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A guest blog I did a while back.
Avoid problems that will hamper your crisis preparedness down the road by steering clear of these 5 common tabletop exercise mistakes.
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Free webinar on simulation exercises tomorrow May 17th, 2016.
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Check out me recent hurricane tabletop exercise blog.
It’s almost hurricane season in the US and many communities, businesses, and property owners are starting to prepare. How does your organization prepare for hurricane season? Knowing your surroundings and talking to the local emergency management agency to find out the hurricane risks can be a good place to start your planning. Are you close …
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In episode 13 of the PreparedEx podcast, we discuss exercise criteria and provide some examples of exercise criteria and how PreparedEx evaluate using a tool known as Fulcrum. Benchmarking one facility or one area of the business against others essential provides better data and overall understand of where the organization is with respect to readiness. …
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Do you want to take your crisis simulation exercises to the next level? Feel like your Tabletop Exercises have hit the limit in terms their effectiveness and realism? Then you should consider using a SimCell. What’s a SimCell? A SimCell (Simulation Cell) is a location, usually a room, where role players act out various characters …
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Join the TTX Tabletop Exercise group on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8292040
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In episode 14 of the PreparedEx podcast we discuss the development of a hurricane exercise and scenario. We walk through the various stages of creating the objectives and scenario as well as discuss how we put the various multi-media visuals together. Our creative manager, Jenny Svenstrup joins in the conversation which includes how she works …
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From our International Crisis Management Conference in March 2016.
Leo Taddeo, ICMC Boston’s keynote speaker, and Chief Security Officer at Cryptzone, discussed Cyber Incident Response and Crisis Management at the March 31st crisis conference. During his 45 minutes presentation, Leo touched on Cyber Threat Trends, Strategies for Improving Your Incident Response Capability as well as the Sony v. Morgan Stanley Case Studies. Related: PreparedEx …
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Simulation exercises. I'm co-presenting this free webinar on May 17, 2016. Sign up via the link.
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When creating a cybersecurity tabletop exercise to validate the organizations ability to respond and manage a cybersecurity incident, consider the following three exercise goals. Validate Leadership Decision-Making One of the most important functions of a leader in a crisis is to stabilize the situation as much as possible. A very important aspect of crisis leadership …
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Crisis Simulation Exercise Objectives 
One of the most important, if not the most important step, in the design and preparation of an exercise is to determine exercise objective(s).
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Upon completion of the exercise, leave enough time for a hot wash (debrief)
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