Damage Assessment

An appraisal of the effects of the disaster or incident on human, physical, economic and operational capabilities.

Data Backup Strategies

Data backup strategies will determine the technologies, media and offsite storage of the backups necessary to meet an organization's data recovery and restoration objectives.

Data Backups

The copying of production files to media that can be stored both on and/or offsite and can be used to restore corrupted or lost data or to recover entire systems and databases in the event of a disaster.

Data Center Recovery

The component of disaster recovery which deals with the restoration of data center services and computer processing capabilities at an alternate location and the migration back to the production site.

Data Mirroring

The act of copying data from one location to a storage device at another location in or near real time.

Data Protection

Statutory requirements to manage personal data in a manner that does not threaten or disadvantage the person to whom it refers.

Data Recovery

The restoration of computer files from backup media to restore programs and production data to the state that existed at the time of the last safe backup.

Database Replication

The partial or full duplication of data from a source database to one or more destination databases.

Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute (DBCI)

This certified membership grade is a standalone credential. It is an academic qualification in Business Continuity and a route to higher membership grades of the BCI depending on years of experience.


A formal announcement by pre-authorized personnel that a disaster or severe outage is predicted or has occurred and that triggers pre-arranged response and mitigating actions.