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UPDATED: March 2019
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TermDefinition
Diverse Routing
The routing of information through split or duplicated cable facilities.
Diversification
A continuity and recovery strategy requiring the live undertaking of activities at two or more geographically dispersed locations.
Downtime
A period in time when something is not in operation.
Drop Ship
A strategy for: a) Delivering equipment, supplies, and materials at the time of a business continuity event or exercise. b) Providing replacement hardware within a specified time period via prearranged contractual arrangements with an equipment supplier at the time of a business continuity event.
Duty of Care
A corporate governance requirement to take care of the assets of the organization ? a duty incumbent on officers of an enterprise.
Effectiveness
Extent to which planned activities are realized and planned results achieved.
Efficiency
Relationship between the result achieved and the resources used.
Electronic Vaulting

The electronic transfer of data to an off-site storage facility.

Embedding Business Continuity
The Management Practice within the BCM Lifecycle that continually seeks to integrate Business Continuity into day-to-day activities and organizational culture.
Emergency
Any incident, whether natural, technological, or human-caused, that requires responsive action to protect life or property.
Emergency Control Center (ECC)
The Command Centre used by the Crisis Management Team during the first phase of an event.
Emergency Coordinator
The person designated to plan, exercise, and implement the activities of sheltering in place or the evacuation of occupants of a site with the first responders and emergency services agencies.
Emergency Data Services
Remote capture and storage of electronic data, such as journaling, electronic vaulting and database shadowing/mirroring.
Emergency Marshal
A person responsible for ensuring that all employees, visitors and contractors evacuate a site/building and report to the emergency coordinator when their designated floor/area is clear.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The physical location at which the coordination of information and resources to support incident management (on-scene operations) activities normally takes place. The facility used by the Incident or Crisis Management Team after the first phase of a plan invocation. An organization must have a primary and secondary location for an EOC in the event of one being unavailable. It may also serve as a reporting point for deliveries, services, press and all external contacts.