We use cyber crime simulations to help the financial sector exercise people, processes and technology in the new digital space.

Are your managers ready for the next Cyber Black Swan ?

Sample Crisis Scenario

Why Cybercrime Simulations?

Are you confident your organization is fully equipped to avert, counter and respond to a cyber crisis?

What if cyber preparedness is something you can exercise through collaborative leadership during cyber crime scenarios.

Over 95% of Cyber Breaches are due to human error according to the 2019 IBM report as cyber crime reaches a new height. Human vulnerabilities put organizations at high risk for costly data breaches and other cyber attacks. 

Recent studies show that social engineering attacks are on the rise taking advantage of the increased vulnerabilities now that societies worldwide are working in the post-COVID digital space. 

The average annualized cost of cybercrime for financial services companies globally has increased to US$18.5 million; this is 40% higher than the average cost of US$13 million per firm across all industries.

 

 

 

 

Join powerful institutions like the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute – The European Savings and Retail Banking Group, European Commission, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in the use of cyber crime simulations and exercising collaborative leadership approach to help you with …

  • Future cybersecurity scenario planning based on organizational assumptions to exercise agility and resilience across the full spectrum of people, processes, and technology.  
  • A renewed baseline of a cyber-resilient culture by shifting mindsets and exercising collaboration between multidisciplinary management teams in the new digital space specific to your industry and organization. 
  • A blueprint for fostering emotionally intelligent leadership styles amongst management teams during challenging environments before and after cyber attacks. 
  • An innovative and creative way of team-building experience while exercising cyber resilience in the new digital space. 

 

“Are you ready to exercise collaboration across your multidisciplinary team to stay ahead of cyber crime, practice collaborative leadership during cyber crises and be prepared in the new digital space? “

Cyber Crime Simulation Scenarios

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FRAUD SCHEMES

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SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS 

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RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

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HACKING, IDENTITY THEFT & SCAMMING

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MOBILE & REMOTE BANKING

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BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE

“Having worked for nearly two decades in the world’s largest crisis management organization in the area of cyber security, Nadja is an expert in designing disruptive cyber security scenarios and facilitating simulation workshops”.

Who do we serve

The financial sector including banks, investment companies, insurance companies, and real estate firms.

“We provide an innovative and creative way of team-building experience while exercising cyber resilience in the new digital space”.

Our Testimonials

Nadja’s grasp and explanation of EQ, along with explaining its application within the personal and work environments, is something I believe should be incorporated not only into every business but educational systems as well – the information received is that important. Being able to give a person a foundational understanding of where they fall in the range of 15 different areas – and how to balance over and under-compensating factors – truly is a gift of clarity. Nadja’s reporting also provides strategies for improving areas which is exciting as you have a starting point, an actionable game plan, and a truer knowledge of yourself. Speaking with Nadja was never a like a lecture that she needed to get through, it was always a meaningful conversation – she put me at ease, asked thought-provoking questions to get to the heart of a matter, and practiced active listening. If you want a better functioning team – in any capacity, but I know her focus is cybersecurity – do yourself a favor and get set up with Nadja. I cannot recommend her services enough!

 

Sue Lemm, PMP
Senior Consultant, United States

 

Nadja impeccably designed and facilitated a two-part online EQ training for a dozen emerging leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries. She was a real pleasure to work with and I greatly appreciated her creativity, good sense of humor, openness to dialogue and flexibility to build a training program for a diverse group of individuals. Through a mix of crisis simulations, role play, presentations on how emotions impact the ability to make decisions and one-on-one coaching, Nadja helped each of the members of the group become better decision-makers and increase their impact in their communities.
Nadja is a passionate coach and leader, and an inspiration to all those she helps grow. I strongly recommend her to any organization that works on leadership development.

 

Ana Aelenei
Head of Leadership and Democracy Initiatives at German Marshall Fund of the United States

 

I had the pleasure and privilege of co-chairing “Disruptive Dilemmas: Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise”, the largest side event and the first-ever/inaugural cyber crisis simulation exercise at the 2019 GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum with Nadja. Nadja is a brilliant, passionate and visionary leader who is a true inspiration to those around her, myself included. Her tremendous work ethic, sense of humor, creativity and ability to connect with and establish rapport with others was invaluable. It is evident that she was a great asset to NATO as a senior executive at NCIA and I am confident that she will touch and positively influence many lives in her role as entrepreneur. I very enthusiastically provide Nadja with my highest recommendation.

Keerthika Melissa Subramanian
Securities Lawyer @Mintz; Lecturer at Yale Law School (Fall 2019); Global Thought Leader, Data Privacy and Cyber

I have known Nadja since October 2016 and she is one of the most passionate, creative, intelligent and ambitious individuals I have met. Her global vision and leadership in driving change is an inspiration for all who work with her. Through her excellent verbal and written communication skills, she has an innate ability to present complex strategic issues in an effective and concise manner. Nadja is an outstanding role model and a talented thought leader who continues to touch people’s lives. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization struggling with the challenges of workforce development. Nadja is a passionate and inspirational entrepreneur with a purpose, a vision and a mission to transform the workforce in the 21st Century.

Denis Mercier
Deputy General Manager FIVES Group, former Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation at NATO (2015 – 2018)

I had the great pleasure of participating in Nadja’s workshop and crisis simulation on emotional intelligence. She provided a fascinating presentation on how emotions impact your ability to make decisions, solve problems, handle stress, be flexible and agile in an age of disruption. She designed and facilitated a real-life cybersecurity scenario with five uniquely designed personality types across generations, cultures, backgrounds, and sectors. The role-play allowed us to step outside our own map of the world, develop more empathy for other team members, develop greater self-awareness and become more rational decision-makers and problem solvers. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is seeking innovative and uniquely designed workshops to face the challenges of workforce development in the 21st Century!

Muddassar Ahmed
Managing Partner at Unitas Communications, Founder & President of John Adams Society, Founder & Chair of Concordia Forum, a Fellow at the German Marshall fund and on Advisory Boards at the Faiths Forum for London, Atlantic Council (US), ENAM (Greece), IAYP (US), ISTAC (Malaysia) and IRM (Pakistan).

I had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural cyber crisis simulation exercise at the GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum on 6 June 2019. Nadja designed two out of the four innovative, strategic and real-life cybersecurity scenarios. I participated in one of them and found the emotional intelligence aspects to be critical for decision-making and problem solving within diverse teams who perform under high pressure. I have known Nadja for several years now and she continues to impress me with her creativity and leadership. I highly recommend her to any organization seeking to build a thriving and successful workforce to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Benedetta Berti, PhD
Head, Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General at NATO

Nadja has designed and facilitated two cyber crisis simulation exercises for our Inclusive Leadership Hub, the German Marshall Fund of the United States Office in Paris. The simulation exercise consisted of a presentation highlighting the foundations of emotional intelligence, personality type preferences, value-based beliefs, and unconscious bias. The presentation was followed by a cyber crisis simulation exercise based on role play. Nadja designed the personality types for a generationally diverse team across cultures, sectors, and backgrounds. What made the crisis simulation innovative and unique is the use of emotional intelligence curveballs so the participants could practice their human resilience. The creative and innovative workshops addressed some of the critical challenges of the workforce in an era of digital transformation and disruptive security challenges. Participants found the workshop a great success! I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is looking for innovative, creative, and practical real-life crisis scenarios to transform the workforce and build human resilience for the 21st Century!

Kristel Ba
Programme Officer for Inclusive Leadership at the German Marshall Fund of the United States office for Paris

Nadja designed and facilitated a cyber crisis simulation exercise based on emotional intelligence for ‪the Young Professionals‬ in Foreign Policy in Brussels. She explained the impact of emotions on decision-making, problem solving, stress tolerance, interpersonal relations and self-confidence in a way all participants could relate. These soft-skills are critical for all generations, and in particular young professionals who are at the beginning of their careers. Building professional resilience and developing emotional intelligence was at the heart of our workshop, and should be high on the agenda for any organisation struggling with the challenges of building a workforce fit for the 21st Century. We highly recommend Nadja to any organisation working with young professionals for a journey of transformation and innovation in an age of disruption!

Georgiana Dragomir
Executive Director, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Brussels

I recently participated in one of Nadja’s crisis simulation exercises based on emotional intelligence. In my role as a Policy and Advocacy officer, I have extensive experience in crisis management and stakeholder engagement. I regularly deal with stakeholders from various countries, cultures, backgrounds, and sectors. What was innovative about Nadja’s workshop is her ability to explain and convey complex strategic issues into practical and simple exercises. The highlight for me was the use of personality types. It has been also a great exercise to learn how to manage a certain issue from another personality perspective. As well as, I had a chance to gain more insights into adjusting my own personality to a different one with the aim of problem-solving, finding consensus and being impactful as a group.She designed them with such attention to detail and personality so that we could experience the crisis scenarios through the eyes of another person. As a result, we learned to become better at rational problem-solving and decision-making. I highly recommend Nadja to any organization who is looking for an innovative and creative workshop that addresses intergenerational workforce challenges.

Ronald Ferkovics
Policy and Advocacy Officer at Roma Education Fund Budapest

Nadja is an enthusiastic, prepared, inspiring woman. She’s able to open your mind to new visions and perspectives. I recommend her training 100%.

Eleonora del Vecchio
The Brussels Binder 

Clients & Partners we have worked with

Credentials

  FREE Cybercrime DEMOs

Count me in!

I am Nadja, a former NATO Senior Executive, a seasoned crisis navigator, an emotional intelligence coach and passionate about building human resilience in an era of disruption.

I left my nearly two-decade career at NCIA, NATO’s Cyber Security Agency, to focus on building a new vision for cyber preparedness in the digital age.

 

Crisis Simulations

Having worked closely with people from over 40 countries, I am uniquely positioned in fostering trust and understanding among diverse, global stakeholders across the public and private sectors within multidisciplinary teams.

I now help organizations exercise collaborative leadership through cyber crime scenarios simulations.

Based on my nearly two decades of experience working as a senior Executive in NATO’s Cyber Security Agency, I understand the cost of cyber attacks as they put both civilians and military at direct risk when deployed during missions. 

I worked as a Senior Executive at the NATO Communications and Information Agency, NATO’s Cyber Agency. I was with NATO for nearly two decades.

 

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