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Former Obama Administration Cybersecurity Advisor Joins CommCore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Stephanie Pischke

spischke@commcoreconsulting.com

202-659-4177

 

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 communications consultant. Read more

Handling a Cybersecurity Crisis

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

Communication and Emotion: How to Connect

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 communempathy-marketingication.

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

Is Your Crisis Plan Updated for Cyber?

Of all the Crisis categories – natural disasters, human error, ethical lapses, product recalls -Cyber is growing the fastest and exponentially. A report by non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center shows from 2014 to 2015:
  • Breaches rose from 783 to 3,930
  • Records exposed jumped from 85 million to 736 million
  • Estimated financial losses from compromised records leaped from $400 million to $14.9 billion
The report recommends five security principles CEOs should take direct responsibility for. Read more