Joe, the system administrator, has been asked to calculate the Annual Loss Expectancy (ALE) for a $5,000server, which often crashes. In the past year, the server has crashed 10 times, requiring a system reboot to
recover with only 10% loss of data or function. Which of the following is the ALE of this server?
SLE × ARO = ALE, where SLE is equal to asset value (AV) times exposure factor (EF); and ARO is the
annualized rate of occurrence.
(5000 x 10) x 0.1 = 5000