Annualised Loss Exposure or Expectancy (ALE)

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1. Annualised Loss Exposure or Expectancy (ALE) is the total amount of money that an organization will lose (exposed) in one year if nothing is done to mitigate the risk.
BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 2: Risk Analysis & Review CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 2: Risk Analysis & Review CL 1D: Foundation (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. A Risk Management method of calculating loss based on a value and level of frequency.

(Source: Emergency Planning College. United Kingdom. Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS))