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
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FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CYBERSECURITY ADVISOR JOINS COMMCORE
Gregory Michaelidis Will Counsel PR Firm Clients on Cyber Crisis Communications
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 4, 2017 – Gregory Michaelidis, a former Department of Homeland Security advisor on cybersecurity issues in the Obama Administration, has joined CommCore as a cybersecurity consultant in crisis communications. Read more
Greg is a former Department of Homeland Security adviser on cyber security issues in the Obama Administration. He focused on cyber security, counter-terrorism, and community resilience communications.
What’s your take on the WannaCry virus. Read more
Data breaches are a matter of “when,” not “if” they will happen. Recently Saks Fifth Avenue was breached and customers’ personal information was exposed on its website. Other well-known companies like McDonald’s and Forbes, and numerous public figures have been recent victims of Twitter hacks. 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
Sabrina Horn’s recent article “Loving Communications: 10 Tips to Humanize Your Brand’s Message,” emphasizes inserting more emotion into marketing campaigns in an age when technology tends to dehumanize communication.
This is especially true, she says, when mainstream news media coverage of technology increasingly plays up threats from cyber-crime including data breaches, identity theft, and loss of privacy. Read more