For Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Nov. 7, 2021, was the day everything changed.
Early that Sunday morning, the Colorado electric cooperative was hit with a ransomware attack that quickly spread through its network and took over key systems like phone and email, customer information and meter data management.
After months of work to re-create and restore DMEA’s network, build new cyber protections and get back to a new normal, managers at the co-op decided that the lessons from that attack were too valuable to keep to themselves. Hear from DMEA Chief Information Officer Bob Farmer and IT Manager Jay Suckey as they walk us through what happened and what they learned.
Listen to the episode below:
- Learn more about NRECA’s cybersecurity resources for co-ops on cooperative.com.
- View an NRECA webinar recording (cooperative.com login required) to hear more from Farmer, Suckey and NRECA cyber experts on the DMEA cyberattack and response.