A stark reality of today’s world is that businesses and organizations must constantly defend against relentless attempts to steal their computer data or damage their systems. Few, however, have serious plans for how they will respond to the impact of an actual 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 Incident (Crisis) Management Team, the technology staff, and the business units. 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 you need to consider when designing a cyber exercise.
- Who you should involve in exercise planning.
- What you should include in your exercise plan.
- How to challenge everyone, not just the “techies.”