2nd November 2018
About this event...
This activity is designed to explore the decisions that business managers make to protect their organisations from modern-day threats such as hacking and malware attacks. The exercise was initially funded by the National Cyber Security Centre and developed by Lancaster University. It has been further developed by MPS to accurately represent current threats.
The exercise applies equally to organisations of any nature from any sector. On this occasion, up to ten teams of five SASIG delegates each (mixed together at random) will compete against each other. Players will face different scenarios based on real-life situations and current security threats.
Outcomes and impacts are based upon decisions made, at the conclusion everyone will be taken through “the perfect answer”. Prizes worth some pounds will be awarded to the winning team. The exercise was originally designed for senior decision-makers within companies, but it is of equal benefit to all staff with varying roles, levels of management experience and technical knowledge. It creates an immersive experience in which participants use their problem solving, collaboration, leadership and communication skills to protect their mythical company’s reputation, assets and profits.
What should I bring?
- Photo I.D. will be required to gain access to New Scotland Yard.
- Where possible, we hope that several attendees will come from each organisation – security managers accompanied by their marketing, legal, HR, privacy, procurement and supply colleagues. We know that this combination generates energised and productive discussions and leads to better learning.
- Due to the nature of this event it’s unlikely you’ll want to make notes, so please bring just yourself and an eager attitude.