incident response tabletops that don’t suck

Know your team is crisis-ready before they’re in the middle of one

When a crisis comes, you want a team who can jump right in—not be dependent on a manual.

Ready them with tabletops that are empathy-driven and engineered for the specific threats your business and team faces.

Get my team incident ready
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Assess your team’s readiness

Discover how well your team can execute on their training

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Get a granular maturity assessment

We apply the NIST-CSF and go granular to give you specific maturity ratings.

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Set attainable goals for next quarter

Get the value of a readiness action plan based on business objectives

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Turn detailed feedback into decisive growth

No measly one-pager here. Discover the details your team needs to keep progressing

Engineered to drive readiness aligned with your business goals

Incident response tabletops should be the best way test your security team’s IR preparedness.
(apart from putting out actual fires)

But instead, most are run by a ‘consultant,’ who’s never even been on a security team, and definitely not been on the other side of the table.

That’s why we’ve engineered our tabletop process a little differently. Rather than just running through exercises to test your team’s general readiness, we tailor your tabletop with threat specificity:

  • Thorough on-boarding
  • Full compatibility checks
  • 100% transparent & flexible SLA

That way you, your security practitioners, and your team gets a smack-ton of value out of the session. And your business leadership can see the value.

Drive business-aligned readiness

“There’s no place I’d rather be”

— said no tabletop attendee ever

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We totally get why most security teams HATE tabletops.

It’s a team-wide, hours-long commitment. They’re usually led by consultants getting off on “gotchas.”

That’s why we don’t waste your time with those.

We tailor your tabletops to match the REAL threats your team will face. We try to make it fun. And we’ve been on the other side of the table, so we create an atmosphere to empower your team, not humiliate them.

Partner with a cybersecurity expert who understands your security team’s challenges. And actually cares to take your team to the next level.

Get a tabletop my team won’t hate

There’s only one way to “set the table” with your next quarter’s success in mind

Work with a host who’s obsessed with communicating before and after the actual exercise. And max out your tabletop ROI.

Here's how we do it:
1. Define realistic objectives

We don’t expect you to know what you need. We conduct a thorough intake process to understand your business, your business goals, and your team’s maturity.

Not sure of your team’s security maturity level? Incident Readiness Assessments help you get even more out of your tabletop.

2. Select a suitable scenario

If you’ve got a scenario in mind, we’re open to hearing it. If you’re not sure, we’ll come up with a realistic scenario that’s aligned with our agreed-upon objectives.

3. Set the tabletop

We prepare the exercises, the timeframe, and the scenarios. All your team needs to do is show up.

4. Bring in the team

It’s go time. You can count on us for the good tabletop manners. We make sure every participant is engaged and feels valued.

5. Open the floor

We finish the exercise with an open-table debrief while everything’s still fresh. We give all the time you need for reflections and discussions.

6. Share a usable, relevant report

We’ll commemorate all our learnings in a multi-page report everyone on your team can understand.

7. Send off with questions answered

We’re here to answer any remaining questions. So you know what steps to take next to mitigate your security gaps and progress to the next maturity level.

Tabletops don’t just ready you for incidents. They level up your whole team’s operation.

  • Improve your team’s IR communication skills
  • Real-time assess your team’s coordination and efficiency
  • Place your team’s maturity level for a scenario type
  • Identify gaps in your incident response plan
  • Determine what response capabilities to improve (and in what order)
  • Foster self-awareness about your incident response capabilities
  • Demonstrate the value of cybersecurity program development and training to executives
  • Position yourself as a pragmatic leader who isn’t seen as someone who just does security for security’s sake
  • Build trust and camaraderie among your SOC analysts, infosec practitioners, engineers, and leaders.
  • Take the FUD out of cybersecurity and replace it with confidence (and, dare we say...maybe even fun?)
Set the table for next quarter
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Not sure of your maturity level?

Or how rigorous your tabletops should be?

Get an Incident Readiness Assessment to make the most out of your tabletop.

Our job isn't to watch you lose.
It's to help you win. On every level.

Your consultant can also be your coach.

Get a tabletop from a cybersecurity expert who:

  • Understands first-hand the challenges your security team faces
  • Prioritizes the business value of your security spend
  • Actually cares to take your team to the next level
Set the table for next quarter