CSIRT: Computer Security Incident Response Teams. (DHS, NIPP 2006, p. 101)
Cyber Security: “The prevention of damage to, unauthorized use of, or exploitation of, and, if needed, the restoration of electronic information and communications systems and the information contained therein to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Includes protection and restoration, when needed, of information networks and wireline, wireless, satellite, public safety answering points, and 911 communications systems and control systems.” (DHS, NIPP2006, p. 103)
Damage Assessment: The process utilized to determine the magnitude of damage and the unmet needs of individuals, businesses, the public sector, and the community caused by a disaster or emergency event.
Damage Classification: Evaluation and recording of damage to structures, facilities, or objects according to three (or more) categories:
“Severe Damage” - which precludes further use of the structure, facility, or abject for its intended purpose.
“Moderate Damage” - or the degree of damage to principal members, which precludes effective use of the structure, facility, or object for its intended purpose, unless major repairs are made short of complete reconstruction.
“Light Damage” - such as broken windows, slight damage to roofing and siding, interior partitions blown down, and cracked walls; the damage is not severe enough to preclude use of the installation for the purpose for which it was intended. (U.N. 1992, 19)
Declaration: The formal action by the President to make a State eligible for major disaster or emergency assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.