Crisis Guardian is an award-winning, resilience training company, known for outstanding exercises, films, and awareness campaigns that educate people on resilience-related topics, from business continuity and crisis management to cyber security.
We’ve been helping financial services and other industry clients for 20 years. We understand the unique challenges our clients face in a crisis, and what they need to prioritise and protect. We have extensive experience in providing them with scenario and exercise training and education materials that support and help them to become more resilient.
We understand the heavily regulated nature of the financial services and pharma sectors, and the need for firms to demonstrate their commitment to scenario exercising. Thematically, the last 15 years have been dominated by a regulatory demand for firms to embrace scenarios that deal with pandemics, liquidity and financial stress testing, issues related to supplier risk, and more recently, cyber threats. We have used our resilience expertise to support our clients through this period and are proud of the long-standing relationships we have developed with them.
Our scenario exercise projects have been equally broad ranging, from cyber attacks (ransom, state sponsored and industrial espionage-motivated) to armed attacks, product contamination, reputational damage, and loss of premises/systems events. All our clients trust us to help them learn from the latest thinking and developments in scenario exercising.
We create credible and realistic media for our scenarios, which ensure an immersive and engaging experience for participants who can follow the exercise in-person or remotely via our ground-breaking crisis management exercising platform, CGX. Team members benefit from access during an exercise to CGX’s
When developing scenarios for our clients, we spend time to understand the specific objectives behind the exercise. Often these are linked to regulatory observations, or internal audit points. Sometimes they are industry-wide requests to address a particular topic. In recent years, there has been a trend for transatlantic participation in exercises, which span multiple regulatory geographies. Given the nature of threats related to cyber security and liquidity, it is likely that large-scale exercises of this nature will become more commonplace. Our international experience means that we have a deep-rooted understanding of the competing demands placed on financial services organisations by regulators.
Our Exercise Directors have a wealth of experience in designing, developing and facilitating exercises for global organisations.