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.
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.
Curious about experiences with NOZON?
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.
Apart from the hours you put into preparation, implementation and evaluation, participation costs nothing.