Resilience testing and planning service uses proven wargaming methodologies to identify threats, develop countermeasures, build long-term response plans and organise and train team members for continuous operations
London, UK., January 26, 2017 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today the launch of a new set of cyber resilience services to help clients plan for crises related to cyberattacks by simulating real-world threats and using them to develop effective avoidance and response policies and procedures.
To develop its new service, Unisys customised U.S. Department of Defense cyber wargaming methodology, blended it with standards published by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and adapted it for use by business and government clients. Unisys quickly identifies the “most likely,” “most dangerous” and “out-of-the-box/it will never happen” potential challenges to the participants’ operations. Unisys also helps assess the client’s preparedness to manage a crisis event as well as the completeness of its incident response plan
Participants then organise into teams to achieve event objectives while responding to a series of operational and environmental condition changes. At the end of the engagement, Unisys provides a detailed blueprint to the client, including an analysis of the exercise and actionable recommendations.
The Unisys resilience testing and planning team is led by Global Director John Bone, a retired Army colonel and former chief of the Wargaming, Concept Development, and Irregular Warfare Center for the U.S. Joint Forces Command. In that position, Bone led the development and delivery of numerous wargames, including one involving 16 U.S. governmental agencies and NATO to plan a crisis response to transnational organised criminal, state and non-state efforts to destabilise local and regional governments. Based on his extensive experience, Bone and his team are bringing that expertise to Unisys clients via the new resilience services.
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