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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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