Planning, developing, and executing cyber war game tabletop exercises requires specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Cyber Crisis Management Exercise Professional (C2MEP) certification course provides you the information you need to know to be successful and validates that knowledge through an end of course exam and requirement to submit materials developed during the course. This three-step certification process is the best way to reassure your organization and/or clients you have what it takes to plan, develop, and deliver tabletop exercises designed to validate the organization's incident response and cyber crisis management plans.
Crisis leadership requires a unique set of competencies be called upon as the crisis evolves. During the early phases of a crisis, a leader’s decision making ability helps clearly articulate the crisis and drive activities. Perspective taking by the leader ensures an empathetic mindset focuses on the right audience during the crisis. Unfortunately, leaders often focus attention on the audience that yells the loudest while overlooking the audience most in need of empathy and action.
During a crisis there will be a large number of information sources contributing to possible confusion on behalf of the leader. Effective crisis leaders have acquired the skills to sort through these and identify the most relevant factors then make decisions based on these.
This course teaches crisis leaders about the knowledge needed to be successful at managing a cyber crisis while ensuring bugs in the human hardware don't interfere with this success.
This course couples online training with practical simulations conducted in a separate virtual reality environment.
This course is based on the book, Cyber Crisis Management Planning: How to reduce cyber risk and increase organizational resilience. This course teaches students how to develop a cyber crisis management plan and supporting materials such as quick reference cards, templates, and checklists. It also addresses how to training and organization on the use of a cyber crisis management plan, the essential project management activities involved in leading a project to develop a cyber crisis management plan, and how to plan, develop, and run cyber war game tabletop exercises.
The Cyber Crisis Management Planning Professional (C2MP2) certification is a three-step process: the first step is taking this course, passing the end of course exam, and finally, submitting evidence of materials developed during the course. This rigorous process ensures the integrity of the certification and substantiates your knowledge to the industry.