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We plan three key events: two preparatory events culminating in the distributed tabletop scenario itself.

1. Communications Test: September 19-23

This event will involve minimal time from your organization. Towards the beginning of the week, we plan to email a test message to your published Sirtfi Security Point of Contact, and ask for acknowledged response. 

Once we receive acknowledgement, we will notify your Exercise POC (Trusted Agent) that response was received. If we get to the latter part of the week and don’t get a response, we’ll reach out to your exercise POC.

2. Exercise Orientation for Exercise POCs: 1-2 Hour Zoom Event, Week of 17 October

In October, our working group will host a one to two hour session over zoom for all exercise POCs. 

This session will provide an orientation to how the exercise will run, and what we’ll need from the Exercise POCs during the exercise to make this event successful. We’ll also provide the vision on what your exercise participants will be expected to do and how the Exercise POCs will work as a liaison between our SEPWG Exercise Control Cell and the exercise participants themselves. During this event, the SEPWG will walk through a piece of a scenario we practiced last May, to illustrate how the Exercise Control Cell (ECC), the exercise POCs and the exercise Participants work together to advance the scenario. This orientation will ask for one to two hours of your exercise POC’s time, and there may be minimal time required on their end to confirm participating members within your organization. At a minimum, we will ask your exercise POC arrange to have a person who receives and can respond to emails sent to your Sirtfi Security POC.

3. Distributed Tabletop Exercise: November 14 - November 18

In November, we plan to run a scenario involving multiple organizations over the course of the week. Your organization will be scripted into a scenario along with 3 to 5 other participating organizations.