Hands On Workshop: Cyber42: Operational Cybersecurity Leader

  • Thursday, 25 Jan 2024 10:00AM EST (25 Jan 2024 15:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Mark Orlando

A 90-minute, interactive, gamified leadership exercise

Enhance your proficiency in operational cybersecurity decision-making through immersive team-based simulations with Cyber42. Practice agile decision-making and information synthesis, key skills required for success in leadership roles. Engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain practical insights to improve your cybersecurity competencies.

As cyber-attacks become more common and more expensive, many organizations are making a foundational shift to view operations from the point of view of an adversary in order to protect their most sensitive information. Despite vulnerability tools and programs being available for several decades, breaches still happen regularly from known vulnerabilities. Complicating the matter more are a wide range of modern technologies requiring more time and knowledge to manage, more known vulnerabilities than ever before, an unprecedented migration to cloud, and ever-increasing legal and regulatory compliance standards. Information Assurance Engineers, Auditors, SOC Analysts, and Cybersecurity Managers need more to better defend an organization’s data systems.

Cyber42 is a leadership simulation game that puts you in the driver’s seat of making tough leadership calls on behalf of a fictitious organization that needs your expertise. Each outcome will be followed by thoughtfully group discussion. The winning team will be decided by who makes the strongest security cultural impact to the fictitious organization.


A laptop with a current, modern web-browser and administrative rights.

Learning Objectives: 

You will work through different scenarios, each focusing on different elements needed as an Operational Cybersecurity Executive: Vulnerability Management, Security Operations and Defensive Controls. Walk away after the even having advanced the following:

- Gain insight into the cybersecurity landscape from the operational executive perspective

- Strategically balancing competing priorities for successful outcomes

- Rapid data synthesis and analysis for informed decision-making

- Risk-free decision-making in a simulated environment for optimal business outcomes

- Building valuable connections with peers in a dynamic and enjoyable setting

 The content from this webcast supports concepts from the following SANS courses: