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TermDefinition
Associate Member Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI)
This certified membership grade is designed for professionals that have at least one year?s experience in business continuity and who have taken and passed the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Examination.
Associate Public Sector Continuity Professional (APSCP)
The APSCP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of industry experience, but who have minimum knowledge in continuity management, and have passed the Public Sector qualifying exam.
Associate Risk Management Professional (ARMP)
The ARMP level is designed for individuals with less than two years of Risk Management experience, completed the DRII Risk Management class, and have passed the Risk Examination.
Audit
Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled.
Auditor
A person with competence to conduct an audit.
Awareness
To create understanding of basic BC issues and limitations. This will enable staff to recognise threats and respond accordingly.
Backlog
a) The amount of work that accumulates when a system or process is unavailable for a long period of time. This work needs to be processed once the system or process becomes available and may take a considerable amount of time to process.b) A situation whereby a backlog of work requires more time to action than is available through normal working patterns. In extreme circumstances, the backlog may become so large that the backlog cannot be cleared.
Backup (Data)
A process by which data (electronic or paper-based) and programs are copied in some form so as to be available and used if the original data from which it originated are lost, destroyed or corrupted.
Backup Generator
An independent source of power, usually fueled by diesel or natural gas.
Battle Box
A container - often literally a box or brief case - in which data and information are stored so as to be immediately available post incident.
Black Swan
A term popular in BCM, based upon a book of the same name in which the author defines a Black Swan as an event that has not been predicted by normal scientific or probability methods.
Building Denial
A situation in which premises cannot, or are notallowed to be, accessed.
Business Continuity
The strategic and tactical capability of the organization to plan for and respond to incidents and business disruptions in order to continue business operations at an acceptable predefined level.The capability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.
Business Continuity (BC) Policy
The key document that sets out the scope and governance of the BCM programme and reflects the reasons why it is being implemented.
Business Continuity (BC) Professional
An experienced individual with responsibilities for practicing and/or managing business continuity.