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DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

July 17, 2019

Activation

The implementation of business continuity procedures, activities and plans in response to a business continuity emergency, event, incident and/or crisis; the execution of the recovery plan.

Activity

A process or set of processes undertaken by an organization (or on its behalf) that produces or supports one or more products and services.

Alert

Notification that a potential disruption is imminent or has occurred.

Alternate Routing

The routing of information via an alternate cable or other medium (i.e. using different networks should the normal network be rendered unavailable).

Alternate Site

A site held in readiness for use during/following an invocation of business or disaster recovery plans to continue urgent and important activities of an organization.

Alternate Work Area

Recovery environment complete with necessary infrastructure (e.g., desk, telephone, workstation, and associated hardware and equipment, communications).

Analysis

The Technical Practice within the BCM Lifecycle that reviews and assesses an organization in terms of what its objectives are, how it functions and the constraints of the environment in which it operates.

Annual Loss Exposure/Expectancy (ALE)

A risk management method of calculating loss based on a value and level of frequency.

Annual Program Review (APR)

A structured yearly opportunity for top management to review the status of important components of the business continuity management program, with the objectives of approving future initiatives, allocating resources and confirming program scope.

Application Recovery

The component of Disaster Recovery that deals specifically with the restoration of business system software and data after the processing platform has been restored or replaced.