About

Cyber exercises.
It's all we do.

We are the only business in the UK dedicated to creating and running realistic cyber exercises. We help businesses learn how to respond in times of crisis – before the crisis happens for real.

Founded in 2014, our staff have decades of experience in dealing with complex cyber incidents and running exercises with Government, military and commercial organisations. We constantly monitor the latest threats, vulnerabilities and attacks to make our simulations as realistic as possible.

Exercise3 is Cyber Essentials certified, a Community Ambassador for the The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales, and a member of NCSC’s CISP community.

We pride ourselves on explaining things in plain English, rather than techno-gobbledygook. Give us a call today and put us to the test.

Founder: Elliott Atkins

Elliott has over 25 years’ experience in cyber security, working with Governments, large multinational companies, dotcom startups and not-for-profit organisations. Positions held have included Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to the Royal Household, Head of GovCertUK (the UK Government’s 24×7 computer emergency response team at GCHQ) and Head of Cyber Intelligence at QinetiQ.

In early 2014 Elliott established Exercise3 as a specialist consultancy which uses realistic scenarios to train organisations how to react and respond in times of crisis. Five years later he co-founded the Cyber Capacity Unit, working with government departments and agencies globally, developing cyber security policies, programmes, and defining and implementing national strategies.

Elliott is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a liaison member of FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response Teams), a non-executive director of Naq Cyber and Chairman of the Panavia Tornado Preservation Group, a registered charity which educates and inspires future generations of aviators and engineers.