- 1 International Definitions
- 2 National Definitions
- 3 Standard Definitions
- 4 Other Definitions
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
It is carried out for the purpose of training and evaluation. It may be a combined, joint, or single service exercise, depending on participating organizations.
Exercises provide an effective tool for testing incident response plans; validating policies, plans, and procedures; identifying vulnerabilities and reporting requirements; assessing risk and preparedness; discovering interdependencies and response gaps; creating a shared perspective and buy-in among diverse stakeholders; and building a common understanding of roles and responsibilities. An exercise may also be referred to as a simulation, seminar, tabletop, drill, or wargame.
Specifically exercises will seek to validate training undertaken and the procedures and systems within emergency or business continuity plans.
Also called drill or tabletop exercise.
- Exercises can be used for: validating policies, plans, procedures, training, equipment, and inter-organizational agreements; clarifying and training personnel in roles and responsibilities; improving inter-organizational coordination and communications; identifying gaps in resources; improving individual performance; and identifying opportunities for improvement, and controlled opportunity to practice improvisation.
- A test is a unique and particular type of exercise, which incorporates an expectation of a pass or fail element within the goal or objectives of the exercise being planned.
Exercises can be used to validate plans and procedures, and to practice prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.
Les exercices peuvent être utilisés pour évaluer l’efficacité des plans et procédures et pour mettre à l’épreuve les capacités de prévention, d’atténuation, de préparation, d’intervention et de rétablissement.
- NATO Glossary AAP-06(2014)
- Australian Emergency Management Glossary, Emergency Management Australia (1998)
- Vocabulaire de la gestion des urgencies/Emergency Management Emergency Management Vocabulary 281 (2012)
- IT Emergency and Crisis Exercises in Critical Infrastructures, BMI - Federal Ministry of the Interior (2007)
- Quadro Nacional de Referência para a Cibersegurança
- QATAR National Cyber Security Strategy (May 2014)
- الاستراتيجية الوطنية للأمن السيبراني QATAR NCSS - Arabic version (May 2014)
- Cabinet Office, Glossary - Revision to Emergency Preparedness 2011
- Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Toolkit (Glossary), US Department of Homeland Security
- CDC Drinking water advisory communication toolbox
- Joint Publication 1-02: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2016)
- NIST Glossary
- ISO 22300:2012(en) Societal security — Terminology
- ISO 22301:2012 Societal security -- Business continuity management systems --- Requirements
- Province of Ontario’s Emergency Management Glossary of Terms