DRJ Spring 2020

Conference & Exhibit

Attend The #1 BC/DR Event!

Winter Journal

Volume 32, Issue 4

Full Contents Now Available!

DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms


Download Entire Glossary:

word
pdf
(Word doc or PDF of Word version)

 

pdf
(MS Excel: for Excel versions 2007 and later)

 

pdf
(MS Excel: compatible with MS Excel 1997 to 2003)

 

pdf
(PDF of Excel version)

 

UPDATED: September 2019
Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begin with Contains Exact term

Glossaries

TermDefinition
Threat Analysis
The process of evaluating threats to identify unacceptable concentrations of risk to activities and single points of failure.
Trauma Counseling
The provisioning of counseling assistance by trained individuals to employees, customers and others who have suffered mental or physical injury as the result of an event.
Trigger
An event that causes a system to initiate a response.
Unexpected Loss
The worst-case financial loss or impact that a business could incur due to a particular loss event or risk. The unexpected loss is calculated as the expected loss plus the potential adverse volatility in this value.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
A backup electrical power supply that provides continuous power to critical equipment in the event that commercial power is lost.A battery powered backup power supply use to provide short-term temporary power in the event of failure of mains supply.
Validation
The Technical Practice within the BCM Lifecycle that confirms that the Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme meets the objectives set in the Business Continuity (BC) Policy and that the organization?s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is fit for purpose.
Validation Script

A set of procedures within the Disaster Recovery Plan to validate the proper function of a system or process before returning it to production operation.

Virtual Battle Box
An electronic form of a storage location held on the internet, intranet or cloud so that data and information are immediately available post incident and accessible by the Incident/Crisis Management Team.
Virtual Command Centre
A means of operating when it is physically impossible for members of the Incident Management Team to move to a Command Centre. A virtual command centre working using telephony and internet solutions including a Virtual Battle Box can be established.
Virus
An unauthorised programme that inserts itself into a computer system and then propagates itself to other computers via networks or disks. When activated, it interferes with the operation of the computer systems.
Vital Records
Records essential to the continued functioning or reconstitution of an organization during and after an emergency and also those records essential to protecting the legal and financial rights of that organization and of the individuals directly affected by its activities.
Vulnerability
The degree to which a person, asset, process, information, infrastructure or other resources are exposed to the actions or effects of a risk, event or other occurrence.
Warm Site
An alternate processing site which is equipped with some hardware, and communications interfaces, electrical and environmental conditioning which is only capable of providing backup after additional provisioning, software or customization is performed.A designated standby site equipped and serviced to a level which will allow the organization to resume essential operations before their non-availability threatens business viability.
Wide Area Disaster
A catastrophic event that impacts a large geographic area and requires emergency services and civil authorities to take control.
Work Area Facility
A pre-designated space provided with desks, telephones, PCs, etc. ready for occupation by business recovery teams at short notice.