Building & Conducting a Cyber Exercise

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – December 5, 2017 – MHA Consulting, Inc. (MHA), a leader in Business Continuity Planning, announced that its January webinar, Building & Conducting a Cyber Exercise, scheduled for January 10, 2018, will feature industry expert Richard Long, Senior Advisory Consultant at MHA Consulting. Richard will be discussing how to build and conduct a cyber exercise that will enhance the maturity and recoverability of your organization. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on this important topic.

“At  MHA, we are dedicated to helping our clients understand the impacts of downtime on their company, and to develop strategies and plans based on that knowledge,” said Richard Long. “I am looking forward to this opportunity to share some advice and practical solutions to building an effective cyber exercise.”


Have you ever considered conducting a cyber exercise? A cyber exercise can be quite different from the usual disaster recovery exercise and there are some things you should consider when undertaking such an endeavor. Do you hold regular disaster recovery exercises to heighten team sophistication and maturity? Performing a cyber exercise, especially leveraging known weaknesses and gaps, should provide appropriate stress-inducing behavior rather than a game mentality. Exercises are about simulating a real event and identifying weaknesses and gaps in your technical and management capability.

  • What questions you should ask to determine if you need to conduct a cyber exercise
  • Who should be involved in the exercise
  • What is the appropriate mix of actual recovery vs. tabletop
  • How to plan – but not over plan – the exercise
  • How to determine the appropriate scope for the exercise
  • How to manage the exercise
  • What you should do with the results

Date & Time:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 2 pm EST / Noon Arizona / 11 am Pacific PST

About Our Presenter: Richard Long is one of MHA’s practice team leaders for Technology and Disaster Recovery related engagements. He has been responsible for the successful execution of MHA business continuity and disaster recovery engagements in industries such as Energy & Utilities, Government Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Risk Management, Travel & Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Education. Prior to joining MHA, Richard held Senior IT Director positions at PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and has been a senior leader across all disciplines of IT. He has successfully led international and domestic disaster recovery, technology assessment, crisis management, and risk mitigation engagements.

About MHA: A privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, MHA is a proven leader in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, IT best practices, and data center moves. Since 1999, we have helped protect trillions of dollars in global-market assets across an expansive range of companies and industries in the United States and abroad. MHA provides Business Continuity Management services that offer solutions that assist organizations with the analysis, development, implementation, and ongoing performance of plans that ensure the availability of critical business processes and Information Technology systems. We assist our clients in maintaining continuous operation of their critical business processes and IT resources – as well as meeting compliance requirements, reducing risk, and instilling investor confidence – all through effective and efficient continuity planning and execution.

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