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Register Now! CUNA Joins FS-ISAC and trades in COVID-19 Sprint Exercise Webinar
Posted March 09, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

As a result of the COVID-19 disease outbreak and its potential impact on the financial sector, FS-ISAC, the American Bankers Association (ABA), the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) are co-sponsoring a webinar-based exercise on 12 March 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT. The goal of this exercise is to give institutions an opportunity to practice and adapt their technology and cybersecurity resiliency plans for large-scale, work-from-home scenarios in the event they are quickly needed. We are calling this a “Sprint Exercise” because the time duration (2 hours) is relatively short and the agenda is highly focused. FS-ISAC and SIFMA have been operating in a “split operations/work-from-home” mode in our respective Singapore offices for many weeks and we will draw on our own experiences, as well as best practices derived from past pandemic exercises and our members’ current best practices.

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This webinar is a learning opportunity designed to help institutions globally both critically examine and virtually exercise their incident/pandemic response plans, as well as share their own best practices. This includes providing unique, sector-specific perspectives only accessible here, as some attendees will have directly relevant experiences to share.



  • Discuss best practices and new approaches with peers
  • Benchmark certain data/practices with peers
  • Provide input to update organizations’ pandemic response plans
  • Facilitate participants’ virtual implementation and exercising of existing plans  

During the webinar, subject matter experts will provide insights on each of five topics as the basis of discussion. Each topic will include a limited set of pre-defined questions designed to elicit key information. Additionally, certain benchmarking data will also be gathered from participants via a survey tool for real-time feedback. Following the exercise, responses to these survey questions, along with the recorded webinar itself, will be made available to all participants. 



  • Introductions: (Steve Silberstein – CEO, FS-ISAC; Brian Tishuk – General Counsel, FS-ISAC)
  • Topic 1: Country/local escalation levels (Brian Hansen – Executive Director, FS-ISAC APAC; Greg Gist – VP Exercise Programs, FS-ISAC)
  • Topic 2: Technology for widescale work-from-home (Amanda Cody - CISO, FS-ISAC)
  • Topic 3: Regulatory issues and business challenges of work-from-home (Tom Wagner – Managing Director, Financial Services Operations, SIFMA)
  • Topic 4: Human capital challenges (Amy Boerner – Director, Human Resources, FS-ISAC/Brian Hansen)
  • Topic 5: Second-wave planning (Greg Gist)
  • Audience Q&A: (Brian Tishuk)
  • Closing: (Steve Silberstein)


Streamed audio/webcast is the default method for this conference. Audio is available via your computer or smartphone after registering using the link below.


Can’t Make It? Call Full?
These calls will be recorded and available via the FS-ISAC portal for members to download and share with others in their organizations. (For member security purposes, if you try to access the recording without logging in from the portal, you will be denied access.)


Date: 12 March 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Webinar registration link: