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Cyber42 Game Day: Security Capabilities

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT (2021-05-25 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Kevin Garvey, Russell Eubanks

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In this Game Day you will play to win the Cyber42 Security Capabilities simulation! This 90-minute version of the game represents how well your fictional organization builds and leads a security program. It is about balancing the implementation of various security controls to build a well-rounded program and, ultimately, create lasting security improvement. The score is measured by dials representing Identity, Protect, and Respond which show how much your team has implemented for each of these areas. During the game, as developed for MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers, you will see that the actions you chose can have uncertain and even unintended consequences. 

This interactive simulation puts you in real-world scenarios that spur discussion, critical thinking of situations, and melding of different points of view and personalities that you will likely encounter at work. Winning the game is simple. You need to have the highest score, which represents how well you have adapted and implemented the security program.


Cyber42 Game Days utilize three platforms:

  • Webcast to view presenters slides throughout the game

    • Log into the webcast via your SANS Portal Account

  • Slack to interact with other players, leaders, and SANS Staff for support

    • Log in information and directions to be provided a week before Game Day (and at Game Day)

  • Cyber42 Web App online game

    • Directions to join will be provided at Game Day

Speaker Bios

Kevin Garvey

Kevin Garvey is the US IT Security Manager for an international bank responsible for overseeing incident response, vulnerability management, cyber threat intelligence, as well as the security operations center (SOC). Previously, he worked at New York Power Authority, JP Morgan and WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner). Kevin has always had a passion to hunt down the adversary and has loved tackling the risk and threat challenges his responsibilities have thrown at him. Kevin teaches SANS MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials for Managers. Learn more about Kevin here.

Russell Eubanks

As owner of Security Ever After and consultant for Enclave Security, Russell is responsible for assessing the cyber security of many diverse organizations and increasing their maturity while decreasing the probability of a breach. He wrote the first paper on how to implement the Critical Security Controls and serves on the editorial panel for the Critical Security Controls. As a current handler for the SANS Internet Storm Center and a former chief information security officer (CISO) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, he\\\'s especially passionate about helping new or aspiring cyber leaders increase their influence. Russell is a SANS Certified Instructor and co-author of the new five day version of MGT 521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building A Security-Based Culture and the new SANS SEC405: Business Finance Essentials course for SANS Technology Institute. More About Russell.

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