If you are new to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, you will want to refer to the best practices in the industry. So be sure to check out the following links:

Professional Organizations

The Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) is the certifying body for the industry. Certifications include the Associate Business Continuity Planner (ABCP), the Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP), and the Master Business Continuity Planner (MBCP).

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. Professional membership of the BCI provides internationally recognised status as this valued certification demonstrates the members’ competence to carry out business continuity management (BCM) to a consistent high standard.

Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the advancement of business continuity professionals. ACP provides a powerful peer-to-peer networking and learning environment for its members through chapters across the country. 

SCPA  is aBusiness Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Management information exchange group.   We are an independent, non-fee-based organization which seeks to promote cross-sector discussions revolving around the continuity of both business and community in the event of an unplanned event . Although Atlanta GA-based, we have members from each border state and across Georgia and encourage interested parties from throughout the Southeast to join the group and participate in our quarterly meetings and ad-hoc seminars.


Trade Journals

Disaster Recovery Journal

Contingency Planning & Management

Continuity Insights



DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report.
It is a collection of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues.

BC Management
The National Executive Search firm specializing in identifying, recruiting, and placing professionals in the Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Data Security, and Emergency Management fields. BC Management is well known for their authoritative annual Salary Survey of the industry.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
The US federal agency charged with building and supporting the nation's emergency management system.