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April Thunderstorms and Flooding Created Billions in Damages

May 18, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

All around the world, severe storms caused devastation in April, according to the most recent Global Catastrophe Recap. At least five separate storm systems created severe thunderstorm conditions in the U.S., causing massive damage in the central and eastern regions. During the second week of April, nearly 70 tornadoes touched down, while baseball-sized hail rained […]

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Where is the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals?

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Every day there’s a new story about a data breach, ransomware, IoT hack, or some other cybersecurity headache, which means there’s no shortage of job opportunities. But though millennials are probably the most tech-savvy generation yet, that doesn’t mean they’re ready to jump on board. In a recent survey of 524 millennials, only 9% said […]

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2018 Wildfire Season: Be Prepared for Bigger Fire Damage

May 4, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

The 2017 wildfire season was devastating for the western United States and Canada, and a recent study says to expect bigger fires and more damage in 2018 and beyond. But when it comes to weather risks like these, too many organizations aren’t taking preparation seriously enough. University of Arizona researchers say to expect significant growth […]

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DRI Kenya Announces Its First Business Continuity Courses in Nairobi

April 27, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

We are very pleased to announce that DRI Kenya, which has worked tirelessly to bring resilience education and training to the central and east Africa regions, will be providing its first Business Continuity courses held in Kenya this July! The courses: Business Continuity (BCLE 2000) Nairobi, Kenya July 9-13, 2018 Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) […]

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DRI Presents at Caribbean Central American Action Event

April 24, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI is at the 2018 Disaster Management Workshop Series (DMWS)! In the wake of the extraordinary destruction experienced in parts of the Caribbean during the 2017 hurricane season, this year’s workshops take on added urgency as the region moves towards the 2018 season and the very real concern that we may be entering a period […]

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Brexit Transition Creates Supply Chain and Continuity Woes

April 13, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

As Brexit transition planning continues, many UK and European businesses find themselves having to prepare for added supply chain and other business continuity headaches including rising costs and staffing issues. Here are a few of the ongoing concerns: Because of Brexit uncertainty, some businesses are passing on the increase in supply chain costs onto customers. […]

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Here We Go Again: Expect an Active 2018 Hurricane Season

April 13, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Early predictions are already in for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. It’s going to be hard to top last year, but 2018 is still expected to be one to brace for. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project says to expect another busy season with […]

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Free DRI Webinar May 16 – Hear First-Hand Lessons in Public-Private Partnerships During a Disaster

April 13, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Register now for DRI’s next free webinar “Real Recovery Lessons and a Partnership that Passed the Test,” coming May 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET! When a sudden devastating flood put a public-private partnership to the test, results were remarkable! Join Ryan Miller, CBCP, CBCLA, Director of Emergency Management for Howard County, MD, and Larry Twele, […]

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Devastating Ransomware Attack Hobbles Atlanta

April 6, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Days after hackers released ransomware on Atlanta’s municipal computer network, sending employees back to the days of pen and paper, the city has struggled to return to normalcy. The hacking group SamSam demanded a ransom of $51,000 paid in bitcoin to unlock the system. The group locks up its victims’ files with encryption, temporarily changes […]

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Corporate Hack Roundup: Panera Bread, Boeing, and More

April 6, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

A slew of cybersecurity news have made the rounds in the past week, illuminating just how vulnerable companies — and consequently, their customers — are to online threats. Some of the most notable cases: Panera Bread: A security flaw in the restaurant chain’s website left millions of customers’ information exposed, including username, first and last name, […]

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