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Information Security
The securing or safeguarding of all sensitive information, electronic or otherwise, which is owned by an organization.
Information Technology Disaster Recovery (ITDR)
An integral part of the organization?s BCM plan by which it intends to recover and restore its ICT capabilities after an Incident.
The term infrastructure refers to the entire ?system of facilities, equipment, and services needed for the operation of the organization.?
A contract to finance the cost of risk. Should a named risk event (loss) occur, the insurance contract will pay the holder the contractual amount.
Integrated Capability Analysis (ICA)
An analytical methodology which considers concurrent and contextual review of multiple metrics, to provide a more complete picture regarding a particular plan, artifact, or aspect of the business continuity program.
Integrated Exercise
An exercise conducted on multiple interrelated components of a Business Continuity Plan, typically under simulated operating conditions. Examples of interrelated components may include interdependent departments or interfaced systems.
Integrated Testing

Examination of a plan that addresses multiple plan components, in conjunction with each other, typically under simulated operating conditions.-

The safeguarding of accuracy and completeness of assets, particularly data records.
Interested Party

A person or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive themselves to be affected by a decision or activity.

Interim Site
A temporary location used to continue performing business functions after vacating a recovery site and before the original or new home site can be occupied.
Internal Audit
Audit conducted by, or on behalf of, the organization itself for management review and other internal purposes, and which might form the basis for an organization?s self-declaration of conformity.
Internal Control
All the means, tangible and intangible that can be employed or used to ensure that established objectives are met.
Internal Hot site
A fully equipped alternate processing site owned and operated by the organization.
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
Automated system that alerts network operators to a penetration or other contravention of a security policy.
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Automated system that establishes barriers to potential network penetrations or other contraventions of security policies.