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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 Test
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.
The act of declaring that an organization?s business continuity arrangements need to be put into effect in order to continue to deliver key products and services.
Remote capture and storage of electronic data, at a transaction level so that it can be applied to an earlier overall system backup.
Just-in-Time (JIT)
System whereby dependencies for critical business processes are provided exactly when required, without requiring intermediate inventory.