New Study Reveals Impact of Cyberattacks on Consumer Confidence, Corporate Reputation

Consumers trust banks/credit unions, private companies and health care providers most to handle personal information; Organizations face adverse consequences if a cyber incident is mishandled PORTLAND, Ore., October 7, 2019 — ReputationUs (RepUs) and DHM Research released results from a first-of-its-kind study during Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October) that examines the effects of cyberattacks on corporate…

“The Wolf” (Pulp Fiction) – An Example of Crisis Management?

There is no universally approved or formal title for professionals who perform immediate crisis support. Often used titles include “PR Pros” or “PR guy or gal,” or generally speaking, “Crisis people” (e.g., “Wells Fargo‘s PR people were spinning this crisis into a positive for the bank.”). The label “spin doctors” is one that makes us negatively cringe.…

The Western Bankers Association Announces Incident Response Program to Bolster Cybersecurity for Member Banks

SACRAMENTO, CA, – The Western Bankers Association (WBA) today announced the availability of a new member benefit, the Incident Response Program (IRP) designed to help member banks prepare for and mitigate against cyber incidents. The IRP team consists of four cybersecurity functions and specialists: Peter Marchel of Marchel & Associates Risk Consulting, Sean Hoar of Lewis Brisbois (legal), Carl York…