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Firestorm Takes the Cyber-Crisis Tabletop Exercise Virtual

Firestorm® and partnering industry leaders to lead virtual, cyber-breach crisis exercises

ATLANTA, Ga., November 6, 2015:  In celebration of its 10th anniversary, crisis management leader Firestorm is hosting two, no-fee, cyber-crisis response virtual simulation exercises—the first of their kind in the crisis management industry—on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. EST, or Monday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. EST. The events will be led by Firestorm and include insurance, technology and legal expert panelists from JLT Specialty USA, MIR3 and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

Every business faces escalating cyber-risk. A cyber-breach is a business crisis, not an IT crisis. There are two choices: wait for a cyber-crisis or test plans before a crisis. Boards see this business crisis–risk™ exposure as more than compliance.

These groundbreaking, 90-minute interactive exercises, designed for businesses of all types, will stress- test senior leadership team response in a simulated cyber-crisis.  The panel of experts will guide participants through a series of escalation events, with participants applying their own crisis management and cyber-breach response plans to each stage. The sessions will include a discussion of how their insurance responds to the cyber-crisis and will conclude with a “hot wash” and benchmark analysis of actions taken. The sessions are specifically designed to empower participants to improve their cyber-crisis plans.

“With so much at risk in a cyber-crisis, businesses cannot afford to wait to develop and test response plans. These exercises are a great way to test those plans in a safe, controlled environment that realistically recreates the kind of events and impacts we see every day,” says Firestorm President and COO Jim Satterfield. “With customized cyber breach simulations costing in the tens of thousands and up, Firestorm is providing these no-fee exercises to thank our clients for ten tremendous years in delivering crisis management services. With hundreds of Firestorm clients already scheduled to participate, Firestorm has now extended this unique opportunity to all businesses.”

For more details about the event and to preregister, visit the Firestorm Event webpage.

About Firestorm

FIRESTORM® transforms crisis into value.  The FIRESTORM PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology combines C-Suite level consulting, dynamic software solutions, and proven crisis management expertise to empower clients to create resilient organizations. FIRESTORM is a nationally recognized leader in Crisis Management, Continuity Planning, Critical Decision Support, Crisis Response, Crisis Communications, Crisis Public Relations, and Consequence Management.

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