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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

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NIST – The Unknown Government Information Powerhouse

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2023

Author: Dean Gallup

While many people have heard of the U.S. National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and some have even used some of their resources, most don’t know the full capacity and wealth of information and research available to them, for free. NIST resources include major continuity, resilience and emergency management topics and guidance, such as the Risk and Cybersecurity Risk Management Frameworks, Security and Privacy Controls, contingency and test, training and exercise planning, among others.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Emergency preparedness, Regulations and Standards, Risk Management

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Crisis Response Journal - September 2022

Author: Crisis Management Limited

DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most current issue. To access the ‘Flipping Book' version of the current digital issue plus access to the CRJ 15 year back issue library will require a separate subscription. CRJ offers DRI Certified Professionals a digital subscription for only $15 and hard copy subscription for only $100, a significant discount from the list price. To take advantage of this offer, go to https://crisis-response.com/discounted_subscriptions and enter the discount code DRI15 or DRI100.

Tags: Resiliency, Organizational Resilience, Crisis Response Journal, Communications/Crisis Communications, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Crisis Management, Europe, Pandemic, Climate Change, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Exercises, Security, Ukraine, Regulations and Standards

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Presidential Policy Directives 8, 21, and YOU

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Duane Bygum, M. Scott Furr, Ron Latorre

National preparedness is first and foremost a partnership between private and public sectors. Learn how presidential policy links private and public domains underpinning the security of the United States and American society. And understand how the FEMA 2018-2022 strategic plan is now inclusive, utilizing whole of community effort toward a collective preparedness posture. Attend this session to find out what all this means to you.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, Emergency preparedness, Regulations and Standards

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SEC, FINRA, HIPAA, FISMA, NFPA, ISO, FFIEC – Why Can’t We All Play by the Same Rules?

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Bobby Williams

It seems that every industry or government agency wants DR and BC to be done a little bit differently. Some overlap and some don’t. Throw in a standard or two, and the plot really gets complicated. If your company touches multiple industries or agencies, how can you be in compliance? Let’s take a look at some regulations, standards, and guidelines and turn the heap of ingredients into alphabet soup that we can digest. We will look at BC and DR requirements and see if we can serve up components that can help your program be palatable and in compliance with multiple menus. Start participating now by helping out the beforehand. Send Bobby Williams a message detailing the standards, regulations, or guidelines with which you must comply. This session is meant to have gobal reach so North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, or Antarctica, get in on this! We don’t want anything to be left out and this is one time where there can’t be too many cooks in the kitchen. You can find Bobby on LinkedIn here or email your message to brojas@drii.org.

Tags: Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance, Global Strategy, Regulations and Standards, Banking/Financial Sector, Healthcare

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Beyond Compliance: Getting Real About Regulations

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Al Berman, Bobby Williams, Mike Mastrangelo

Organizations are becoming more proactive in assessing their programs and doing so in a more robust manner. This not only leads to them being more resilient but also reduces the effort associated with simply preparing for an audit. This webinar will examine how organizations are addressing regulatory compliance, which regulations they face, and how a pre-assessment program will help them be more resilient and improve their compliance.

Tags: Healthcare, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance, Audit, Regulations and Standards

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Building a BC/DR Control Library & Regulatory Response Program

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - St. John's University - Sept. 12, 2016

Author: David Garland

With the ever-changing landscape of Business Continuity, it’s more important than ever before to truly understand your obligations, responsibilities, and where you stand. Learn how to build a regulatory response function, align your BCDR program with regulations and standards, and begin to think about controls that will help you achieve operational goals and compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, IT/DR, Regulations and Standards

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Regulations, Laws and the Plan to Overcome Disruption

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016

Author: Patricia H. Lee

Organizations need to better understand regulations and laws that affect their operations in order to overcome disruptions in their business. This workshop will provide a review of local, state and federal regulations and selected case law to develop a framework for your organization’s preparedness. Additionally, steps to engaging staff and key shareholders into a sustainable plan will also be discussed.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Regulations and Standards

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ISO 31000, A Risk Management Standard for Decision-Makers

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Alex Dali

Risk management is now a management framework and the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard is a tool for better decision making. Managers of operational and support functions in the organization are empowered to harmonize vocabulary, principles, framework and processes each time they refer to the management of risk.

Tags: Risk Management, Process, Regulations and Standards

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Advancing the Profession Through Global Standards: ISO/TC 292

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Dr. Wolfgang Mahr

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, has developed a range of standards in the continuity and resilience fields. Developed by experts from dozens of countries and adopted by a solid majority of national standards associations, these standards advance the profession by providing practitioners, regulators, management and customers with valuable implementation and auditing tools. Find out about the deliverables provided by this Technical Committee and how they may support you.

Tags: Regulations and Standards

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First Annual Future Vision Committee 2016 Trends Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The State of Business Resilience: 2016 Forecasts and Predictions - A White Paper by the DRI International Future Vision Committee

Tags: Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, IT/DR, Regulations and Standards, Public-Private Partnership, Resiliency, Risk Management, Supply Chain, White Paper, Global Strategy, Trends and Predictions

Aligning With ISO in a Non-Regulated Environment

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

Author: Ed Clayton

How do companies in a non-BCP-regulated environment attain alignment with ISO 22301? The presentation will discuss the Chevron Business Continuity Program, the link to its Operational Excellence Management System Process (MSP), and the benefits this creates in providing a sustainable program that aligns with BCM best practices and ISO 22301.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Best Practices, Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

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Q: What Keeps You Out of Jail? A: Using a Mature Risk Assessment and Assurance Process

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

Author: Ingela and Jack Orlove

The scope of this discussion will include using compliance as a tool for risk mitigation, glimpsing the standards and regulations of compliance and DRP/BCP, and finding the balance between what is required and what is possible. Where are the risks in the market and how do you rationalize other cases of due diligence with the requirements of the auditor/regulator?

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

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ISO22301-DRI Professional Practices Crosswalk

Event: DRI Professional Practices

Author: DRI

This document highlights the connections between the ISO22301 and the DRI Ten Professional Practices.

Tags: BIA, Process, Best Practices, Professional Practices, Regulations and Standards

Organizational Governance: Developing the Governance Program Script

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

Author: Michele Turner

This session builds on the highly successful session Michele Turner delivered at DRI2012! As discussed during session one, a solid governance structure is key in effectively driving substantial change throughout an organization. Identifying and documenting clear roles and responsibilities was the crux of last year's discussion. These roles and responsibilities are essential in creating a sustainable and repeatable governance process.

Tags: Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

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Framework for Voluntary Preparedness

Author: Alfred P. Sloan Committee/DRI

DRI chaired the Alfred P. Sloan Committee that drafted the Framework for Preparedness that has been the foundation for Title IX Implementation. DRI was proud to join the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in the release of the “Framework for Voluntary Preparedness—Briefing Regarding Private Sector Approaches to Title IX of H.R. 1 and Public Law 110-53, Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007” and honored to be an instrumental part of the interdisciplinary team convened by the foundation to address the need for a well-informed and reasoned approach to the critical issues involving the creation of the “Voluntary Certification and Accreditation Program” set forth in Section 524 of this new legislation. Especially noteworthy was the historic collaboration of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), all of whom worked shoulder to shoulder with DRI International to generate this important work. The Sloan Report helped guide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in implementing a positive and realistic program for a voluntary business preparedness certification. Then DRI International Executive Director Alan Berman served as co-chairman of the interdisciplinary team that drafted the report.

Tags: Regulations and Standards