Incident Simulation - Advanced Testing for Cyber Resilience and Business Continuity Plans

Incident Simulation

Simulating the impact and the environment in which it occurs creates the most realistic test for business continuity and cyber incident response plans.  Performing an incident simulation provides a stress test for your business continuity plans and also provides the insight into your overall level of resilience.

Incident simulation provides the highest level of assurance that your business continuity and incident management plans are fit-for-purpose and that they will prove sufficient to manage a real incident. During an incident simulation participants are exposed to the levels of impact that are likely to occur under a chosen incident scenario.

The only way to ensure that your plans will really work is to subject them to the stresses and strains that would be encountered during a real-life crisis situation. Impact simulation enhances approaches to exercising and testing by making the scale of impact and the accompanying uncertainties and ambiguities that occur during an actual incident easier to replicate. To perform an incident simulation it's often necessary to introduce some technology support to help drive and mimic specific types of incident

Simulating the impact and the environment in which it occurs creates the most realistic test for business continuity and cyber incident response plans.  Performing an incident simuluation provides a stress test for your business continuity plans and also provides the insight into your overall level of resilience.

Types of Incident Simulation

An incident simulation focusses on re-creating a specific level of impact on a particular resource. The the approach to the test can differ according to the type of incident simulation being performed