Disaster Recovery Institute International

Our roots

DRI was established in 1988 to standardize and homogenize operational ‘disaster’ preparedness and response activities, at first particularly in the information systems area.

The goal from the outset was to create a body of knowledge (the ‘Professional Practices’) that Disaster Recovery or Contingency Plsnning specialists, as they were then referred to, could use in all industries and in all countries.

DRI later expanded overseas activities and created specific solutions and methodologies for different industries

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the realization of a more resilient world through the training and certification of specialists in business continuity

Our Story

  • 1988



    The Disaster Recovery Institute was founded in 1988 in the U.S.

  • 1991

    First steps

    First edition of ‘Professional Practices’ DRI



  • 2001


    International extension

    DRI, now well established in North America, extends activities to other continents

  • 2008

    DRI Italy is born

    DRI International defines an affiliation agreement with Italian company PhoenITx srl to launch operations in Italy



  • 2017


    Comprehensive Review of Professional Practices

    The current version of the Professional Practices was published after a comprehensive review

  • 2019

    The cyber DRI certification is born

    The experiences and best practices of U.S. and international BC Managers are consolidated into a new certification pathway in Cyber Resilience



  • 2024


    +20000 certifications

    The number of specialists certified by DRI worldwide exceeds 20000

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