The R-CISC Hosts its first Wargaming Exercise

Boston, MA – July 14, 2016 The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), the cybersecurity resource for the retail industry, today hosted a Wargaming Exercise in collaboration with Synchrony Financial, an R-CISC associate member, and Deloitte at the TJX Companies Headquarters.

The R-CISC brought together over 40 participants and observers from the retail and consumer service industries for a Cybersecurity Wargame exercise. The exercise built off the R-CISC’s experience at the DHS sponsored Cyber Storm V National exercise that occurred in March of this year. The R-CISC Wargame exercise focused on retailer specific preparation for and response to a cyber-attack scenario to demonstrate how organizations respond, communicate and share information during crisis situations.


“The scenario was challenging and demonstrated the need for collaborative efforts to obtain critical information necessary for decisions during a cyber-attack”, said Brian Engle, R-CISC Executive Director. “It was incredible to see the collaboration between the participants, and how the information sharing that the R-CISC enables helped provide critical details needed for the participants; truly signals that the advancements that the industry is making are helping prepare for potential cyber-attacks.”


The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) is the trusted cybersecurity resource for retailers, consumer services retailers, and cyber security industry partners worldwide. Created in 2014 in response to the increased number and sophistication of attacks against our industries, the R-CISC supports traditional retailers, online commerce, wholesalers, restaurants and the food service industry, entertainment, lodging, professional sports leagues and organizations providing other consumer services.


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