MIT Professional Education announces its short course “Crisis Management and Business Continuity” for 2017. Join us on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA on July 24 – 28, 2017. Earn 3.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This is the eighth year of our extremely successful program. Info>

Announcing our new Active Shooter Preparedness digital edition. It features best practices and tips from industry experts. Does your organization have an effective exercise? You will find articles on how this threat has evolved and what any continuity planner must address. Click HERE>>

  • Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report
    Learn security industry insights and key findings taken from threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends.  This 110-page free report is divided into two sections:  behavior of attackers and defenders and presents research that highlight the push-and-pull dynamic between adversaries and defenders. Register to download >>
  • Risky Business
    How fraud incidents are becoming the “new normal” with executives, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. Click HERE>>
  • Social (Community) Media
    Facebook offers a new tool to connect those affected by disaster with community help and resources. Click HERE>>
  • Rise of the Machines
    How one university got hacked by its own vending machines and other IoT connected devices. Click HERE>>
  • Food for Thought
    The cost of downtime means that a business continuity plan is valuable — regardless of what industry you are in. Click HERE>>
  • Communications in Crisis
    A public relations expert outlines five lessons learned from the Zika virus public health emergency. Click HERE>>
  • Is Anti-Malware Dead?
    The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology says that signature-based malware prevention won’t be effective against the next generation of attackers. Click HERE>>

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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>>

The KOOL Kit: provides 72-hour support for 1 person. Long shelf-life contents. At only $30, it costs less than what you might spend assembling a kit on your own AND it saves you time. Packed in a bag that can be used to keep things KOOL! Click HERE>>

National Hurricane Conference: April 17-20, 2017, New Orleans. The nation’s forum for education and training in hurricane preparedness. Averaging 2,000 attendees, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery. Info>>

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DRJ Spring World '17 - ROI Toolkit Now Available
Shaping the Future of Business Continuity
As the oldest business continuity resource in the U.S., DRJ has the in-depth education and technology to ensure you’re equipped for today’s disruptions and tomorrow’s emerging threats. The tools you gain at Spring World 2017 can help you reduce downtime, increase safety, secure your data, and reduce your overall risk. You’ll save time and money by learning how to prevent disruptions or respond swiftly when they occur. Download the toolkit>>

2017 DRI Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced
DRI International announces the finalists for the 2017 DRI International Awards of Excellence. These coveted awards recognize individuals and organizations who have achieved a certain level of excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis management. Winners in nine award categories will be announced at the DRI2017 Gala Dinner on February 28, 2017 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. For conference details>>

BCI Offers Working Paper Series
The desktop exercise - a wasted opportunity? In this edition of the Working Paper Series, Luke Bird, MBCI focuses on improving desktop exercises, and poses numerous challenges to business continuity practitioners, suggesting concrete, actionable recommendations to enable organizations to obtain more value out of these exercises. His paper contributes to practice as it focuses on the delivery of desktop exercises, enabling fellow practitioners to consider their own arrangements and introduce improvements. Click here for copy of the Working Paper.

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