A stark reality of today’s world is that businesses 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 while recognizing that cyber incidents are infinitely more complicated than other events.
Regina Phelps, an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic and contingency planning, will be leading a half-day workshop at the Secure360 Twin Cities pre-conference on Monday, May 15 from 12:30-4:30 PM. 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.
Attendees will 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. They will leave this workshop having thought out some key aspects of a cyber tabletop exercise, with knowledge of the seven essentials to designing a cyber exercise, and a new focus on business impact, reputation and brand management.
More about Regina Phelps
Since 1982, Phelps has provided consultation, training and speaking services to clients on four continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a business continuity and crisis management consulting firm. Phelps’ niche includes incident management team development, pandemic planning, emergency operations center (EOC) design and the development of emergency exercises for large global companies. She has spoken widely on numerous business continuity and crisis management topics and is the author of three books on exercise design.
Don’t miss this fantastic pre-conference session with Phelps! You can register for Secure360 Twin Cities 2017 here.