Aqua Blox is Back!! Ready America has acquired the rights to Aqua Blox, a leader in emergency preparedness drinking water. Aqua Blox, which also markets Aqua Literz, specializes in 5-year shelf life drinking water that eliminates the need for costly bottled water rotation. Click HERE>>
For the past few years, the unabashed enthusiasm around clouds, virtualization and software-defined everything has led to some unfortunate side effects. Jon Toigo discusses the disbelief around vulnerability in his article, “IT Complexity & the Risk of IT Failure”. To read...
- The 2016 Emergency Mass Notification Survey has concluded and both an executive summary and full report are now available. The largest industry survey of this software includes responses from over 700 participants. Thanks to MIR3 for sponsoring this valuable survey. Infographic>>
- Scaling Up
The White House releases a new rating system to determine the severity of cyberattacks. Click HERE>>
- Climate Control
The World Bank looks into the need for increased incorporation of climate and disaster risk management into planning and development. Click HERE>>
- Making the Private Public
A call from the Department of Homeland Security for the private sector to increase sharing of information around cyberattacks. Click HERE>>
- Emergency Socialization
A new paper offers some insights into the use of Twitter and social media in evaluating corporate crisis response. Click HERE>>
- A Lack of Security
The scope of the cybersecurity skills shortage is brought under examination by a new report. Click HERE>>
- Calculated Risks
Updated federal guidelines offer advice for risk mitigation during the performance of IT upgrades. Click HERE>>
The DRG has released its “Spotlight” report which focuses on BC Management software. The report includes 168 criteria in 14 categories. This is a must read if you have, or are considering, BCM software in your program! Go to the spotlight>>
DRG's Operational Resilience edition. Find articles from the most sought after experts in the industry on the topics of supply chain risk, IT complexity & risk of IT failure, design teams in creating a targeted cyber breach exercise and more. Go to edition>>
64th IAEM Conference & EMEX
Join global professionals and learn about the latest trends: "Today's Emergency Management: Working in a Complex World" will be held in Savannah, Georgia, October 14-19, 2016. Click HERE>>
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DRI COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE SERIES
One-Day Events in Collaboration with Academia Coming to...
St. John's University September 12, 2016 Queens, New York
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Education and networking conference opportunities for DRI Certified Professionals and continuity leaders will introduce the profession to interested college seniors, graduate students and university facility in a day-long regional event format.
Five years ago, DRI International, created a 45-hour academic course (BCLE1500) which is used by Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to provide students with the opportunity to earn credits toward a degree, as well as earning a DRI International credential. The DRI Collegiate Conferences consist of a series of full one-day programs with presentations from experts in the private and public sector as well as from academia. There is opportunity to network with professionals in the fields of business continuity, disaster recovery and risk management. To encourage attendance by all certified professionals, the cost of attendance (including meals and materials) will be a minimal donation (no more than $50) to the DRI Foundation, the charitable arm of DRI International. For more information Click HERE>>
DISASTER RECOVERY JOURNAL WEBINARS
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Choosing Between Backup and Disaster Recovery
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AUGUST 31, 2016
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How to Develop an Effective IT Disaster Recovery Plan
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