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Course Details

Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning
NTED Course Number MGT-385
Length 12.00 hours
Delivery Mobile (Non-Resident)
Level Management and Planning
Continuing Education Credits 1.20
The Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning course is designed to introduce cyber to exercise planners to help them recognize the nature and reach of cyber, so they can better help their communities prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. Participants will recognize how cyber can be incorporated into exercises in a meaningful way. Participants will be introduced to cyber topics and how cyber can impact the business operations of an organization and community. Lecture and activities will explore objectives, players, cyber injects and challenges to incorporating cyber into exercises. Participants will be exposed to many possible injects and scenarios that can be used in an exercise. Participants will begin development of a community cyber security tabletop exercise. The Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) will be used to examine the contribution of exercises to a community's overall cyber security posture. This course teaches planning personnel how to include cyber components in their regular planning process. Participants will be given the opportunity to plan cyber components for future community cyber security exercises.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Define "community".
* Define "cyber" and how it impacts daily activities.
* Examine the characteristics that make cyber different.
* Review the CCSMM and how its framework can help identify exercise objectives.
* Identify additional considerations in creating cyber objectives for an exercise.
* Understand what players are needed for an exercise.
* Review the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
* Use HSEEP as guidance to categorize cyber exercises.
* Identify additional resources for exercise planning.
* Identify ways cyber injects can be added to exercises.
* Recognize cyber targets within a community.
* Define storyline development for cyber exercises.
* Recognize concerns, issues and organizations that contribute to scenario development.
* Develop ideas for cyber security scenarios.
* Define a community cyber security exercise.
* Identify how a community cyber security exercise is different from other cyber security exercises.
* Examine the goals, objectives, and recommendations of a specific community cyber security exercise.
NTED Prerequisites
AWR-136: Essentials of Community Cyber Security should be completed before attending this course.
Other Prerequisites
Participants should have an understanding of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and have familiarity with community and organizational exercises. The concepts and ideas delivered in IS-120.a: An Introduction to Exercises from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may prove to be beneficial in preparation for this course.
Target Audience
Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Other, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Protect   -  Cybersecurity
Mitigate  -  Operational Coordination
Mitigate  -  Planning
Mitigate  -  Community Resilience
Mitigate  -  Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment
Mitigate  -  Threats and Hazard Identification
Protect   -  Operational Coordination
Protect   -  Planning
Protect   -  Access Control and Identity Verification
Respond   -  Operational Coordination
Respond   -  Planning
Respond   -  Operational Communications
Respond   -  Situational Assessment
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
MGT-385 Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning
Knowledge Engineering

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