Exercise your cyber budget

Work out how much to spend and where



Find your Goldilocks cyber spend

Most organisations do not have the resources for a comprehensive cyber security programme. However cyber security is no longer a discretionary activity. How do you objectively assess where to invest a limited cyber security budget?

Cyber exercising allows you to experience realistic cyber incident scenarios so you can work out how much to spend on cyber security and where. This lets you control your overheads while delivering effective cyber security and resilience.

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Insight. Work out which parts of your business are most vulnerable to a cyber incident so you can prioritise your cyber spend.

Assess your current defences. Work out how much value your existing cyber defences are delivering for your business.

Assess before you invest. Explore new products and services quickly and before you decide to purchase.

Monitor improvement. Routine exercises maintain visibility of your cyber spend so you can assess the value being delivered.

What is a cyber exercise? Find out here

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Why a cyber exercise?

Collaborative. Cyber exercises bring together people from across the organisation to address the challenges of cyber security. They are more than just a list of audit findings or test results that need to be actioned.

Learning process. Exercise scenarios help people learn and develop a true understanding of how a cyber incident would affect the business.

Tailored outcomes. The collaborative nature of the exercise process results in decisions and outcomes that are tailored to that specific business.

External facilitators. Our experts ensure that the exercise is realistic and that groupthink is challenged.

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Non-Invasive

We conduct cyber exercises in a synthetic environment so there is zero risk to your operational systems

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Expert Advice

Realistic scenarios developed by offensive cyber professionals

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Unknown Unknowns

Cyber exercises reveal areas of weakness you didn't know existed

How exercising works

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Assess investments

Cyber exercises provide objective feedback on which cyber security investments work and which don't

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How we conduct a cyber exercise

Our engagements are typically conducted as follows:

Define. We work with you to understand the type of exercise you want your suppliers to conduct. This could be a quick, off the shelf exercise or an exercise specifically customised to their organisation.

Prepare. For more customised exercises we will work with you and your suppliers to understand how your businesses interact. We then use our cyber expertise to devise custom scenarios.

Deliver. We facilitate and record the exercise delivery helping your supplier get the most from the process. Our exercises are normally delivered over the course of 1-2 days, though this will vary to meet the requirement.

Learn. We report back to you and your supplier detailing what took place, how it was dealt with and how things could be improved. We align our findings to your preferred standard such as Cyber Essentials, ISO 27000 or the NIST CSF.

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About Us

Clear Cut Cyber has world class knowledge of attacking critical networks. We understand how nation state cyber operations take place. We have used this knowledge to test and exercise at the highest level of UK Government cyber exercises. Find out more about Clear Cut Cyber.