GroupSense, an Arlington, Virginia-based digital risk protection services company, has rolled out a new Ransomware Negotiation Training service offering. During an immersive three-day, in-person training session, participants will learn recommended strategies to combat the negative consequences of an attack from negotiation experts at both GroupSense and Max Negotiating, a negotiation advisory firm that specializes in training lawyers and legal professionals.
As part of the three-day training, participants engage a case simulation, putting the “response team” through a fire drill to consolidate their strengths and highlight vulnerabilities, and prepare the team for worst-case scenarios.
During the first day, participants begin by learning the components of a ransomware attack, including how they are conducted, the roles involved and the ransomware ecosystem. The trainers then provide a framework for conducting ransomware negotiations and delves into core principles as they apply to cybercrime and ransomware.
Day 2 features a multi-party simulation of a ransomware attack. The simulation is recorded for future review and coaching on the third day.
On Day 3 the team provides feedback as participants review recordings of the previous day’s negotiation simulation. The team leads participants in exercises to strengthen the vulnerabilities identified in the simulation. The training is then concluded by building out a team response plan.
In addition to the new training, GroupSense has additional ransomware offerings, including its Ransomware Response Readiness Assessment (R3A) and Ransomware Negotiation Services.
As a result of the training, participants will be able to help their client organizations identify threat actors, learn key cyber negotiation principles and strategies, protect brand reputation, avoid unnecessary business losses, and stay ahead of emerging threats.