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The Dangers of Cyber Attacks (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing It wasn’t too long ago when hackers, shutting down the mainframe, corrupting the system, and various other tech jargon was reserved to optimistic science fiction and overzealous TV shows. Yet the world is changing, suddenly technology and the web are at the forefront of almost every life in the western…

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Online Smears and Cyber Attacks (PODCAST)

Schillings partners Amy Pope, Rachel Atkins and Gillian Duffy join host Richard Levick to discuss the escalating war of online smears and cyber attacks and what companies and people can do to minimize risks and fight back…  Listen

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Crisis Communications Management and the Cyberattack

Elizabeth K. Hinson, Associate, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Preparing for a cyberattack is not only a job for the C-Suite or Information Technology Department. Public relations professionals work in lock-step with other decision-makers following a data breach, especially because the legal requirements related to a cyberattack when consumer information is involved include public notice. As…

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4 Tips to Keep Key Stakeholders Happy in the Event of a Cyberattack  

Susan Ganeshan, CMO, Clarabridge Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, with advertising agency WPP, pharmaceutical company Merck & Co and Russian oil giant Rosneft, the most recent to fall victim to a global ransomware attack in June. It’s an increasingly common crisis, and brands need to be properly prepared. Cyberattacks impact a range of…

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Why You Should Consider Cyber Insurance for Your Company (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Is your business ready to face a successful ransomware attack and come out alive on the other end? Most small to midsize businesses are not. In fact, 45% of SMBS report that their cyber security is ineffective. They could easily be overtaken by ransomware.  In the past year, 66% of…

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Protect Your Company Against Phishing Attacks (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing For all the benefits email offers as a communication method, most of the messages in people’s inbox aren’t worth opening.  A whopping 85% of all emails are considered spam.  Some spam is merely annoying, but spam can also be dangerous.  Phishing emails are a popular form of spam, and their…

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Cybersecurity: The Increasing Need to Protect Our Devices

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Cybersecurity is needed now more than ever. Coronavirus has exposed why we’re at risk. Large-scale growth of work-from-home technologies, customer-facing networks, online cloud services have all been exploited by cyber attackers. COVID-19 has led to increased susceptibility to attacks with a 30% increase in cyber attacks reported each week in…

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Cyber Threats Don’t Require Sensationalism

Claire Umeda, Vice President of Marketing, 4iQ If it bleeds, it leads. As news media has evolved, this adage remains true. And it’s no surprise – fearmongering has historically worked in drawing attention. In the cyberworld specifically, many vendors rely on this tactic, but so do cybercriminals. Currently, bad actors are exploiting the uncertainty surrounding…

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Cyber Security Is A National Concern

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director,  Advanced Cyber Security Center   Several Federal agencies are tasked with protecting our interests from cyber security threats. Most notably, the FBI and DHS take strong leadership in this area, but just about every agency from the Treasury to the FCC has a role to play.  Last spring, the White House decided against…

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Big Hack Attack: Protecting Corporate Reputation and Brand Value in the Wake of a Data Breach

Editor’s Note: Are you interested in learning more about Reputation Risk Management? Register for PRSA’s Reputation Risk Management Certificate Program https://bit.ly/prsarrm   Scott Farrell, President, Global Corporate Communications, Golin When you Google “top crises of 2015,” included in the top-10 of nearly every list are one or more of the high-profile data breaches of 2015. Chick-Fil-A, Blue Cross…

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Securing the Mosaic: Strategies for Strengthening Enterprise Cybersecurity

Diana Burley, PhD, Executive Director & Chair at Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection Enterprise environments are characterized by an increasingly complex mixture of devices, networks, and computing platforms. Some of these devices are owned and controlled by the enterprise. Others are not – think BYOD and the increasing number of IoT devices. The networks often span…

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Law Firms, Professional Services Firms and Clients are the Perfect Cyber Targets says a US Intel Investigator

Preparation for Crisis Management Is Crucial Scott Sobel, M.A. Media Psychology, Senior Strategy and Communications Executive, kglobal I recently participated in an intimate meeting between a U.S. intelligence agency cyber-attack investigator and a law firm client’s senior committee to prevent cyber-hacks into their firm’s digital network. We set-up the meeting and worked with our client…

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Cybersecurity: So Much Time, So Little Progress

Dianna Booher, CEO, Booher Research Institute As I read of the latest cyberattack, the worst in history, involving hospitals, shipping systems, and corporations in more than 150 countries, I see much hand-wringing. But the first thing that comes to my mind is the old mantra: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame…

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PR Genome Webinar: Cybersecurity 101 and What Your Agency Needs to Know

  Webinar Overview From cyber extortion, to ransomware to malware – a cyber attack can be devastating, often resulting in the loss of revenue, interrupted business continuity and significant damages to both brand reputation and corporate morale. While many public relations agencies provide crisis communications for clients experiencing a breach – they are not immune…

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The Cybersecurity Implications of Brexit for Your Company

By Venkat Rajaji, Senior Vice President Marketing, Core Security Some analysts view the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union as the catalyst for economic turmoil – from roiling the U.K. real estate market to the slowdown in various vertical markets. While many implications associated with Brexit are being discussed, it may take years to…

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The Lusitania Sinks Again

“Is there anything more beautiful in the world than to sit before an open window and enjoy nature, to listen to the birds singing, feel the sun on your cheeks and have a darling boy in your arms?” – Anne Frank, from her diary, April 19, 1944, three months before the family was arrested As…

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The Need for Both Humans and Tech in the Fight Against Ransomware (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing While COVID-19 rages on, a second pandemic is ravaging businesses everywhere.  Since the start of coronavirus, ransomware attacks have risen over 400%.  The costs associated with the attacks will top $20 billion in 2021, or $2 million per business affected.  Even with measures being taken against coronavirus, ransomware will not…

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Protecting Your Data for the Work From Home Future (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing In 2020, 62% of Americans worked from home.  While remote work has increased productivity, lowered office costs, and alleviated community stress for many, the rapid shift brought new cybersecurity concerns.  The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a new wave of security concerns almost overnight, and cyber attacks have skyrocketed.  In early 2020,…

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How to Make Sure Your Business Data Stays Secure

Samantha Higgins The data your company collects and stores are extremely important. Not only your own but also the personally identifiable information (PII) of your clients. Without the proper security that data is subject to theft and other forms of cyber extortion. In 2020 alone close to 740 million files were breached across all business…

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