MCEDC’s David Petr Featured in the The Daily Record’s ‘Tech Tuesday’ Column

Leads the Charge in Confronting Challenge and Finding Opportunity in the Wake of WannaCry Viral Attack


In the aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that wreaked havoc on many of the businesses across Montgomery County, MCEDC’s President and CEO, David Petr, was featured in The Daily Record’s ‘Tech Tuesday’ column discussing the strategy being implemented to confront cyber-attacks. He also addresses next steps for business owners to take going forward to prevent future damage.

Petr notes that the recent attack can be viewed by county businesses as both a threat and an opportunity, as cybersecurity prevention continues to surge as an engine of local economic growth. MCEDC is continuing to take a leading role in cultivating and expanding the county’s cyber infrastructure and ecosystem, as part of a roadmap developed by a cyber workgroup of stakeholders, including MCEDC.

With the booming cybersecurity market expected to reach more than $2 billion by 2021, Montgomery County is fast becoming a cybersecurity leader and innovator in the sector. MCEDC, in conjunction with the workgroup, is continuing to implement suggested procedures to pave the way for improvements in cyber safety and encourage growth of the local cybersecurity economy.