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AXIS CyEx Tabletop

  • Lloyd's 181 W. Madison, 31st Floor Conference Center CHICAGO United States (map)

Attendees will be assigned to key personnel and management roles to practice responses to a simulated cyber attack In this dynamic, interactive scenario, hosted by Sharif Gardner from AXIS.

The Tabletop simulates a cyber attack which unfolds through a series of stages. Different informational ‘injects’ are delivered at each stage to progress the story line from the initial investigation, through the crisis containment phase, to eventual recovery.

3 hours of continuing education credit from the Illinois Department of Insurance. FREE admission.

What will the Tabletop do?

  • Demonstrate that a cyber incident is not just an IT problem

  • Deliver new perspectives on cyber risk

  • Emphasize the complexity of the problems faced

  • Illustrate how much could have been usefully decided beforehand

  • Explain how a cyber insurance policy works

  • Highlight the range of breach services that are included in the cyber policy

Why should I attend?

Practicing through a simulated exercise is one of the best ways to improve overall cyber resilience. The Tabletop will give you hands-on experience in dealing with a cyber attack, to help you better serve your customers.

How real is it?

AXIS Cyber Tabletops are based on fictitious companies, but the scenarios are based on actual, documented events that have happened in the real world. So, while they are fictional, they are still extremely realistic.

Sharif Gardner, Cyber Unit Training Manager, AXIS Capital

Sharif is a Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Certified Trainer. He was previously Head of Training for Cyber at Protection Group International, where he was responsible for the UK’s largest information and cyber security academy. He also created the skills framework for PGI’s internationally recognized CESG Certified Executive Cyber Awareness course. Prior to PGI, he worked at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions and was in the Royal Marines.

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