UK Emergency Services definition. Any emergency that requires the implementation of special arrangements by one or more of the Emergency Services, National Health Service or a Local Authority
Policy and Programme Management and Embedding Business Continuity stages of the BCM Lifecycle.
Set of interrelated or interacting elements of an organization to establish policies and objectives, and processes to achieve those objectives.
An alternate method for continuing critical business services or processes following the loss of technology.
A safe area where resources and personnel not immediately required can be directed to standby to await further instruction.
Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO)
Time it would take for adverse impacts, which might arise as a result of not providing a product/service or performing an activity, to become unacceptable.
Maximum Tolerable Outage (MTO)
Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD)
The time it would take for adverse impacts, which might arise as a result of not providing a product/service or performing and activity, to become unacceptable.
Master Business Continuity Professional. The Master level certification is for individuals with a minimum of five years of Enterprise Continuity Mgmt experience in 7 of the 10 Professional Practices, have passed both the qualifying exam and the Masters case study, and have had their DRII Certification Application approved.
Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI)
This certified membership grade is for professionals that have at least three years' experience in business continuity and who have taken and passed the CBCI Examination with merit.