FEMA's Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Program’s (CITAP)
FEMA's Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Program’s (CITAP) has several new resources to support after-action reporting (AAR) efforts. Exercises should include child considerations so that pediatric disaster ready improvement in AAR can be monitored.
Guidance Overview Video: FEMA recently released a short overview video on the National Continuous Improvement Guidance. The video summarizes the purpose of the guidance and its content. To watch the video, visit the Continuous Improvement Training playlist on FEMA’s YouTube channel. FEMA plans to release additional short training videos on continuous improvement topics in the future. Updated templates and resources available on the CITAP Preparedness Toolkit (PrepToolkit) website and upcoming events and trainings focused on continuous improvement. FEMA's PrepToolkit
ASPR Launches New Health Care and Public Health Cybersecurity Website
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has launched a new website with cybersecurity resources and information for health care and public health entities. The website contains links to tools and resources, links to trainings, webinars and other educational materials, and updated news. Learn more and view the new ASPR cybersecurity website.
CISA Tabletop Exercise Package Healthcare and Public Sector
The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) is a tabletop exercise-in-a-box intended to be used by members of the HPH Sector to increase their cyber resilience. This CTEP allows organizations to customize an exercise to fit their needs by modifying its scenario and discussion questions. The CTEP will bring participants through a series of scenario injects including a phishing email, third-party vendor issues, operational hospital impacts, a ransomware attack, and more. Stakeholders utilizing the CTEP can download the situation manual at Cybersecurity Scenarios | CISA and find other resources to assist in the planning/facilitating of the exercise and the post-exercise products at CTEP Package Documents | CISA. At the bottom of the document both planners and participants will find example case studies relevant to the exercise, increasing its authenticity, as well as threat descriptions and resources. Learn more here.