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Cyber Disruption Readiness Assessment Tool

About this tool

The Cyber Disruption Readiness Assessment Tool is designed to help agencies and organizations understand how vulnerable they may be to various types of cyber disruptions. The tool will guide users through a series of questions that will result in a report that they can use to help determine how prepared their agency or organization is for a type of cyber disruption and to help prioritize actions to take to improve their resilience. Agencies and organizations can use this tool to assess the following types of disruptions:

Data Loss | Loss of Access to Desktop | Loss of Internet | Loss of LAN/WAN
Loss of Local Equipment | Loss of Power | Loss of Staff | Loss of Supporting Infrastructure

After completing this tool, you will have access to an assessment report, which is meant to be used as a planning tool to help improve your capabilities. It is a list of “to-dos” that can be incorporated into existing business continuity and infrastructure management planning efforts.

While completing the assessment, it is not necessary to have the answers to all the questions before beginning the assessment. The assessment can be modified and regenerated at any time. Leaving questions unanswered will not prevent the report from being generated, enabling the assessment to be completed over multiple sessions. 

The Cyber Disruption Readiness Assessment Tool is not intended to be a comprehensive business continuity or disaster recovery planning tool. The assessment introduces system administrators and asset owners to the concept of “effects-based planning” and gives them an idea of how to be more prepared to address the effects of a significant cyber disruption.

How to use this tool

  1. To get started, click the Start the Assessment button below. You must be a registered user and logged in to begin the assessment.
  2. The Assessment may be completed in any order, but in order to skip a page, you must complete all questions on a page, or click the Leave Blank button to move forward.
  3. You must provide an answer to a question for it to be included in the assessment. You may download a blank report for reference by clicking on the Generate a Blank Assessment button below.
  4. When you have completed the assessment, you may generate you report by navigating to the last page of the assessment, and click the Finish button.
  5. While viewing the report, a printable version may be accessed by clicking the download PDF button.
  6. To resume and in progress assessment, return to this page and click the Next button, if you have a partial assessment in progress, you will be prompted to keep, or clear your previous entries.