The purpose for a criticality analysis

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When the Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD), Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) targets have been established for each process, all of the processes can be compared to each other based upon these criteria. The point of the criticality analysis is to identify which processes in the organization are the most critical, based upon the objective measures that have been identified thus far in the Business Impact Assessment.

– From an upcoming book on data security

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