Capability can be viewed as the ability to perform actions. Capability is often used in an interchangeable way with capacity.
- 1 Definitions
- 1.1 European Definitions
- 1.2 Other International Definitions
- 1.3 National Definitions
- 1.4 Other Definitions
- 1.5 Standard Definition
- 2 See also
- 3 Notes
Other International Definitions
For purposes of the CSIRT Services Framework, the capabilities can either be defined as the broader Services or as the requisite Functions. The capability measures “How good” the service can be delivered, how extensive or deep a malware sample can be analyzed. Capability is often referred to as proficiency or maturity and is used synonymously.
Comment: Capacity may include infrastructure and physical means, institutions, societal coping abilities, as well as human knowledge, skills and collective attributes such as social relationships, leadership, and management. Capacity also may be described as capability. Capacity assessment is a term for the process by which the capacity of a group is reviewed against desired goals, and the capacity gaps are identified for further action.
In capability-based planning, a capability includes the following elements: planning, organization and leadership, personnel, equipment and systems, training, and
exercises, evaluations and corrective actions. It may also include other elements that can be tailored to specific needs and contexts.
These tasks involve specific combinations of resources (e.g. material or information systems), people (e.g. civilians, members of the armed forces) and methods (e.g. procedures, plans, training exercises and public-private partnerships). Capabilities can help to reduce the likelihood and/or impact of one or more threats. They cover the entire spectrum of prevention, preparation, response, control and recovery.
Het gaat hierbij om bepaalde combinaties van middelen (bijv. materiaal of informatiesystemen), mensen (civiel, militair, et cetera) en methoden (zoals procedures, plannen, oefenen, PPS-verbanden). Capaciteiten helpen de kans en/of de impact van een of meerdere dreigingen te reduceren. Capaciteiten kunnen het totale spectrum van preventie, preparatie, respons, repressie en nazorg beslaan.
Capacity may include infrastructure and physical means, institutions, societal coping abilities, as well as human knowledge, skills and collective attributes such as social relationships, leadership and management. Capacity also may be described as capability. Capacity assessment is a term for the process by which the capacity of a group is reviewed against desired goals, and the capacity gaps are identified for further action (UNISDR, 2009).
- FIRST CSIRT Framework Version 1.1
- 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Geneva, Switzerland, May 2009.
- 2009 UNDRR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction in Chinese
- Australia AS NZS 5050 (2010)
- Vocabulaire de la gestion des urgencies/Emergency Management Emergency Management Vocabulary 281 (2012)
- Stratégie Nationale de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes – Madagascar (2014)
- Strategia naţională de apărare 2017
- Definition under development
- National Safety and Security Strategy - Findings report, MinV&J/NCTV
- Strategie Nationale Veiligheid - Bevindingenrapportage
- Glossary - Revision to Emergency Preparedness, Cabinet Office (2012)
- DHS Risk Lexicon 2010 Edition, September 2010
- NIST Glossary/NISTIR 8011 Vol I.
- Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy and Results Framework 2014-2024
- ICDRM/GWU Emergency Management Glossary of Terms. The Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management (ICDRM) at the George Washington University, Washington DC.