With evolving cyber security threats nowadays, organizations have invested in multiple technologies and processes for detecting and responding to threats. Still, when it comes to responding to real cyber security incidents, there are still many organizations that fail to make the grade. This is because incident responses may not work as expected when not put to the test. Therefore, cyber attack drills (Cyber Drill) provide a way to test every single element of an effective incident detection and response strategy.
A cyberattack drill is a planned event in which an organization conduct programs such as tabletop exercises, phishing attack simulation and awareness training campaigns to simulate cyberattacks, information security incidents and other types of disruption. Conducting cyberattack drill exercises allow an organization to evaluate preparedness for a particular cyber incident and inform required participants of their roles in the response. A cyberattack drill exercise goes through every aspect of response, from beginning to post-disaster efforts. In the beginning of post-disaster efforts, we evaluate internal resources, any external agencies that may be called upon for assistance and identify which means of communication will be available at the time.
The benefits of Cyberattack drills include:
- Validating its plans to respond to security incidents
- To clarify roles and responsibilities, and document best practices
- Complying with required regulatory requirements
- Identifying security gaps for reflexes against any cyber-attacks scenario.
- Team building and coordination among your organization.
Cyberattack drills are a highly effective way to assess emergency response plans before they are needed in the real world. A well-designed cyberattack drill exercises help team members across the organization to have a better understanding of their current role in an emergency, providing a safer space to think critically about any potential scenarios that could impact the business as usual operations. Cyberattack drills exercises also provide a peace of mind and confidence that the personnel are well-trained and prepared for any critical events, which can exceedingly improve their response times, potentially saving lives and protecting the business from any financial losses.
Our cybersecurity team is equipped to test the organization’s cyber capacity by measuring its ability to detect and respond to a security incident. The service consists of a cyber drill plan that covers different topics, examples templates and reports automated by an advance tool. This will measure the ability of users, IT and security ability to respond timely and appropriately to an incident to minimize the impact. More specifically, Cyberattack simulations are delivered through different scenarios to validate the organization’s readiness.