Practice to Prevent: Creating and Delivering IR Tabletop Exercises

Wednesday, May 15 | 11:00AM–12:00PM CT | Montreux, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Annual tabletop exercises are often required by incident response plans. While some institutions may see this as a compliance box that needs to be checked, these exercises are an opportunity to identify gaps, improve processes, increase performance, and build high-functioning teams. At Penn State, we have leveraged tabletop exercises not only to positively impact incident response but also to develop teams that can work closely to address the complexities that arise during an actual incident. Learn how we create scenarios, manage the exercises, measure success, and learn from failures.

Outcomes: Leverage our strategies to build and deliver your own tabletop exercises * Understand the correlation between practice and execution * Develop opportunities to build resiliency into your IR activities


  • Richard Sparrow

    Global Chief Information Security Officer, New York University

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  • Practice to Prevent Creating and Delivering IR Tabletop Exercises

    Updated on 11/26/2019