right data to start from. For the financial sector, that’s become one of their biggest frustrations. According to a recent survey of 122 financial institutions (including global banks, insurers, and asset management firms), t
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Read the June 2021 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Certified Professionals

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features an article by DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird investigating whether working from home is a useful stop-gap, or the right way forward. DRI has partnered
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Emerging Out of COVID-19, Restarting Facilities May Carry Serious Risks

As organizations start bringing employees back to work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one big risk question you should ask is: can your facilities handle it? Because the pandemic led to budget cuts and mothballed facilities for businesses like oilfield services, restart
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Heat Waves and Power Failures Are Creating a Deadly Summer Threat in U.S. Cities

In recent years, summer heat waves have gotten worse, bringing an increase in power failures with them. Now new research has identified another severe threat to city workers during the hottest months of the year. According to research published in Environmental Science and Tec
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More CISOS Are Expecting a Cyberattack – But How Many Feel Prepared For It?

In the wake of the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, many organizations are asking if they’re truly prepared for a cyberattack themselves. According to a new global survey, the answers aren’t encouraging. The first annual 2021 Voice of the CISO Report surveyed mo
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Register Now for DRI’s 30 June Webinar on Resilience in the UK

For DRI’s latest webinar we look at the relationship between organizational and operational resilience, and the regulations in-between, with three of the UK’s top professionals: Dr Aaron Gracey, Managing Director of Squared Apples, will introduce listeners to the concept o
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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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