Secure the information you need with ISO22301 & ISO27001

Where you go and what you do, in an environment surrounded by systems managing other systems managed by people, security seems to be the word that keeps people awake at night. The main cause of this issue is the fundamental foundation of security awareness & training not being properly established and integrated into the organisations culture. So how can this be prevented? How can we build a sound resilience of security controls throughout the organisation? Yes that’s right, through ISO22301 & ISO27001 training and awareness. Read more

What the World Needs Now is… More Good-Quality Cyber-Security Training

Love, sweet love, is a great idea for the world. Hal David and Burt Bacharach made a great song out of suggesting that we could use more of it. However, there also are a few more things that could be added to the list. One of them is cyber-security training. A recent study by Unisys indicates that almost 70 percent of critical infrastructure providers had at least one significant security breach within the preceding year. In a ‘cause and effect’ follow-on, the same study showed that employees lacked training cyber-security. In fact, only about one in 16 organisations (6 percent) did anything about it. So what’s the problem – complacency or lack of solutions? Read more

2014-08-14T09:31:18+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCLE 2000 – Business Continuity within a Skills-Building Approach

The comprehensive 4.5 day professional business continuity management course from DRI International can be a very different experience according to which approach you take as an attendee. The right approach helps participants get the most out of the course, maximizing the return on the rich information and the certifying exam at the end. The DRI’s 10 professional practices that under-pin BCLE 2000 are each reviewed and applied in practical classroom exercises. The professional instructors with relevant and valuable industry experience guide students through the material and help them to assimilate it. However, the other key element for enduring advantage comes from another source. Read more

2014-07-03T09:35:20+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCP-501 Business Continuity Planning Review – Good for ‘Employers of Choice’ Too

The BCP-501 course with its certifying examination has two major objectives. Firstly, it provides business continuity planning revision. And secondly, it prepares attendees for the DRI International Qualifying Examination.  That means a fast-paced, information-packed 16 hours of instruction for a real BC planning work-out with professional instructors who know the subject thoroughly. Different BCM credentials can be applied for: ABCP, CFCP, CBCP and CBCV from DRI International. Together with this, it’s designed to be fun and to elicit active participation. There are also further advantages for enterprises and organisations enrolling employees for this course. Read more

2014-06-23T15:05:03+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCOE700, the 2-Day Business Continuity Planning Workshop with a Bias for Action

If you’ve read the book ‘In Search of Excellence’ by Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr., you may remember that a key insight about what made organisations excellent was a ‘bias for action’. In other words, while theory and principles can be valuable, what counts is to apply them. Together, those are the defining features of the BCOE700 course. As a participant, you will acquire new skills in developing and implementing your business continuity plan. Establishing, assembling, sustaining and embedding your BC plan are all key aspects of the course, with additional advantages too. Read more

2014-06-12T09:28:42+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCOE-500 Emergency Management and Staff Morale

The DRI International one-day course in emergency preparedness and response (BCOE-500) is primarily to give participants an understanding of emergency management and crisis planning. But as an employer you may also see certain other benefits, without even having to go through the rigours of either an emergency or a crisis. Having a group of people trained in these areas often has positive secondary effects back at their place of work. Read more

2014-06-03T14:30:08+10:00By |DRI International, Training|

BCOE-300 – A Positive Business Impact for Business Continuity

DRI International’s one day course BCOE-300 is designed to teach participants the reasons why business impact analysis should be done and the value of doing it. The course content is broadly applicable to all parts of an organisation or enterprise, even if attendees may have a job role that focuses on business continuity. The key elements such as critical business processes, recovery time objectives (RTO), recovery point objectives (RPO), interdependencies, vital records and acceptable exposure are all presented and discussed. However, if you’re thinking of sending staff on this course, there’s an additional aspect that might well interest you too. Read more

BCLE2000 – Doubly Good for Business Continuity Management and Business

If you’re considering sending your business continuity staff to this professional BCM certification course, you might also like to know about some of its wider-ranging benefits. The BCLE2000 training prepares participants for the Professional Qualifying Examination of DRI International. Success in this exam means achieving a status recognised worldwide. That’s the assurance to your organization that you have competent, knowledgeable personnel on board to reinforce and enhance business continuity. But what also counts is the route to that certification during the first four days of the training and a certain positive ‘ripple effect’ that organisations see afterwards. Read more

BCP 501 as Part of a True Skills Building Approach

Education can significantly improve knowledge and performance. However, much of that improvement depends on attitude. BCP 501, the 2.5 day review course on Business Continuity Planning, is no exception. Knowledge, competences and methodology are all packed into 16 hours of concentrated value for those who choose to approach it as skills-building rather than just ‘schooling’. What are the differences between these two approaches – and how can you get the most out of your business continuity training? Read more

Business Continuity Management Overview (BCOE-000) and Cross-Training

For managers, auditors and others who want a comprehensive overview of business continuity management, the BCOE-000 course from DRI provides great foundation knowledge. The one-day course uses the 10 Industrial Best Practices for BC Practitioners defined by DRI as a framework. Terminologies, definitions and practical applications then complete this awareness training. But the BCOE-000 overview goes further than being a useful, fast-paced and fun course. It’s also an opportunity for organisations to develop some cross-training, a tactic that can have additional positive benefits. Read more