DRI International's Business Continuity Audit training is now certified by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA), the leading professional body for management system auditors worldwide. DRI is also a registered IRCA Approved Training Organization. Click HERE>>

Introducing ISO 22317 – The BIA Standard Soon to be released, it promises to help organizations perform a BIA in a way that produces accurate and useful BC requirements, leading to focused, pragmatic strategy identification and plan development. Jacque Rupert explains. Click HERE>>

  • UNISDR Invites Experts to Get Involved
    The UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course over the next 15 years. Stakeholders are invited to nominate experts to offer insight on four priority topics. For more information, Click HERE>>
  • Ever Vigilant
    A FEMA Mobile Emergency Operations Center was part of Vigilant Guard 2015 co-initiative between the National Guard and U.S. Northern Command in late August. Click HERE>>
  • A Tweet Heard Around the World
    How the government health organizations in Uganda are using Twitter to track disease outbreaks in real time. Click HERE>>
  • Safety FirstNet
    Congress has mandated the building of FirstNet, a national, interoperable broadband communications network accessible by first responders across the country. Click HERE>>
  • Hackers Hold Police Hostage
    Panelists at a recent cybersecurity conference discussed the rise of ransomware. Click HERE>>
  • Rethinking the Computer Incident Response Plan
    Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to your computer incident response plan, say experts. Instead, take a look at your existing business continuity plan and build from there. Click HERE>>
  • Communications Changes Since Katrina
    Hear what a White House fellow and former New Orleans director of enterprise information has to say about how information coordination has changed since Katrina. Click HERE>>

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BELFOR Property Restoration A case study of how BELFOR helped Remington Park recover quickly from storm damage. It seemed like an insurmountable task but BELFOR met the customer's needs with dedicated, professional, customer-oriented service. Click HERE>>

BCI Careers Center Looking for a new role in business continuity or perhaps you're a recruiter looking for the right mix of talent and skills? The BCI's Careers Centre is the ideal place for you. Click here to find out more about how it can help you.

Fall World 2015 (Sep. 27-30: San Diego, CA) is the premier BC conference in the world. We bring together the best in BC education, technology, and research to give you three packed days of learning and networking. Don't wait. Register now. Click HERE>>

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2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM)
September is National Preparedness Month. This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30. Click HERE>>

Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association’s September Meeting
Please join MADRA's 93rd meeting on Thursday, September 17th 2015 from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ2 Building, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20431. MADRA and The Risk Management Society (RIMS) experienced panel of experts present an in-depth examination of cyber security. Click HERE>>



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