NI CyberBase Programme 2021

Closed 31 May 2021

Opened 5 May 2021


The Programme

The NI Cyberbase Programme 2021 is an opportunity for your organisation to gain access to professionals in cyber response, to assess your organisations level of preparedness and support to help you further develop your cyber response capability. 

The programme is being delivered by Business Consultancy Services (BCS) and has been developed with the support and cyber security expertise from NI Cyber Security Centre (NICSC), in conjunction with Local Government Civil Contingencies, and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

What has happened to date?

  • Baseline assessment for NI - This was completed with 38 registrant organisations from across private and public sectors;
  • Cyber Awareness event took place on 2nd March 2021 with ten guest speakers and over 100 attendees from a variety of organisations.

What next? Your organisation can book their free exercising event.

Organisations who have registered for the programme, have provided baseline information and already have CIRP in place are now invited to participate in a facilitated scenario based exercise event.

The virtual event will be three hours in duration and will include approximately two hours of safe, private and confidential exercising with a dedicated facilitator for your organisation.  The event will be supported by cyber security subject matter experts from NICSC and NCSC.

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and only be available to NICSC and BCS as part of this programme. Reporting on this exercise will follow ICO recommendations on anonymising data.

More information on the exercising events

Exercising your cyber incident response plan helps organisations to establish how resilient they are to a cyber attack and practice their response in a safe environment. Exercising helps to create a culture of learning within an organisation and provides an opportunity for relevant teams and individuals to maximise their effectiveness during an incident.

We have included an agenda and FAQ's and should you have any further questions please contact a member of the team at and we will be happy to help.

To select an exercise date for your organisation please click button below.

What happens next




  • Baseline Exercise

    From 15 Dec 2020 at 00:00 to 22 Jan 2021 at 00:00

    Outreach and Baseline - commenced in December 2020

    Now completed

  • Exercise Events

    From 1 Mar 2021 at 00:00 to 30 Jun 2021 at 00:00

    Exercise events will take place from March 2021 and include a safe space for organisations to understand their level of preparedness for a cyber attack.

  • Awareness Seminar

    From 2 Mar 2021 at 10:00 to 2 Mar 2021 at 13:45

    A Cyber Security Awareness Seminar was scheduled by invitation to Registrants for Tuesday 02nd March at 10:00.
    Some slides and a link to an abridged recording (due to confidentiality not all slides and speakers will be available) can be obtained by request from


  • All stakeholders
  • Business
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Government Department
  • Local Government
  • Statutory Body
  • Private Sector
  • Charity, Community and Voluntary
  • Utility


  • Cyber Security