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DRI International, Named Sponsor at Knowledge Congress' Event on Disaster Recovery Plan from a Financial & Policy Perspective on 11/09/10

New York, NY, August 12, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today that DRI International, a managed security services provider will be a sponsor at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Disaster Recovery Plan from a Financial & Policy Perspective” This 2-hour event is scheduled for November 9, 2010, Tuesday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panellists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

A Disaster Recovery Plan, or more commonly known as a Business Contingency Plan, is becoming an integral part of company operations. The unpredictable calamities combined with the advent of complex information and communication technology creates a higher risk that even minor problems could disrupt the entire performance of the business.

Presently, there are many companies that are unprepared and at risk should a calamity occur. Companies must focus on prevention rather than waiting for disaster to happen as it costs far less in terms of capital and goodwill to prevent a disaster rather than cleaning up after it. Recovery plans will vary considerably from one business to another. Their panel of experts and thought leaders will help you to develop efficient and cost effective approaches to disaster recovery.

Key topics covered:
- Evaluating risk factors
- Determining the budget
- Key considerations in drafting contingency measures
- Development of the plan
- Training of personnel
- Testing of equipment
- Implementation
- Maintenance

Failure in this area is not an option. Gain the knowhow you need to get your company ahead of the curve.

About DRI International

DRI International (Disaster Recovery Institute International) is a Global BCM Education and Certification Body. As such, it sets the standard for professionalism in business continuity planning and has provided the profession’s premier certification and education programs since 1988. There are over 6000 business continuity professionals from various industries and business sectors maintaining DRI International certifications worldwide. These certifications ensure employers that candidates understand the tenets of business continuity and maintain their level of knowledge through continuing education. DRI International offers education in BCM at major industry events and through the corporate training program. The organization’s International Affiliates insure that BCM best practice is taught and available throughout the world. Disaster Recovery Institute International is a non-profit organization.

As an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) certified standards development organization (SDO) as well as other International Standards Committee, DRI International has an obligation to participate in discussions and the formulation of new standards. We take this role seriously. More importantly, those proposing or revising standards understand that including DRI International is not optional. DRI International is the oldest, the largest, and the most broad-based organization of its kind in the world. For more than 20 years, the organization has certified in excess of 7,500 BCM professional in 95 countries and conducted training in more than 40 of those nations. DRI International currently certifies individuals in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Mandarin with plans to expand into other languages in the coming years. For more information, visit

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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