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Cyber Breach: What if your defenses fail? Designing an exercise to map a ready strategy

November 3, 2016 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center
100 Deer St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Sage Data Security


Every month we read about the latest, the greatest, or “the most significant cyber breach ever.” Companies are jostling to figure out how to manage these challenging cyber security issues – and it’s not just IT that’s scrambling. Cyber incidents affect every aspect of the business, and cyber security has become one of the most pressing issues in crisis and business continuity management today.

In many recent surveys, “C-suite” executives say that their number one concern is a cyber breach or major malware incident. But how do you go about creating this type of exercise that is, frankly, fraught with peril? Very carefully, obviously! The goal of this session is to demonstrate the value of conducting such an exercise to improve your company’s overall readiness. The session will describe how you can go about designing this type of exercise, why it is different from other exercises, and how you can avoid pitfalls and career-limiting moves this topic can lead to.

Topics Covered

  • Discover how a cyber exercise is different from other exercises.
  • Learn about the positive benefits of cyber exercise.
  • Design an exercise that delivers on the stated goal.
  • Determine the eight critical elements that make a cyber exercise work
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