February 10 – CYBER FRIDAY: PREPARING FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT
The fall Cyber Friday series will conclude with the topic, “Designing and Using Security Exercises to Test and Improve Security Programs” on Friday, December 2 at 11:00 AM. To register, please click here.
Cybersecurity plans are developed with the best of intentions, the utmost care, and are stored “on the shelf” ready to go. Are they functional and have they been developed in a manner to deal with typical cyber incidents and attacks? Planning and hoping for the best is one strategy – but not a very effective one. There are a variety of other strategies that will support a stronger program such as penetration testing, external phishing campaigns (ransomware and other), and even physical disruption to the network to trigger the incident response plan. These options, though, require contracting with specialized firms to perform a limited scope of work. Due to cost and scheduling limitations, they are often not practical.
Alternatively, a company can utilize internally developed and managed exercises to test their cyber incident response capabilities for any number of incidents. Exercises provide two important pieces of feedback. First, an exercise will provide valuable information on how well the company’s Incident Response plan functions and secondly, the exercise will test the staff’s knowledge of the plan and their duties within the plan.
This webinar will discuss the basic design of an exercise, available resources and related considerations.
Speaker: Marc Violante, Director, Federal Market Strategies, Wisconsin Procurement Institute
For the full schedule of the Cyber Friday webinars, please click here.
This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.