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#Ransomware – Crisis Communications Management Steps for Impacted Companies

Mike Shultz, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Cybernance   On Friday, May 12, ransomware cyber attackers indiscriminately attacked state agencies and enterprises all over the world. As the ransomware virus spread through company networks, putting valuable company and customer data at risk and stalling operations for many, organizations were going into crisis mode. It’s pertinent that a…

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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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Finding the Hidden Threat (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing If you are anything like the average person you spend a lot of your life online.  Whether you work through your computer or phone on a daily basis, or you talk to your friends or relatives through a screen, we spend an inordinate amount of time online.  But, it is…

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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 Protect, Prepare, & Organize Your Personal Digital Health in 2021

Bruce Mendelsohn (The Hired Pen) Just like changing our smoke detector batteries when we shift from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time, the beginning of each year reminds us to conduct a “Personal Digital Health Checkup”.  Beyond the practical benefit of protecting your digital health and privacy, the hour or so you invest to review,…

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Talking Tech 2019: Year in Review

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency When I look back on the year, I’d never anticipate how eye-opening 2019 was. For me, January was about deciphering all the questions about artificial intelligence (AI). Most notably, the fear of robots taking over our jobs and machines becoming super intelligent. Nearly a year later, the debate…

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A Simple Guide To Choosing The Right Hosting Package

Image Pixabay Charles Dearing Successful business websites have the best web hosting packages. As a business owner starting up a company website, you may be struggling will all of the available options. Since every hosting company is different, those features and packages are not created completely equal. Clearly, there is major price difference in the…

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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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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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Overcoming the Challenge of Business Data Safety

Aram Jivanyan, CEO & Co-founder, BeSafe Every week we hear about the next high profile data hack. And breach after breach, we see that corporate perimeter security fails to prevent business data leaks. Cloud migration in turn brings a whole new set of security challenges, as companies are fully taking their proprietary, sensitive data outside of…

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WannaCrypt Offers a Lesson in Crisis Comms Preparedness

Meredith L. Eaton, Vice President, March Communications In one of the latest, devastating cyberattacks, more than 150 million PCs worldwide were possible targets of “WannaCrypt,” a malicious ransomware attack that targeted three Microsoft platforms that had been retired from standard support: Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003. On May 12, 2017, many individuals…

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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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