Testing and measuring your Organisation’s Cyber Incident Response Plans and Breach Readiness Maturity
The Cyber Incident Response Tabletop Scenario Exercises designed and run by CM-Alliance is a unique blend of verbal and visual simulation along with interactive discussions on an agreed cyber-attack scenario relevant to the organisation.
Our cyber incident response tabletop scenario exercises are:
We are a UK Government Crown Commercial Service Supplier (G-Cloud 12) and the Cyber Crisis Tabletop exercise is listed on Gov.uk Digital Marketplace.
“Documents that have never been read, procedures that have never been practiced, checklists that have never been verified are as useful and functional as having a brand-new mobile phone with no charging cable or power adaptor.”
Amar Singh, CEO, Cyber Management Alliance Ltd
Remote or Onsite Exercise? We can run a full cyber incident response tabletop scenario exercise either remotely or onsite.
The only way you can determine if your incident response plans will work during a real crisis is to test them with a tabletop exercise. At CM-Alliance, we believe that practice makes perfect when it comes to cyber crisis management. Running practice cyber scenario response workshops:
We are one of the world’s leading independent cyber incident & crisis management authorities and creators of several courses and workshops in cyber incident response and planning, playbooks and crisis management.
Benefits of partnering with CM-Alliance to host your testing tabletop exercises include;
"I would recommend Cyber Management Alliance’s tabletop workshops to anyone genuinely interested in being on top of their cyber incident response strategies. The format and style of conducting the entire workshop is what I found a lot of value in. Most importantly, the scenarios on which the workshop was based were relevant to the business, making the exercise a great investment of time and resources."
Mudassar Ulhaq - Chief Information Officer - Director
Waverton Investment Management, London, UK
We take a structured approach to planning and running our tabletop exercises and have a straightforward process.
The image below describes, step-by-step, how we approach our cyber testing workshops
After the tabletop exercise based on a data breach tabletop exercise template you receive a formal executive summary and report that contains:
We offer both management focused and technical tabletop exercises and recommend the following participants for both audiences:
If relevant, representatives from key service providers
"The CCTE and corresponding audit conducted by Cyber Management Alliance Ltd was expertly delivered and has given us insights to reinforce our cyber strategy by continuing to help build the picture of where we were, where we are now and our next focussed steps. We will be engaging CM-Alliance on an annual basis."
Neil Mallon - Strategic Technology Leader
Aster Group UK
"Cyber Management Alliance Ltd assigned their top and experienced security consultants to deliver our requirements. The consultants worked closely with my team and conducted output focused workshops to then plan, produce and conduct deeply engaging tabletop exercises. CM-Alliance's methodology and approach helped extract the most relevant information and data to enable them to construct highly relevant attack scenarios.
Both the technical and executive tabletop sessions conducted by Cyber Management Alliance Ltd met all our objectives. The attendees from both the sessions were impressed with the facilitation and the outcome driven approach and left the participants more informed and aware of the response processes and procedures."
IT Compliance Manager
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd.
We are one of the world’s leading independent cyber incident & crisis management authority offering advisory services, executive training, and bespoke workshops in all aspects of cyber crisis management, incident planning, incident-response testing and tabletop exercises.
We are the creators of the internationally acclaimed UK-Government’s NCSC-Certified, Cyber Incident Planning and Response (CIPR) course and have trained attendees from organisations including the United Nations, UK Ministry of Defence, several UK Police Forces, NHS Trusts, European Central Bank, Swiss National Bank, Microsoft, Ernst and Young and many others.