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.”

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