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Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation

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Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS) is an exercise that places business decision makers IT security teams from corporations and government departments into a simulated business environment facing a series of unexpected cyber threats, while trying to maximize profit and maintain confidence. The idea is to build a cyber-defence strategy by making choices from amongst the best pro-active and re-active controls available. Every reaction made by the teams to the unfolding events changes the way the scenario plays out, and how much profit the company makes or fails to make.

Balancing engineering, business, and security priorities against the cost of a realistic cyberattack, the teams analyse data and make strategic decisions based on uncertain information and limited resources. If that sounds realistic, it should do, because each of the scenarios is based on real-life events.

To defend their LPA and to maximize the LPA reputation, each team has to take strategic, managerial and technical decisions while taking operational constraints into account and maintaining a high level of revenue.


KIPS training is targeted at business system experts, IT people and line managers, and should increase their awareness of the risks and security problems of running modern computerized systems, GDPR issues included.

KIPS Game is a dynamic awareness program based on “learning by doing”:

  • Fun, engaging and fast (2 hours)
  • Team-work builds cooperation
  • Competition fosters initiative & analysis skills
  • Gameplay develops understanding of cybersecurity measures

After the KIPS Game, players come to the important and actionable conclusions for their everyday job:

  • Cyberattacks hurt revenues, and need to be addressed from top-management level
  • Cooperation between IT and Business people is essential for cybersecurity success
  • Effective security budget is much smaller than revenue you risk losing, and does not require millions
  • People get used to particular security controls and its importance (audit training, anti-virus, etc).

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