The best session of the Fall 2013 Security Briefing was our panel discussion on incident response.  Ron Pelletier, Partner with Pondurance, led our incident response panel.  The panel discussed threats that may lead to a breach, how to respond to the breach, when/how to involve law enforcement, and when/how to report the breach. As much as we’d like to give you a transcript of everything discussed at the Incident Response panel, that would be a bit long. What we can do is give you more information on our panel speaker and the best ways to get in touch with them if you have any questions.

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Jerry Reichard is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) currently assigned to the Indianapolis Field Office.  He has been with the FBI for more than nine years gaining experience in computer intrusions, Internet fraud, intellectual property rights, theft of trade secrets, bank robbery, and violent crimes investigations. You can get in touch with the Indianapolis FBI office here.

Marcus K. Rogers, Ph.D., CISSP, CCCI, DFCP, ACE is the Faculty Chair of the Cyber Forensics Program in the Dept. of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. He is a Professor – Associate Dept. Head Computer & Information Technology, University Faculty Scholar, Fellow of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). He is also a member of other various national and international committees focusing on digital forensic science and digital evidence. Dr. Rogers is the author of books, numerous book chapters, and journal publications in the field of digital forensics and applied psychological analysis. His research interests include applied cyber forensics, psychological digital crime scene analysis, and cyber terrorism. You can contact Dr. Rogers through Purdue University here.

Mark Swearingen is an attorney at Hall Render. He coordinates the firm’s HIPAA practice and provides counsel on health information privacy and security matters such as breach response and notification and the creation, use, disclosure, retention and destruction of medical records and other health information.  His counsel to clients also includes a variety of health care topics related to regulatory compliance, physician and clinical services contracting, risk management and Independent Review Organization services.  He is an adjunct professor of a course in Law and Medicine at the Indiana University School of Informatics at IUPUI. You can contact Hall Render here.

Chuck Taylor is the Section Chief of Consumer Mediation & Identity Theft at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. During his tenure at the Office of the Attorney General, Chucks duties have included advising various State Agencies, serving on the legal team that investigated fraudulent  activity in East Chicago, and serving as General Counsel to the Hoosier Lottery. Chuck has worked with the Attorney General’s Identity Theft Unit since its inception in January 2008. You can find the Indiana Attorney General’s office contact form here.

Each quarter, we will be hosting a briefing to bring you the latest in information security. If you have any questions on what we’ve already discussed or have suggestions for future topics, please comment below. If you would like to get more information on how Pondurance can help you with Incident Response, you can contact us at You can catch up on our discussions on PCI DSS v3.0 and our Malware Threats and Trends session anytime.