April 12th, 2024 meeting

DATE:April 12th, 2024
TIME:2:00pm to 4:00pm (PDT)
VENUE:Zoom Online meeting
TOPIC:Conducting Cyber Security Exercises – Sharing Knowledge From Training and Experience
PRESENTER: Gerry Sieracki (CISSP, Retired IT – OT – Cyber Security)


This presentation is the sharing of my knowledge gained from years of training and work experience in both the private and public sector. It will cover topics including planning, designing, conducting, post exercise debriefing, and more. It is designed to promote thinking about methods of conducting Cyber Security Exercises. The knowledge shared can also be applied to other types of exercises such as Disaster Recovery Exercises.


Gerry is a seasoned IT veteran with over 25 years of progressively responsible work in IT. He retired from work as a Network Administrator in the Critical Infrastructure Water Sector focusing on networking and cybersecurity. Gerry worked closely with external agencies such as the FBI, DHS and the SD-LECC on cybersecurity and other issues.

Gerry earned his CISSP in May 2015. Gerry is trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and has additional training on physical security for Critical Infrastructure. Gerry has had training on developing Cyber Security and Incident Response Exercises. Gerry has designed and conducted several exercises, and participated in many more.