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TermDefinition
Dedicated Work Area
Work space provided for sole use by a single organization, configured ready for use.
Denial of Access
Loss of access to any asset (premises, hardware, systems) when no physical damage has been done to the asset.
Denial of Physical Access
The inability of an organization to access and/or occupy its normal physical, working environment.
Dependency
The reliance or interaction, directly or indirectly, of one activity, or process, or component thereof, upon another.
Design
The Technical Practice within the BCM Lifecycle of the BCI Good Practice Guidelines that identifies and selects appropriate strategies to determine how continuity and recovery from disruption will be achieved.
Desk Check
One method of validating a specific component of a plan.
Desktop Exercise
Technique for rehearsing teams in which participants review and discuss the actions they would take according to their plans, but do not perform any of these actions.
Differential Backup
Backup process that copies only such items that have been changed since the last full backup.
Disaster
Situation where widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses have occurred which exceeded the ability of the affected organization, community or society to respond and recover using its own resources.
Disaster Declaration
The staff should be familiar with the list of assessment criteria of an incident versus disaster situation established by the BCM or DR Steering Committee and the notification procedure when a disaster occurs.
Disaster Management
Strategies for prevention, preparedness and response to disasters and the recovery of essential post-disaster services.
Disaster Recovery (DR)
The process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure, systems and applications which are vital to an organization after a disaster or outage. The strategies and plans for recovering and restoring the organizations technological infra-structure and capabilities after a serious interruption.
Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
The management approved document that defines the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the technology recovery effort.
Disaster Recovery Planning
The process of developing and maintaining recovery strategies for information technology (IT) systems, applications and data. This includes networks, servers, desktops, laptops, wireless devices, data and connectivity.
Disruption

An event that interrupts normal business, functions, operations, or processes, whether anticipated (e.g., hurricane, political unrest) or unanticipated (e.g., a blackout, terror attack, technology failure, or earthquake).