DALLAS—Attorneys Carri Bennet and Allen O’Rourke are representing Womble Bond Dickinson at the NTCA 2018 Cybersecurity Summit .

The event focuses on helping telecos protect their customer data and network infrastructure from cyber attacks. During the half-day Cyber Wise workshop , which dealt with cyber risk assessment and mitigation strategies, O’Rourke conducted a training session titled the “Fundamentals of Response and Recovery”. This Oct. 21 session offered an in-depth discussion of what it takes to develop, implement, test and revise a cyber incident response plan. From the roles and responsibilities of team members to storage and usage of the plan itself, O’Rourke shared what it takes to move from abstract discussion to an executable document.

In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys, including O’Rourke, contributed to the 2018 NTCA Cybersecurity Bundle . This document is a comprehensive guide designed to help your company develop a risk-management approach to cybersecurity.

The NTCA 2018 Cybersecurity Summit: Strengthening Your Defense takes place Oct. 21-23 in Dallas. It is presented by NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association. Womble Bond Dickinson has an exhibitor table at the summit.

NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies which are leading innovation in rural and small-town America.

Carri Bennet has more than three decades of experience representing wireline, wireless and broadband communications providers, as well as commercial and noncommercial broadcasters, in regulatory compliance matters. She has a particular focus on advocating for small rural carriers, including serving as General Counsel to the Rural Wireless Association. Bennet represents telecom industry clients before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, the courts, and Congress.

Allen O’Rourke co-chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He conducts cyber investigations and represents clients facing regulatory actions, consumer litigation, and business disputes arising out of cybersecurity incidents. Allen also handles data breach response, and he counsels clients concerning data privacy compliance, cybersecurity preparedness, and legal aspects of computer network defense. Prior to joining Womble, Allen was a cybercrime prosecutor who helped lead the Cyber Unit at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, where he received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime.