Standard Cyber Incident Response Exercise

Increase confidence, proficiency and collaboration of senior decision makers and response teams with a cyber incident response exercise, upskilling your people and practicing your response actions to the most common cyber threats. Our entry level, minimal preparation standard package provides an easily accessible foundation to experiment and test response plans.


  • Entry Level exercise accessible to any size organisation or team
  • Created and delivered by operational cyber and exercising experts
  • Identify gaps in skills, processes and technological controls
  • On premise or remote delivery
  • Realistic scenarios based on up-to-date research on cyber threats
  • Table-top delivery (TTX)
  • Comprehensive exercise report detailing observations and recommendations for improvement
  • Virtual after action review session with our exercising experts


  • Choice of scenarios created based on leading trends and research
  • Holistic approach to increasing and improving business resilience
  • Validation tool for assuring cyber security and response
  • Develops confidence and educate workforce to prevent incidents and respond
  • Streamlined delivery approach for minimal client administration
  • Creates team building opportunity
  • Realistic scenarios aligned to NIS Directive


£8,500 an instance

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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G-Cloud 13

Service ID

9 5 0 3 4 0 1 8 7 4 5 0 5 3 4


Telephone: 01452929272


Planning service
How the planning service works
GDAK assist in the planning and creation for a whole-organisation approach to increasing its cyber maturity. GDAK do this by: Conducting an understand phase to baseline the organisation's current maturity and effectiveness for preventing and responding to incidents and crisis. Identify skills, process and technology areas for improvement. Schedule a campaign plan for improvement for the organisation to follow and budget against. Utilise specialist consultancy, training and exercising to identify, educate, test and validate throughout the schedule. Review effectiveness and advise on continual improvement strategies and schedules.
Planning service works with specific services


Training service provided
How the training service works
GDAK provide tailored and bespoke training services to its clients, supporting education and awareness improvement across cyber security, information security and crisis management that is relevant to the client’s organisation. Integrating our skills, experience and delivery methods in our educational services, we focus on an intelligence led holistic approach to cyber security that supports embedding good practise within the workplace across people, process and technology. This training can support whole workforce cyber awareness guidance, resilience and effective response planning against adversarial actions.
Training is tied to specific services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
By setting defined requirements and objectives for an exercise, GDAK can identify and validate the performance and effectiveness of an organisation’s ability to utilise its people, processes, and technology collaboratively within a specified situation. Within the scoping sessions of exercise definition, these objectives can be set and measured against throughout the exercise and qualifying conditions. Unlike auditing, exercising allows organisations to evaluate their approach in
a safe and risk free environment against realistic and impactful situations.

Security testing

Security services
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security incident management
  • Other
Other security services
  • Cyber & Crisis Exercise Creation
  • Cyber & Crisis Exercise Facilitation
  • Incident Response Planning

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service

Service scope

Service constraints

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
GDAK will aim to answer email queries within 24 hours between 0900 - 1700 Monday - Friday.

GDAK will endeavour to meet any reasonable requests from its buyers.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Support levels


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Cyber essentials
Cyber essentials plus
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor
  • ISO27001 Lead Implementer
  • MoR - Management of Risk Practitioner
  • CISMP - Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

Social Value

Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

As part of the recovery from COVID-19, GDAK have increased the flexibility and adapted ways of working for the delivery of this service. This service can be delivered remotely with the use of collaborative tools and processes to ensure full value and benefit to the buyer is still realised. GDAK can also deliver this service utilising a hybrid of physical and remote working.

To enable GDAK to support its workforce to deliver hybrid working, the workplace conditions within GDAK have also been improved to support social distancing if physical attendance at our sites is required by our staff or clients. The workforce have tools, equipment and process to support effective remote working to deliver on this service.

In line with GDAK's travel policy, where travel for this service is required sustainable travel solutions will be selected, always maintaining care of its workforce within COVID-19. As part of the workforce that will deliver on this service, GDAK has incentives to make more sustainable travel decisions for commuting such as cycle to work and electric car schemes.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

GDAK support and promote in-work progression of all staff members. GDAK fund and encourage attaining certifications and qualifications relevant to the delivery of this service, this training is open to all of GDAK's workforce to develop new skills that attract higher pay and promotion within the company.

GDAK are also working towards introducing work experience and apprenticeship opportunities and to support grassroots growth of skills where appropriate.

GDAK have signed up to the Armed Force Covenant and are looking advertise future recruitment opportunities through this portal in addition to existing recruitment platforms. GDAK will continue to look towards ways to support and open up recruitment opportunities where applicable.


GDAK value the wellbeing of its staff and will continue to increase measures to support its workforce that are involved in delivering this service. This has included health insurance which provides benefits and incentives to promote physical wellbeing. In addition to this GDAK has invested in an employee assistance programme, a commitment to mental health at work to support mental health wellbeing of all its employees. GDAK continue to improve and look towards other initiatives to look after the wellbeing of its staff and the community, this year introducing and encouraging volunteer days for its staff to support local communities and initiatives.


£8,500 an instance
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.