Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel addresses a news conference on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

Campus Resilience Program Releases New Exercise Starter Kits for Cybersecurity, Hurricanes, and Active Shooter Scenarios

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released today three Exercise Starter Kits for the academic community as part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program.

The CR Program’s Exercise Starter Kits are self-conducted tabletop exercises (TTX) designed for institutions of higher education (IHE). The Exercise Starter Kits provide IHEs with a set of scalable tools and documents to develop a TTX that can be tailored to match pressing threats and hazards, while validating specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures.

The Exercise Starter Kits are complementary to the CR Program’s TTX series, which offers the NTTX, RTTX, and LTTX events annually. The Exercise Starter Kits allow an IHE’s campus law enforcement, emergency management staff, and leadership to continually test and strengthen current emergency preparedness plans outside of an in-person TTX Series event.

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