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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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DRI Career Survey: The Changing Role of the Resilience Professional

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The DRI International Career Survey was intended to assess how the role of the resilience professional is changing. We wanted to know how resilience professionals feel about their roles, where they sit within organizations, and how they interact with related disciplines. What we found reaffirmed our belief that there is still considerable confusion about the exact makeup of a resilience professional and even resilience management itself, despite broader acceptance of the common goal of improved organizational resilience.

Tags: Resilience Careers, White Paper

“You Say Incident, I Say Event” – A look at defining a term

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Glossary Committee

In recognizing the critical importance of effective communications within the resilience community, DRI created a committee to develop a new reference document that combines the most common business continuity and resilience terms and definitions into a single guide. Most terms were relatively straightforward in their definition, and others required more discussion and analysis by the committee. The analysis of one term, incident, became a long-term discussion, with no consensus reached. The Glossary Committee presents this white paper on defining incident to showcase the continuing effort for effective communications in our community.

Tags: Best Practices, Communications/Crisis Communications, White Paper

Fourth Annual DRI International Predictions Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

One way of promoting our relevance to the wider business community is to look at what might happen and evaluate how well we can deal with it to minimize impact. Most professionals will have developed tests and exercises based on scenarios – these give realism, focus, and interest to our resilience programs. Predictions are really an extension of that – a look at the wider world and how such trends and possible events might threaten our ability to respond.

Tags: Trends and Predictions, Resiliency, White Paper, Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy

The Value of Cyber Resilience: Building a Case Executives Will Support

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Wade Richmond

Join cybersecurity expert Wade Richmond for an information-packed hour of important information on one of the profession’s hottest topics. Explore aspects of cybersecurity and business continuity, with the goal of integrating the two and achieving the ultimate goal -- cyber resilience. Learn how to talk to top management about these issues and sell them on the concept of cyber resilience.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Resiliency, White Paper, Cyber Resilience, Executive Support

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Achieving Cyber Resilience: A Formula for Success

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Wade Richmond

Organizations today are confronted by a wide range of cyberattacks, so it comes as no surprise that cyberattacks and data breaches have consistently ranked high on the list of key issues identified for the resilience community according to the DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Reports, issued annually by DRI’s Future Vision Committee. This year’s report revealed that although the top issues remain the same, there appears to be an even greater focus on technological risk. Given the development of technologies and the growth of business data, this is likely to remain the case moving forward … which may provide new opportunities for hackers to cause such massive disruptions.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Resiliency, White Paper, Cyber Resilience

Fourth Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. It provides insight into the key trends and changes that have been observed since the last report, and has been extended this year to give an even more detailed picture of the state of the profession.

Tags: Resiliency, Risk Management, White Paper, Global Strategy, Future Vision Committee, Trends and Predictions

Third Annual DRI International Global Risk And Resilience Predictions Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Future Vision Committee

It’s never easy to predict the future. With the pace of change rapidly increasing, accurate predictions are ever more difficult to make solely based upon extrapolation of past events. In this report, we have tried to make reasonable predictions given our current knowledge, and the DRI Future Vision Committee has limited its predictions to those issues most likely to impact resilience professionals.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, White Paper, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Trends and Predictions

Third Annual DRI International Global Risk And Resilience Trends Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

Published each November, the DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is essential reading for resilience professionals. It provides a summary of key trends that emerged over the course of the year as well as insight into the current state of the profession.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, White Paper, Trends and Predictions

A Study of Women in Business Continuity Management

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Women in BCM Committee

Based on the results of over 1,000 respondents to a survey conducted by the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee, this white paper examines the experiences of women in the BCM field, as well as professional expectations and challenges as the profession moves into the future.

Tags: White Paper, Women in BCM

Mapping The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management from DRI International to The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Lyndon Bird

This white paper is designed as a tool for integrating organizational approaches to business continuity management and disaster risk reduction, a roadmap for implementing the Sendai framework into their existing resilience program.

Tags: Professional Practices, UNISDR, White Paper, Organizational Resilience

Second Annual DRI Future Vision Committee 2017 Predictions Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

From politics to technology to the environment, the DRI Future Vision Committee examines the current global landscape to learn what we can expect and prepare for in 2017.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, White Paper, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, Technology, Trends and Predictions

Second Annual Future Vision Committee 2017 Trends Report

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The Future Vision Committee 2017 Trends Report looks at how accurate the committee's predictions were for 2016, what significant changes have occurred since it made those predictions, and how the committee sees the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal landscape from a risk and resilience perspective.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, White Paper, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions

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

Public-Private Partnerships are essential to attaining the next level of resilience in Japan and the greater global community

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, DRI International

This white paper, developed based on a presentation at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors and how to work together to plan for a disaster event, using the 2011 earthquake in Japan as a recent example.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, White Paper, Asia, Earthquakes