Scenario-Based Training involves the use of scenarios to help people better understand the decisions they have to make on a day-to-day basis. This is particularly effective for security training and awareness, and building team cohesion.
Scenario development helps to focus the organization on consequences and key decisions.
Training with scenarios creates an atmosphere far more conducive to learning than lectures, video tapes, and other widely used methods - and it also provides documented, measurable results.
Scenario-based exercises engage the participants in an enjoyable and fruitful experience that stimulates thinking about security issues.
Working together, we develop a set of scenarios that will best suit your needs.
On-site visits facilitate initial use of scenarios in exercises within your organization.
Results are reported and scenarios are updated and tuned to your needs.
For corporate-wide rollout, we train your people to facilitate exercises, and provide everything you need to run the scenarios and assess the results.
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|
We provide low-cost off-the-shelf and semi-custom
scenario-based games that can be used for simple policy
development and training. These include:
The Network Game is a discussion game
designed both to help develop security policy and to teach it to
employees. It is most commonly used as a tool to bring policy to life
by placing the trainee in real-life situations where they make decisions
and compare their moves to the organization's policies.
The Sexual Harassment Game is a
situational game designed to clearly differentiate what is and is not
permitted between employees. Small groups of employees participate in
situational decisions about what is and is not harassment and how they
should react to the different circumstances. Their moves are compared
to the organization's official scoring, and teams compete for best
Using our exclusive Internet strategic gaming
capabilities, we can provide your employees with access to our standard
games or semi-customized games that meet your policy and training
The example on-line scenarios provided below give you an idea of how interactive strategic scenario games can work for you. Try one of them 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 interactive 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.
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 exercise.
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 organizations 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)