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Registration Closes: October 27, 2023

Overview

Tabletop exercises (TTXs) are a useful tool for testing and building response skills and plans to prepare for a cybersecurity incident before it happens. NRECA will host a live, facilitated online tabletop exercise (TTX) designed specifically to address cooperative communications during a cyber incident response—from determining your internal points of contact and when to communicate with them, to exploring the options for reaching out to your members regarding the cyber incident. Conducted in collaboration with Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), this 4-hour online TTX will utilize NUARI’S DECIDE® platform to simulate a realistic cyber incident and test your system’s communication response.

Registration Closes: October 27, 2023

Who Should Attend

Suitable for all levels of participants, NRECA voting members from across all levels of the co-op are invited to register to participate in this free online exercise. Participants will be asked to select to participate in one of the following roles: C-Suite/Board Member; Management/Leadership; Engineering; IT/Cyber; Other (partners).



What you will Learn

  • Provide an opportunity for leadership to exercise crisis communications response.

  • Enhance your co-op's readiness in effectively managing and communicating during cyber incidents.

  • Guide participants toward maturing communications paths and identifying gaps during crisis response.

  • Explore the boundaries and interdependencies between IT/OT Segmentation related to cyber incident communications response.

  • Build and improve Private/Public partnerships (e.g., Cyber Mutual Assistance, National Guard, NRECA’s Threat Analysis Center.


About this Exercise
  • This TTX is a great follow-on opportunity for those who have participated in NRECA’s previous cyber incident response plan webinars, workshops and TTX but also a great opportunity for those who are looking to test their co-op's communications response during a cyber incident.

 

Accessing the Tabletop Exercise

We will be using MS Teams and NUARI's DECIDE® platform for this TTX. To participate in the Cyber Incident Communications Response Tabletop Exercise, you will need the following:

  • A computer or mobile device with high-speed internet access.

  • Preferred browsers are Chrome, Edge, Firefox. Use of older IE versions, Safari or tablets may impact functionality.

  • Computer speakers or headphones.

Any additional technical requirements will be sent prior to the event. Consider checking with your IT specialist about any possible issues with the above requirements.


Additional Cybersecurity Resources

Co-op Cyber Goals Program
NRECA's Co-op Cyber Goals Program outlines 10 cybersecurity goals aimed at helping co-ops implement fundamental measures to establish a basic level of cybersecurity. By attending this TTX, your co-op can take a step toward completing:

  • Goal 1: Establish a Cybersecurity Point of Contact
  • Goal 6: Leadership Training
  • Goal 8: IT/OT Segmentation
  • Goal 9: Cyber Incident Response Plan
  • Goal 10: Data Backups

NRECA Cybersecurity Resources
Get a high-level overview of NRECA's cybersecurity resources and connect to NRECA experts.


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