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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 Webinar: MBCP Panel Answers Your Continuity Questions

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Carla Glass, Melanie Lucht, Bryan Mitchell, Michele Turner

Listen to an impressive panel of MBCPs answer your questions from various industries and with a wide range of expertise during our “Ask the MBCPs” webinar.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cloud Technology, Cyber Resilience, Cybersecurity, Emergency preparedness, Organizational Resilience, Resiliency

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

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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Exercise Considerations for Outage, Emergency, and Disaster Plans

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Jeanne Powell

Outages, emergencies, and disasters each have a different magnitude of business disruption. Designing and executing exercises that reflect situational dynamics and ripple effects will help highlight overlaps, dependencies, and gaps as scenario dimensions require.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Emergency response

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Crisis Planning & Strategy: Using Earthquakes as a Case Study

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

Author: Matt Bogaard

Earthquakes and numerous other passive threats to business continuity are challenging from a planning perspective because we can't predict when they might strike and how severe the impact will be. However, nearly all of the downstream, post-incident impacts can be anticipated and addressed pre-incident. A cutting-edge, comprehensive program at DreamWorks (the first of its kind in southern California) will provide attendees with tangible, specific examples of how to proactively prepare for crisis. Earthquakes provide a very topical and relevant foundation for this discussion, but the strategic framework put forth in this presentation can be overlaid onto virtually any crisis.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Earthquakes, Case Study, Public Sector

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How to Determine Appropriate BCM Program Metrics for Your Executive Management Audience

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Michael Kadar

This session will present a step-by-step method that guides you through the identification of the most appropriate metrics to report to executive management. This includes basic foundational issues related to deciding whether to focus metrics reporting on risk, preparedness, compliance, and/or maturity.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Executive Support, Metrics

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Homeland Security, Corporate Security, and Continuity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Joseph Gulinello

Homeland security is a relatively new discipline that broadens the scope of responsibilities formerly under the national Security mandate. Attend this session for an innovative approach in marrying homeland and corporate security, as well as recommendations for business continuity and risk professionals working with their security counterparts.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Security

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Sample Case - Training for Disasters in the Healthcare Industry

Event: DRI Case Study/Position Paper

Author: DRI

In this two-page sample case, learn how Texas hospitals responded to Tropical Storm Allison in June, 2001. Then download the complete report!

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Facility Management, Healthcare, Resiliency

Training for Disasters in the Healthcare Industry: 6 Cases Prove Its Value

Event: DRI Case Study/Position Paper

Author: DRI

This case study report looks at some of the most recent and devastating emergency situations to learn how healthcare facilities and staffers prepared for -- and reacted to -- catastrophes that put enormous strain on their facilities, their workforces, and their patients.

Tags: Case Study, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Healthcare, Training

Business Continuity Management At RSI: A Case Study

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2014

Author: Davide Barca

BCM is an important component of enterprise security for a media company, such as the Swiss National Television (RSI). The session is aimed to illustrate the RSI approach to business continuity and crisis management and more specifically the innovative exercising program designed by Barca. Crisis simulations are periodically performed taking in consideration even challenging scenarios, such as the AMOK one.

Tags: Case Study, Emergency preparedness, Resiliency

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Recovery to Resilience: A Haiti Case Study

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

Author: Angela Devlen

Thanks to sponsorship from the DRI International Foundation, Mahila Partnership has expanded its project in Haiti to improve post-disaster economic and health outcomes for women and girls, as well as building long-term resiliency. This presentation discusses the overarching principles of effective recovery but in the context of an active post-disaster initiative. Attendees will understand how post-disaster relief and recovery programs must promote long-term risk reduction, as well as how investments rather than aid yields both short-term and long-term sustainable results.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Resiliency, Case Study, Earthquakes

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The Perfect Storm

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

Author: Manny O'Bryant

This case study reviews the lessons learned from working on the support of the critical infrastructure for an NSSE (National Special Security Event), the Republican National Convention, while simultaneously preparing for the impact of a tropical storm (Isaac). The presenter will share lessons learned and feedback from departmental, enterprise-wide, and community-wide perspectives.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Emergency preparedness, IT/DR, Security, Utilities

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Wide-Area Disaster Planning Case Study: A Global Financial Institution In Japan

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2013

Author: Jim Pelczar

Wide-Area Disaster Planning Case Study: A Global Financial Institution In Japan

Tags: Case Study, Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Asia, Resiliency, Banking/Financial Sector

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How to Tame a Dragon: BCP, Security, and Intellectual Property at DreamWorks

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Matthew Bogaard

DreamWorks Animation SKG creates high-quality family entertainment, including computer-generated (CG) animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties. With world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, DreamWorks Animation releases two or three CG animated feature films a year that deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a snesibility that appeals to both children and adults. With each release, DreamWorks' goal is to tell great stories. This session shares yet another great story from DreamWorks, as Director of Studio Operations and Corporate Security Matt Bogaard tells attendees how he strives to protect this hybrid entertainment-technology company and its assets. Bogaard oversees facility operations and security including business continuity planning, intellectual property protection, global threat assessment, workplace violence prevention, travel security, executive protection, and safety. Additionally, he works collaboratively with the other major movie studios in content protection and ongoing anti-piracy efforts.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership, Security

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Why Small Business Preparedness Matters to You!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Joseph Booth

How resilient is your supply chain when disaster strikes? Small businesses employ more than half of the U.S. private sector workforce and likely play a critical role in the success of your organization. If one of your critical suppliers is wiped out after a disaster, your supply chain will be interrupted. This session discusses the importance of small businesses being prepared for disasters and how their preparedness can affect your bottom line. Joseph Booth, Executive Director of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, has over 25 years of experience in preparedness and response to disasters.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Resiliency, Supply Chain

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From the Field: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Angela Devlen

Many of our profession's most experienced and talented business continuity professionals have never experienced true disasters first-hand. That's a good thing because it means their plans are working (or they've been really lucky!). However there's nothing like being in the field, and in the thick of it, to give continuity professionals a feel for what it's really like to be on the scene during a response and recovery effort. Angela Devlen who founded the Mahila Partnership -- a grassroots non-profit organization serving the unmet needs of communities by investing in education, public health, and sustainable development initiatives while promoting disaster risk reduction and gender equality - has been in the boardroom and crisis command center as well as in the field. Devlen shares her first-hand experiences in responding to disasters in the U.S. and abroad, including impacts, lessons learned, and suggestions to take back and implement in your organization.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Security

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From Mega-Disasters to Marathon Recovery: What's Going on in Japan? Lots!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Shinji Hosotsubo and Nathan Rhoden

An earthquake. A tsunami. And a nuclear crisis. The $300 billion disaster shocked Japan and the world. In its aftermath, the Japanese are responding to an improbable situation with some impossibly intelligent solutions! This session explores Japan's complex, multi-layered supply chain, how your organization likely is dependent upon it, and how Japanese business continuity thought leaders are pairing traditional risk mitigation strategies (like geographic diversification) with new-fangled thinking (including reciprocal agreements that really work!) to create a win-win for suppliers big and small as well as the countless companies around the world that rely on them.

Tags: BIA, Emergency preparedness, Asia, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Earthquakes

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Gaming for Learning Inter-Agency Cooperation in Disaster and Emergency Management

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: Daniel Mikulsky

Experience is always the best teacher for any disaster recovery or incident commander. Yet, the practicality of experience for large-scale mega-disasters can often only be achieved by chance, and only by an unselect few. This session investigates trends in advanced learning strategies of multi-user computer gaming simulations and applicability to disaster and emergency management. Computer gaming provides a venue to increase learning and knowledge for incident commanders, and inter-agency colleagues that team and cooperate with them under unified command. This presentation will survey disaster and emergency management games already in practice and present a NIMS/ICS compatible framework for comprehensive disaster management for large scenarios that depend upon the commercial and non-profit private sector. Most importantly, the heuristic element of "fun" will be investigated for its value and contribution to the learning experience. While gaming does carry the stigma of being fun and frivolity, games provide the opportunity for safe and consequence-free learning. Exercises, simulations, and games provide the ability to practice in safety and to perform "what if" experimentation. Failure (along with lessons learned) after a gaming experience is not to be feared, but embraced.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Emergency response

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Ensuring Resiliency through Shelter-in-Place Planning

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2012

Author: James L. Paturas

Healthcare facilities at risk for coastal storm flooding need to consider capabilities, operational requirements, and continuity resources associated with sheltering in place all, or some, of their patients, staff, and visitors. State and local health departments also require an understanding of these assessments to inform regional planning and the allocation of scarce resources before, during, and after a coastal storm. A Yale New Haven-CEPDR team consisting of clinical, emergency management, structural engineering, business continuity, and evaluation specialists conducted comprehensive reviews of healthcare facilities and provided assistance to these facilities in assessing their ability to manage critical care patients on site during a coastal storm. The team also provided guidance that will assist facilities in developing a plan for enhanced resiliency. Each facility report consisted of findings, current and potential ability to shelter in place, and a prioritized list of short- and long-term options to consider. The report includes evacuation capabilities and provides a foundation for the development of a unified regional plan for continuity of operations through the sheltering in place of critical care patients. While the case study is healthcare based, any and all organizations grappling with shelter-in-place issues will benefit from this detailed and informative presentation.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Emergency response, Hurricanes, Transportation

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