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Wargaming Event for CISOs

  • Alpine Security 7 Eagle Center, Suite B-5 O'Fallon, IL, 62269 United States (map)

Alpine Security is hosting a free 3-hour cyber wargame for CISOs on November 13, 2018.


The life of a modern day CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) is getting increasingly more complex and demanding. CISO decisions have a very high degree of impact on their businesses. They are asked to adapt to ever-changing business needs, often with few resources and small budgets. Cyber attacks are constantly on the rise and are becoming increasingly more difficult to prevent. The advent of game changers like mobile apps, social media, cloud computing and the likes have breathed new meaning into the risk landscape. And the ever-growing list of new regulations and compliance needs are adding further complexity to the environment.

One way for CISOs to stay ahead of the game and hone their skills is by means of cyber wargaming. Cyber wargames allow CISOs to test and refine incident response processes and defense tactics, improve current practices and prepare for cyber attacks.

What are Cyber Wargames, and why should you do them?


Wargames, in their traditional sense, are military exercises or simulations carried out to test and improve strategies and tactical expertise. The practice goes back hundreds of years and is still an essential tool in the military. Inspired by these military exercises, wargaming is now becoming increasingly popular in business and commercial settings. Exercises are adapted to the needs and structure of the specific organization, allowing the participants to practice and refine tactical strategies with minimal risk.

Similarly, cyber wargames simulate incidents and situations that must to be responded to and resolved tactically. Cyber wargame exercises can take many forms and can be conducted at various levels depending on the nature and complexity of the scenarios. From “Paper drills” or tabletop exercises to full-scale live simulations, cyber wargames can consist of a single and relatively simple scenario, or a complex combination of situations that involve a multitude of different aspects within an organization. The duration of a cyber wargame can vary from a few hours to spanning several weeks.

The benefits of cyber wargames to CISOs are numerous: By presenting CISOs with realistic training scenarios and testing their reactions to different situations, cyber wargames can serve as a strategic tool to assess their ability to effectively handle an incident and help them prepare for real-world events. Wargames can help identify gaps in current incident response processes, enable foresight and can be used to create better proactive and reactive strategies. By challenging their skills and thinking, wargames can bring forth and hone the capabilities and strengths of the CISO and help them stay ahead of the game. And cyber wargames present a safe environment in which the CISO can learn from their mistakes.

About the event

In this wargame, we will tackle a single scenario in a table top exercise. The scenario is to be resolved within three hours.

When: Tuesday November 13, 8:30 am to 12 pm. We meet at 8:30 am for breakfast and introductions. The wargame starts at 9:00 and runs until 12.

Location: Alpine Security, 7 Eagle Center, Suite B-5, O’Fallon, IL 62269

The event is free.

For more information, or to register for the event, please contact us at or call (618) 207-4636.