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Business Continuity and BS25999: A Combined Glossary by Alan Calder

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Access DenialSee: Denial of Access. [BCI]

Acceptable Risk – That level of risk (likelihood of occurrence and consequence of impact) for any activity or situation that is sufficiently low that society (or an organisation within society that is managing the risk) is comfortable with it. Society (and an individual organisation) does not generally consider expenditure in further reducing such risks justifiable. (Adapted from Australian National 1994.)

Activation – The implementation of business continuity procedures, activities and plans in response to a Business Continuity Emergency, Event, Incident and/or Crisis (E/I/C). See: Invocation. [BCI]

Activity – a process or set of processes undertaken by an organisation (or on its behalf) that produces ...

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