Wayne dispatchers use cyber attack simulation in training exercise

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and 911 emergency dispatch lately held a simulation that included an entire voice and information communications breakdown as a result of a cyber attack.

Capt. Doug Hunter of the Sheriff’s Office mentioned the exercise was advanced as a result of the dispatch heart needed to stay operational whereas the drill performed out.

“Certainly, this was a worst-case situation, and we put some fairly strict guidelines in place, so no caller was ever in hazard or unable to obtain the quickest response we’re able to,” Hunter mentioned. “If there have been a extreme incident, we’d have terminated the exercise and resumed utilizing our digital dispatch system.”

Hunter defined 911 was working alongside the simulation in real-time as dispatch personnel continued to discipline calls and monitor emergencies.


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