Hear former CIA Director John Brennan and keynote speaker Lewis Pugh at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in June in Washington, DC. Find out why this conference has grown dramatically in recent years. As a Continuity eGUIDE reader, save $300 with code: GARTDRG>>

Dr. Jim Kennedy, with over 35 years’ experience in information security, business continuity and DR, offers valuable insights on the risks associated with cloud computing. This article includes questions that should be asked of any cloud vendor, BEFORE you sign an agreement. Read more>>

  • Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017
    The week of May 15 to 19 is your opportunity as a BC professional to raise the profile of your profession and highlight the need for organizations to take BC seriously, for top management to give it the backing it requires, and for colleagues to get involved. Cyber security is the theme for the week. If you want to get involved with BCAW then contact Andrew Scott. If you use Twitter, then remember to use the hashtag #BCAW2017.
  • Some days, everything goes Wonga
    UK pay day lender Wonga reveals a major data breach. Click HERE>>
  • Outside risks
    Deloitte releases a report on the use and growth of third-party risk management. Click HERE>>
  • From the top down
    What are the cybersecurity concerns board members should keep in mind? Click HERE>>
  • United, divided
    United continues to face a public relations crisis after the disastrous “overbooking” incident. Click HERE>>
  • Virginia Tech: A decade later
    On the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, Campus Safety Magazine looks at how emergency preparedness has changed since then. Click HERE>>
  • Hacked and Back
    Quick action by the Union Bank of India allowed them to recover funds stolen from them in a phishing attack. $171 Million was at stake. Click HERE>>

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MIT Professional Education announces
its short course “Crisis Management and Business Continuity” for 2017. Add MIT to your LinkedIn profile and learn from the best this summer. This is the eighth year of our successful program. For more info>>

Corporate Emergency Kit
Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this great comprehensive quality survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

ROI Toolkit Now Available for Fall World-DRJ 2017
The tools you gain at Fall World 2017 help you reduce downtime, increase safety, secure data, and reduce risk. The ROI Toolkit helps you justify this worthwhile investment!  Get the ROI Kit>>

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NEW YORK - April 14 -
Disaster Recovery Institute International ('DRI'), the global nonprofit certifying body for business continuity and related fields, today announced that it has now certified more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, a milestone indicating the increased importance of business continuity and disaster recovery.
"These numbers tell us that organizations are taking off their blinders and increasingly making business continuity, risk management, and disaster recovery a priority," said DRI CEO and President Al Berman. "In the past year alone, the global business community has been impacted by terrorism, cyberattacks, natural disasters, transportation interruptions, and other critical events that threaten their operations. Trained business continuity professionals enable organizations to mitigate the impact to the customers, employees, and the bottom line."
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DRI Scholarship Applications Due May 15
If you’re a DRI Certified Professional in the U.S. or Canada with a student heading to college in the Fall, now is the time for them to fill out their applications for the $5,000 DRI Foundation Scholarships! Applications are due May 15 – don’t delay! Click HERE>>



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