Person with competence to conduct an audit.

 Source: ASIS, ISO 9001 2000

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) 


Time goal for the restoration and recovery of functions or resources based on the acceptable downtime and acceptable level of performance in case of a disruption of operations. 

Source: ASIS –  Business Continuity

The overall length of time an information system’s components can be in the recovery phase before negatively impacting the organization’s mission or mission/business processes.

 Source: NIST – SP 800-34 Rev. 1 – Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems


Acceptable Downtime


The maximum elapsed time between a disruption and restoration of needed operational capacity or capability.

 Source: ASIS