As part of any organization’s overall risk landscape, plans and policies must be tested to ensure readiness in the event of an attack. This could include cyber extortion, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), or ransomware. When organizations experience such incidents, they often find they are not prepared, primarily due to a lack of understanding of their response playbooks, or because of the complex cross-team collaboration required to impede malicious activity.

Flashpoint Professional Services (FPS) offers readiness training, including a workshop and Table Top Exercises (TTX) which helps companies prepare for ransomware or cyber extortion attacks.


The workshop educates customer teams on ransomware, how it works, why organizations become infected, the evolution of this threat, profiles of attackers, cryptocurrency and issues related to payments, and other details relevant to the customer organization or vertical.

As part of the engagement, FPS provides TTX to help companies evaluate and test their preparedness, in the event of a ransomware or cyber extortion event. These live-simulated exercises provide organizations an opportunity to experience scenarios that could cause significant damage to business operations. During these exercises, Flashpoint assesses the efficacy of current plans, ensures that users are prepared for possible attacks, and helps organizations to better mitigate future events.


  • Bring together critical stakeholders to discuss simulated scenarios

  • Assess the efficacy of current ransomware incident plans, ensure clarification on roles and responsibilities, and improve coordination to help better mitigate future attacks

  • Evaluate the organization’s readiness to respond to an incident and identify process and planning deficiencies in a real-world scenario

  • Prepare in advance of an incident with training and education

  • Test and/or validate recently changed procedures or plans

  • Solidify team and individual responsibilities in the event of an incident

  • Obtain feedback from parts of the organization that were not involved in the original program planning

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