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.