“As a review team, made up of professional educators from some of the leading academic institutions in the country, we believe the DRI International’s professional certification learning systems are equivalent to many academic models found in traditional higher education platforms,” says Jeffery P. Grossman, JD, Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Corporate Security Studies, St. John’s University and managing director of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society. “In particular, we were impressed with the content, scope, and rigor of each program. The DRI International certification system is truly a benchmark process within the business continuity planning and disaster recovery industry.”
President and CEO for DRI International, Al Berman says, “We are very pleased to have received this award from the OSSNHS. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the leaders in education and academics in the business continuity world. The induction of our MBCPs during DRI2013 in Philadelphia will be an inspiring event.”
The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of OSS shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living. The Honor Society was established in 2010 on the campuses of St. John’s University in New York and has been adopted at colleges and universities across the country.