This is Backdoors & Breaches, an Incident Response Card Game, from Black Hills Information Security and Active Countermeasures. Backdoors & Breaches contains 52 unique cards to help you conduct incident response tabletop exercises and learn attack tactics, tools, and methods.


If you’re already familiar with Backdoors & Breaches, you can order your copy below!

If you need more information, keep reading on!

If you’d like to schedule a demo for your team, send an email to [email protected].


Below you will find our directions on how to play (but we know you’ll hack and customize the deck to fit the needs of your team or your students).

Printable Visual Guide

If you are more of a visual learner, check out this video showing gameplay in action:

This Turn Tracker printout will help you keep track of your turns, rolls, and notes:

52 Unique Cards:

  • (10) Initial Compromise
  • (7) Pivot and Escalate
  • (9) Persistence
  • (6) C2 and Exfil
  • (10) Procedures
  • (10) Injects
  • It takes four cards to build an incident, one from each attack category.
    (Initial Compromise, Pivot and Escalate, Persistence, and C2 and Exfil)
    3,840 Incident Scenarios

    Example Cards:

    Here are some of the cards you’ll find in Backdoors & Breaches: 


    It’s now easier than ever to play Backdoors & Breaches online and with others!

    Check out the following resources to improve your Competitive Backdoors & Breaches experience:

    This is a cheat sheet for the rules of Competitive Backdoors & Breaches 
    This is the 24×28 image file for the Tournament version of Competitive Backdoors & Breaches
    This is the 14×24 image file version of the Competitive Backdoors & Breaches
    This is the 24×28 image file for the Original Backdoors & Breaches. You can also pick one up from our Spearphish General Store below.

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    Version Change Log

    Questions? Suggestions? Contact [email protected]