ITU Led Table Top Exercise

Cyber Crisis Preparedness & Management in the Financial Sector
18th January, The Pavilion at Dubai World Trade Centre
10:30 – 13:00

The tabletop exercise will be a role-playing simulation of a cyber-attack targeting a financial institution. The participants will be divided into teams representing different departments of the financial institution, as well as national and sectoral CIRTs. The facilitator will present a scenario of the cyber-attack, and the participants will work together to respond to the attack. The exercise will be designed to test the participants' ability to:

  • Identify and assess the threat
  • Activate the incident response plan
  • Communicate effectively with each other and with external stakeholders
  • Make timely and informed decisions
  • Recover from the attack


The tabletop exercise will provide the participants with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the different roles and responsibilities involved in crisis management of cyber attacks
  • Practice their skills in responding to cyber attacks
  • Identify areas where their organization can improve its cyber security posture
  • Build relationships with other stakeholders involved in cyber security

Target audience

The target audience for the tabletop exercise includes:

  • Representatives from the financial institution
  • Representatives from national and sectoral CIRTs
  • Representatives from other relevant organizations, such as law enforcement, regulators, and insurance companies

Prerequisites :

Participants to bring their own device (laptop) for active participation 

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