Welcome to the first iteration of our 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.

We know this card game will continue to improve and evolve over time based on your feedback and by being played and modified by the infosec community. We have a few expansion packs planned for 2020. 

We’re excited for you to play and learn from the game!

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

How To Play!


Download “How-To Play” Instructions HERE


Download B&B Templates – FRONT and BACK



52 Unique Cards:

  • (10) Initial Compromise
  • (7) Pivot and Escalate
  • (9) Persistence
  • (6) C2 and Exfil
  • (10) Procedures
  • (10) Injects

Example Cards:

Example Backdoors & Breaches Cards

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

Where to get a deck?

Here is our schedule for releasing the Backdoors & Breaches Core Decks so you know where, how, and when to get one for yourself.

JANUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

MARCH 2020

APRIL 2020

MAY 2020

JUNE 2020


Expansion Packs:

If you would like to be notified about upcoming expansions packs, fill out the form below and we’ll add you to the list for upcoming information.


Questions? Found an error or typo? Contact deb @ blackhillsinfosec dot com