Strategic support involves the use of scenarios to help people better understand the decisions they have to make. This method is particularly useful for developing security policy, security training and awareness, building team cohesion, analysis of major long-term security decsions, and selections of technologies and techniques in complex settings involving many stakeholders.
These examples of base scenarios were developed
as starting points for exercises that explore security strategies in
specific environments. Using these initial scenarios, a variety of
different event sequences have be played out to help understand issues
ranging from Year 2000 planning to research programs for response
|Kelly Engineering Analysis Scenario||Heart Throb Scenario|
The example games provided above give you an idea of how interactive strategic scenario games can work for you. Try one of the non-restricted games on for size and get a feel for how your employees will use their on-line experience to help them do a better job.
While Internet-based gaming doesn't provide the same
interactive advantages of sitting in a room with other people discussing
the issues, it provides a very low cost alternative to other training
methods, gives instant feedback to employees, and gives detailed
feedback to management on how each employee performed.
The cost of interactive Internet gaming can be as little as $2500 for setup and $2 per trainee. You can even have us set up and operate an interwctive gaming system on your Intranet site and teach your people how to set up their own games.
All of the off-the-shelf games you see to the left are
available as Internet games, as well as semi-customized and fully customized
strategic scenario games.
For more details, contact us.
Customized games are built to the need. This normally begins with an on-site visit to discuss your environment and see what you do and how your operations work. Based on this visit we develop a customized sample base scenario that described the fundamental aspects of the situation you want to evaluate. We then develop event sequences that stress the issues of particular interest, and work with you to make a final version for an off-site exercise.
Once the scenarios are good to go, we hold exercises, generate initial results in real-time, produce a report of the overall findings along with analysis, and provide all the tools you require to rerun the exercise at a later time or under different conditions. The typical cost is about $40,000 to $60,000 depending on the complexity of the situation and the size of the excersize.
These types of scenarios are commonly used by large organizations where complex decisions involving many stakeholders must be made. The games result in a combination of improved interaction between participants, improved understanding of the wide range of differing perspectives within the organization, better management understanding of technical issues, and better technical understanding of management concerns and priorities.
Some organzations combine short courses with scenario-based training to enhance the understanding and application of the information presented in the course. This multi-mode learning has been shown to make for far more effective training and education and is increasingly being used in organizations where complex decisions involving complicated technologies have to be made in very short time frames.
The Network Security Game
Would You Like to Play a Game?
A Delphi Study of Information Warfare
Gaming for training and awareness was found twice as effective as its second closest competitor. (survey of factors contributing to improvements at a top-5 aerospace company)
"It has been used to effectively bridge the gap between qualitative values and quantitative decisions" (group manager from a $billion+ corporation)