When developing a disaster recovery plan, the criteria for determining the acceptable downtime
should be the:
annualized loss expectancy (ALE).
service delivery objective.
quantity of orphan data.
maximum tolerable outage.
The recovery time objective is determined based on the acceptable downtime in case of a
disruption of operations, it indicates the maximum tolerable outage that an organization considers
to be acceptable before a system or process must resume following a disaster. Choice A is incorrect,
because the acceptable downtime would not be determined by the annualized loss expectancy
(ALE). Choices B and C are relevant to business continuity, but they are not determined by