Workshops

Prepare your organization for a blended physical, cyber threat.

REN-ISAC’s custom made Blended Threat Resilience Workshop Series creates a unique enterprise approach to risk management. In the past two years, we have offered 12 workshops that enabled experts from a variety of field in higher education community across the US to responded to a blended physical and cyber threat set at a fictional college campus.

In 2019, REN-ISAC members and guests participated in a workshop series’ scenario focused on an on-campus measles outbreak and subsequent cyber component impacting university data. All in higher education were welcome to attend, and we encouraged subject matter experts from health care, physical security, emergency management, information technology and security, and other pertinent subject matter experts to join us.

Discover the benefits of hosting

At our most recent REN-ISAC Member Meeting, we gathered several 2019 hosts for a panel discussion on the workshops, the hands-on training they provide, and the benefits of hosting, especially in light of the commonalities between last year’s topic and the current COVID-19 situation. Watch the video to learn more.

Become a host

REN-ISAC is looking for hosts for our 2020 Blended Threat Resilience Workshops. If interested, please email Sarah Bigham.

2019 Workshop Findings

In 2019, REN-ISAC facilitated six Blended Threat Resilience Workshops that posed real-world scenarios for both physical and cyber threats caused by a measles outbreak on a university campus. Use our 2019 Final Findings Report to discover the best practices, areas of improvement, and challenges discovered during last year's workshops, as well as actionable suggestions for improving your institution’s security posture.

Read 2019 Report

Short on time? Check out the top four best practices discovered during the workshops in the Final Findings Report Brief, an abbreviated, executive version of the report.

Read 2019 Report Brief