Cyber Security Simulation Is Feb. 25

Open To The Public

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Chattanooga Technology Council, in partnership with Technology Alliance of Georgia and Technology Councils of North America is bringing together C-level executives, senior management, organizational security and a business continuity "Dream Team" to react on stage via live video streaming to a half-dozen cyber and physical security attacks on a fictional logistics company on Feb. 25. 

Participants can watch and engage via twitter, text and email as the company addresses the public image, legal, technical and liability issues in order to bring the company back to full functionality and mitigate damage to their operation and reputation. There is something to be learned for all business sectors, said officials. 

This event is free to the community with the option to purchase a box lunch. It takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Business Development Center; 100 Cherokee Blvd. Pre-registration is required. Register on the Chattanooga Technology Council website at  https://www.chattanoogatechnologycouncil.org

To see a short promotional film, click this link http://www.cyberexercises.com/tag2014/tlc-promo-short-mp4.html  Do not register via the link in the promotional film or you will be charged. Register via the Chattanooga Technology Council to participate for free.  

Last year's event was described as everything from “a panel discussion on steroids” to “an  immersive experiential knowledge sharing event.” This year, the FBI, GBI, 9-1-1 and local police come together with about three dozen business leaders and legal, HR, PR, risk, liability and security practitioners and role play the “what-if” scenario. The day consists of a morning briefing where just prior to the Simulation, a Scenario Background Document will be made available to all attendees. 

This document contains all of the detail on the events leading up to the moment that the Scenario begins, including information on the attackers and their motives as well as the actions of The Logistics Company. The morning briefing is from 9 a.m.-noon. Lunch break is from 12-1 p.m. The Cybersecurity Simulation occurs from 1-3 p.m. 

The Cybersecurity Simulation prepares for the inevitable by allowing no risk rehearsal and discussion prior to an actual event. There is no way that a simulation can exactly mimic a real event but perfect practice makes perfect real life responses, reduces recovery time and saves money, said officials.  Following the simulation, from 3-4 p.m., there will be a lessons learned de-briefing. 

This is the first time that the Chattanooga Technology Council has participated in this national event. Executive Director Ronna-Renee Jackson says “The Tech Council has intentionally built relationships across the region in order to share resources and this event is a good example of our ability to bring value-added programs to our members and guests.”

Metro Dalton’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 10.4 Percent In July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Dalton’s unemployment rate for July was 10.4 percent, up 1.1 percent from 9.3 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 11.7 percent. The July rate increased as initial claims jumped 111 percent, up by 857 to 1,629 from 772 in June. Most of the increase was due to temporary layoffs in manufacturing. There were ... (click for more)

Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.5 Percent In July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region increased to 8.5 percent in July, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.0 percent in July a year ago. The July rate increase is primarily due to seasonal factors, such as temporary layoffs in educational services and manufacturing. However ... (click for more)

Jordan Williams Named Manager At Bradley SPCA; President Says Group Taking And Placing Animals

Jordan Williams has been named manager for shelter operations at the Bradley County SPCA following the firing of former director Bobby Anderson at a tumultuous meeting on Monday night. Betti Gravelle, president, said, "Jordan has been with the organization since shortly after its inception and is fully prepared to assume leadership in the daily operation of the shelter as well ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Westview Elementary Rampage Under Treatment At Moccasin Bend

The 22-year-old charged with a rampage through Westview Elementary School is under treatment at Moccasin Bend Psychiatric Hospital, officials said. Aaron Roden had been set for his first court appearance on Thursday morning. Attorney Allen Dunn of the public defender's office said the hearing needed to be delayed. A status court appearance will be Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Sheriff ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Coaches Vs. ‘Top 25’ Foes

The long-accepted measuring stick for a college football coach has been his win-loss record, with an after-glance at his win-loss record within his conference. But in Wednesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal, writer David Everson, with the help of Stats LLC, used a much-tougher litmus test when he revealed the records of 65 major-college coaches against opponents that were ... (click for more)