Open Crisis Exercises Platform
Organize, plan and execute crisis management exercises.
Open source application, community-centered approach.
OpenEx is an open source platform allowing organizations to plan, schedule and conduct crisis exercises.

Events automation

The events of the exercise scenario are automatically sent by the platform at the scheduled time.

Scenario dryruns

The scenario can be played in accelerated speed before exercise to check its sequencing and rhythm.

Communication check

Checks on the players' means of communication are automatic and can be launched at any time.

Audiences separation

Players can be grouped by audience and receive only the events especially created for them.

Communication vectors

The available communication vectors are modular: SMS, emails, phone calls etc. More should be developed.

Indicators and statistics

Real-time indicators and statistics allow exercise control team to constantly adjust the relevance of the scenario.









Scenario construction
OpenEx allows planners to build from simple to complex exercise scenarios. Using out-of-the-box integrations such as emails, SMS platforms, simulated media pressure tools, cyber ranges and alerting systems, OpenEx is able to handle multiple types of drills for several industries.
As exercise scenarios are built on relative time, the animation team can easily tailor the injects depending on the players response and evaluate the level of their reactions to the incidents they have to handle.
Audiences and documents management
OpenEx has a granular management of audiences and documents. The planners are able to use a document gallery which respects data segregation across exercises. Also, for injects that support audiences enforcement, the animation team can select which audiences will receive it.
When creating audiences with some communication channels (emails, phone numbers, etc.), the exercise planners can launch checks to verify the accuracy of the player information.
Collaborative lessons learned
After having defined objectives of an exercise, the animation team can evaluate individually the overall achievement of goals. Players are also able to contribute by answering collaborative polls regarding some aspects of the exercise.

A collaborative exercise logs allow planners to share insights during the exercise and comment the players responses that are also integrated with OpenEx. Indeed, all emails sent by players during an exercise can handled directly in the platform.