DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms
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.
A set of procedures within the Business Continuity Plan to validate the proper function of a system or process before returning it to production operation.
Confirmation, through the provision of evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Health Organization (WHO). An international organization that deals with major health issues around the world. The WHO sets standards for disease control, health care, and medicines; conducts education and research programs; and publishes scientific papers and reports. A major goal is to improve access to health care for people in developing countries and in groups that do not get good health care. http://www.who.int