Spring World 2018

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Spring Journal

Volume 31, Issue 1

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 15:10

You’re Next! Get Ready by Conducting a Cyber Breach Exercise at DRJ Spring 2018



The number of major cyber-breaches that have occurred in the past few 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 workshop to learn how to go about developing a realistic cyber exercise that will challenge the Crisis Management Team, technology staff and business units. You’ll leave having with some key aspects of a cyber tabletop exercise and feeling better prepared to develop the exercise (and perhaps a bit more paranoid).

Topics Covered

  • 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.


SPRING WORLD 2018 DRJ presents our 58th Conference! – March 25 – 28, 2018  @drjournal

Join us at DISNEY’S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT IN SUNNY ORLANDO, FLORIDA http://www.drj.com/springworld2018/