Cyber-Physical Exercise Pilot Initiative

The Cyber-Physical Exercise Pilot Initiative was designed by Public Safety Canada (PS) to bridge the gap between cyber and physical security exercises, with the aim of increasing the resilience of Canada's Critical Infrastructure (CI) to cyber incidents with physical consequences.

Through a series of virtual tabletop exercises, seminars and workshops, and a national multi-sector exercise conducted virtually over three days in October 2023 (Exercise Cy-Phy), CI stakeholders were encouraged to test their response capabilities, identify their best practices, shape their future planning, and enhance our collective CI resiliency.

The objectives of the Cyber-Physical Exercise Pilot Initiative and Exercise Cy-Phy were:

The Pilot Initiative overall and Exercise Cy-Phy involved all Canadian CI partners. These include the public and private sectors, such as:

Exercise Cy-Phy was successfully concluded with the participation of over 150 public and private organizations from multiple locations across Canada.

The Cyber-Physical Capstone Exercise After-Action Report will be available in Summer 2024, providing a walkthrough of the event and a summary of lessons learned captured during the Capstone.

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