Are you ready for your breach? Your chances of having one soon are excellent. It could be a loss of customer data, ransomware, loss of access or information or any number of issues. The number of major cyber-breaches that have occurred in the last 12 months is mind-boggling. The Equifax hack alone affected over 143 million Americans; that number represents all of the people working in the labor force! In spite of all of these incidents, few companies have serious plans for how they will respond to the impact of an actual cyber breach – and even fewer stress-test those plans. Such exercises force real-time situation analysis and decision-making in much the same way that a fire drill does, while recognizing that cyber incidents are infinitely more complicated.
This workshop shows Business Continuity Planners, Crisis Managers, and their IT counterparts how to stage a cyber breach exercise that will test preparedness, surface “hidden” circumstances, and sharpen the responsiveness of everyone from top executives to front-line business managers and technologists.
Attend this session and learn how to go about developing a realistic cyber exercise that will challenge the Crisis Management Team, the technology staff, and the business units. You will leave this workshop having thought out some key aspects of a cyber tabletop exercise, feeling better prepared to develop the exercise (and perhaps a bit more paranoid).
- What a cyber exercise is – and what it isn’t.
- Eight critical elements that make a cyber exercise work.
- What happens when everything quits working.
- Cyber breach exercise design principles.
When faced with a fast moving and potentially catastrophic incident, what will make the difference in your ability to respond rapidly and effectively? Every organization is dealing with this issue as our current threats escalate in intensity and frequency. Ransomware, malware, Denial of Service attacks and cyber intrusions of all kinds have placed the laser beam spotlight on how effective we are as an organization in the first few moments and hours of a crisis.
The “Golden Hour” term was first described by R. Adams Cowley, MD, when he recognized that the sooner trauma patients reached definitive care – particularly if they arrived within 60 minutes of being injured – the better their chances of survival. It may sound like an odd comparison, but take a second look. What your company does in those first few minutes and hour(s) makes all the difference in the world. To do that, the first thing you need is a sound assessment and communication process and a crisis management team that knows their roles and responsibilities.
This fast-paced general session presentation will cover what you need to have in place to make that first hour truly golden for your organization.
- What is the “Golden Hour?”
- Four Things You Need To Make the Most of Your Golden Hour
- Situational Awareness
- Assessment Process
- Know your “feeders”
- Exercise, exercise, exercise
- Wild Card