This IS a drill! Using tabletop exercises to plan for test security disasters
Track: Security, Records and Data Management
When test security disasters strike, you want to make sure staff and personnel are in the right place, doing the right thing, at the right time. A well-trained test security team has the ability to react swiftly and with confidence, so that the right actions are taken and the situation is resolved.
This is where tabletop exercises come in.
We can take our queue from emergency response and information security personnel who conduct drills to prepare teams in handling crises when they arise. As test security professionals, this may not be a physical drill, as much as it is one of mentally walking through the necessary steps to address a test security situation.
This session will teach participants the techniques of designing and implementing tabletop exercises for their organization. The importance of security breach preparedness will be discussed. A methodology for developing tabletop scenarios will be shared. Participants will then work in teams to identify test security incidents and develop a tactical plan for use in a tabletop exercise.