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Disaster Recovery Journal
1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd
Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 282-5800

April 21, 2013

About DRJ

The #1 Business Continuity Publication in the World

Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.

Uncompromising Integrity That Builds a Bond

Our readers always come first. It's a principle we never sacrifice. Not in Print. Not at our events. This is proven in the fact that we are the most widely read publication in the industry as well as our shows pulling in the largest attendance in the business continuity industry.

DRJ's consistent delivery of unbiased business journalism has enabled us to forge a bond with our audience that is the envy of the business continuity world.


As the publishers of the industry's premier publication on business continuity, DRJ has an abundance of resources and materials available for your use. DRJ delivers the most informative and up-to-date information available in our industry to over 58,000 business continuity professionals. In addition to the magazine, DRJ sponsors the worlds' two largest conferences and exhibitions in the industry with over 3,000 in total attendance. The shows are held every year in San Diego in September and Orlando in March. Check out www.drj.com to sign up for a free subscription or for more information.

Richard L. Arnold, Publisher

Rich Arnold Richard L. Arnold is the founder and chief executive officer of the Disaster Recovery Journal. Arnold has an extensive background in the information system field, ranging from applications programming to systems programming. Some of the companies he has been employed by were: MoPac, Anheuser Busch, and Cincom, which are major employers serving the St. Louis metropolitan area. He has been extensively involved in the disaster recovery field for more than 25 years. Arnold has been innovative in the field of DR, establishing the first hot-site and cold-site in the state of Missouri in 1985. In 1987, he founded the Disaster Recovery Journal, the first publication dedicated to the field of disaster recovery and business continuity. The first issue of the magazine was 22 pages in size and was distributed to 3,000 people. Today, there are well over 60,000 subscribers and it is over 100 pages in size.


The Largest BC/DR Conferences In The Industry

Besides founding DRJ, Arnold also was the co-founder of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI International) in 1989 and served as the chairman of the executive board until August of 1994.

Disaster Recovery Journal sponsors two annual conferences that began in September of 1989. The first conference drew a crowd of almost 250 disaster recovery professionals. Today, both conferences combined pull in more than 3,000 disaster recovery professionals from all over the world, which makes our conferences the largest in the entire industry.



South America - DRJ en Espanol
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Asia - Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia)
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Dhiraj Lal
Executive Director
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P. O. Box 127557, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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DRJ Staff

Richard L. Arnold, CBCP


Bob Arnold

Patti Fitzgerald, CBCP

Rose Chotrow

Jon Seals

Janette Ballman

Pamela Clifton

Vicki Thomas

Laura Wilfong

Mike McClain

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NFPA report details $328 billion impact of fire

April 18, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the Total Cost of Fire in the United States. It can be seen from the report that the total cost of fire in 2010, adjusted for inflation, is 38 percent higher than in 1980, while its proportion of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has declined by roughly one-third.

However, both the total cost of fire and total cost as percentage of GDP have been roughly steady for the past several years. The total cost of fire for 2010 is estimated at $328 billion, or roughly 2.2 percent of U.S. GDP.

The complete total cost of fire is defined as the sum of economic loss (e.g. property damage, business interruption), human loss (e.g. lives lost, medical treatment, pain and suffering), and the cost of provisions to prevent or mitigate the cost of fire (e.g. fire departments, insurance, and fire protection equipment and construction).

Other key findings from the report:

  • Although the core total cost of fire has increased by 45 percent since 1980 to total $108.4 billion, the economic loss due to fire decreased by 29 percent, totaling $14.8 billion.
  • The total cost of direct property damages, reported or unreported, was $13.2 billion. This figure represents 89 percent of the economic loss. The other 11 percent represents indirect losses, such as business interruption.
  • Building construction expenses needed solely for the purposes of fire safety and fire protection considerations totaled $31.7 billion.
  • Human losses were estimated at $31.9 billion.

For a fact sheet on the total cost of fire, please visit www.nfpa.org/TotalCost.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

It seems hard to believe that it was only a little over a year ago that the threat from the US SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) was averted (and that ACTA was still with us in the EU). But of course the war is never won: new threats to freedom and openness on the Internet just keep on coming.


Modern risk management problems
The modern risk management is currently going through an ideological crisis showing the following symptoms:

  • failure to understand the nature of the majority of risks, eclecticism of methods and concepts, in both technologies and standards of risk management,
  • disregard of the interaction between operational risk, credit risk and market risk, lack of continuity in management processes, lack of common rating scales for the assessment of various risks,
  • inadequate tools for operational risk assessment,
  • the virtual absence of portfolio approach to operational risk management,
  • difficulties with forecasting stress and crisis scenarios generation, difficulties with explaining the nature of chaotic market processes,
  • the problem of the recently increased relevance of some previously uncommon factors, of which the following ones are thought by the author to be most important : cyber-terrorism and industrial terrorism, influence of social networks, High Frequency Trading (HFT), threat of antibiotic resistance.


When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. The way to save yourself, and your company, is to invest in the analytics technology that gives the CEO the data necessary to make smart business decisions. It doesn't hurt that it also shows why the CIO is more valuable to the CEO than other C-level executives.


Of the grand total, six H7N9 patients have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment, and the other 64 patients are being treated in designated hospitals. Today on the CDC Clinician call they described the majority of cases as experiencing severe disease with respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a hallmark.


You can’t say you have business continuity or IT disaster recovery capabilities unless you know they work. And the only way to guarantee your capabilities are real is to test them. Many organizations avoid “testing” because of the “pass or fail” implications, and choose to use terms like “exercise” to soften and sometimes, lower expectations. However, when organizations do this, they are missing a great opportunity to realize the value of their BC/DR investment, and improve their capabilities.


POTUS claims the bombs in Boston are an act of terrorism. ( http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/04/17/certifying-an-act-of-terror/)

The insurance companies say “Not so.”

It’s not “terrorism,” the insurers claim, until the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, AND the U.S. Attorney General together agree that an event is “terrorism.”