Cyber Pathfinder Four: Resilience Preparedness, Planning

& Embedding Awareness

iNetwork, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), and Emergency Planning College (EPC) are working with the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) to help local service providers to recognise the seriousness of the cyber challenge and help local service providers become more cyber secure and resilient. To accomplish this, the “Think Cyber Think Resilience” Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme provides free-of-charge exercises and training for Technical Officers and Senior Executives from Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums, and other Public Sector partner organisations across England.

Pathfinder Four – Resilience Preparedness, Planning & Embedding Awareness has been developed with significant inputs from the National Cyber Security Centre, Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat and other National Cyber Security Programme partners. It is designed to help local public service organisations support the objectives of the National Cyber Security Programme – which is responsible for the delivery of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

Pathfinder Four will help participants to explore cyber resilience preparedness & planning (including integration with wider resilience planning) and embedding cyber resilience awareness raising with key stakeholders.

Pathfinder 4.1: Resilience Preparedness & Planning will help delegates understand the differences between cyber incidents and other resilience planning, enabling them to plan for handling cyber incidents using existing resilience mechanisms by:

  • Describing the additional considerations rising out of cyber incidents
  • Developing procedures & tools for managing cyber incidents
  • Creating cyber exercise programmes

Pathfinder 4.2: Embedded Awareness will help delegates to raise cyber resilience awareness with key stakeholders helping them to:

  • Support stakeholder cyber resilience awareness programmes
  • Identify the key competencies to support shared cyber capabilities;
  • Recognise need for collaborative development to maintain readiness for a cyber incident.

All Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme seminars are designed to help participants think about the impact of cyber incidents on their organisational plans for multi-agency working under the Civil Contingencies Act. It will help them understand cyber related issues so that, working with their resilience partners, they can review existing emergency planning and develop effective multi-agency emergency planning for cyber related incidents.

Who should attend?

Senior Leaders, Policy Makers and Practitioners from English Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums, and other Public Sector partner organisations responsible for:

  • Policy or Strategic Management
  • Cyber Resilience or Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Data Management and GDPR/NIS
  • Democratic and Electoral Services
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Emergency Planning

Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme events, which are free of charge for public service delegates, are aimed at Senior Leaders, Policy Makers and Practitioners from Public Service providers – especially (but not limited to) Local Authorities, Local Resilience Forums or their public sector delivery partners.



To provide delegates with the core components to develop a cyber resilience programme and assist them in raising cyber resilience awareness within their organisations


These interactive sessions provide an opportunity for participants, working in small groups, to explore:

  • Pathfinder 4.1: Resilience Preparedness & Planning – provides an overview of cyber resilience issues including:
    • Cyber incident planning & multi-agency teams
    • Activation of multi-agency responses & escalations
    • Situational reporting and command & control mechanisms
    • Developing & supporting incident management control rooms
    • Developing testing & exercising programmes
  • Pathfinder 4.2: Embedding Awareness – will help delegates to embed cyber resilience awareness beyond their organisations and across key stakeholders by looking at:
    • Shared exercising and information or alerts sharing
    • Identifying shared mutual cyber resilience capability
    • Ongoing training & development options linked to existing reliance planning mechanisms


Additional Information

Pathfinder Four – Resilience Preparedness, Planning & Embedding Awareness is part of the MHCLG Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme funded by the National Cyber Security Programme.  Participants and/or their organisations can further develop their understanding of cyber resilience, and the lessons learnt from attending this event, by taking part in one or more of the Pathfinder training seminars.

Places are limited to 60 participants for each Cyber Pathfinder Training Scheme event so early booking is advisable.


Teaching and Learning Methods





04 September 2019


Friends House

18 September 2019


Kings House Conference

25 September 2019


De Vere Colmore Gate

16 October 2019


Hilton Double Tree

20 November  2019


Town Hall

23 October 2019


Albert Hall 

06 November 2019


We the Curious

26 November 2019

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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