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On Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Security
24 November, 2017
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Maximum Acceptable Outage (Definition)

The Maximum Acceptable Outage (MAO) is the maximum amount of time a system can be unavailable before its loss will compromise the organization's objectives or survival.

A similar and more standard term for this is the Maxium Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD).

See Also: Maximum Tolerable Downtime.

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