The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) improves cybersecurity readiness, protection, and incident response capabilities of Member States by conducting CyberDrills at the regional and international levels. A CyberDrill is an annual event during which cyber-attacks, information security incidents, or other types of disruptions are simulated in order to test an organization’s cyber capabilities, from being able to detect a security incident to the ability to respond appropriately and minimize any related impact. Through a CyberDrill, participants are able to validate policies, plans, procedures, processes, and capabilities that enable preparation, prevention, response, recovery, and continuity of operations.
To date, the ITU has organized more than 29 CyberDrill events around the world to enhance cybersecurity capacity and capabilities through regional collaboration and cooperation.
The main objectives of this CyberDrill are as follows:
- Provide situational awareness to key public and private sector participants who lead their firms, organizations, or jurisdictions during a cyber disruption;
- Bring the CERT/CIRT/CSIRT community together in a unified exercise to build global response and recovery capabilities;
- Test operational resiliency key concepts across CSIRT/CIRT/CERT community;
- Identify, exercise, and foster the improvement of processes, procedures, interactions and information sharing mechanisms that exist or should exist among CERTs/CSIRTs, SOCs, agencies, public bodies, and across regional organizations responsible for crisis management and regulatory bodies;
- Exercise coordination mechanisms, information sharing efforts, the development of shared situation awareness, and decision-making procedures of the cybersecurity community during cyber events; and,
- Raise awareness of other cyber exercise initiatives.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
|||The regional dialogues, webinars, and trainings are open to national CIRTs/CSIRTs, Ministries, regulators, telecommunication operators, academia and educational institutions, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and design institutes, software developers and other interested stakeholders of the ITU Member States, and Sector Members.
The exercises are open only for National/Governmental CIRTs/CSIRTs and each registered country will be represented by one team consisting minimum of two (2) participants and maximum of four (4) participants.
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