Cybersecurity

Cyber Attack!



$150 / seat

Simulation Overview

Students will explore the struggles as the CTO of a publicly traded company during a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In their role, they will be contacted by a variety of staff members both above and below them hierarchically, and make decisions along the way about how to handle the crisis. Ultimately, they need to gather as much pertinent information as possible so that they may prepare a public statement for a group of analysts. Students will then evaluate each other’s statements and discuss how well they each handled the crisis.

Learning Focus

  • Gain familiarity with the basic mechanism of common cybersecurity attacks (DoS, DDoS, intrusions) and understand the differences between external attacks and intrusions.
  • Learn the repercussions of these attacks on management, and how different responses may be appropriate.
  • Understand communicative complexities, both internal and external, and become better prepared to manage a cyber event before, during, and after it happens.

Topics Covered

  • Cybersecurity
  • Communication
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Risk Analysis

This simulation comes with a Teaching Guidebook for the facilitator along with 1:1 training sessions, free trials, videos and more.

This simualtion meets WCAG 2.0 Level AA Accessibility Guidelines


This simulation is by Harvard Business School Publishing and Rob Austin

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