The Cybercrime Research Institute (CRI) is a privately operated think-tank and research institution. CRI and the affiliated researchers provide consultancy services for the highest levels of government (ministerial level and directors), Fortune 500 companies (boards, advisory boards and crisis management teams) and international organizations. These consultancy service mainly focus on decision making in relation to technical developments and security threats. It includes the development of Cybersecurity policies and strategies, supporting top decision makers to improving their response capacities and developing emergency response plans. CRI developed a unique approach to the advisory. The entire service is built around the simulations.
CRI’s specialized unit RED TEAM CYBER developed a „Live Cyber Incident Simulation for Top Management“. This tool is for several years utilized by governments, large enterprises, international organizations and conferences to provide high-level decision makers with awareness raising as well as response training opportunities. The target audience for this simulation tool is highly demanding and the tool was drafted accordingly. It is highly interactive, fully dynamic to respond to the decisions taken and includes high quality media (such as videos including fictitious news reports).
In addition to those high level simulations RED TEAM CYBER also developed a simulation approach that can be used for conferences. It focuses on a simulated attack against a fictitious company or nation state and allows to include the audience of the event in the decision making process. The simulation was developed for by institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, European Central Bank, World Economic Forum and was part of the Munich Security Conference from 2015 to 2017.