GreyCastle’s Reg Harnish to Present on Incident Response at the Association of Governmental Risk Pools 2016 Governance and Leadership Conference

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Event will address the latest trends and insights impacting the pooling industry

CEO Reg Harnish of GreyCastle Security, the leading cybersecurity consulting firm focused on the human side of security, will lead two presentations March 8 at the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) 2016 Governance and Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. AGRiP is the recognized authority for public entity risk pools formed under state-specific legislation, allowing for joint “pooling” of resources to address risks ranging from property loss, to employee benefits, tort liability, workers compensation and more. The conference addresses the latest developments in the industry and serves as a networking opportunity for its members, including pool board members, executives and management staff.

“In today’s cybersecurity landscape, attacks are inevitable and those affected expect companies to respond in an effective and efficient manner,” says Harnish. “In order to react accordingly, companies must have the right tools, making an incident response plan a requirement, rather than a simple suggestion.”

Harnish will present on the following topics:

"You’ve Been Hacked – Now What?" -- Tuesday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
The pace of data breaches has reached epic proportions. Organizations large and small, in every industry, are falling victim to hackers, hacktivists and nation states. Your intellectual property, data and bank accounts have never been at greater risk -- it's not if, but when your organization will be victimized. Developing and maintaining an effective Incident Response Plan and team have never been more important. This session will present an in-depth look at several recent data breach victims and how their incident response processes led to effective business resumption or epic failures. Attendees will learn best practices for responding to incidents, from law enforcement, forensics and legal considerations, to compliance and public relations. The presentation will also cover the standards and compliance regulations -- from NIST and US-CERT to HIPAA and the NYS Information Security Breach and Notification Act -- that should be considered when developing Incident Response policies and procedures. Attendees will take away actionable information for implementing an effective Incident Response program.

"A Prepper’s Guide to Incident Response Go-Bag" -- Tuesday, March 8 at 3:45 p.m.
Money is missing, malware is exploding and the clock is ticking. In the new cyber environment, you're either failing to plan or planning to fail. This talk will focus on one of the most critical and often overlooked elements in any Incident Response process -- the Incident Response Go-Bag. When it comes to incident response, time is money, and every second counts. First responders must have the right tactics, techniques and tools on hand to contain, counteract and continue. Join GreyCastle Security as we journey into the heart of first response and the tools and techniques that all responders should have ready to go.

GreyCastle Security focuses on managing the risks in people, processes and technology -- as opposed to simply deploying the latest hardware and software solutions. The company was founded in 2011 by an experienced team of CISOs, ISOs, security specialists and operators who recognize the need for a systematic approach to cybersecurity.

Members of the media interested in speaking with CEO Reg Harnish can contact Liz Hilton at ehilton(at)crosswindpr(dot)com. For more information on GreyCastle, visit

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About GreyCastle Security:
GreyCastle Security is a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on risk management, awareness and operational security. Our company was established to counter rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats and manage risks in people, processes and technology. GreyCastle Security is comprised exclusively of highly certified professionals with prior security experience in healthcare, education, retail and gaming. Our team members are all former CISOs, ISOs, security specialists and operators. We bring a client perspective to everything we do. All we do is cybersecurity - all day, every day. We provide assessments, training, testing and response capabilities to organizations of all sizes, types and industries. We bring passionate practicality to cybersecurity. Visit us at for more information, and let GreyCastle Security redefine cybersecurity for you.

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