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Excellence in Operational Resilience: DRI Board’s Mike Janko Takes Us Through His New Book

April 15, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Michael W. Janko is many things – MBCP, member of the DRI Board of Directors, longtime director of global business continuity for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and now a published author. We spoke with him about his career through the lens of his new book, Excellence in Operational Resilience: How to Lead, Follow, […]

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: April-May, 2024

March 29, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association – BCPA will host an in-person event on Apr. 11 at Central Lakes Office Park in Edina, MN, focused […]

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Louis Drapeau Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

March 12, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI Board of Directors member Louis Drapeau was recognized at the DRI2024 Awards of Excellence Gala in New Orleans, LA, Mar. 5, 2024, as he was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award. The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to DRI International […]

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DRI International Announces Winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

March 6, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. The awards were revealed at a special gala event held during DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA. “We have the privilege of hosting the hardest working and most […]

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: March-April 2024

March 1, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit helping organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on groups that promote greater resiliency. We encourage Certified Professionals to support these valuable partners. Business Continuity Planners Association (BCPA) – BCPA is holding an in-person meeting on Mar. 14, with the presentation,  “Exorcise Atrophy:  3 Steps to Better […]

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DRI2024 Session Spotlight: This is…DRI Jeopardy!

February 20, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is! Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2024 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of the title “DRI Jeopardy Champion” and the grand prize! In this Q&A, our hosts talk about the origins of the […]

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DRI: 2023 Year in Review

January 31, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In 2023, we celebrated our 35th year serving this exciting profession of service. Because milestones are always a time for reflection, we’d like to dedicate this edition of our annual review to look back at some of the accomplishments of this venerable institution not just from this year but also to provide a review of […]

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: February 2024

January 29, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Business Resiliency Planners Association (BRPA) – BRPA’s next virtual event, in […]

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Interview: New DRI Board Chair Michele Turner, MBCP on Her History in Business Continuity and What’s on the Horizon

January 16, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is pleased to welcome Michele Turner, MBCP, as Chair of the DRI Board of Directors. Currently Vice President of Risk Management for Marriott International, she brings a wealth of resilience experience to the table. We spoke with her about her career, her views on the profession, and her work with DRI. For those […]

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 DRI Awards of Excellence

January 10, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence. This year’s winners will be revealed at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at DRI2024 in New Orleans, LA, […]

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DRI International Releases 9th Annual Predictions Report, Highlighting Risk and Resilience Trends in 2024

January 9, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International, the leading nonprofit in business continuity and resilience training, has published its Ninth Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession, by the profession. The report provides an in-depth look ahead to major global issues that resilience professionals may deal with in the coming year. It was developed by the DRI Future […]

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Collaborative Partner Spotlight: January 2024

January 8, 2024 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Business Resiliency Planners of Wisconsin (BRPW) – The BRPW January Meeting […]

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Derailments, Wildfires, AI and More: 2023 in Review

December 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As we bid farewell to 2023, here’s a look back at some of the big resilience stories and DRI milestones we covered this year. January: DRI International Releases 8th Annual Predictions Report ‘Your Husband is a Polar Bear, Skinny’: FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Translation Blunder February: Train Derailment and Chemical Explosion Exposes Clear and Present Danger […]

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Why Climate Risk Now Affects Where Millions Of Americans Choose To Live – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

December 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“In recent decades, we have seen paradoxical population booms in climate-risk-prone Southern cities particularly in Texas. Cities like Houston and San Antonio but also Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida are attracting investment in spite of being vulnerable to extreme weather including wildfires, extreme heat and flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms. Why are these cities gaining population even […]

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DRI International Releases 9th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

December 19, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International has published its Ninth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. The report provides an independent analysis of current and emerging risks as viewed by those directly involved in resilience management. Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), a group of international thought leaders in the field, it is based on a […]

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2023 Roundup: The Year in Cyberattacks

December 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With cyberattacks becoming more common and more varied, a few stood out this year for the ways they impacted the organizations that were hit. 2023 was another big year for malware, ransomware, brute force attacks, and any number of other methods of cybercrime, meaning you can read multiple “top cyberattack” lists and see surprisingly little […]

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DRI International Releases Expansive Update to Globally Recognized Professional Practices

December 8, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, the leading nonprofit in business continuity and resilience education and certification, has announced updates to its Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management. This extensive revision of substance, form, and function was undertaken as part of DRI’s ongoing efforts to maintain the relevance and utility of the Professional Practices. The Professional […]

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FEMA Appoints First Female National Advisory Council Chair, Welcomes New National Advisory Council Members

December 1, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the appointment of 12 new members and two returning members to the agency’s National Advisory Council. This year, Carrie Speranza, director of Esri’s Emergency Management Solutions, is the new National Advisory Council Chair. Speranza previously served as vice chair alongside outgoing Chair Jeff Hansen, director of the Office […]

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Collaborative Partner Organization Spotlight: Holiday Edition

November 22, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) New York: ISACA NYC’s […]

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U.S. Climate Assessment: How Extreme Weather Will Impact You

November 22, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest U.S. climate assessment has familiar warnings for areas of the country most affected by extreme weather, along with new information that can help prepare for increasing threats. The Fifth National Climate Assessment, a congressional report released every five years, has been released. First, the good news: “Across the country, efforts to adapt to […]

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US Agencies Sound the Alert on Critical Infrastructure Resilience

November 9, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With critical national infrastructure (CNI) under constant and evolving cyber threats, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is heading up a new initiative to harden systems ahead of a disruption. November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, and CISA has launched its new “Shields Ready” campaign, developed with the Department of Homeland Security […]

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Collaborative Partner News: Nov. 7, 2023

November 6, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) New York: ISACA NYC’s […]

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Event Spotlight: DRI’s One-Day Conference at NYU

November 2, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Diego Robledo, CGA Graduate Vice President of ESG, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking The swift advancement of emerging technologies is paralleled by a proportional rise in their vulnerabilities. As the digital frontier advances, cyber resilience emerges as a beacon, shielding corporations and governments against multifaceted crises and escalating risk trends. Recognizing the pressing nature […]

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Happy Halloween – Ready for the Zombies?

October 27, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Preparing for a zombie apocalypse has been a go-to scenario for imaginative resilience professionals. In fact, that once included the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)! In 2011, the DoD developed strategies to combat a zombie uprising, called the “Counter-Zombie Dominance Plan,” or CONPLAN 8888-11. While acknowledging the potential threat was fictional, it also specified the […]

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Holiday Supply Chains: What to Watch Out for This Season

October 25, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While the supply chain is markedly more stable than in recent COVID-impacted years, the lingering effects – along with new hazards brought by national and global events – still make for a challenging end to 2023. In “Economics of Holiday Sales,” a survey of retailers and brands, 88% of respondents expect holiday sales to drive […]

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Cybersecurity Month: New Guidance for Tackling Phishing Attacks

October 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues, a multi-department security team has partnered to issue new guidance for organizations of all sizes on stopping phishing attacks before they do irreparable harm. “Phishing Guidance: Stopping the Attack Cycle at Phase One” is a cybersecurity information sheet developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), NSA, the […]

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Collaborative Partner News: Oct. 3, 2023

October 2, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: Information Systems Audit and […]

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NEW Features for DRI Digital Badge holders

September 15, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you hold a DRI digital badge, then you can now showcase your skills and achievements even more easily within your Credly (formerly Acclaim) earner platform. Here are some of the highlights: – You can now create and customize your own profile page, where you can display your badges, bio, social media links, and more. […]

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Join Us at NYU For Our Next One-Day Conference Event!

September 6, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI’s one-day conference with a focus on cyber resilience is just a few weeks away. We are excited to announce the speaker lineup for the Oct. 6 event, hosted by NYU’s Center for Global Affairs at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S! Register and grab some coffee at 8:30 a.m. ET and then attend expert-led […]

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Collaborative Partner Organization News: Sept. 5, 2023

September 5, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: Business Resiliency Professionals Association […]

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One Last Shout-Out to Our Furry Friends for National Dog Month!

August 28, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

We here at DRI have had a lot of fun during National Dog Month, so here’s one more chance to showcase our canine co-workers! DRI Communications Manager Jeff Holland’s little buddy is Moonie, a 2yo Italian greyhound/terrier/???. He loves marrow bones, sunning himself, and chasing squirrels up trees. DRI Senior Certification Manager Maria Loduca’s super […]

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Want to Limit Phishing Attacks? Help Out Your Co-Workers

August 21, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Cyber-attacks don’t happen in a vacuum. A recent study shows the best way to combat a phishing scheme involves addressing employee stress. It’s well established that when it comes to cybersecurity, a lot of an organization’s vulnerabilities can be found in its employees. Whether it’s because they haven’t been trained to identify threats or they […]

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2023 So Far: $194 Billion in Disaster Losses

August 9, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Due to earthquakes, extreme heatwaves and other massively expensive events, economic loss estimates from global natural disasters are the fifth highest this century. Aon’s Global Catastrophe Recap for the first half the year estimates $194 billion in losses. Nearly half of this can be attributed to the earthquake destruction in Turkey and Syria in February, […]

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Survey: Disaster Preparedness Doubts Creeping Across the U.S.

August 4, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As extreme weather events become more severe and destructive, confidence in preparedness is trending down. How can resilience professionals reassure their communities? Motorola surveyed 1,000 people for their experiences with severe disaster weather, and found 66% said they’d missed work because of a natural disaster, while 40% had been unable to access necessities during that […]

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DRI International and Harvard NPLI Release New Research on ESG and Global Resilience

August 1, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International, in association with the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) has released a new white paper, analyzing the relationship between global resilience and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities. “As companies look for a way to meaningfully measure the impact of climate change on their operations, they are increasingly looking to their business […]

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Collaborative Partner Organization News: Aug. 1, 2023

July 31, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum […]

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How DRI Digital Badges Can Advance Your Career in Resilience

July 27, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In today’s competitive job market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd and showcase your skills and achievements. That’s why DRI digital badges are a great way to boost your career progression and demonstrate your expertise in the business continuity management and resilience fields. DRI digital badges are verifiable, portable and shareable […]

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Audit Is NOT a Four-Letter Word

July 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Donald L. Schmidt, CBCLA When you hear about an upcoming audit, do you get that dreaded feeling that someone’s going to be looking for problems, questioning your judgement, or wasting your time? Maybe all three. I’ve worked in corporate environments and have had to overcome that impression and some resistance. As a consultant, engaged […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Differences between BCLE AUD ISO 22301 and BCLE AUD NFPA 1600 audit courses

July 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI’s audit courses describe and explain the requirements in the identified international standard. Core competencies – including risk assessment, business impact analysis, continuity strategies, and crisis communications – are addressed in similar ways within both courses. Content specific to NFPA 1600 (such as emergency management, employee assistance and support, and crisis management) is not included, […]

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BCM in the Age of AI – Questions Every Resilience Professional Should Ask

July 19, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Chloe Demrovsky President and CEO, DRI International The transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining momentum across industries and professions. How will AI transform business continuity management (BCM) and build operational resilience? A lot of the conversation has understandably been about the risks, but what are the potential benefits? As organizations strive […]

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Upcoming Webinar: How ESG Will Impact BCM

July 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Join us Aug. 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a live webinar on how environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) impacts the business continuity profession! ESG has become a major topic of discussion. How should the resilience community navigate ESG to better manage sustainability and develop best practices for their organizations? A new report from […]

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Your Insights Help Shape the Profession: Take This Short Survey

July 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In less than 10 minutes, you can help shape your profession by taking our annual risk survey. You’ll also be creating useful information for yourself and your peers. You know how you’re always looking for statistics to back up your budget requests or influence upper management? Well, the results of this survey are an important […]

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Finance Sector Climate Plans May Not Be Enough

July 14, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

When it comes to managing emerging risks from climate change, the financial services sector has many mitigation strategies in place. But a recent analysis says the current techniques aren’t considering the most severe impacts to come. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the University of Exeter has released a new report, “The Emperor’s […]

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Extreme Heat is Creating ‘Quiet Killer’ Conditions: Business Leaders Keep Your Cool! – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

July 12, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“We’re in the dead center of summer, and as extreme climate change creates every type of challenge imaginable – floods, droughts, storms, wildfires – the question many business leaders may be asking is, “What can I do about it? Before you write off the weather as being beyond your control, read on to learn about […]

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Collaborative Partner Organization News: July 10, 2023

July 10, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum […]

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New DRI White Paper: Bringing Business Continuity to the State Emergency Management Stage

June 27, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

You’re invited to read DRI’s latest white paper, detailing the Maryland Department of Emergency Management’s (MDEM) experiences incorporating business continuity training at a statewide level to improve its resilience planning. This case study outlines the challenges and rewards MDEM dealt with, its plans going forward, and its recommendations for other public sector offices working to […]

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New Global Resilience Ranking Has Bad News for One Part of the U.S.

June 22, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest ranking of global resilience has ranked 130 countries on key indicators of top concern to the private sector. Where does your region fall? FM Global’s interactive online 2023 Resilience Index is now available. Designed to help businesses with strategic decision-making, the index ranks countries on 15 measures within the areas of economy, risk […]

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Is Skyrocketing Stress the Next Resilience Threat?

June 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

It’s no surprise that the past few years have been taxing for the global workforce. But according to the latest Gallup polls, those stress levels aren’t going down anytime soon – and it could take a major toll on companies’ resilience capabilities. The annual Gallup State of the Global Workplace surveyed thousands of employees in […]

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Wildfire Season Threatens Canadian Infrastructure and American Lungs as Smoke Drifts South

June 8, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Millions in the U.S. Northeast are digging out their N-95 masks to cope with the hazardous atmosphere brought on by wildfires in Canada. Canada’s eastern provinces are dealing with the worst-ever start to wildfire season, with about 9.4 million acres already lost – 15 times the average. Quebec is among the worst areas affected, dealing […]

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How Can We Curb ‘Panic Buying’ During a Disaster?

June 5, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Thinking back to the beginning of the pandemic, we can all remember the mad rush to the supermarket for toilet paper and other essentials. But how does this behavior impact the broader supply chain – and can that behavior be changed? Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute analyzed what they dubbed “disaster-related buying behaviors” (DRBBs), and […]

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#StopRansomware: New Guide From The U.S. National Security Agency

May 25, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As part of a focused campaign on curbing cyberattacks, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has developed updated guidance for organizations. The #StopRansomware Guide Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) was initially introduced in 2020 based on the FBI and CISA’s advisories for network defenders. Since then, ransomware threat actors have stepped up their tactics and techniques, […]

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Summertime Blues: Is Your Region Ready for Power Outages?

May 21, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Recent years have seen the summer months accompanied by rolling blackouts and other energy shortfalls. This year, the risks may not be as extreme – but they will be more common. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has issued its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment, warning that two thirds of North America is at risk […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Organizational Resilience

May 19, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To conclude this year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, we’re focusing on Organizational Resilience! Long the leader in certifying individuals, DRI International also offers accreditation for organizations with the Resilient Enterprise and Center of Excellence in Resilience designations, as well as assessment of organizational resilience with the Resilient Enterprise Assessment Program (REAP). Recognizing organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to preparedness […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Personal Resilience

May 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Business Continuity Awareness Week continues – today’s theme is personal resilience! Over the course of the pandemic, as many employees began shifting to work-from-home or hybrid work situations, additional focus has been placed on the importance of personal wellbeing and mental health to maintain a productive organization during trying times. An additional responsibility for organizations […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Operational Resilience

May 17, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As Business Continuity Awareness Week continues, we’re focusing on operational resilience! Increasingly fueled by regulatory requirements, particularly in the financial sector, operational resilience expands business continuity management programs to focus on the impacts, connected risk appetite and tolerance levels for disruption of product or service delivery to internal and external stakeholders. Additional resources: DRI Webinar […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Supply Chain Resilience

May 16, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

It’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, and today’s focus is on Supply Chain Resilience! During the pandemic and beyond, supply chain issues have been a near-constant challenge for resilience professionals. Knowing how to navigate them and prepare for the worst has become an everyday part of the current business continuity landscape. Additional Resources: DRI Webinar: Resilience […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week: Cyber Resilience

May 15, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Today’s Business Continuity Awareness Week subject spotlights cyber resilience! Organizations today are confronted by a wide range of cyberattacks, and your organization is no exception. There are countless opportunities for hackers to cause massive disruptions, all of which will require a response that will involve you. DRI’s Cyber Resilience course prepare you to address cyber […]

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Study: Regional Rivers Overwhelmingly Threatened by Train Derailments

May 11, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In the wake of the disaster in East Palestine, OH, there has been an increase in scrutiny over train derailments and the hazards they can cause to the surrounding communities. A recent study has found that in the Ohio-Pennsylvania area, one environment is overwhelmingly threatened. In a report published by the University of Pittsburgh Collaboratory […]

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WHO Declares COVID-19 Emergency Over – So What’s Next?

May 9, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the coronavirus is no longer a global emergency. But it’s also taking steps to ensure the next pandemic doesn’t have the same disastrous effects. “It’s with great hope that I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a recent panel […]

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DRI and University College London to Host One-Day Conference in June

May 5, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International and the University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is proud to announce the speaker lineup for our upcoming one-day, on-campus conference to be held 14 June! DRI, UCL and other experts in the field will be on hand to delve into the major resilience issues of the day, including […]

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Supply Chain: Chinese Sourcing Among the Big Risks of 2023

April 25, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you needed a reminder that the pandemic hasn’t gone away, COVID-19 disruptions continue to plague China-based suppliers. Analytics firm Everstream’s annual risk report gave a 90% risk score to the possibility of delays and cancellations from Chinese manufacturers, highlighting the continuing COVID-19 disruptions. These disruptions have led to numerous supply chain difficulties, including 85 […]

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C-Suite Confidence in Resilience is High – But is it Realistic?

April 21, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The good news: organizations value resilience more than ever before. Now the bad news: business leaders may be overestimating just how resilient their organizations actually are. PwC’s bi-annual Global Crisis and Resilience Survey polled 1,812 respondents worldwide to learn how heads of business are preparing for today’s threats. When asked to rank the importance of […]

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What’s the Outlook for 2023’s Hurricane Season?

April 13, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The early predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season are here – but a couple of conflicting signals make it more uncertain than usual. Colorado State University and The Weather Company have both released their preliminary forecasts for the Atlantic hurricane season that runs from May through November. CSU is predicting 13 named storms, including six […]

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UNDRR: Disaster Risk ‘Out of Control’

April 10, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

For years, disasters have been getting bigger, more complex, and more expensive. According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), one major reason is inaction on the part of decision makers. A multi-country review by UNDRR looked at how countries are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction eight years after […]

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DRI Connects Students With Resilience at the University of Texas at Dallas Collegiate Conference

April 7, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Thanks to the University of Texas at Dallas and everyone who attended our most recent DRI Collegiate Conference to make it one of our most successful one-day events! Over 100 attendees came for the conference, including 60+ UTD students, to hear about the business continuity profession and the latest insights on resilience in the finance […]

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Are Your Supply Chain Anxieties Inviting Cybersecurity Threats?

March 30, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Transportation companies – and the logistics and risk issues accompanying them – are in constant discussion in the business world. That’s why they’ve also become overwhelmingly common parts of phishing scams. A recent survey found that shipping and logistics is the fourth most-likely industry to be used in phishing attempts, with several major brands within […]

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Trevor Murphy Voted Chair of the DRI Commission

March 29, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is proud to announce Trevor Murphy, CBCP, as DRI Commission Chair. Consisting of volunteers with expertise in business continuity and other resilience disciplines, the Commission is responsible for creation and development of the credentialing process for Certified Professionals. “I am honored to be voted in as the new DRI Commission Chair,” said Murphy. […]

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CEOs Calling for ‘Radical Change’ to Survive Climate Threats

March 27, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent survey of CEOs in the European Union identified the big risks over the next five years, and they’re viewing climate change as an oncoming danger that could outpace every other business concern. Climate change is currently the fastest-growing threat to companies in the EU, according to PwC’s annual CEO survey, which polled 1,254 […]

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Risky Business at Silicon Valley Bank: What Happened?

March 16, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As federal regulators take over Silicon Valley Bank in the wake of its collapse, many finance sector resilience professionals are looking at its risk management strategies to figure out what went wrong. When the SVB collapse was announced on Mar. 10, it surprised many in the banking and finance industry, along with number of workers […]

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DRI Announces Roberto Zegarra as Director of Education

March 15, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is proud to announce that Roberto (Rob) Zegarra, MBCP, CCRP has been named Director of Education, taking over for retiring director (and recent Honor Roll Award recipient) Gary Villeneuve. “Rob is a truly excellent addition to the team. He and I have worked together on various projects over more than a decade,” said […]

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Current Flood Risk Management Isn’t Enough – How Can You Prepare for What’s to Come?

March 13, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Modern response to flood risk hasn’t been enough to withstand the constant threat they create in nearly every populated area. And with the projected outlook only getting worse, how can organizations hope to manage these risks? In “Staying Above Water: A Systemic Response to Rising Flood Risk,” researchers built on the World Economic Forum’s latest […]

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Gary Villeneuve Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

March 2, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Former DRI Director of Education Gary Villeneuve was recognized at the DRI2023 Awards of Excellence Gala this week in Austin, TX, as he was named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Honor Roll Award. The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to DRI International and materially […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2023 DRI Awards of Excellence

March 1, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. The awards were announced at a special gala event held during DRI2023 in Austin, TX, on Feb. 28, 2023. “It’s our privilege to celebrate the efforts of […]

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Texas Governor Welcomes DRI2023: Praise for DRI and Resilience Professionals

February 26, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Calling DRI International the industry “gold standard” in certification, Texas Governor Greg Abbott welcomed the DRI2023 conference and attendees to Austin, where resilience professionals from around the world gathered February 26- March 1 to learn, exchange ideas, and give back to their host city. “As Governor of Texas, I am proud to welcome you to […]

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You Know the Biggest Threats to Your Organization – But Do CEOs Agree?

February 23, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In a recent survey of business leaders across all industries, many have different views of the risks they are facing. But a surprising 40% of them say their organizations won’t be economically viable in 10 years’ time if they continue on their current course. Of the 4,410 CEOs from 105 countries polled by PwC, 56% […]

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Studies Find Wildfire Dangers Don’t End After the Blaze is Out

February 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

We haven’t even entered 2023’s wildfire season yet, but there’s already an additional danger to be aware of – scientists are finding contaminants from the smoke are also making their way into the water supply. The chemicals – including benzene and other organics – were first discovered in 2017 after the Tubbs fire in northern […]

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Train Derailment and Chemical Explosion Exposes Clear and Present Danger in Railway Safety

February 16, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The recent derailment and explosion of a 50-car train carrying hazardous chemicals in East Palestine, OH – followed by a controlled burn that may have created even more toxic gas in the air – has been a wakeup call for citizens and public health officials as well as a reminder for resilience professionals about the […]

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Ransomware Roundup: Cities and Schools Are High-Profile Targets

February 14, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

IT budget constraints and lack of dedicated resources make public networks used by cities and schools enticing targets for cybercriminals. These recent cases show just how fast ransomware attacks can disrupt unprepared organizations. Oakland, CA declared a local state of emergency after a Feb. 8 ransomware attack because of the impact of a ransomware attack […]

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2022 Review: Natural Disasters Caused a $313 Billion Global Economic Loss

February 1, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In a look back on the previous year to determine how costly 2023 could get, a new report highlights one of the most costly years on record. The 2023 Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight report from Aon plc found that $313 billion was lost in 2022 – 4% above the current average. $50-44 billion resulted […]

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Global Report Warns of ‘Polycrisis’ of Current and Oncoming Risks

January 30, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Coming out of the World Economic Forum, the 2023 Global Risks Report has a new way of describing the increasingly interconnected levels of risk we’re dealing with: “polycrisis.” The World Economic Forum, held in Davos last month, surveyed over 1,200 global risk experts, policy-makers and industry leaders to get a sense of both the short- […]

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Letter from the President: 2022 at-a-glance

January 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2022 was a landmark year at DRI International. Our community is not only rebounding from the pandemic but also has been growing by every metric. From our popular Cyber Resilience training and certification program which continues to break records, to finding unique ways to serve you through organizational certification and custom training programs to continuing […]

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2023 Predictions: How Will ESG Compliance Drive Investments?

January 20, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for how corporate citizenship will impact companies. Prediction 10: ESG compliance will become a major driver in future business […]

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‘Your Husband is a Polar Bear, Skinny’: FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Translation Blunder

January 19, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Alaska recently experienced a typhoon that caused tidal surges and high winds. But if you were an Alaskan native looking for federal aid, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) response turned out to be literal nonsense. It’s a gaffe that highlights the need for common sense communication after a disaster. As a response to Typhoon […]

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2023 Predictions: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Change Global Security?

January 19, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for how global security will adapt to recent instability. Prediction 9: Global security concerns will multiply, thus changing many […]

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Supply Chain And Ukraine Shaped A Hectic Year – What Will 2023 Bring? – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

January 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“In the business world, few of us were ready for the irrevocable shift that COVID-19 brought – and even fewer were expecting the cascading effects created by the Russia-Ukraine war. But in the world of risk and resilience, the mark of leadership is the ability to adapt to the unexpected and trust in a well-honed […]

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2023 Predictions: Where Will the Next Alternate Energy Source Be Found?

January 18, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction the race to find alternate energy in the wake of the Russian war on Ukraine. Prediction […]

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2023 Predictions: Will North Korea’s Missile Tests Go Too Far?

January 17, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on North Korea and tensions in the Pacific. Prediction 7: North Korea will come very close […]

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2023 Predictions: What is China’s Future on the World Stage?

January 16, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on China’s economic and political outlook. Prediction 6: China will face a period of economic uncertainty […]

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2023 Predictions: Will a Major City Experience Unprecedented Flooding?

January 13, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on a major storm event. Prediction 5: A major city in the developed world will experience […]

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2023 Predictions: What’s Next for Remote Working?

January 12, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the evolution of remote working. Prediction 4: Organizations will consolidate in-office/remote/hybrid arrangements. After a period […]

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2023 Predictions: Will a Cyberattack Disrupt the Financial Markets?

January 11, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about next big cyber vulnerability. Prediction 3: A major IT service provider will be hacked, disrupting […]

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2023 Predictions: Is a Global Recession Inevitable?

January 10, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the world economy. Prediction 2: Inflation and high interest rates will fuel low growth or […]

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2023 Predictions: What’s Next For Climate Change Efforts?

January 9, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 8th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about how the world stage will respond to climate change efforts. Prediction 1: Global climate change […]

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The ‘Tripledemic’ Illness Season Has Hit the Medicine Supply Chain

January 6, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Dominoes continue to fall, as the winter illness trifecta of COVID, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) isn’t just making people sick – it’s having an increasing impact on the supply chain of much-needed medicines, a shortage not seen in more than a decade. If you’re a resilience professional and/or a parent, you may have […]

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DRI International Releases 8th Annual Predictions Report

January 5, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International, the leading nonprofit in business continuity and resilience training, has published its Eighth Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. It is available as a free download in DRI’s online library. Providing a roadmap of the issues resilience professionals may face in the coming year, the report was […]

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The Rise In Power Grid Attacks Leave Businesses With A New Variation On A Familiar Threat – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

January 4, 2023 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“When an attack on an electrical substation in Moore County, North Carolina left thousands in the state without power through the following week, it became a wakeup call throughout the country that our power grid is dangerously vulnerable. “Resilience experts have long recognized the inherent dangers to power grids, primarily a result of the usual […]

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Pandemic, Ukraine, Power Grids, Supply Chain: 2022 in Review

December 19, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2022 has been, of course, another eventful year for resilience professionals. Here are some of the biggest stories we covered this year in Drive. January: Omicron Response Puts One More Strain on Already-Struggling Small Businesses Read the 7th Annual DRI Predictions Report and Keep the Conversation Going at DRI2022 February: ‘Who’s THAT Guy?!’ When Telework […]

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Report: 90% of U.S. Counties Have Declared Federal Disasters

December 15, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

90% of U.S. counties experienced a climate-related federal disaster over the course of the last decade – but some areas saw more assistance than others. A new report says it’s time to reevaluate how the country invests in preventative measures. The 650-page report from Rebuild By Design, Atlas of Disaster, found nearly every county in […]

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DRI International Releases 8th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

December 8, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International has published its Eighth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report, available as a free resource download in the online DRI Library. Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), a group of international thought leaders in the field, it gives an independent analysis of current and emerging risks as perceived by those […]

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Moore County Power Station Attack Highlights Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

December 7, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Thousands of North Carolinians remain without power following the Dec. 4 attack on multiple electrical substations in Moore County, NC. Such infrastructure disruptions can have immediate and devastating results. “This power disruption is an unfortunate reminder that when infrastructure is not secured, the damage can be catastrophic for the surrounding area,” said DRI President and […]

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Are You Ready for a ‘Triple-Demic’ For the Holidays?

December 5, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Health officials are warning of a serious jump in COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity throughout the winter, reminding us that the pandemic hasn’t left us yet. What can your organization expect? The U.S. is seeing an unusually high increase in respiratory infections over the past few weeks, according to the Centers for […]

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What Does the Twitter Chaos Mean for Disaster Response?

November 21, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has drawn a lot of attention to the inner workings of the social media network. But for resilience professionals, the bigger concern is the potential disruption of a valuable tool for communicating during a disaster. In an emergency, Twitter can be a vital tool to get messaging out to a […]

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European Union Announces Top 10 Emerging Cyber Threats

November 18, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Cyber threats are top of mind for modern resilience professionals – but what kind of threats are coming in the future, and are you ready for them? The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released a list of security threats it expects to emerge by 2030, as part of a “foresight exercise.” While many […]

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DRI and Maryland Dept. of Emergency Management Partner For Resilience Training

November 17, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Throughout the week of Nov. 14, DRI International joined with the Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) to provide a special combination course on cyber resilience, business continuity and disaster recovery – the fourth class of this nature to date! These training sessions, led by DRI Director of Product Development Rob Zegarra and DRI’s newest […]

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The Threat of Cyber Attacks is Taking a Serious Psychological Toll on Security Professionals

November 10, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Are you confident your BCM strategies can withstand a successful cyber attack? If you’re concerned about your organization’s capabilities, you’re far from alone, according the new research. A Wakefield Research study based on responses from 1,600 security and IT leaders worldwide found that 92% are concerned they will be unable to maintain business continuity if […]

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The Prime Time to Prepare People for Hurricanes? Before the Storm Has Even Formed

November 7, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Behavioral studies have shown that those who develop plans for storms before they’re on the horizon are far more likely to evacuate when the time comes. But according to storm preparation experts, there’s still the chance for missteps. The Tampa Bay Times spoke with experts in storm prep, response and recovery to identify the best […]

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Why Are Climate Change Protests Targeting Museums?

October 27, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A surprising side effect of climate change disasters – museums now have to plan for threats to their collections. The start of an unusual trend, activists are hoping to gain attention by targeting works of art in the name of climate change. First, members of a group called Just Stop Oil splashed tomato soup over […]

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What’s the Real Damage to the Infrastructure During a Disaster? New Models Make Predictions

October 24, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Steel transmission towers are vital to sending electricity across long distances – and if they’re damaged in a disaster, the short- and long-term effects can be profound. New research may help prepare for the fallout. Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a machine learning model that uses simulations to analyze the effects that prior […]

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Hurricane Ian Reveals Continuing Vulnerabilities for Healthcare Facilities

October 13, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In 2012, the stories of hospitals fighting to maintain services and keep patients safe during Superstorm Sandy rocked the resilience field. 10 years later, climate change may have made the dangers to vital facilities even more severe. On Sept. 28, as Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm, at least 16 hospitals from […]

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‘New Adult Happy Meals Are Killing Me’: McDonald’s Latest Novelty is a Supply and Logistics Nightmare

October 10, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

McDonald’s has teamed with streetware company Cactus Plant Flea Market to create Happy Meals for nostalgic adults. Sounds like fun, right? But unfortunately – and not for the first time – a lack of planning and preparedness is causing headaches for frontline workers. The grown-up version of the Happy Meal is available for a limited […]

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Guest Post: Protecting SMBs – It’s a Big Job and You’ve Got to Do It

September 30, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Patrick Rougeau CBCP, CISSP, CISA, ITIL Patrick Rougeau is currently a student completing a M.S. in Cyber Security at Quinnipiac University located in Hamden, CT. Rougeau’s career spans over 16 years in disaster recovery, IT consulting/management, and cybersecurity consulting/ management.  In our acronym-laden profession, SMB is three little letters with two distinct meanings for […]

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Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight: 5 Takeaways

September 29, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent report on enterprise risk management finds business leaders feeling risk complexities are increasing, and finding difficulty integrating enterprise risk management (ERM) with strategic decision making, among other responses. The 5th edition of this report from North Carolina State University, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), and the Chartered Institute of Management […]

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Supply Chain Risk Looms Large – But Are the Response Capabilities Overhyped?

September 26, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

After the past few years of disruptions, a huge majority of resilience professionals view supply chain risk as a top priority. But new research says the most popular fixes may not be able to match expectations. In a recent survey by the Neustar International Security Council, 78% of security professionals said their reliance on cloud-based […]

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Download the September Edition of the Crisis Response Journal!

September 15, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The September edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available to download from our Library! This month’s topics include ethical emergency management, COVID-19 risk fatigue, information warfare, and much more. CRJ offers DRI Certified Professionals a digital subscription for only $15 and hard copy subscription for only $100, a significant discount from the list […]

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What’s Your Volcano Plan? Researchers Warn We’re ‘Woefully Underprepared’

September 1, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A volcanic eruption could have powerful impacts on supply chains, climate and food security – but are resilience professionals taking such a threat seriously enough? Not according to the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). In an article published in Nature, its researchers pointed to a misconception that the risks […]

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‘You Can’t Make a Twinkie With Only 95% of Ingredients’: Supply Shortages Hit the Snack Food Aisle

August 17, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The supply chain strikes again! Major food manufacturers are running into major production snags, as key ingredients for big snack items are tied up in scheduling and transportation headaches. “Unfortunately, you can’t make a Twinkie with only 95% of ingredients,” Hostess Brands CFO Travis Leonard said on a recent earnings call, summing up the problem many […]

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How Extreme Weather Events Could Take Down Entire Socioeconomic Systems

August 14, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Planning for individual disasters, rather than thinking of them as interconnected events, could have severe consequences for health, energy and agriculture, food production and other vital sectors, based on a recent research study. The study, developed by researchers at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, focused on understanding how extreme weather might affect linked socioeconomic systems. […]

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Hurricane Season Halfway Point: What to Expect Next

August 12, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

So far, it’s been a relatively quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season. But as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns, there’s still plenty of time for that to change for the worse. The Climate Prediction Center, part of the U.S. National Weather Service, has issued a mid-season update on NOAA’s early prediction of an above-normal […]

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New Study Shows How Fast a Tsunami Could Flood an Inland City

August 4, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Earthquakes and resulting tsunami events have long been a worry for the U.S. west coast – but while the main area of concern has been for coastal communities, a new study shows how quickly it could overwhelm a major inland city like Seattle. The study, published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, examined […]

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Are You Part of the Corporate Strategy Planning?

August 3, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As risk and resilience planning begins to impact the cyber and environmental aspects of corporate strategy, a new survey sees more risk professionals are getting a seat at the table. The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has published its bi-annual Risk Manager Survey. Its findings saw an increase in the number of risk […]

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U.S. Intelligence Sounds Alarms on Security Impacts of Climate Change

August 1, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The effects of climate change will be increasingly felt by businesses and communities in the coming years. But a recent report from the National Intelligence Council outlines the many ways it could lead to global security tensions in the short and long term. The first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change, based on data from […]

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Stop the Music! Chip Shortage Stalls Synth Makers

July 21, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The global chip shortage and supply chain nightmare is music to no one’s ears. But for synth companies it’s literally stopping the music. According to Synthtopia, boutique synthesizer maker Future Retro has been silenced by the shortage. The company’s last words: “Due to the current state of the world and global parts shortage, we are […]

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Political Action and Climate Change – DRI’s Chloe Demrovsky on Newsy

July 21, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky spoke with Newsy discussing the recent climate change actions taken by the U.S. government, the restrictions they face, and how the business sector should respond as a result. Watch:

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DRI Updates Commitment to Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

July 19, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As a leading resource in disaster recovery and business continuity, DRI International has updated its written voluntary commitment to the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Recovery’s Sendai Framework 2015-2030. “The Sendai Framework created a shift from managing disasters to managing risks. For this purpose, it underlines the need to build the knowledge of government […]

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Department of Labor’s O*NET Recognizes DRI Business Continuity Info for National Employment Database

July 18, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET), developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. DRI participates in the O*Net […]

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WHO Reminder: The Pandemic is Not Over

July 15, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) raised important concerns about the continuing COVID-19 threat – and how treating it as though it has ended could be setting us all up for bigger problems. The twelfth meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the pandemic determined that the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Cybersecurity Roundup: The Worst Breaches of the Year…So Far

July 7, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Six months into the year, cyberattacks of all kinds have exposed vulnerabilities, cost money and instigated unrest. The biggest hacks and breaches can provide a road map for cybersecurity planning through the rest of 2022. Wired has collected the worst hacks and breaches of 2022 so far. Among the highlights: Russia/Ukraine Hacking – Russia’s digital […]

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Supply Chain Crisis: Are You Staying on Top of the Ever-Evolving Risks?

July 5, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

High-impact supply chain events are now an everyday fact of life for businesses. But while most organizations can identify the causes of these disruptions, not enough are spotting risks before they become disasters. Based on an Interos survey of 1,500 decision makers across multiple industries, the average annual cost of supply chain disruptions to each […]

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How Has Your Organization Managed Supply Chain and Other Top Risks? Tell Us in This Quick Survey!

June 23, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Resilience professionals have no shortage of challenges — extreme weather, cyber attacks, the continuing supply chain crisis, to name a few. Take this short survey to let us know what’s at the top of your list. Your replies are a critical component of the DRI Future Vision Committee’s upcoming 8th annual Trends and Predictions Reports. […]

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New Study: Climate Change Could Crush Major Global Currencies

June 22, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While discussions of climate change-fueled natural disasters typically focus on the humanitarian and environmental impacts, a recent study found a destructive outlook for the global economy as well. Barclays Plc. Has published a model of emissions scenarios and their potential impacts for how foreign exchange markets will be affected. In the worst-case scenario versions, rising […]

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In the Battle Between Wildlife and Power Grids, Never Bet Against the Beaver

June 20, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While the big resilience concerns focus on natural disasters, cybersecurity and supply chain woes, a pair of recent attacks on the power grid are a reminder to never forget how much damage a single small animal can do. On June 7, an outage in northwestern British Columbia left residents without internet, landline or cellular service […]

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The ‘Great Resignation’ is Creating a New Cybersecurity Problem: Missing Passwords

June 9, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Mission-critical passwords are walking out the door with employees, leading to new business continuity headaches for nearly a third of organizations. Have you considered your organization’s password management strategy? Now is the time to look at it – a recent Pulse/Hitachi ID survey found that 29% of the 100 IT and cybersecurity professionals polled had […]

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Climate Change is a Big Future Threat – But What Are Risk Managers Doing About It Now?

June 8, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A new survey of European risk managers has identified the biggest threats facing their businesses, amplified by both the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine. But the actions being taken to mitigate some of them vary widely. The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has released an overview of its 2022 European Risk Manager […]

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Download the June Issue of the Crisis Response Journal!

June 6, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The June issue of Crisis Response Journal is available to download in our library! This month’s edition features an article from DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird, who discusses the immediate effects of globalization on supply chain resilience DRI has partnered with CRJ to offer DRI Certified Professionals a digital subscription for only $15 and […]

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Preparedness Goes Prime-Time on NBC’s New Amsterdam

May 26, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Doctors on NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam broke out the EPM (Emergency Preparedness Manual) on this week’s episode. With a hurricane bearing down on America’s oldest fictional public hospital (based on Bellevue), extremely attractive doctors play hot potato with an enormous EMP binder because no one wants to be in charge of enacting the hospital’s […]

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Is the UK Putting COVID-19 in the Rear View Too Early?

May 25, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent survey of the United Kingdom’s financial sector sees pandemic response dropping in its risk ranking – are they ignoring indicators that we’re not done with the pandemic yet? The Bank of England’s 2022 H1 Systemic Risk Survey asked the UK financial sector how confident they are in the financial system and which risks […]

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NOAA: Expect Another Big Hurricane Season

May 23, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Echoing early predictions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season – the seventh in a row. NOAA is predicting, with 70% confidence, a range of 13 to 20 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher from now through Nov. 1. Six to ten of them could […]

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It’s Friday the 13th: Are You Prepared for the Worst?

May 13, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you’re one of the triskaidekaphobics around the world who woke up with a sense of dread, today’s the day you’ve been bracing for – and while Friday the 13th may just be a silly superstition, that doesn’t mean it’s not also a historic day for disasters. A few disasters, at least are predictable – […]

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Tracking the True Cause of the Baby Formula Shortage

May 11, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By now, when you see a headline about a sudden shortage of something you can guess “strained supply chain.” But as panicking parents work overtime to hunt down a case of baby formula on store shelves, a more complicated – and potentially dangerous – reason has emerged. Abbott Laboratories, a Michigan-based baby formula manufacturer, shut […]

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Can Sunlight Reduce Climate Risks? New Report Outlines Potential Approaches

May 9, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction report highlighted a sharp increase in disasters with the vast majority of effects borne by low-income countries. With this in mind, the Council on Foreign Relations, with input from an advisory committee including DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky, describes the need for information and policy […]

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Work From Home Risks: These 3 Threats Are on the Rise

April 28, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent survey of executives has identified a growing “triple threat” to North American organizations that can be traced back to telework and hybrid arrangements. KPMG in Canada surveyed more than 600 executives across multiple industries. The results point to organizations facing a “threat loop” of fraud, compliance risk, and cybersecurity threats. 60% of those […]

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COVID-19: 5 Lessons Learned in Understanding and Managing Risk

April 24, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While we’re certainly not done with the pandemic, two years of experience has given us a great deal of insight on how we identify and manage systemic risks, as a new report illustrates. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has released a new report that presents findings from five case studies in […]

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Shanghai Lockdown Could Be the Start of More Supply Chain Challenges

April 14, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

After two years of relatively successful pandemic policies in China, a record number of new COVID-19 cases has led to a major lockdown in the city of Shanghai, leading to compounding supply chain problems that could have a global impact. With cases continuing to climb, disruptions and rising costs are extending out to the transportation […]

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Hurricane Season Preview: What’s in Store for 2022?

April 13, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Colorado State University has released its early predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. If the forecast is correct, at least four major hurricanes could make things difficult in the coming months. CSU’s first extended range forecast of the year is predicting above-normal activity during the storm season. This is primarily due to two reasons: […]

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Working on an RFP or RFI? DRI Can Help!

April 12, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Did you know that DRI provides our Certified Professionals with free assistance in constructing, distributing, and evaluating Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) for products and services? As a non-profit organization, DRI International serves as a trusted advisor to individuals and organizations around the world, providing information on a vast array of subjects […]

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Panic! Poison? Terrorism?! When April Fools Disasters Attack

April 1, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Let’s face it: in a best-case scenario, an April Fools’ Day prank may elicit a mild chuckle from the target of the joke. But the other end of the spectrum can be a nightmare for the emergency management crowd, including mass panic, ecological destruction, or even a potential international incident! Reader’s Digest collected some of […]

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Will the Russia-Ukraine War Cause Global Food Shortages? It’s Complicated

March 30, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, agricultural supply disruptions are impacting harvests and global fertilizer production are causing spikes in food prices, transportation and more. But can other countries provide relief? Russia and Ukraine account for roughly 30% of global wheat exports, and Russia is the top fertilizer exporter worldwide. Both countries have suspended exports […]

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Registration Now Open for the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – May 2-4, 2022

March 28, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International will be hosting the Resilience Excellence Summit — a free online event May 2-4, 2022 — including educational sessions and a few words from our  Awards of Excellence winners. We launched the Resilience Excellence Summit last year, when in-person conferences were impossible. Even though we did hold a hugely successful, in-person conference this year, many of you […]

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Survey: CIOs Know Their Risks – But Not Business Continuity

March 28, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent survey of CIOs shows that nearly all of them are aware of the threats coming down the pike – but far fewer of them are using the resilience and mitigation tools that would help them survive. Out of 1,000 polled for the 2021 Global CIO Survey, 94% acknowledge some form of serious threat […]

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Ukraine Invasion: An Emerging Risk Landscape to Manage

March 18, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly impacting multiple aspects of business risk, creating new concerns that need to be managed – specifically in four key areas. These risks, identified by Gartner in its quarterly gathering of emerging risks, include: Talent: In addition to managing the health and safety of employees directly affected by the war, […]

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Read the March 2022 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Professionals

March 16, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The March issue of Crisis Response Journal is available to download in our library! This month’s edition features an article from DRI President Chloe Demrovsky on lessons learned from the pandemic, and why the temptation to draw a line under it may be a mistake. DRI has partnered with CRJ to offer DRI Certified Professionals […]

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Supply Chain Tops the List of Risks Keeping CFOs Up at Night

March 14, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A recent survey of CFOs found that while data breaches and COVID-19 are business concerns to worry about, supply chain disruptions have them beat. The survey, first published in CFO Dive, asked 600 finance leaders to rank the business risks they prioritize the most. The top responses: Supply chain disruption – 84% Talent shortage – […]

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DRI International Welcomes Roberto Zegarra as Director of Product Development

March 3, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI is pleased to announce Roberto (Rob) Zegarra, MBCP, CCRP, is joining our leadership as Director of Product Development! “I am honored to become part of an organization that strives for a more resilient world,” said Zegarra. “Such a noble cause is necessary to build stronger organizations, industries and communities. It’s a dream job for […]

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Survey: Manufacturing Bosses Stepping Up Supply Chain Resilience as Pandemic Response

March 2, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The past few years have shown us all how precarious the global supply chain can be. As a response, CEOs in the manufacturing sector are taking active steps to mitigate their supply chain risks. The Global Manufacturing Prospects 2022 report from accounting firm KPMG surveyed 150 CEOs in manufacturing worldwide. Based on their responses, two […]

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WHO Highlights Remote Work Risks to Watch Out For

March 1, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

For many organizations, the pandemic sent employees out of the office and into remote work situations. And while the shift certainly cut down on some risks, it opened up a whole new world of potential health and safety issues for resilience professionals to address. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) […]

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From the President: Thank You for DRI2022!

February 23, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

I’m pleased to report that DRI2022: The Business Continuity Conference, our 10th event, was a huge success thanks to the energy and dedication of our community of resilience professionals! It’s been almost exactly two years since the last in-person industry event, DRI2020 in Savannah, Georgia. This work is essential and there is still no better […]

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DRI Board’s Morganti Wins Honor Roll Award

February 17, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Mike Morganti, the longest serving member of the DRI International board of directors, is this year’s recipient of the board’s Honor Roll Award. The award was presented by DRI Board Chairman Al Berman at the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Gala, held at the DRI2022 conference in Las Vegas this week. The award was created […]

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence!

February 16, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International, the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. “This year’s winners and finalists represent the best the […]

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‘Who’s THAT Guy?!’ When Telework Security Takes a Left Turn

February 4, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With so much of the workforce currently in a work-from-home environment, keeping them – and your organization’s information – safe and secure from a distance is becoming a bigger priority for many companies. But what do you do when the employee on your computer screen suddenly seems like a whole different person? That’s the dilemma […]

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The High Price of Natural Disasters: $329 Billion in 2021

February 2, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Natural and climate-related disasters cost the world hundreds of billions – even though there were fewer major catastrophes to count than previous years. Aon plc’s annual Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report looks at the frequency and severity of natural disasters and the resulting costs, and found that out of the $343 billion in losses […]

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Extreme Weather, Cybersecurity and Social Crises Among WEF’s Latest Global Risks

January 21, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report once again highlights the ongoing need to address climate change, resource scarcity and other long-term concerns. But in the short-term, social issues like livelihood and mental health could have major impacts as well. The 17th Annual GRR is designed to get leaders thinking beyond quarterly reports and […]

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2022 Predictions: What’s the New Normal for Office Work?

January 21, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about how office work will evolve. Prediction 10: There will be strong resistance to returning to […]

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2022 Predictions: Will COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Improve?

January 20, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the continuing pandemic spread. Prediction 9: Vaccination take-up on a global basis will be slower […]

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2022 Predictions: How Far Will Shortages Spread?

January 19, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the potential spread of labor and material shortages. Prediction 8: Material and labor shortages spread […]

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Letter from the President: 2021 at-a-glance

January 18, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

From the President: There are many ways to describe the global events that have unfolded over the course of the last year. Overwhelming, uncertain and pivotal come to mind. But also courageous, caring and resilient are a few ways that we might describe our collective experience as resilience professionals. Our goal at DRI International is […]

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2022 Predictions: How Much Damage Could an IT Outage Do?

January 18, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the cascading effects of a global IT platform crash. Prediction 7: An extended outage of […]

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2022 Predictions: Is a News Organization Hack Imminent?

January 17, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction about the likelihood of a cyber-attack on a news organization and its potential consequences. Prediction 6: […]

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Announcing the 2022 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

January 14, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence. This year’s winners will be revealed at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at DRI2022 in Las Vegas, […]

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2022 Predictions: Power Grids at Risk?

January 14, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction the multiple risks facing power grids and pipelines. Prediction 5: Electric grids and oil/gas pipelines will […]

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Americans Still Seeing Higher Prices And Empty Shelves – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

January 13, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Certain products have been unavailable for long stretches now. Even very basic and essential items are reportedly out of stock from diapers to chicken wings. Why is this happening? “The Covid-19 pandemic generally, and now the omicron variant specifically, is the overall reason. Omicron is so infectious that it is now sidelining many workers at once, even […]

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2022 Predictions: Nationalism on the Rise?

January 13, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the threat of nationalism. Prediction 4: Nationalism and ethnic conflict intensify A more difficult economic […]

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2022 Predictions: Which Way Will the Economic Recovery Go?

January 12, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the continuing global economic recovery. Prediction 3: Inflation and higher interest rates slow global economic […]

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2022 Predictions: How Bad Will Flooding Get?

January 11, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on increasing flood danger. Prediction 2: Flooding and coastal erosion at a rate we have not […]

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2022 Predictions: Will Climate Change Become an Area of Conflict?

January 10, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 7th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2022 and its impact on the resilience community. Download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the possible polarization of climate change. Prediction 1: Climate change will increase polarization between generations, […]

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Read the 7th Annual DRI Predictions Report and Keep the Conversation Going at DRI2022

January 10, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

What does 2022 hold for the resilience community? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 7th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This report looks at what to expect in the coming year, including: the continuing pandemic response climate change global inflation power grid attacks and much more […]

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Omicron Response Puts One More Strain on Already-Struggling Small Businesses

January 7, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 quickly spreads around the world, it’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who find themselves once again facing an evolving resilience threat without the resources they need. Historically speaking, SMEs are the most vulnerable – an estimated 25% of them never reopen following a major disaster – but one survey’s […]

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Make 2022 the Year You Become a Connected Leader: Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

January 6, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“A different skill set is needed to communicate effectively as a leader in a virtual environment. This may be uncomfortable for leaders who aren’t used to putting themselves out there online. But like it or not, the expectation has been set. As you refine your list of individual professional priorities for 2022, don’t wait any […]

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What Kind of Year Has It Been? DRIVE Looks at the Big (and Small) Stories of 2021

December 17, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To say 2021 has been eventful is, of course, an understatement. From big news stories like the Texas snowstorm, to smaller curiosities like the Halloween candy hack, we look back through the past year of coverage in Drive to offer a trip down memory lane. January – ‘As the Vaccines Roll Out, What is the […]

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Read the December 2021 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for Certified Professionals

December 16, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue includes an article from DRI’s Lyndon Bird on the relative complexities of business continuity, as well as articles on challenges in Afghanistan, cyberattacks, crisis management across sectors, and much more. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide […]

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The Great 2021 Cream Cheese Shortage: A Perfect Storm of Supply Chain and Cyber Attack Woes

December 15, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

You may have heard about some shops having trouble keeping cream cheese in stock – but do you know the role an October cyberattack played? The recent cream cheese shortage isn’t just because during the holidays, as festive baking results in demand reaching its highest peak for the year. In fact, it was greatly exacerbated […]

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Leadership During Covid-19: New Report on Trends and Outcomes from DRI International and Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

December 14, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI), the leading nonprofit in business continuity and resilience training, has joined with Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) to develop a new report, “Covid-19: An Analysis of Leadership Styles and Outcomes.” This research uses the coronavirus pandemic to inform future preparedness and response efforts. “For the resilience community and executive […]

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Vote Now for the Lifetime Achievement and Product/Service Provider of the Year Awards!

December 13, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you are a DRI Certified Professional in good standing, you are eligible to vote for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement and Product/Service Provider of the Year Awards! Log into your DRI account, and click on the “Vote Now!” tab to make your selections. Don’t wait – the voting period closes Jan. 7. Then join us on […]

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Read the 7th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

December 9, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Seventh Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is now available as a free download in the DRI Library! Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), it gives an independent analysis of current and emerging risks as perceived by professionals directly involved in managing resilience. The FVC consists of international thought leaders and […]

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Cyber Resilience in 2021: Which Techniques Truly Protect the Health of the Organization?

December 8, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A new report surveyed security and privacy professionals across 27 markets to see which steps taken this year best defended their organizations against an ever-evolving cyber risk landscape. “Security Outcomes Study Vol. 2” from Cisco surveyed more than 5,100 professionals, who responded with their approaches to threat detection, response, and resilience. The previous year’s report […]

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The Pandemic Has Added a Mental Health Crisis to the Organizational Risk Landscape

December 7, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the last two years have shown, living and working during a pandemic has taken a toll on employee mental health – which could create a new risk and compound existing ones for organizations who ignore it. The International SOS Risk Outlook 2022 surveyed nearly 1,000 risk professionals in 75 countries, finding that 56% of […]

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Survey: What New Risks Will the Post-Pandemic Environment Bring?

November 24, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While COVID-19 laid bare the many interconnected global risks resilience professionals have to navigate, some unanticipated risks – including workplace and regulatory issues – are also emerging. Among the responses from a recent AuditBoard survey of professionals in North America: 90% consider cybersecurity and data protection top risks In part, that’s because the increase in […]

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Climate Threats Create Catastrophic Flooding in Pacific Northwest

November 22, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

An unusually intense “atmospheric river event” – fast-moving, moisture-laden air that brings intense rain – hit British Columbia and northern Washington state last week, resulting in record precipitation, flooding, and mudslides that have displaced thousands – and it’s about to get worse. This has been a dangerous year for Vancouver, BC, which only six months […]

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DRI2022: An Important Update From Al Berman

November 10, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

After months of soul searching, discussions, and after an extensive in-person site visit to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas last week, DRI is pleased to announce that there will be a live DRI2022 conference. The conference will take place February 13-16, 2022. Planet Hollywood – and Las Vegas, itself – is taking sanitary and individual […]

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Report: How Has the Pandemic Changed Risk Management?

November 8, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With the continuing impacts of the pandemic, social unrest, geopolitical shakeups, cyber threats and other never-ending uncertainties, are organizations prepared to manage the risks and disruptions facing them, or are they in danger of being overwhelmed? A new report assesses the current risk landscape. The 2021 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight, published by North […]

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Good Grief: Candy Corn Maker Hacked in Time for Halloween

October 28, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Typically this is the time of year where we all get together to argue over whether candy corn is tasty or disgusting, but for this Halloween we also have to wonder if it’s cyber resilient. A ransomware group successfully hacked Chicago-based Ferrara Candy, the world’s largest manufacturer of the Halloween seasonal favorite (for some) candy […]

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Survey: Global Risks Connected More Than Ever Due to COVID-19

October 25, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Over these volatile past two years, the pandemic has had a ripple effect, increasing other types of global risks to manage, according to a recent survey of thousands of risk managers worldwide. The 2021 edition of Aon’s Global Risk Management Survey took in responses from more than 2,300 risk professionals in 60 countries across 16 […]

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NEW RESILIENCE RESOURCE: Continuity Professionals Pulse

October 15, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

WHAT IS IT? Continuity Professionals Pulse is a weekly newsletter and website, produced by Aggregage in cooperation with DRI International. This resource curates valuable and relevant articles, research studies, and thought-leadership blogs from hundreds of leading sources. WHY SHOULD YOU CHECK IT OUT? You’re busy. Let Continuity Professionals Pulse do the work for you, sharing articles […]

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The Great Facebook Outage of 2021: 4 Key Lessons

October 14, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

On Oct. 4, Facebook suffered one of its longest outages of nearly six hours, which was long enough to majorly disrupt online retail and global communications networks and create panic and confusion among users. What can resilience professionals learn from the social network’s surprise crash? Human error happens – but you can plan for it: […]

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Survey: How the Pandemic Has Evolved Risk Management Strategies

October 1, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of business, including risk and resilience. A recent report spotlights how the private sector is incorporating the lessons learned from the pandemic. The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) surveyed risk and insurance professionals as well as senior executives globally to gain a picture of the role of risk […]

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Read the September 2021 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for Certified Professionals

September 23, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue looks at the cascading risks of climate change, wildfires, COVID-19 and more, and how the resilience community is responding. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most […]

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Is Cybersecurity Taking a Back Seat For Younger Staffers?

September 16, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During the COVID-19 pandemic, priorities have certainly shifted for many companies. But in the effort to ensure business continuity is secure, has IT threat protection been left behind? HP Wolf’s security report is based on an online survey of 8,443 office workers worldwide who shifted to telework positions during the pandemic, as well as 1,100 […]

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Report: Disasters Are Getting Worse – But More Lives Have Been Saved

September 13, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Over the past 50 years, natural disasters have increased by a factor of five, according to the latest data from the World Meteorological Organization – causing over 2 million deaths and $3.64 trillion in losses. The most recent WMO Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970-2019) keeps track of […]

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Hurricane Ida: The Aftermath of One of the Most Powerful Storms in U.S. History

September 2, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The fifth most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S., the brunt of Ida has left Louisiana in dire straits, pummeled the rest of the east coast, and could spell supply chain trouble for businesses throughout the rest of the country. Days after Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, roughly a million […]

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How Converging Climate Hazards in Asia Could Create $1.43 Billion in Losses for the Region

September 1, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In Asia and the Pacific, natural and biological hazards are converging, creating cascading risks on populations and infrastructures, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). “Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021: Resilience in a Riskier World” looks at risks in the region under current, moderate, […]

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DRI KL2021: Awards of Excellence Winners Announced at Virtual Event

August 28, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Congratulations to all the resilience professionals who were announced as winners of the DRI Awards of Excellence at DRI KL2021! “DRI Malaysia organized our very first fully digital conference and Awards of Excellence from 23-24 August 2021,” said Joe Wan, DRI Malaysia Program Manager. “The event attracted about 100 multi-industry practitioners coming from 10 countries namely England, Hong Kong, […]

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FEMA Launches Full National Risk Index for Emergency Assessment and Planning

August 20, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

After a preliminary rollout, FEMA has unveiled its fully operational tool to help organizations and communities analyze their biggest risks to help them better prepare. FEMA’s U.S. National Risk Index was initially introduced in Nov. 2020 on a limited basis. Now it has launched the full application for users. It’s an online mapping resource that […]

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Employee Cybersecurity Risks: The Call is Coming From Inside the House!

August 5, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As more employees return to the office from telework environments, it’s time for them to tighten up their cybersecurity habits, if the responses from a recent survey are any indication. A poll of 8,000 workers worldwide on cybersecurity practices found that 79% had engaged in at least one risky activity in the past year. Among […]

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Olympics Vs. Extreme Weather: Tokyo’s Games May Be a Test Run

August 3, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As summer heat and humidity increase with the intensity brought on by climate change, the current Tokyo games can act as a barometer for future Olympic cities on how to address extreme weather safety. Though the big story this year was how the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would handle the COVID-19 epidemic, the increasingly rising heat […]

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Learn How to Weatherproof Your Business Continuity Program With Our Next Webinar!

August 1, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During a severe weather event, employee safety is the top concern, followed by minimizing operational disruptions. Join us for our next free DRI webinar on Aug. 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET, when business continuity experts from a variety of industries will share how they prepare ahead of severe weather incidents–from hurricanes to tornadoes to hail to […]

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Are You Including Accountants in Your Risk Management Planning?

July 21, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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) has published a new report that looks at the role of the accounting profession in effective risk management. In particular, […]

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What Crisis Management Lessons Can We Learn From the Florida Condo Collapse?

July 19, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 collapsed, resulting in at least 97 deaths and many more victims […]

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Report: Supply Chain Disruptions Cost Companies $184 Million Each Year

July 8, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 Global Supply Chain Report surveyed 900 senior IT, IT security and […]

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Were You Hit in the Kaseya Ransomware Attack? NSA Offers Next Steps

July 6, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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, hackers compromised Kaseya, a Miami-based tech services company with […]

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Financial Sector on Climate Risks: ‘What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us’

June 24, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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), the greatest hurdle toward addressing climate risk impacts is a lack of data: […]

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Read the June 2021 Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Certified Professionals

June 23, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a […]

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Emerging Out of COVID-19, Restarting Facilities May Carry Serious Risks

June 21, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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, restarting suspended operations could be the greatest risks for property and specialty […]

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Heat Waves and Power Failures Are Creating a Deadly Summer Threat in U.S. Cities

June 10, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 Technology, computer models studied three large U.S. cities – Atlanta, Detroit and […]

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More CISOS Are Expecting a Cyberattack – But How Many Feel Prepared For It?

June 7, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 more than 1,400 CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) for mid- to large-sized organizations across […]

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Register Now for DRI’s 30 June Webinar on Resilience in the UK

June 2, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 of Organisational Resilience and how organisations should start to review how they develop their frameworks in […]

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Summer Picnics Struggle Against the Latest Supply Chain Shortages

May 27, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Over the course of the pandemic, consumers have become more and more familiar with how a supply chain failure can impact their day-to-day lives, whether it’s safety equipment, toilet paper, or even kettlebell weights. But some of the latest shortages seem specially designed to mess with everyone’s summer fun. Chlorine is currently at a premium, […]

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Can the Summer Olympics Survive Japan’s COVID-19 Surge?

May 26, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Two years ago, the biggest hurdle for Tokyo as it planned to host the Summer Olympics was balancing local business and transportation needs with the influx of visitors. But then the pandemic hit, and now, as the summer games approach, it must contend with a COVID state of emergency. Current opinion polls show at least […]

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2021 Hurricane Season: What to Expect

May 24, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Atlantic hurricane season is set to officially kick off June 1. Forecasters are once again predicting an active season, but how does it compare to last year’s historic level of storms? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Climate Prediction Center is officially expecting a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance […]

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The Cyberattack That Started a Self-Inflicted Gasoline Supply Shortage

May 13, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline created a chain reaction that led to consumers creating the gas shortage they were attempting to prepare against – here’s how it went down. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline announced that in the wake of disruptions it was shutting down 5,500 miles of pipeline (about 45% of […]

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Buffy Rojas Leach Reaches 10-Year Milestone With DRI International!

May 13, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Congratulations are in order – this month, Buffy Rojas Leach is celebrating 10 years with DRI International as our indispensable Director of Communications! Buffy has been shaping the messaging and design of DRI for a full decade now, as well as coordinating every speaker you’ve heard at our conferences and webinars, and a dozen other […]

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DRI’s Michele Turner, MBCP, Writes Book on Resilience…and Life

April 28, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With the release of Lessons Learned: Short Stories of Continuity and Resilience, DRI International Board Member and DRI Foundation Director of Giving Michele L. Turner, MBCP, answers the often-asked question: “When is your book coming out?” “Whenever I would do presentations at industry conferences and events, people would always ask ‘When is your book coming out?’ […]

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Planning for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and Beyond

April 27, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

May 1 is the National Fire Protection Association’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and it can’t come faster for a year that may see extremely dangerous fires on the U.S west coast and Canada. Now is the time to plan for potentially devastating wildfires. Recently San Jose University’s Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center discovered that fuel-moisture content […]

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Mark Your Calendars for Hurricane Preparedness Week

April 25, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With the potential for a busy Atlantic hurricane season, this year’s Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 9-15) is your best opportunity to communicate effective emergency response with your organization, its employees, and the surrounding community. “Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance […]

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Private Sector Engagement and Risk Science: Take This Survey

April 15, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A co-sponsorship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the International Science Council (ISC), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program is a global effort to coordinate research on disaster risk issues. The existing Science Plan guiding the program is at the end of its life, and a new Risk […]

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The ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Disaster Response Roundup!

April 14, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The biggest stars in cinema so far this year (pun certainly intended): Godzilla Vs. Kong Audiences are here for the long-awaited title fight between the two cinematic titans, and the resulting destruction to whatever major city they’ve decided to throw down in (it doesn’t look good for Hong Kong this time around). As giant avatars for […]

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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: 2021 COVID-19 Editorial

April 12, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer, DRI Editor Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning January 2021 This is the first edition of the Journal published in 2021, so I wish all our readers and contributors a belated welcome to what is likely to be another strange and stressful year. Given the delay between writing […]

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Read the March Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription Offer for DRI Certified Professionals

April 1, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 on incorporating business continuity practices into supply chain resilience. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most current issue. […]

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Improving Incident Management With Mindfulness: Register Now for the April 28 Webinar!

March 31, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

For the last year, we have all been challenged by stressful and ever-changing circumstances. If you feel like it’s taken a toll, the good news is that you’re not alone – a recent CDC study found that stress and anxiety levels in Q2 of 2020 were three times higher than in 2019. That’s why the […]

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Brexit: Half of UK Businesses Report Disruptions Post-Withdrawal

March 30, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Three months into the Brexit withdrawal, just over half of UK businesses say they’ve been dealing with disruptions ranging from small to large due to the new UK/EU trade agreement. According to a YouGov survey of 2,046 business decision makers, 52% say their company has faced disruption since the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement came into effect […]

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Updates to Your DRI Digital Badges

March 18, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI’s digital badges have become a popular and recognizable way for you to share your credentials and professional qualifications. Now our digital badging provider, Acclaim, will be updating to a new platform name, Credly. Here’s what that means for our Certified Professionals. In 2018, Credly acquired Acclaim, and this is the final step in merging […]

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Survey: How COVID-19 is Changing Risk and Resilience Planning

March 16, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In 2019, a pandemic wasn’t close to the top of most organizations’ risk priorities. But after a year of coping with the coronavirus outbreak, business leaders say they’re redefining their resilience infrastructure to better prepare for the future. In a recent survey report from Aon, 82% of respondents said a pandemic or major health crisis […]

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DRI International Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners

March 3, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International (‘DRI’), the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2021 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. “The annual DRI Awards of Excellence are always […]

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DRI Glossary Committee Chair Dean Gallup Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

March 3, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Congratulations to Dean Gallup, winner of the 2020 DRI International Honor Roll Award! The award was created to honor individuals who have: demonstrated exceptional service to DRI International and materially contributed to the growth and reputation of DRI, made a significant and lasting impact on the field of business continuity, disaster recovery or a closely related […]

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Top Risks To Consider Before We Return To Work – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

February 23, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“I’ve been having interesting conversations with members of the risk and resilience community on managing return-to-work issues as we start to plan for the end of the Covid-19 crisis. While we now know that much work can be done from home, few leaders want to stay fully remote. According to PwC,  three days per week in the office is […]

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2021 Prediction: The Next Pandemic

February 19, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on how we’ll respond to the next pandemic. Prediction: Fear of another pandemic or other health […]

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Texas Snowstorm Update: Supply Chain Nightmares for Companies and Residents

February 18, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With roads still covered in snow and ice and hundreds of thousands still without power after surprise snowfall that rocked the state, supply chains are severely delayed and Texans’ resources are quickly dwindling. For supply lines, the state’s shutdown is impacting everything from trucks to trains to planes, which will have a knock-on effect for […]

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COVID-19 Changed the Cybersecurity Landscape – Here’s How Cybercriminals Adapted

February 18, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2020 saw cybersecurity goals change to accommodate a global pandemic and the resulting shift in company and employee technology habits. But naturally, it didn’t take cybercriminals long to change their methods to exploit the “new normal.” In its annual State of Malware Report, MalwareBytes documented how organizations shifted their cybersecurity strategies to accommodate work-from-home employees […]

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2021 Prediction: How Will COVID-19 Change Business?

February 17, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on how Covid-19 will change business. Prediction: Permanent changes to business models will result from the […]

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DRI Provides Insight on Gender and Private Sector Disaster Management in New Publication

February 16, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI recently contributed to a new publication from the Connecting Business initiative (CBi), exploring how gender considerations influence private sector disaster management, and how the interlinked actions among gender, disaster management and the private sector can offer win-win solutions that benefit people, business and the broader society. The document also presents: a special chapter on COVID-19 a […]

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2021 Prediction: Surviving Major IT Failures

February 15, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the health of IT infrastructure. Prediction: Many major IT failures at both government institutions and […]

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Watch: DRI President Chloe Demrovsky’s Navigating Risk at the Corporate Directors Forum

February 11, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky was part of a panel at the virtual Corporate Directors Forum, held Feb. 1-3, 2021. As part of the Navigating Risk in Uncharted Waters panel, Demrovsky was joined by Holly Gregory, Partner & Co-Chair, Global Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Practice, Sidley Austin LLP; and David Tehle, Director and Audit Committee […]

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2021 Predictions: The Future of Work-From-Home

February 11, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the increase in working from home. Prediction: Working from home will become part of a […]

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2021 Predictions: Climate Change Disasters

February 11, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the continuing impact of climate change. Prediction: Climate change leads to increased natural disasters Natural […]

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2021 Predictions: The Rise of Mega-Cities

February 9, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on the potential rise of mega-cities. Prediction: The drive to mega-cities will continue despite Covid-19 Once […]

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Pandemic Lesson: Supply Chain Resilience Needs More Attention

February 5, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

After a year of dealing with the manufacturing fallout from COVID-19, many organizations are going into 2021 with a new priority – rethinking and strengthening their supply chain strategies. According to a recent report from the Capgemini Research Institute surveying 1,000 supply chain executives, 66% of organizations have said their supply chain strategy will need […]

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2020’s Natural Disaster Losses Increased As ‘Connected Extremes’ Become More Visible

February 4, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Economic losses due to natural catastrophe events around the world were 8% higher than the average annual losses for the 21st century so far. And more and more of those costs aren’t protected by insurance. Aon PLC’s annual Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight report, which evaluates trends in natural disaster events, has highlighted the 416 […]

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2021 Predictions: Is Global Inequality on the Rise?

February 3, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on what COVID-19 vaccines might mean for economic recovery. Prediction: Inequality and social unrest will increase […]

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2021 Predictions: Will the Economy Really Recover?

February 2, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on what COVID-19 vaccines might mean for economic recovery. Prediction: A strong financial recovery, except in […]

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Watch: DRI’s Chloe Demrovsky on Future-Proofing Companies at the CAN DO Innovation Summit

February 2, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As leaders across business and government are re-evaluating the status quo and evaluating lessons learned, this recent CAN DO Innovation Summit discussion between DRI President Chloe Demrovsky and Glasgow City of Science and Innovation’s Susie Mitchell will provide tactical insight on how to strengthen and future-proof your company by improving business continuity practices. Watch the […]

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2021 Predictions: How Will International Relationships Evolve?

January 28, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on how the global political climate is expected to change, particularly with a […]

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2021 Predictions: How Will COVID-19 Vaccines Impact the Year?

January 26, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI International Future Vision Committee has released its 6th Annual Predictions Report, looking ahead to 2021 and its impact on the resilience community. Click here to download the complete report free from the DRI Library, and read on for a prediction on how the Covid-19 vaccine will likely be received worldwide. Prediction 1: A […]

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UK Businesses Win Right to COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claims

January 25, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that businesses can claim insurance payouts for pandemic-related losses, dismissing insurance companies’ argument that their “business interruption” policies didn’t cover them. The case was brought to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of 370,000 affected policy holders, who had learned earlier this year that the business insurance interruption […]

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Letter From the President: 2020 at-a-glance

January 22, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

From the President: 2020 was a difficult year for everyone and the crisis is far from over. I want to acknowledge the ongoing challenge presented by Covid-19 and share what DRI is doing to continue assisting you. We know that our resilience professionals around the world are still actively responding to the public health crisis. […]

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WEF Risks Report: Economic and Environmental Damage Soon, Resource Crises and Tech Threats Later

January 21, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report is urging the world to take the current pandemic as a wake-up call to pay attention to long-term risks we may be ignoring. The 16th edition of the WEF report rates risks according to when respondents perceive they will pose a critical threat […]

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Read DRI’s 6th Annual Predictions Report and Register for the Resilience Excellence Summit!

January 13, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

What does the future hold for the resilience community? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 6th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This free downloadable report looks at what to expect in 2021, including: The COVID-19 vaccine rollout Financial challenges Extreme weather Global unrest, and much more. Learn more […]

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Announcing the 2021 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists!

January 11, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Each year, the DRI International Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence. This year’s winners will be revealed as part of a special free event, the Resilience Excellence […]

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Pandemic Survey Highlights European Risk Management Response

January 8, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a snapshot of how organizations throughout Europe have measured their risk management response so far. The Federation of Risk Management Associations (FERMA) recently published “Risk Management, Recovery, and Resilience,” a survey of 314 risk and insurance management professionals in Europe during COVID-19. It found that in the immediate […]

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Emergency Lifeline Corporation Celebrates 35th Anniversary as Pioneer in Resilience Industry

January 7, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Congratulations to Emergency Lifeline Corporation, producer of the Disaster Resource Guide, Continuity eGuide and the Risk and Resilience HUB, for celebrating 35 years in the field of risk and resilience as a woman-owned business! The Journey Began in December 1985 As a resident of Southern California, Kathy Rainey had firsthand experience with earthquakes, but the […]

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As the Vaccines Roll Out, What is the Employer’s Responsibility?

January 6, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

An employment law expert weighed in on a question that every organization needs to be able to answer: Can employers legally require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Business Insurance recently interviewed legal expert Glenn Grindlinger, Partner in the Labor & Employment Department at Fox Rothschild, on how employers should engage with the COVID-19 […]

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New Research on Resilience in Retail During COVID-19

January 5, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During the pandemic, e-commerce became the default way of doing business for many retailers, from small businesses to major chains. But have they been up to the resulting resilience, supply, and cybersecurity challenges brought on by COVID-19 and a busy holiday shopping season? Google commissioned a survey of retail executives worldwide to learn about how […]

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Vote Now for the 2021 DRI Lifetime Achievement and Product/Service Provider of the Year Awards!

December 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI Certified Professionals in good standing are eligible to vote online for the 2021 Lifetime Achievement and Product/Service Provider of the Year Awards! Log into your DRI account and click the Voting Booth tab to make your selections. Don’t wait — the voting period closes Jan. 6. Then join us online for the Resilience Excellence […]

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Forget 2020. Here’s What Not To Do In 2021. – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

December 21, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“2020 is going down in the history books as the year that we would all like to forget. Here’s a shortlist of top ‘don’ts’ to future-proof our organizations and get this decade back on track in 2021.” DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky looks ahead to the coming year for how resilience professionals should navigate […]

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Registration Now Open for the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – Mar. 1-3, 2021

December 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Join us on March 1-3, 2021 for the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit, a free online event providing timely educational sessions for our resilience community. Each day over 90 minutes, the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit will present in-depth online presentations on hot topics like COVID-19 and cyber resilience, and highlight 2021 DRI Award recipients. You will need to register separately […]

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Download the 6th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

December 18, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Sixth Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is now available as a free download in the DRI Library! Supported by the DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC), the annual Risk and Resilience Trends Report gives an independent analysis of both external issues (current and emerging risks) and internal concerns (resilience management as a profession). […]

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DRI Asia Webinar Now Online: Has India Managed to Convert the Pandemic Threat Into an Opportunity?

December 17, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you missed our latest DRI webinar developed for Asian business continuity professionals, you can now watch it on our website and download the presentation materials! It addresses India’s response to the pandemic in two parts: The decisions taken by the Indian government in dealing with the threats/risks, and The operational industry insight, providing a […]

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Dec. 27 Declared International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

December 10, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Mark your calendars: the United Nations has declared Dec. 27 to be International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, highlighting the prevention of, preparedness for and partnerships against epidemics. Adopted on the heels of a two-day general assembly devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN stated that COVID-19 is not the first epidemic the world has faced […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Michele Ostler

December 9, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Mike Janko

December 8, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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Read the December Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription for Certified Professionals

December 7, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features an article on the governmental policies and decisions surrounding COVID-19. 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 […]

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Track Your Community’s Threats With FEMA’s National Risk Index

November 23, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Want to analyze the hazards most likely to impact your business and region so you can better prepare? FEMA has introduced a new, searchable online tool to help. The National Risk Index, currently in phase one of a continuing rollout, is designed to highlight locations most at risk from natural disasters. The mapping application analyzes […]

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Is Friday the 13th Really a Recipe For Disaster?

November 13, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Calling all triskaidekaphobics – Friday the 13th is here once again. While one shouldn’t believe every superstition as the cause of misfortune, there’s no denying that some alarming disasters have been tied to this “cursed” date. For one thing, the economy tends to take a hit on Friday the 13th. According to the Stress Management […]

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Save the Date for the Virtual DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – March 1-3, 2021!

November 5, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Mark your calendars: On Mar. 1-3, 2021, DRI International will be hosting a free online event including educational sessions and the announcement of the winners of the Awards of Excellence! This year has been tough on all of us, so we wanted to provide an event that celebrates continuing education and the accomplishments of our resilience community, in […]

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Sponsored Post: Want to be a Better Crisis Leader?

October 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard will teach you tools and techniques to improve your capability. Discover how meta-leadership helps you amplify your leadership impact when you find yourself faced with complex problems. This proven, pragmatic practice method guides you through effective thinking and action. Grasp the full scope and scale of what you […]

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Register Now for DRI’s Next Webinar: Returning to the Worksite During COVID-19

October 29, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

At DRI2020, Dr. Lisa Koonin packed the room for her timely discussion on pandemic preparedness. Now join her Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a timely and topical discussion of the risks and precautions everyone should know when returning to on-site work during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Koonin founded Health Preparedness Partners, LLC (HPP) after her 30+ year […]

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Adapting to COVID-19: How This Cheese Company Bounced Back

October 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The coronavirus pandemic has been extremely challenging for all companies, but small and medium sized businesses have found themselves among the most vulnerable. One such company, the Wisconsin-based Cheese Bros., gave us a breakdown of how they pivoted in response to COVID-19. “Up until March of this year we were a face to face retail […]

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Why Cities Will Bounce Back Post-Coronavirus: Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

October 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Is the coronavirus pandemic actually the death of the city or will our superstar megacities bounce back brighter than ever? Experts have debated the issue without consensus, so I decided to go directly to a leader who is not only an expert on cities, but also on what makes them resilient to shocks like the […]

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Homeland Threat Assessment Highlights Ongoing Risks for U.S. Resilience Efforts

October 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its latest Homeland Threat Assessment, detailing a variety of major risks for which resilience professionals will have to be on alert. While much of the assessment focuses on domestic and foreign terrorism and international state-sponsored disruption, many of the identified threats the report warns of are […]

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Preparedness Lessons We’re Learning from COVID-19

October 2, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

How successful were organizations’ pandemic planning efforts, once they were tested by the coronavirus outbreak? A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) looks at the effectiveness of the global response so far, and the improvements that must be made going forward. “A World in Disorder” was compiled by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, […]

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DRI FAQ 10/01/20: CEAPs, Certification Renewal, and Much More

October 1, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To help our resilience community navigate this challenging time, we’re here to answer all your DRI questions in this continuing FAQ column gathered directly from real questions from real professionals! Q: If my certification period is listed as longer than the usual two year period, am I required to earn more than 80 continuing education activity points […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Louis Drapeau

September 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: AnneMarie Staley

September 29, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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UK Survey: Many Businesses Still Aren’t Prepared for Brexit Risks

September 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the Brexit deadline looms at the end of the year, a surprising number of UK businesses still haven’t taken the recommended steps to prepare for upcoming changes and impacts it will bring to their operations. According to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, only 38% of companies have carried out a Brexit […]

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Nominations for the 2021 DRI Awards of Excellence Are Now Open!

September 25, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Each year, DRI International’s Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. The nominations period is now open and we can’t wait to see your picks! This has been a year unlike any other for the resilience community, and to reflect that, we’ve added a […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Mike Morganti

September 17, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in BCM and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate about […]

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DRI Board Spotlight: Michele Turner

September 17, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The boards of DRI International and the DRI Foundation are comprised of some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in business continuity and resilience, working together to make DRI an indispensable, inclusive, and diverse organization. In this ongoing series of interviews with the board members, you’ll learn more about them and why they’re passionate […]

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Read the September Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription for Certified Professionals

September 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features an article from DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird on dealing with cybersecurity challenges during COVID-19. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most current issue. To […]

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DRI in the Media: Chloe Demrovsky on Futurized Podcast Discussing Risk Management

September 15, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President Chloe Demrovsky was interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized, a podcast focused on proactively dealing with disruption, and deep reflection on all aspects of the emerging future. In this conversation, they talk about what risk management is all about, how executives can handle disasters, and map out some of the needed […]

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National Preparedness Month in Action: A DRI Staffer’s Disaster Kit (AKA ‘The Uh-Oh Box’)

September 10, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Jeff Holland DRI Communications and Social Media Manager When I saw that week two of National Preparedness Month focuses on putting together your own disaster kit, I volunteered to brag a little, because I’m inordinately proud of the kit I put together, as soon as my wife Megan and I returned from DRI2020 in […]

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An Update on the Status of the DRI2021 Conference

September 10, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Your safety is our top concern. After careful consideration, we have made the decision to cancel DRI2021 — DRI’s annual conference scheduled for February 28-March 3, 2021 in Seattle, WA — with the safety of our professionals, speakers, and staff in mind. While the conference is cancelled, the Annual DRI International Awards of Excellence will […]

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DRI FAQ: Spotlighting Your Credentials and Earning CBCP Certification

September 2, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To help our resilience community navigate this challenging time, we’re here to answer all your DRI questions in this continuing FAQ column gathered directly from real questions from real professionals! Q:  Upon completion of the ARMP certification, what is the best way to add this to my list of credentials – behind your name? A: Absolutely! DRI certifications […]

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Finding Serendipity During The Coronavirus Pandemic – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

September 1, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Summer is drawing to a close, schools are reopening (maybe), and the pandemic feels like it’s going to slog on forever. The future is wildly uncertain and yet the days drag on predictably. How can we create moments of serendipity to break up the monotony? To find out, I spoke with Dr. Christian Busch, Director […]

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DRI FAQ: Qualifying Exams, Committees, and More

August 21, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To help our resilience community navigate the ins ond outs of DRI certification and other organizational inquiries, we’ll be providing this continuing FAQ! Q:  How can I access/purchase the Qualifying Examination to begin the DRI certification application process? A:  To purchase the Qualifying Examination only, you will need to create a free DRI account if you do […]

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How a Hurricane Could Make the Pandemic Worse

August 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With an extremely active hurricane season still underway, a new study warns of how storm evacuations could create a massive spread of COVID-19 in the United States. South Florida residents are no strangers to facing hurricanes, but this is the first time in modern history they’ve also had to take into account their ability to […]

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Watch the Hi-Res Business Continuity Exercises Webinar – and Register for the Workshop

August 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you missed our latest DRI webinar on business continuity exercises – or want to share with your team or colleagues – you can now watch a high resolution version on our website! Community management expert Lisa Orloff provides an overview of effective disaster exercises to assess your business continuity plan. The webinar reviews the […]

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UN Global Assessment Report Issues Call for Papers

August 18, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has issued a Call for Contributing Papers addressing risk and sustainability as part of its upcoming UN Global Assessment Report (GAR) for 2022, due by Sept. 4. Published every three years, the GAR is a result of contributions by public and private organizations worldwide, taking stock […]

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Are You Ready for National Preparedness Month?

August 17, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

September is an excellent time for resilience practitioners to bring readiness to the forefront with National Preparedness Month! This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” With the coronavirus pandemic on all our minds, there’s no better time to encourage preparedness in the community. This year’s weekly activities: Week 1 (September 1-5): […]

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DRI FAQ: Answering Your Questions on COVID-19, CEAPs, Certification and More

August 7, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

To help our resilience community navigate the ins ond outs of DRI certification and other organizational inquiries, we’ll be providing this continuing FAQ! Q: Are there any changes to Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) requirements due to Covid-19 especially since most conferences have been cancelled? We understand that earning CEAPs has been challenging during this […]

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Business Interruption Insurance Claims Aren’t Paying Out During the Pandemic

August 6, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During the pandemic, many business owners thought they could count on business interruption insurance – but they were wrong. Why are so many claims being denied? As reported by the New York Times, thousands of businesses have found out that the business interruption insurance policies they bought – to replace portions of lost revenue when […]

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How Does Employee Stress Impact Cybersecurity?

August 5, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Employees are commonly known as one of the weaker links in an organization’s cybersecurity – after all, it’s easier to trick people into giving them network access than attempting an actual breach. But understanding why employees make these mistakes can have a major effect on improving security in the long run. A recent study, “The […]

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Survey: COVID-19 Has Hampered UK Business Brexit Readiness

August 4, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

UK business leaders continue to struggle with preparations for Brexit before the end of the transition period, both because of confusion over changes, and the added challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. Only 24% of UK business leaders believe their organizations are completely ready for the end of the Brexit transition period ending Dec. 31, 2020, […]

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Announcing DRI’s Newest Can’t-Miss Workshop: Business Continuity Exercises!

August 3, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Be sure your program is hitting the mark — take this in-depth, intensive BC exercise workshop! Putting your program to the test is more important now than ever before. With this new, online, two-day course, you’ll build the confidence and skills it takes to establish an exercise program or take yours to the next level. Designed […]

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Register Now: BCM Effectiveness Exercises Webinar Aug. 19

July 31, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Join community management expert Lisa Orloff on Aug. 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET for an overview of effective disaster exercises to assess your business continuity plan. The webinar will review the key learning objectives of successful models, including DRI’s Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management and The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Plan (HSEEP). The […]

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India’s Top Business Continuity Threat: A Second Wave of COVID-19

July 23, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In a recent survey of 1,000 resilience professionals in India, the vast majority agreed: the biggest potential disruption to organizations’ BCM plans is another wave of COVID-19. The “Return to Work” Survey saw 70% of Indian companies saying a new COVID-19 wave was the top threat to business continuity in the country. This primary concern […]

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What’s the Current State of Risk Management in Europe?

July 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The 10th Edition of the European Risk Manager Report was collected before the pandemic – but its results still paint an illuminating picture of the risk landscape European resilience professionals must navigate in the short and long term. The 2020 report, developed by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), gathered responses from 764 […]

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UNDRR Announces New ARISE Global Board Members

July 10, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President Chloe Demrovsky to Serve For Three-Year Term New York, NY, June 24, 2020 — The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNDRR) private sector alliance, ARISE, has announced the latest members of its Global Board, including Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky. They were elected from a field […]

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Is Your Zoom Meeting Truly Secure? The Latest COVID-19 Phishing Trend

July 9, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the looser security that pandemic-related, work-from-home has provided — launching malware, phishing attacks, and more. Now a new pattern is emerging: targeting telecommunications platforms. If you’ve been using Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet to connect with your co-workers or family, it’s time to be vigilant. While previous COVID-19 related […]

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How COVID-19 Is Hurting Global Weather Predictions

July 7, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, its impact is being felt in surprising and unexpected areas. Case in point: our ability to accurately predict the weather is taking a serious hit – and just in time for hurricane season. One lesser-known function of global air traffic is how it collects weather data. Thousands of airliners and […]

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Climate Disasters on the Horizon, Most Companies Unprepared…And Possible to Blame

June 25, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change remains an existential threat to the planet – and most companies are unprepared for how it will impact them. A natural disaster could conceivably cause heavy damage to a company’s bottom line, and a recent FM Global survey of hundreds of CEOs and CFOs revealed […]

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Check Out the DRI Hiring Guide – Now Updated with International Salary Info

June 24, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During this uncertain time, one thing is still perfectly clear: the role of business continuity is more in demand than ever all around the world. DRI’s Hiring Guide is designed to help organizations to better understand what that role entails and more effectively tap into the right talent pool. We’ve updated it to include salary […]

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The Covid-19 Domino Effect, What’s Next? Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

June 23, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“That the Covid-19 pandemic would have cascading impacts was predictable. But what’s next and why? To find out, I spoke with Trond Undheim, futurist, CEO, professor at MIT and author of the forthcoming The Pandemic Aftermath: How Coronavirus Changes Global Society. What he has to say should give you cause for concern.” Read DRI CEO Chloe […]

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Telework is Part of the ‘New Normal’ – These Are the Challenges That Come With It

June 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, organizations around the world scrambled to build an infrastructure to help their employees work from home. Months later, how has telework affected organizations and their security? Surveying 500 IT professionals in North America and Europe, many reported seeing improvements in performance – in fact, 49% of respondents said employee […]

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Read the June Crisis Response Journal – Special Subscription for Certified Professionals

June 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The latest edition of the Crisis Response Journal is now available for download from our Library! This issue features articles focused on COVID-19 response, supply chain surges, disaster management through the lens of Godzilla, and much more. DRI has partnered with CRJ to provide DRI Certified Professionals access to a PDF version of the most […]

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Reopening During COVID-19: DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky on GARP Risk Podcast

June 17, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky was a featured guest on the GARP Risk Podcast, discussing the risks of reopening businesses during an ongoing pandemic. “Shutting down the global economy in the age of Covid-19 was tough. Reopening is proving even harder. How should organizations continue operating in this new normal? What are best practices and lessons learned […]

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How Resilient is Your Organization to a Business Disaster?

June 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Resilience Association’s Steve Yates has provided a new post, “How Resilient is Your Organization to a Business Disaster?” “Nowadays, sophisticated man-made and technological services are an indispensable part of our daily life. Therefore, market leading organizations using these capabilities should by now have taken the step to move from “contingency to continuity”. The next, more challenging […]

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Is Business Continuity Getting Left Behind in COVID-19 Planning?

June 11, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

It’s no surprise that the vast majority of companies’ primary business continuity concern is COVID-19. But even with the threat front-and-center, a surprising number of them don’t have a pandemic plan in place. 70% of companies who responded to the International SOS Return to Work survey say their primary BCM concern is a disruption from […]

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Watch: UNDRR/WHO Webinar on BCM During COVID-19, Featuring DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky

June 9, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) for a webinar addressing the state of business continuity during the COVID-19 crisis, which is now available to watch online. DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky, Liza Silerio, Vice President for Corporate Compliance Group for SM Supermalls, and Jorge Noel Wieneke III, […]

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Guidelines Help Prep for Natural Disasters During a Pandemic

June 8, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Planning for natural disasters is a challenge during the best of times. How do you manage it during a pandemic? The National Governors Association (NGA) has released a series of best practices that can help states and organizations navigate these treacherous waters. In its recent “Planning for Concurrent Emergencies” memo, the NGA recognizes the issues […]

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Disaster Recovery International Foundation Helps Military, Veterans Worldwide During COVID-19 Quarantine

May 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

NEW YORK, New York – May 29, 2020 – As COVID-19 gripped the world, many military service members, who were slated to leave the service soon, were severely impacted by the pandemic as workdays were reduced and many were told to stay at home. Additionally, DOD installations around the world put on hold their critical […]

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COVID-19’s Top Risks: Economy, Ecology, Society, and Technology

May 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In the short term, the emerging COVID-19 risks that resilience professionals need to be most concerned about include economic failures, sustainability losses, unemployment anxieties, and cyber threats, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Polling nearly 350 risk professionals about the outlook for the next 18 months, the four key areas of […]

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Why Resilience Must Drive COVID-19 Recovery According To Risk Experts – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

May 27, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Leaders across business and government are reevaluating the status quo and evaluating lessons learned as we emerge from the initial Covid-19 lockdown phase. They will make strategic decisions that will have long-term impacts and outlive the pandemic. What have we learned and what should they consider when reevaluating preparedness overall and supply chain decisions in […]

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Above-Normal 2020 Hurricane Season Predicted

May 26, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2020’s hurricane season – which begins June 1 – may be a particularly active one, due to multiple climate factors coalescing in the Atlantic, according to the latest predictions by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. Forecasting a range of 13 to 19 named storms (6 to 10 of which could become hurricanes with winds of […]

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What Do You Need To Know Before Reopening? Consider This Starter Kit

May 25, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If your organization is making its plans to reopen during the pandemic, do you know what to expect? This FEMA Exercise Starter Kit can help you navigate the complexities of returning to full operations. The kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized for your own […]

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Ripple Effects: How Regional Natural Disasters Can Be Felt Around the World

May 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Natural disasters don’t only have an impact on their immediate area. They can also affect distant cities and regions, due to global trade networks, according to recent research at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The study found that local environmental impacts, including damage to factories and other facilities, can trigger secondary damage […]

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How Secure Are Your Work-From-Home Services?

May 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As organizations attempt to navigate unplanned work-from-home services, it’s important to develop strategies to avoid exposing themselves to cybersecurity dangers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has provided guidance for work-from-home, “Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework.” “With limited access to government furnished equipment (GFE) such as laptops and secure smartphones, the use […]

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How COVID-19 Will Impact the California Wildfire Season

May 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Forecasters are already predicting a higher-than-normal wildfire season for Northern California this year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still underway, will there be enough firefighters to manage the threat? Health concerns among firefighters – including wildfire smoke that can impair the immune systems and base camps that can magnify risk of infection – have led […]

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DRI’s President Joins All-Star Q&A on Climate Resilience

May 11, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky recently joined several top resilience professionals for a live Twitter chat hosted by risk analytics group RMS. “Climate Change: Turning the Tide” invited them to weigh in on the big themes of climate resilience, and what it takes to build climate-resilient communities, economies and financial systems. Demrovsky was part […]

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Upcoming May 14 Webinar: Cybersecurity & COVID-19 – The Current Landscape

April 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While organizations are overwhelmed meeting the challenges of a pandemic, cyber criminals have found a perfect opportunity to attack. For its latest webinar on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, DRI welcomes Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos of the NYU Center for Global Affairs for an up-to-the-minute look at cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19. The Faculty […]

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COVID-19 Update: All DRI Courses Online Through Labor Day

April 29, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International is deeply invested in making informed decisions about the welfare of its students, instructors and the broader community. To this end, our courses through Labor Day will be hosted online. Whether you are new to the field, are looking for a short refresher, or building to the next level of your BCM career, now […]

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COVID-19 and Cyber Resilience: How are Security Professionals Coping?

April 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Cybersecurity professionals weighed in on how they’re managing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their responses reveal the incredible amount of pressure to keep their organizations and employees safe. 81% of respondents to the ISC2 COVID-19 Cybersecurity Pulse Survey say their job function has changed during the pandemic. For one thing, 96% of respondents said their […]

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Future Flooding: Time to Prepare For Regular Destructive Events?

April 27, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

U.S. coastal flooding that was previously considered a “once in a lifetime” event could start doubling every five years if current trends continue, according to a new study. Is your organization prepared? According to a study in Scientific Reports, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey investigated the frequency of extreme water levels along the coastline […]

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The Best Steps to Reopen an Economy – Chloe Demrovsky on CNBC

April 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

CNBC’s Kelly Evans breaks down a possible plan to reopen the economy and what the world may look like in a post-coronavirus world with Chloe Demrovsky of the Disaster Recovery Institute. “Customers are going to be demanding not just assumptions of safety but visible steps and measures that companies are taking,” Demrovsky, CEO of DRI […]

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DRI’s Future Vision Committee Reports in on the COVID-19 Crisis

April 22, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

During these strange and disturbing times, DRI Future Vision Committee (FVC) Chair Lyndon Bird has been keeping in regular contact with members of his team around the world, all of whom are busy responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Bird says that “although the crisis has hit different countries at different times and with different intensities, […]

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As Facilities Close to Reduce COVID-19 Spread, New Risks Emerge

April 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Organizations are acting responsibly to protect employees and slow the spread of COVID-19. But as a consequence, these now-idle facilities may be facing new and upcoming risks they may not have prepared for. A recent report by commercial property insurer FM Global points to a series of problems facing offices, plants and warehouses in the […]

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Working From Home May Be Here to Stay – Along With Its Security Challenges

April 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The coronavirus pandemic has sent many employees working from home – and a recent survey of HR professionals says that’s likely to continue, even after the immediate threat has passed. Is your organization prepared for this shift in business? Nearly 50% of organizations are reporting that at least 81% of their employees are working from […]

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No Business Continuity Plan For COVID-19? Start Here. – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

April 7, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“From a safe social distance, I’ve been fielding frantic calls from organizations that don’t have a business continuity plan to help them respond to the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic. I’ve also gotten calls from those who do, but there is nothing in it for a pandemic scenario, which manifests itself differently from natural […]

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Survey: Only 29% of Companies Expect Full Operating Capacity During Outbreak

April 2, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Struggling with work restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and other impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, only 29% of companies say they can continue to be fully operational, according to a recent survey. In a recent Rapid Ratings State of Supply Chain Survey of more than 1,300 organizations worldwide, 57% of respondents expect to be partially […]

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NOAA Forecast Calls for Heavy Flooding in the U.S.

March 31, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While the coronavirus outbreak is taking up most of the headlines, resilience professionals know there’s always more than one crisis on the horizon to prepare for. Case in point: the upcoming spring forecast predicting widespread flooding throughout the U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-average temperatures for spring, […]

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COVID-19 Related Cybersecurity Risks on the Rise

March 28, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, many companies are instituting work-from-home policies – and creating a new outlet for cybercriminals to prey on employees’ weaker security, as well as their pandemic fears. A recent Europol report warns that hackers are shifting tactics to target remote workers, responding to their decreased mobility, increase in telework, […]

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COVID-19: Tips For Working From Home

March 24, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Working from home during a crisis can be challenging. From writing your WFH rulebook to handling your furry pet friends, DRI offers a few pointers to help you set yourself – and your new workspace – up for success. Click here to download the free PDF from the DRI Library (login required).

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‘Not Your Typical COVID-19 White Paper’ – Download Now from the DRI Library

March 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“By now you have certainly been bombarded with material about COVID-19. From a vast array of projections for the spread of the contagion, to tips on how long to wash your hands, to the use and effectiveness of surgical masks, to political rhetoric and deniers, the flow of information never ceases. The objective of this […]

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A Message to the DRI Community about COVID-19

March 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

I want to take this opportunity to reach out to you about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and share what DRI is doing to continue supporting you. We know that you, our DRI certified resilience professionals, are actively responding to this public health crisis. We have tremendous faith in your skills and dedication and we are beyond […]

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Congratulations to DRI’s Latest Honor Roll Award Recipient: AnneMarie Staley

March 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI congratulates AnneMarie Staley, DRI Board Director and Foundation Chair, for being the recipient of this year’s DRI International Honor Roll Award. The prestigious award was presented as part of DRI2020 on Mar. 3 in Savannah, GA. “While there were many excellent candidates, I can think of no one who deserves this prestigious honor more,” […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day With the Women in BCM Committee

March 6, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

March 8 is International Women’s Day 2020, celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality – a perfect day to spotlight the work being done by the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management (WBCM) Committee! The WBCM Committee had a major presence at DRI2020, with a dedicated track of breakout sessions and […]

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DRI International Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Winners

March 4, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International (‘DRI’), the world’s leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields. “We are so proud of this year’s award […]

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Why The Business Impact Of The Coronavirus Will Linger—And What To Do About It – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

March 3, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Why are markets so spooked? The economic concerns are not so much about the virus itself. They are about the prolonged impact of supply shortages paired with wavering consumer confidence and reduced spending due to response measures. With case numbers growing in Italy, supply chain fears increase. The spread of Covid-19 and attempts to contain […]

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New DRI White Paper: Audits – Why You Need to Assess Your BCM Program’s Preparedness

February 24, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“A preparedness program is more than a plan. It is a management program designed to safeguard employees, protect facilities, minimize business interruption, prevent environmental contamination, and protect brand, image, and reputation. The only way to determine whether your preparedness program meets the needs of your company is to conduct an audit.” Learn why audits should […]

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DRI2020 Attendance: Statement on COVID-19 Threat

February 20, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

We have reviewed the threat of COVID-19 to our conference and determined it to be low. The CDC guidance on COVID-19 indicates that “for the general American public, such as workers in non-healthcare settings and where it is unlikely that work tasks create an increased risk of exposures to COVID-19, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is […]

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What Businesses Can Do In Response to the Coronavirus – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

February 6, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“The headline-making coronavirus that originated in China continues to spread with nearly 3,000 confirmed cases and 80 deaths across 12 countries according to the World Health Organization. The potential business impacts could be devastating. What should all businesses be doing now?” DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky looks at how careful pandemic planning can mitigate […]

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Mayor Welcomes DRI2020 Attendees to Savannah

January 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, sent a warm welcome to incoming attendees of DRI2020, inviting participants to enjoy all its city has to offer. “On behalf of the entire citizenry of Savannah, the Savannah City Council joins me in extending greetings to all the distinguished participants of [DRI2020] …. Savannah, with her well-known reputation […]

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Letter From the President: 2019 At-A-Glance

January 30, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

2019 was a truly remarkable year. Our community is growing in exciting ways. From the launch of our popular new Cyber Resilience training and certification program to doubling the number of organizations assessed under the Resilient Enterprise Assessment Program to surging growth in the Public Sector track and continued record numbers in our core Business […]

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World Economic Forum Releases Latest Global Risks Report

January 27, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

This year’s report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights the urgent need for collaborations between businesses, policy makers, and world leaders, in order to stave off the worst threats to the environment, public health, technology, and more. The WEF’s Global Risks Report 2020 – based on the responses of 750 global experts – warns […]

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Read DRI’s 5th Annual Predictions Report and Register for the Webinar!

January 16, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

What does the future hold for the resilience profession? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 5th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This free downloadable report looks at what to expect in 2020, including: Technology risks Infrastructure Extreme weather Civil unrest, and much more. Learn more about […]

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Watch Out For These Global Business Risks In 2020 – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

January 15, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“What do the 2020s have in store? Here’s a quick list of top risks that should be on your radar.” Cyber resilience, natural disasters, human struggles, and much more – here are the risks businesses should be on the lookout for in 2020, as detailed by DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes. Click […]

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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: The Top 8 Resilience Trends

January 14, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International’s 5th Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report gives a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. In 2019, the risks posed by technology attack or failure have further consolidated their positions at the top of the resilience register. Top […]

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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Report: 2020 Risk Index (Infographic)

January 13, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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. Based on both likelihood and impact, these trends and risks are expected to dominate the field in 2020.   Click here to download […]

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Announcing the Finalists for the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence

January 10, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Each year at the DRI International annual conference, the Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented at the DRI Conference in Savannah, GA, […]

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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: January Editorial

January 9, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Extinction Rebellion, Yellow Vests, Pro and Anti Brexiteers, Dump Trump Campaigners, Hong Kong Protests By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer DRI International Nowadays, it seems that the response to anything you don’t like is to come out on the streets and demonstrate. Of course, Hong Kong is the odd one out in this frenzy of […]

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DRI Future Vision Committee Welcomes New Member

January 8, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI Future Vision Committee is pleased to welcome its newest member, Andrea Bonime-Blanc! She has expressed great interest in the committee’s work, and brings a valuable set of skills and experience to the team. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and Founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber and […]

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DRI’s Lyndon Bird Presents BCM Challenges to Disaster Response Expo

January 7, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In December 2019, London Olympia hosted the International Disaster Response Expo, one of Europe’s largest security and disaster response exhibitions and conference programs. One of the core steams was Crisis Management and Lyndon Bird, DRI Chief Knowledge Officer, helped the UK publication Crisis Response Journal showcase this vital subject. In his presentation, Lyndon used the […]

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How Superstorm Sandy Created a One-of-a-Kind Guitar Series

January 6, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you ever find yourself in Bushkill Township, PA, you may get to see some of the rarest guitars in the world – the unlikely result of Superstorm Sandy. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, part of the state parks in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, encompasses 1,168 acres of forests, fields, and creeks, […]

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Download the 5th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

December 27, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The Fifth Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is now available as a free download in the DRI Library! Developed by the Future Vision Committee, the 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. Building […]

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Case Study: Building Resilience in the Airline Industry – The Etihad Airways Experience

December 23, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Trevor Murphy, CBCP Head of Operational Resilience, Etihad Aviation Group The worst-case scenario for any airline is a fatal plane crash. Thankfully and paradoxically it is also one of the least-likely scenarios in an industry which is set to double its global activity within 20 years. The International Air Transport Association, the peak representative […]

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DRI’s Veterans and BCM Webinar Now Online

December 19, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

If you missed our most recent webinar on how transitioning veterans can help the resilience community, you can watch it on our website! You’ll hear first-hand the lessons learned when transitioning from the military to the private sector, what resilience professionals can learn from their colleagues with military experience, advice for hiring veterans, advice to […]

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London Olympics Webinar Extra: Q&A with Steve Yates

December 15, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With so much information to get through in our recent webinar on managing mega-events like the 2012 London Olympics, we couldn’t find any time for questions! But presenter Steve Yates was happy to answer the questions you sent in for a special webinar Q&A supplement. Q: What are you doing to prepare for the eventual […]

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Celebrate This Friday the 13th With a Trip Through Disasters Past

December 11, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Think Friday the 13th is just a silly superstition? Of course it is. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have real-world impacts on businesses – an estimated $700 to $800 million dollars are lost every Friday the 13th because people are afraid to shop, travel, and conduct business! And we can’t dismiss some of the […]

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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: December Editorial

December 11, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer DRI International In the previous editorial I focused some attention on the situation facing Boeing following the two fatal crashes to their aircraft. I discussed the danger of regulators and companies becoming too close and emphasized the need for an “arms-length” relationship. Since that was written another issue involving […]

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Managing Risks at a Mega-Event Webinar Now on the DRI Website

December 10, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Preparing for Mega-Events: Lessons from the 2012 London Olympics,” our recent webinar on how major public event prepares for and plans against mega-sized risks, is now available on our website. This presentation by Steve Yates and Andy Tomkinson takes you through the steps that were used during the preparation, planning and execution of the London Olympics […]

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DRI in the News: DRI Credentials Top the List of Best Certifications for Data Protection

December 9, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“What are the best business continuity certifications that any backup and disaster recovery administrator should consider earning? Certifications are a great way for IT professionals to show their knowledge in a particular field or demonstrate their qualifications. For those in the business continuity space, there are several certifications that show expertise in avoiding downtime, recovering […]

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Congratulations to All the Award Winners at DRI BJ2019!

December 8, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI BJ2019 Conference, held Oct. 24-25 in Beijing, was a resounding success, bringing together business continuity management professionals throughout Asia and providing a platform for them to exchange ideas and share experiences. It was also a forum to spotlight the best and brightest in the region with the presentation of the DRI Awards of […]

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Dec. 18 Veterans and Continuity Webinar: Lessons for All Resilience Professionals

November 26, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Since its inception, the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program has had a tremendous impact on connecting transitioning military service members with resilience careers, and these efforts are only growing. Join us for our next free webinar on Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn more about how this program can benefit your organization – […]

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3 Business Takeaways From the California Wildfires – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

November 22, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“California’s wildfires are slowly being brought under control, but bushfires are still burning in Australia. Whether your business is literally in the line of fire or not, there are key lessons that any business leader can apply when preparing for natural disasters.” DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky offers disaster preparedness lessons organizations can learn […]

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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Promoting Risk Resilient Societies With the ARISE Mexico Network

November 13, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

In October, I had the pleasure of participating in the successful launch of the ARISE Mexico Network. This is the private sector partnership of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). DRI Mexico was a member of the organizing committee and we commend their hard work to realize this ambitious event. I was […]

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Dec. 10 Webinar: How Do You Manage Risks at a Major Event?

November 11, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Join DRI for a look at how a major public event prepares for and plans against mega-sized risks with our next webinar on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET/3:00 p.m. GMT! One day after the announcement that London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, there was a series of bomb […]

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DRI Speaking Engagements: November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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. Institute of Real Estate Management – Greater New York Chapter 11/13/2019 New York, NY United States DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky will be part of […]

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Listen: DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky’s ‘Morning Drive’ Interview on the California Wildfires

November 1, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky joined California’s “Morning Drive” radio show with Jillian Barberie and John Philips to discuss the wildfires raging throughout the state, how organizations protect their structures, and how to prepare for future disasters. The interview begins at the 21 minute mark. Listen Now!

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Study: The Biggest Natural Disasters Are Also Getting More Costly

November 1, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

While it doesn’t appear at first glance that the cost of natural disasters has seen a major increase, a recent study found that the cost of the most major disasters – such as hurricanes Katrina, Maria, and Dorian – have grown far more expensive. Researchers from the Penn State Center for Climate Risk Management and […]

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‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Fans May Be Top Malware Targets

October 28, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Before you start searching for info on your favorite celebrities, take a moment to find out if you’re actually inviting cybercriminals to run roughshod on your computer. McAfee’s annual list of Most Dangerous Celebrities details the top celebrity searches that are most likely to invite viruses and malware onto their hard drives. For 2019, the […]

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DRI Speaking Engagements: Oct. 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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. Contingency Planning Exchange And Continuity Insights Fall 2019 Conference 10/21/2019 New York, NY, United States The Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE) and Continuity Insights are partnering […]

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

October 16, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“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 the big players, that could mean regulatory engagement, marketing shifts or […]

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DRI Comes to the ARISE Mexico Forum Oct. 29-30

October 14, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE), which has been established in the context of the […]

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Announcing Free RFP/RFI Service for DRI Certified Professionals

October 10, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 DRI Certified Professionals in good standing. As a non-profit organization, DRI International serves as […]

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DRI Speaking Engagements: Oct. 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 United States With more than 1,200 attendees and nearly 100 exhibitors, the […]

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Climate Change Tops CEO List of Organizational Growth Risks

October 4, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 annual Global CEO Outlook. In it, a majority identified climate risk and other […]

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Register Now for DRI’s Next Webinar on the Future of Resilience for Professionals in Asia

October 3, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 presentation, he will give an overview of the most […]

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Mark Your Calendar for #DRRday: Oct. 13 is the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 2, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 the Sendai Framework: “Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of […]

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Be #CyberSmart: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October 1, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s […]

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Thanks to All Who Joined the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience Sept. Event!

September 19, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 were a lot of new faces […]

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DRI Speaking Engagements: Sept. 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

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 professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission […]

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Should CEOs Take Aim at Controversies Like Gun Control? – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

September 16, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Last week, 145 CEOs signed a statement urging the Senate to act on gun violence. Many of these companies have nothing to do with the sale of guns and normally would not engage in this controversy. It’s a bold and risky move for leaders who are traditionally taught to stay neutral, remain within their core competency, and […]

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Hurricane Dorian Roundup: Emergency Response in the Bahamas and Supply Chain Disruption in the Southeastern U.S.

September 5, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

With the death toll expected to rise and health concerns on the horizon, the Bahamas are in full emergency response mode, as the U.S. east coast prepares for another round of storms and related transportation and supply problems. Update: The Bahamas On Sept. 1, the Bahamas were hit with Hurricane Dorian in the form of […]

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Registration Now Open for DRI2020 – Take Advantage of Special Early Rates!

September 5, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Registration is officially open for DRI2020, the premier event for professionals in the fields of business continuity and resilience — coming to Savannah, GA, Mar. 1-4, 2020! Register now to take advantage of the special early discounted rate of $1295, and secure your spot at this must-attend event, which offers in-depth educational sessions along with […]

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DRI BJ2019 Conference Coming to Beijing Oct. 24

August 28, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The DRI BJ2019 Asia Conference is an annual business continuity management event hosted by DRI’s affiliates in various countries in Asia. The mission of the conferences is to provide a platform for professionals of business continuity management (BCM) development and practice in Asia to exchange thoughts and ideas, and share experiences. This DRI BJ2019 Asia […]

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Why Ransomware Attacks On Local Government Matter – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

August 27, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

“Deliberate information technology (IT) disruption is considered a top risk to all organizations both in terms of likelihood and potential impact, according to a survey of resilience professionals by DRI International. While IT disruption can occur as the result of a variety of incidents—from natural disasters to update errors—intentional disruptions, like ransomware, magnify the potential damage. With […]

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DRI UK Partner Hosting 1st Annual Resilience Congress

August 26, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI UK partner the Resilience Association is holding its 1st Annual Resilience Congress at Chartered Accountants Hall, One Moorgate Place, in their Auditorium and associated break-out area for refreshments and food, and for your information the tickets for this event are limited. Among the featured speakers for the event are Kelsey Rose, DRI Director of […]

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Get Your Questions Ready and Register for DRI’s “Ask the MBCPs” Webinar Sept. 26!

August 23, 2019 Leave a comment DRI Admin

We know how much you value the real-world knowledge and experience of fellow resilience professionals. That’s why we’ve assembled this impressive panel of MBCPs to answer your questions. From various industries and with a wide range of expertise, these four Master Business Continuity Professionals have accepted the challenge and are awaiting your inquiries, which they will answer […]

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