Glossary

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Data

See Electronic information.

Deed of Confidentiality

An undertaking by an individual to comply with confidentiality obligations.

Delegate

A person authorised by another person to act on their behalf. In most cases, a delegate is a senior person authorised to act on an agency head’s behalf.

Denial of service

Deliberate compromise of availability of information technology systems.

Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)

Planning and implementation of procedures for the recovery of essential systems that have a significant impact on an agency’s ability to deliver its key outcomes. DRPs may be the first part of a business continuity plan.

Document

Anything on which information is recorded by any means, including words, symbols, images or electro-magnetic impressions.

Double enveloping

The use of two unused opaque envelopes (an inner and an outer envelope) to help protect protectively marked information in transit from unauthorised access and, in the event of unauthorised access, provide evidence of this to the recipient.

DSAP

Designated Security Assessment Position

Duress alarm

An alarm that enables people to call for a security or police presence in response to a threatening incident.