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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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