On January 26, Skadden presented “Cybersecurity Preparedness: A Live Cyberattack Tabletop Exercise” in New York. During the program, Skadden lawyers and outside experts conducted a tabletop exercise of a cyberattack at a hypothetical company. The panelists received a general outline of facts before the session and were asked to respond to new developments presented in real time during the program. Companies have found that a tabletop exercise allows them to identify and discuss issues in preparation for an actual attack, and provides an invaluable learning experience that helps them design a best plan of action. Guest speakers included Siobhan Gorman of Brunswick Group LLP, David Ross of MetLife, Inc. and David Wong of Mandiant Consulting. Skadden speakers included Marc Gerber, Stuart Levi, David Schwartz, Jocelyn Strauber and James Talbot.