TAG Hosts 2016 Cyber Security Simulation


ATLANTA (March 22,2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in partnership with the TAG Information Security Society announced that it will host its 2016 Cyber Security Simulation on Tuesday, May 18th at the Kennesaw State University Center in Kennesaw, Georgia. More than 200 executives, law enforcement and other cyber security professionals are expected to attend the event.  This event fosters dialogue between regional first responders and other agencies, and plays an important role at the regional level, helping develop and build regional disaster relief and response frameworks.

The Cyber Security Simulation event is an all-day, open business continuity simulation: a role playing event where C-Level executives, senior management and security practitioners come together and “react” to a staged business-impacting cyber/physical attack and try and get their fictional organization back up and running.

The focus this year will be how we can leverage Smart Cities to improve our businesses while still maintaining an effective response to cyber-attacks. A mixture of cyber attacks and physical attacks on critical infrastructure will challenge participants and showcase the anatomy of the attacks impacting the business, technical and legal response of the Dream Team as they apply their best efforts to repel the attacks with minimum disruption to their business. and experience realistic cyber-attack scenarios and interact with the role players without the risk associated with an actual event. The specific attacks will be against a fictional company but you will come away with plenty of lessons and practices learned that you can bring back to your company to improve their security.

“The simulation gives companies a unique opportunity to see the legal, technology and business issues that arise during a cyber-security attack,” said Roy Hadley, Chair of the TAG Info Security Society and partner in the Privacy & Information Security practice in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP.  “Companies will benefit from learning specific steps that can be taken to address issues related to different types of attacks. It has been invaluable to work with corporate executives throughout Atlanta who will play a role in the simulation.   We appreciate their participation in this important event.”

Learn more about the 2016 TAG Cyber Security Simulation at: http://www.tagonline.org/events/cybersecurity-simulation/

About TAG Information Security Society

The TAG Information Security Society’s mission is to provide a leadership forum focused on education and collaborative sharing of today’s information security, privacy, risk management and compliance related issues.

Learn more at:  http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/information-security/

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.

TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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