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TRAIN: CYBER CRISIS WAR GAMES 

TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS HOW TO BUILD THEIR OWN TABLETOP CYBER WAR GAMES

Stand out in the crowd by becoming a certified

Cyber Crisis Management Exercise Professional (C²MEP)

An immersion into planning, developing, conducting, and assessing tabletop cyber war games that are aligned to and compliant with the U.S. Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Although there is no such thing as being “HSEEP certified” this course will certify students do indeed understand and apply the FEMA program as it is aligned to the cyber security domain.

The ability to plan, develop, deliver, and assess tabletop war games are essential skills required to validate an organization's incident response and cyber crisis management plans.  Acquiring this certification demonstrates a unique and specialized set of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

OBJECTIVE

An immersion into planning, developing, conducting, and assessing tabletop cyber war games that are aligned to and compliant with the U.S. Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Although there is no such thing as being “HSEEP certified” this course will certify students do indeed understand and apply the FEMA program as it is aligned to the cyber security domain.

VALUE

The ability to plan, develop, deliver, and assess tabletop war games are essential skills required to validate an organization's incident response and cyber crisis management plans.  Acquiring this certification demonstrates a unique and specialized set of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Step 1: Education

C²MEP candidates are required to complete our online course or attend an instructor-led Cyber Crisis Management Exercise Professional Boot Camp.  Both the online course and the 2-day (public course) immersion covers all facets required to pass the certification exam.

2022 WORLD TOUR: C2MEP CERTIFICATION

 

NOTE (1): In the following schedule, the C2MEP course will be the middle day (Wednesday) of a larger 5-day program that includes the C2MP2, C2MEP, and C2MLP.

NOTE (2): SAVE 25% with Early Registration.  Early Registration ends 60 days prior to training start date for the city/location.

NOTE (3): Standard Registration ends 15 days prior to training start date for the city/location.

2022 Schedule

MARCH 7-11, 2022 | LUXEMBOURG | REGISTER
MARCH 14-18, 2022 | LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM | REGISTER
MARCH 21-25, 2022 | OTTAWA, ONTARIO CANADA | REGISTER
APRIL 4-8, 2022 | SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA | REGISTER
APRIL 11-15, 2022 | SINGAPORE | REGISTER
APRIL 18-22, 2022 | BENGALURU, INDIA | REGISTER
APRIL 25-29, 2022 | ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | REGISTER
MAY 9-13, 2022 | SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS USA | REGISTER
MAY 16-20, 2022 | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS USA | REGISTER
MAY 23-27, 2022 | NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK USA | REGISTER
MAY 30-JUNE 3, 2022 | PARIS, FRANCE | REGISTER
JUNE 13-17, 2022 | BERLIN, GERMANY | REGISTER
JUNE 20-24, 2022 | LISBON, PORTUGAL | REGISTER
JULY 11-15, 2022 | ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA USA | REGISTER
JULY 18-22, 2022 |ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA | REGISTER
JULY 25-29, 2022 |LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA USA | REGISTER
AUGUST 15-19, 2022 | DUBLIN, IRELAND | REGISTER
AUGUST 22-26, 2022 | ATHENS, GREECE | REGISTER
AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | REGISTER

Step 2: Exam

Achieve a score of 70% or better on the C²MEP exam

  • 50 multiple choice questions

  • Two hours; delivered on the final day of the boot camp

  • Only material produced by the candidate during the boot camp is permitted as reference material during the exam

  • There is an exam re-take fee of US$149 for students who do not pass the exam on first attempt.

    • One week must pass prior to attempting an exam re-take

Step 3: Evaluation

The materials developed during the three course scenarios will be reviewed and evaluated based on the criteria below. A score of 80% or better is required.

  • Presentation (15% of score)

  • Structure (20% of score)

  • Completeness (30% of score)

  • Content (35% of score)

NOTE: All three of the above steps will be completed during the boot camp. 

 

NOTE: Due to the time required to complete both the exam and the plan evaluation, students are advised to not schedule return flights home prior to 8 p.m.

FOUNDATIONS OF TABLETOP CYBER WAR EXERCISES

  • ​Tabletop Exercises vs. Immersive Simulations

  • Exercise Scope

  • Exercise Design & Development

  • Setting the Foundations​

    • Planning Meetings

    • Concept and SMART Objectives Meeting

    • Initial Planning Meeting

    • Midterm Planning Meeting

    • Master Scenario Events List Meeting

    • Final Planning Meeting

  • Exercise Roles & Responsibilities

  • Exercise Execution & Logistics

  • Exercise Materials​

    • Situation Manual​

    • Player Handbooks

    • Facilitator Guide

    • Exercise Presentation

    • Exercise Evaluation Guide

    • Participant Feedback Form

  • Exercise Conclusion

  • After-Action Reporting

  • Exercise Improvement Planning

DELIVERY

This course is normally delivered as a two-day program.  However, for the 2022 World Tour we will reduce the course duration to one day by providing templates to students that will be customized during training.  Normally, students would be required to build all of the related materials.  Other than that, all aspects of the training remain the same.

OUTCOMES

Both course delivery methods lead to an end of course exam and possible Cyber Crisis Management Exercise Professional (C2MEP) certification.

Cyber Crisis Management Program and Cert

TABLETOP CYBER WAR EXERCISE PRACTICALS

  • Assignment

    • Develop all contents required to build, deliver, and assess an exercise​

  • Practical

    • Serve as facilitator for a given exercise subset

    • Act as observer for a given exercise subset