Our firm, EMS Solutions, designs and facilitates around 100 exercises per year. Over the past year, we have developed some pretty fascinating cyber security exercises. Just a few years ago, a cyber security event, information security incident, or data breach seemed like a “one off,” something a bit more unusual. Fast-forward to today and it seems like these incidents have turned into “a breach-a-day.” Sony, Target, Home Depot, and eBay are just a few of the recent big-name data breaches. Alas, it appears this is unlikely to abate anytime soon.

One of the ways you can prepare and advance the thinking on managing this type of incident is to conduct a cyber security exercise. Attend this session and learn how to go about developing a realistic cyber security exercise that will challenge the Incident (Crisis) Management team, the technology staff, and the business units. Leave this workshop with a draft of a cyber security tabletop exercise under your arm, feeling better prepared (and perhaps a bit more paranoid).

I will be doing this workshop at the January 29, 2015 BRMA meeting in San Francisco. For information to attend, go to the website for more details.

Topics Covered

  • What do you need to consider when designing a cyber security exercise?
  • Who should be involved in the planning?
  • What should be in your exercise plan?
  • How can you challenge everyone, not just the “techies”?