OZON and NOZON

Practice how to respond in the event of a cyber crisis

OZON is the sector-wide cyber crisis exercise for education and research that takes place every two years. During OZON, you practice how to respond in the event of a cyber crisis and find out whether, as an institution, you are already well prepared for a cyber crisis.In 2024, you can participate in NOZON, the light variant of OZON: a table-top exercise at IT or strategic level.
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Advantages

Practising a cyber crisis with your institution and the industry

You will practice not only how your institution responds during a crisis, but also how the cooperation between other institutions, the sector organisations and SURF works.

Practice with current and relevant threats

You practice with a scenario at the managerial and/or tactical and/or operational level based on current threats to our sector.

In addition to sector-wide exercise, also tabletop exercise by institution: NOZON

At NOZON, each institution organises its own short table-top exercise at IT or strategic level in the same fortnight.

Do you have a question about OZON or NOZON? Get in touch.

Charlie van Genuchten

Charlie van Genuchten

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What are OZON and OZON?

Organisations often pay attention to fire safety, first aid and other emergency preparedness. As we become increasingly dependent on digital systems, it is important to be well prepared for a cyber crisis. That's why every two years you can participate in the sector-wide cyber crisis exercise for our member institutions called OZON. And in the year that OZON does not take place, you can participate in NOZON, a tabletop cyber crisis exercise.

NOZON 2024

From 11 to 22 March 2024, NOZON will take place. In order to support institutions in this tabletop exercise at IT or strategic level, SURF, in collaboration with Z-CERT, MBO Digitaal and Kennisnet, is organising training courses on setting up, observing and evaluating cyber crisis exercises and we are providing central exercise material. After the exercise weeks, we hold a return day to exchange experiences and lessons learned.

Overview of exercise materials and meetings

An overview of the exercise materials, preparatory meetings, consultations and documents can be found on the NOZON wiki. If you do not have access to the wiki, please contact Charlie van Genuchten.

Go to the NOZON wiki

Curious about experiences with NOZON?

Read the blog: NOZON 2022: a behind-the-scenes look at a tabletop cyber crisis exercise of five institutions

OZON 2025

During the sector-wide cybercrisis OZON, you practice the various aspects of a cyber attack. Consider infections in the institution network, (social) media coverage, contact with the hacker, questions from students and staff and messages from service providers. IT staff, administrators, communications staff and other participants within your institution should respond to these to repair or mitigate the damage. This allows you to practice and assess how prepared you are as an institution for a cyber crisis. The next edition of OZON will take place in March 2025.

Costs

Apart from the hours you put into preparation, implementation and evaluation, participation costs nothing.

Report
Rapportage OZON 2023
Whitepaper cyber crisis exercise ozone: a gap bridging exercise
Whitepaper cyber crisis exercise ozone: a gap bridging exercise