Tabletop exercises are critical to surviving a cybersecurity incident, identifying gaps in your plan - New Cyber24 Podcast



Having an incident response plan is one thing; being able to execute that plan when a crisis hits is a whole different ballgame. Holding regular tabletop exercises will not only help your team prepare for the worst, it will help you identify gaps in your current plan. In this episode of CYBER24, presented by VLCM, we talk with a panel of experts who share their perspective on what makes for an effective tabletop exercise. This is part one of a two-part discussion.

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  • Mike Hussey, executive director of the Utah Dept. of Technology Services and the state CIO
  • Phil Bates, chief information security officer in the Utah Dept. of Technology Services
  • Dan Schuyler, Cybersecurity Solutions Architect, VLCM
  • Anthony Booyse, Channel Sales Engineer Utah & New Mexico, Sophos


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Episode 108: Tabletop exercises are critical to surviving a cybersecurity incident, identifying gaps in your plan

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