Portland Peers & Beers co-sponsored with Centripetal

MTUG Events

Thu., September 5, 2019, THU 9/5 - 4:30-6:30p

Allagash Brewery

50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103

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MTUG hosts our season-opening Peers & Beers on THURSDAY Sept 5, 2019 -- co-sponsored with Centripetal!

Join us for stop #1 on our 5 city tour of Maine breweries -- this at Allagash Brewery in Portland!

TECH TOPIC: Brief Intro & Demo to Tabletop Exercises (TTX)

The evening will feature a short “Tech Spotlight” presentation, “Brief Intro & Demo to Table Top Security Exercises (TTX)” with Will Kilbreth, MTUG Board Member and CIO at Community Health Options, and participation from other MTUG community members. The presenters/participants will give a intro to Security Table Top Exercises, then do a quick and fun demo. Audience participation encouraged!

Tabletop exercises are informal roundtables held with key resources to evaluate hypothetical, simulated emergency incident(s). Join the MTUG community as we share a brief TTX demo and a chance to share what works. This session’s tech topic was coordinated by MTUG board members Wil Kilbreth, Joe Bourgault, and Austin Brower.

More About Tabletop Exercises:

The goal of the exercise is to identify uncertainties, unknowns, and possible risks the organization may need to respond to. Tabletops should foster constructive discussions among participants as they examine existing operational plans and determine where they can make improvements. Such exercises provide an opportunity for planning, preparation, and coordination of resources during any kind of attack or other incident.

Key Roles and Areas of Responsibility

  • Communications / Media
  • Helpdesk
  • Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Development
  • Legal / Compliance
  • Leadership


  • Set goals and objectives
  • Determine players
  • Have a facilitator / game master
  • Develop script and “data Inserts”
  • Document what you’ve learned / next steps

MTUG will also announce our 2019-20 Upcoming Monthly Events fall season schedule and topics to come!

MTUG’s Peers and Beers events are a chance for IT professionals and enthusiasts to network in an informal setting while learning about a unique technology topic. There are usually four or five Peers & Beers events (in addition to MTUG Webinars) held each season at locations across Maine.

Would your organization like to sponsor an MTUG Peers & Beers event or get involved in another way? Visit the Get Involved page for information on how to be an event sponsor, or other opportunities!


Additional TTX participant details to be announced soon!

To reserve your place, please complete the registration form by clicking on the button below.