Mutual Assistance Agreement (Definition)

A Mutual Assistance Agreement or MAA is an arrangement between two or more companies such that each will assist the other in the event of a disaster, typically by sharing computing resources.

Care should be taken in such agreements to ensure that the two companies are unlikely to be victims of the same disaster. e.g. they should not be too physically close to each other or lie on the same earthquake fault zone.

If you are an industry professional, consider subscribing to the free Risky Thinking Newsletter for articles, insights, and commentary on risk, business continuity, and security. It's low volume: we don't send out the newsletter unless there is something interesting to say!

Errors or Omissions? Contact us and let us know!