Equifax stock fell 19.5% the day the credit reporting agency revealed its massive data breach from six weeks earlier, affecting 143 million customers.
Six days later, it was down 31%.
Equifax’s bumbling response has come under withering criticism from the public,media, lawmakers, regulators, analysts, and crisis experts. Read more
A recent article in the Washington Post pointed out what is known in the communications consulting world as “The New York Times Rule” or “The Front-Page Test,” which states that anything you write in email can turn up in a major national newspaper and become a liability to your reputation. Read more
Cybersecurity Hall of Fame member Gene “Spaf” Spafford has said, “The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.”
Data breaches have become so much a part of the “new normal,” that cybersecurity has been listed as one of the top 5 “hot” practice areas in 2017 for law firms, according to Law 360. Read more
New Balance shoes is the latest unfortunate victim of the “be careful what you say getting taken out of context” syndrome, aka what happens when your mainstream media interview collides with social media. Read more