Endurance

 Definition(s):

The ability of a business or organization to withstand a crisis, disruption or disaster and continue to operate through the event.

 Source: Erwood Group

Crisis Management

 Definition(s):

The overall coordination of an organization’s response to a crisis, in an effective, timely manner, with the goal of avoiding or minimizing damage to the organization’s profitability, reputation, and ability to operate.

 Source: BCI/DRJ

The manner, methodology and coordination of efforts used by a business or organization to prepare, manage and respond to a crisis, emergency, disruption, or disaster in a timely and efficient manner. 

 Source: Erwood Group

Vital Records

 Definition(s):

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.

 Source: BCI/DRJ

Assembly Area

 Definition(s):

The designated area at which employees, visitors, and contractors assemble if evacuated from their building/site.

 Source: BCI/DRJ

Business Recovery Timeline

 Definition(s):

The approved sequence of activities required to achieve stable operations following a business interruption. This timeline may range from minutes to weeks, depending upon the recovery requirements and methodology.

 Source: BCI/DRJ