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UPDATED: March 2019
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Continual Improvement
Recurring activity to enhance performance
Continuance of Government (COG)
This is a US concept for how government entities plan to continue the key elements of public governance in emergency situations.
Continuity of Operations (COOP)
Management policy and procedures used to guide an enterprise response to a major loss of enterprise capabilities or damage to its' facilities. It defines the activities of individual departments and agencies and their subcomponents to ensure their essential functions are performed.
Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP)
Management policy and procedures used to guide an enterprise response to a major loss of enterprise capabilities or damage to its' facilities. It defines the activities of individual departments and agencies and their subcomponents to ensure their essential functions are performed. Continuance Of Operations Planning
Continuous Availability
A system or application that supports operations which continue with little to no noticeable impact to the user.
Continuous Operations
The ability of an organization to perform its processes without interruption.
Control

The collection of activities, financial, operational and otherwise, established by a Board and company management that carry out an organization’s business in an effective and efficient manner, in line with the organization’s approved objectives, goals, and risk appetite.

Control Framework
A model or recognised system of control categories that covers all internal controls expected within an organization.
Control Review
Involves selecting a control and establishing whether it has been working effectively and as described and expected during the period under review.
Cordon
The boundary line of a zone that is determined, reinforced by legislative power, and exclusively controlled by the emergency services from which all unauthorised persons are excluded for a period of time determined by the emergency services.
Corporate Governance
The system/process by which top management of an organization are required to carry out and discharge their legal, moral and regulatory accountabilities and responsibilities.
Corporate Risk
A category of risk management that looks at ensuring an organization meets its corporate governance responsibilities takes appropriate actions and identifies and manages emerging risks.
Corrective Action
Action to eliminate the cause of a non-conformity and to prevent recurrence.
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2002. A European Union directive.
Cost Benefit Analysis
A process (after a BIA and risk assessment) that facilitates the financial evaluation of different strategic BCM options and balances the cost of each option against the perceived savings.Financial technique for measuring the cost of implementing a particular solution and compares that with the benefit delivered by that solution.