Cybersecurity Preparedness with NCSC’s Exercise in a Box
Cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses of all sizes. Having a robust plan in place to respond to cyber attacks is no longer optional but a necessity. One tool that can aid in this preparation is the Exercise in a Box, a free online tool from the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) which helps organisations test and practise their response to a cyber attack.
It is completely free and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.
What is NCSC’s Exercise in a Box?
Exercise in a Box is a comprehensive tool designed by the NCSC to help organisations test and practice their response to a cyber attack. It provides a range of exercises based on the main cyber threats, allowing your organisation to practice in a safe environment, at your own pace, and as many times as desired.
This iteration of Exercise in a Box has been piloted with small and medium enterprises, local government and the emergency services, but other private and public sector communities could benefit from using it, depending on their needs.
The tool includes everything you need for setting up, planning, delivery, and post-exercise activity, all in one place. It has been piloted with small and medium enterprises, local government, and emergency services, but other private and public sector communities could also benefit from using it, depending on their needs.
Why Use Exercise in a Box by NCSC?
Having a cybersecurity plan in place is crucial for any business. NCSC’s Exercise in a Box helps improve your cybersecurity posture and readiness by identifying potential vulnerabilities and providing solutions to address them.
Real-Life Case Studies
Several businesses have benefited from using NCSC’s Exercise in a Box. For example, a local government agency was able to identify a major vulnerability in their system and rectify it before it could be exploited, thanks to the tool.
How to Get Started with NCSC’s Exercise in a Box
To use Exercise in a Box you need to register for an account. This enables us to provide you with a tailored report, helping you identify your next steps and pointing you towards the guidance which is most relevant for your organisation.
Once you have registered, you set your profile, pick your exercise(s), and download the materials.
Exercises include the following:
Discussion based exercises
» A phishing attack that leads to a ransomware infection
» Mobile phone theft and response
» Being attacked from an unknown Wi-Fi network
» Insider Threat resulting in a Data Breach
Cyber threat simulation exercises
» A simulation to see if your organisation can locate and stop a mock threat
NCSC’s Exercise in a Box is a valuable tool for any organisation looking to improve its cybersecurity preparedness. By using this tool, businesses can protect themselves against cyber attacks and ensure they are ready to respond effectively if an attack occurs.
Arc System are always available to help
Ready to take your cybersecurity preparedness to the next level? Start using NCSC’s Exercise in a Box today. Contact Arc Systems for more information and support.