Executive Briefing and Awareness Session (EBAS)

We have trained over 750 organizations including:

Specially designed for Business Executives and Board of Directors

Understand the Real Threats & Risks to your organisation

Focuses on the business and sector-relevant challenges

Delivered by FTSE 100 CISO with over 20 years' experience

Cybersecurity Executive Briefing and Awareness Session 

Given the facts, the business focus and taxonomy must shift from an IT and security narrative to that of resiliency. The CEO, senior management and board must be asking if their business is prepared for and able to carry on business operations during and after a cyber crisis. To survive and even grow your business, an organisation must put cyber resiliency at the heart of its cyber and digital strategy.

Cyber Management Alliance’s Executive Briefing and Awareness Session (EBAS) is specially designed for executive management, CEOs and boards of directors, engaging them in a business context to help explain the threats and risks from cyber-attacks, and providing them with simple, tactical and strategic steps to help improve their resilience to reputation-damaging cyber crises.

A cyber-crisis is often invisible and near impossible to detect in the early stages. In many cyber-attacks, by the time a business detects the attack it is often too late. The data has been stolen, the newspapers know about your attack, and your customers are worried about their personal data being in the hands of criminals.

Session Details

The Executive Briefing and Awareness Session is structured around key topics and based on our experience with clients from different sectors around the globe. However, it is flexible and can be tailored to the type of audience and business.  

  • The CEO and Board: we understand that time is a rare commodity for executives, like the CEO and board members. To that extent, the EBAS session lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.
  • The Senior Executive: a typical EBAS session lasts between 2 and 3 hours, and includes one 15 minute break.


Target Audience

CEOs, Chairpersons

Business Unit/Division Heads

Legal Counsels

Directors/Heads of Sales & Marketing

HR Directors


Communications/PR Directors

Board members, Non-Executive Directors (NED)


In almost every situation we recommend at least one pre-workshop, 2-hour preparation session to ensure that we have a good understanding of the purpose, requirements and key outcomes of the session.

During this session, we also aim to understand the attendees, their vision and objectives, and the unique challenges the business is facing in the current environment.

Where the session needs to be tailored to bespoke requirements, we will work with the client to ensure the session meets their requirements.

      • Non-technical, business focused
      • Delivered by a leading cyber and privacy practitioner
      • Highly engaging delivery tailored to the type of audience
      • Focuses on the business and sector-relevant challenges
      • One-to-one, private sessions

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EBAS - Workshop Structure

The Executive Briefing and Awareness Session structure is based on our experience with a broad range of clients from different sectors. This can be customised as per your requirements.





·     Introductions - why we are here

·     Objectives and outcomes

Business Impact – Fact or Fiction

·     Providing a pragmatic fact-based insight into the real and present threat from cyber-attacks

·     Case studies – non-technical analysis of the business impact of attacks

Threats & Risks:

The Agents of Chaos

·     Discuss the importance of threat actors, their motivation and the role of threat actors in scenario planning and risk management

Threats & Risks:

The Protection Fallacy

·     Discuss and propose a better way than simply focusing on protect

Threats & Risks:

The Privileged User

·     Insights and examples into the importance and relevance of privileges, and users with privileges

Threats & Risks:

The Golden Hour

·     The relevance and significance of the Golden Hour and critical insights into what you can do to increase your chances of managing a crisis with little negative impact

What Would You Do?

·     An interactive “What Would You Do?” session based on one or more attack scenarios

Takeaways & Recommendations

·     A summary of what the business must focus on to improve its cyber resilience and overall maturity

Close & FAQ

Learning Objectives

  • List key benefits of focusing on cyber resilience.
  • Describe the simple steps and strategies a business can introduce to improve organisational cyber resilience, speed of detection and speed of response.
  • Discuss the importance of privileges and credentials, and their role in maturing an organisation’s cyber security and resiliency posture.
  • Explain the business impact of cyber-attacks on under-prepared organisations.
  • Discuss the importance of knowing about business-specific threat actors and their motives, and its importance in cyber risk management.
  • Explain the importance of visibility and the key strategies to ensure an organisation is better prepared for the Golden Hour.

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Executive Business Awareness and Cyber Crisis Management Sessions


Standard Session


A focus on the sector-relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats and risks to your sector

Highlighting the importance of privileges and credentials

Highly engaging delivery tailored to the audience

Estimated duration 30 - 45 mins

Suitable for C-Level and Exec leadership team.

Bespoke Session


A focus on the business-relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats & risks to the organisation

Highlighting organisation-specific threat actors and their motives

A discussion on key strategies to ensure your organisation is better prepared

Estimated duration 180 mins

Ransomware Exercise


For both Executives and Senior Leadership teams

A focus on your business relevant challenges

Focus on the real threats of a Ransomware attack on your organisation

Verbal simulation of a Ransomware cyber attack

Estimated duration 60 - 120 mins

Tabletop Exercise


Detailed Planning

Management discussion & review of their actions & decisions

Realistic business-impacting scenario

Verbal simulation of the cyber-crisis scenario

Estimated duration 60 - 120 mins

Programme Facilitator

Amar Singh is a Certified Cybersecurity Trainer. Amar has a long history and experience in data privacy and information security training. He has served as CISO for various companies, including News International (now News UK), SABMiller, Gala Coral, Euromoney and Elsevier. Amongst various other activities, Amar is a Global Chief Information Security Officer and Trusted Advisor to a number of organisations including a FTSE100 firm, and is chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Group. He also founded the not-for-profit cybersecurity service for charities, Give01Day and is an Executive to the Board of the National MBA in Cyber Security.


Amar has the highest integrity, has been trusted by FTSE100 companies with some of the most sensitive commercial information and has been involved with highly sensitive forensic investigations.

He has the ability to deal with both technically-astute, board-level executives and lead an organisation's information security direction. Apart from his experience and abilities, Amar holds a number of industry-recognised certifications, such as the ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer, MoR, CRISC and CISSP certification.

Amar is an industry-acknowledged expert and public speaker and is regularly invited to speak and share his insights by some of the largest and most respected organisations in the world including The BBC, The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, The Financial Times, SC Magazine, InfoSec Magazine, Computer Weekly, The Register and the AlJazeera English Channel.


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