As mentioned in a prior posting, FEMA’s Private Sector Division / Office of External Affairs began a new series of tabletop exercises in 2010 as a tool to help private sector organizations advance their organization’s continuity, preparedness and resiliency.

FEMA has continued to present new offerings into this series as a part of the Division’s vigilant efforts to incorporate the private sector across all stages of FEMA’s emergency management mission, to support FEMA’s capabilities, and to enhance national preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation of all hazards.

To date, in 2012, FEMA has released two new table top exercise resources:  (1) The Whole Community: Planning for the Unthinkable Table Top Exercise, and (2) National Level Exercise: Cyber Self-Directed Tabletop 2012.

This latest cyber-related exercise has been developed by FEMA for use by its private sector preparedness partners and is designed to:

  • increase understanding of cyber threat alerts, warnings and information sharing across sectors; and to
  • test and evaluate government-private sector coordinating structures, processes, and capabilities regarding cyber event response and recovery.

This tabletop exercise is an interactive exercise, complete with accompanying facilitator’s notes and scripted video interjections.

Click here for more information and to access this free offering by FEMA.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those risk management team members in your organization.

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