Simulated cyber-attack shows need for companies to have incident response plan

By Patrick Wolfinbarger      May 19, 2017

Picture by Matthew Idler. TECH TEAM – Panelist Luke Schneider, CEO of Medicine Bow Technologies playing the role of an outside tech consultant, explains what he would do when his client suffers a security breach as Steven Leafgreen and moderator Matt Sorenson look on.

CHEYENNE — So you’re a small Wyoming business and one of your employees clicks on an email attachment that shouldn’t have been opened. What happens? It very well may depend on how well you’ve prepared for a security breach as those attending the Wyoming Cybersecurity Symposium learned last month.

The April 20 symposium was presented by The Wyoming Business Report.

A panel of business, information technology, insurance, public relations, legal and security representatives conducted a simulated security breach and took the audience through the many, and potentially expensive, steps an infected company might have to take to secure their operations and retain customer trust. “The first thing you should do when you leave here, if you haven’t already, is make an incident response plan,” panelist and moderator Matt Sorenson, an attorney for Hart and Hart law firm, advised symposium attendees.

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