Ronin Analytics CEO and President Host Cyber Intelligence Wargame for The Washington Post

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When evaluating the effectiveness of an organization's cyber security plan, a CIO or CISO may have a technical understanding of security architecture, but for the CEO and others the best way to evaluate risk is through a cyber intelligence wargame. Cyber wargames provides a means for corporate leadership to analyze the state of their information technology and the policies, procedures, and guidance that govern the technical operation of corporate infrastructure.

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Ronin Analytics facilitiates the leadership panel at The Washington Post Wargame

The wargame showed us that in the event of a cyber attack, U.S. public-private information sharing is at an industrial age level. We need to move to the information age level - Mark D. Young

Recently, Ronin Analytics hosted a cyber intelligence wargame for The Washington Post which simulated cyber attacks on U.S. financial networks, critical infrastructure, and oil facilities. Learn more:

The panelists included former deputy secretary of defense William J. Lynn III, former deputy secretary of Homeland Security Jane Lute, former FBI Cyber Division deputy assistant director Steve Chabinsky, former National Intelligence General Counsel Ben Powell and former deputy director of Naval Intelligence Terry Roberts. Each member represented a senior government official or private sector executive. See more in The Washington Post special report here:

Through a series of planned moves, the panel discussed how each federal agency would respond to specific cyber attacks. Ronin Analytics CEO (Bob Stasio) and President (Mark Young) crafted a tailored scenario that illustrated the gap in communication between the public and private sector. As Ben Powell stated: "We don’t complain that the government protects the airspace of the country so the private sector can function. We need to think about that government role in cyberspace."

Wargames are a conscious attempt to visualize the decision-making and operations process used to identify and evaluate strategies and actions. They reveal potential decision points, task organization deficiencies, priority identification, and risks associated with various courses of action. Wargames are particularly useful when making decisions about limited resource allocation with competing priorities. The optimal result of a cyber wargame is the development of preplanned options to address various threats to any system, process, or client. Cyber wargaming has been used to resolve potential issues without loss of client services, internal operations, or reputation.

Ronin Analytics creates customized wargame scenarios to help commercial and government organizations evaluate the risks associated with cyber threats. A wargame will enable you to:

➢    Evaluate the effectiveness of a security plan and response of your team
➢    Conduct a threat assessment on cyber attacks faced by your organization
➢    Learning without the implications felt by actual miscalculations
➢    Produce a detailed report with improvement recommendations
➢    Understand how cyber analytics can detect advanced threats

Wargames improve understanding of the corporate operational environment and provide insights about how advanced malicious actors can circumvent most security measures.

About us:
Ronin is a technology start up created by former U.S. government leaders to provide high-end cyber consulting and training to commercial clients. Ronin’s consultants are part of an elite group of offensive cyber experts who have honed their skills against the most challenging adversaries. Our people understand the complete cyber spectrum and how to combat advanced malicious actors through the use of analytical methods. For more information please visit:

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