Cy-Phy Exercise Program

The Cyber-Physical (Cy-Phy) Exercise Program examines the interconnectedness between the cyber and physical worlds through cyber and physical security-related exercises. These exercises are both discussion-based and operational and are designed to test incident response capabilities among critical infrastructure (CI) stakeholders. Each exercise is meant to help identify best practices and lessons learned, which will ultimately assist in informing and guiding future planning, improving response capabilities, and enhancing CI resiliency.

The Cy-Phy Exercise Program includes a series of supporting exercises that will cumulate in a large-scale functional capstone exercise in Fall 2023. Participants have various opportunities to take part, ranging from guided discussions and awareness sessions to technical “hands-on keyboard” workshops.

The objectives of the Cy-Phy Exercise Program are to:

The Cy-Phy Exercise Program targets stakeholders from Canada's 10 Critical Infrastructure sectors. These may include stakeholders from public and private sectors, and across various levels of government, such as:

Upcoming meetings

Main Planning Meeting

The Cy-Phy 23 Main Planning Meeting (MPM) will be a working session to discuss exercise organization and staffing concepts, scenarios and timelines, scheduling, logistics, and administrative requirements. It is also a session to review draft documentation.

Topics or issues for the MPM will include:

This virtual meeting will be offered in two sessions to accommodate participants from various time zones. Both meetings will present the same agenda and participating organizations are only required to attend one of the two meetings:

Starter kit

The Cy-Phy Exercise starter kit was created to provide CI owners and operators with a set of templates to design and deliver self-facilitated tabletop exercises.

The starter kit is meant for practitioners who have a basic knowledge of exercise design or training experience, and will allow your organization to:

  Receive your Cy-Phy Exercise starter kit

Please contact us for more information or any questions about the Cy-Phy Exercise Program or any related activities.

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