WiCyS SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise

The Executive Cyber virtual Exercise helps organizations handle cyber incidents. Skilled facilitators use real-world experience to improve crisis response plans in a secure environment. 

WiCyS SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise

This 90-minute virtual SANS Executive Cyber Exercise will put you inside a simulated cyber event to help your organization understand what it takes to respond to a cyber incident from a strategic perspective. The simulated exercise will emphasize the importance of a well-practiced cyber crisis plan and the leadership skills required to deal with today’s threats. SANS facilitators will use real-world experience and industry best practices to expose areas for improvement in their crisis response plans within a safe environment.

By participating in this program, WiCyS members will gain the ability to:

  • Assess organizational readiness for a business response to a cyber crisis.
  • Apply industry best practices in cybersecurity, organizational structure and crisis communications.
  • Understand and plan for emerging trends in cybercrime.


  • Open to mid to senior-level managers (Deputy CISO/CISO/CIO/VPs) with a WiCyS industry professional, military, veterans, academic or nonprofit membership.


SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise Timeline


May 17: Applications open

May 31: Applications close 11:59 pm CT

June 6: Acceptance notifications emailed

June 11: Deadline to complete commitment forms

June 12: Zoom invitations emailed to participants

June 18: SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise takes place

June 18: Post-exercise surveys emailed to participants