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This IS a Drill! Using tabletop exercises to plan for test security disasters

Track: Security, Records and Data Management

Session Number: 4083
Date: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description:

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.

Session Type: Concurrent Session

Additional Presenters: We have a total of 3 presenters for this 60 minute session. The first presenter will discuss the concepts of tabletop exercises and where they fit into the test security process. The second presenter will provide a case study of how tabletop exercises are used within their organization. The 3rd presenter will discuss further applications of tabletop exercises and facilitate a short group exercise.
Session Type: Concurrent Session

Additional Presenters: We have a total of 3 presenters for this 60 minute session. The first presenter will discuss the concepts of tabletop exercises and where they fit into the test security process. The second presenter will provide a case study of how tabletop exercises are used within their organization. The 3rd presenter will discuss further applications of tabletop exercises and facilitate a short group exercise.