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black swan event

A black swan event is an incident that occurs randomly and unexpectedly, and has a major effect on operations. The phrase illustrates the frailty of inductive reasoning and the danger of making sweeping generalizations from limited observations. See More

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risk profile

A risk profile is a quantitative analysis of the types of threats an organization, asset, project or individual faces. 

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Frost Science Museum IT DR planning braced for worst, survived Irma

The Frost Museum of Science on the water in Miami braced for Hurricane Irma with a solidified storage and data center infrastructure, and it suffered...

Don't overlook these business resilience plan essentials

Business resilience planning requires preventive and proactive protections across power supply, systems, cybersecurity and backup procedures. Staff ...

Best practices for recovery from ransomware and what's next

Ransomware recovery is a complex task. Make sure you're doing all the right things, from protecting unstructured data to testing your recovery ...

Year's best practices for disaster recovery aid resilience

The top disaster recovery tips of 2017 tackle a wide range of important areas, including ransomware protection, hyper-converged DR, testing in the ...

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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  • intrusion detection system (IDS)

    An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a system that monitors network traffic for suspicious activity and issues alerts when such...

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

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  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

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  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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