Incident Response Simulations

When you want to play a new sport, you don’t just walk out on game day and start playing. It takes practice to learn the game. You need to develop the skills and insights so that you know what to do when you face an opposing team. Practice turns losses into wins. Practice turns unknowable risk into manageable risk.

The same can be said about preparing for a cyber incident. You don’t want the first time you think about cybersecurity to be the same moment you find out you’ve been hacked.


Incident Response Simulations create fully functional teams which respond faster.  That saves time, money, and your reputation.

Fully Functional Incidence Response Teams saves on average 14% of total data breach costs.

Source: Ponemon Insitute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study

Fast response to a data breach can save up to 26% of response costs

Source:  Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study — comparison of breaches discovered within and outside of 100 days.

With Designed Privacy’s Incident Response Simulations, you’ll be prepared when the bad guys attack.

1.  Frame The Crisis: In one session, we will walk you through 2 to 3 scenarios based on threats and threat actors that would be most impactful to your business.

2. Develop the Response: We will work on what actions your organization should take, the order in which you should take those actions, and who is involved in the response to the incident.

3.  Learn from Our Actions: We then prepare for you an after-action report that details what worked well, what didn’t, and what changes need to be made to the incident response plan.

4.  The Follow-Up:  Later, we follow up to see how well the changes have been implemented and coach team members through any questions or challenges that have come up since the simulation.

Example scenarios include:  Malicious Insider Actions; Breach of Sensitive Data; Host Application Compromise; Denial of Service Attack;  Lost / Stolen IT Asset; Ransomware Attack.

Learn More about Our Incident Response Simulations and Overall Digital Health Program