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Hacker Threats: DHS and FBI Alerts- Attacks on Energy and Critical Infrastructure

Hacker Threats to Critical Infrastructure Attention ICM Followers:  This is a post that our strategic partners at CyberCecurity released last evening.  We thought it was important enough to share with you. DHS and FBI Announce Hacker Threats to Energy and Critical Infrastructure: Hackers going after government entities and critical infrastructure. OCTOBER 23, 2017 In what is […]

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Crisis Communication Strategy: One Size Does Not Fit All

When it comes to crisis communication strategy, one “size,” or plan, does not fit all situations. No organization, regardless of size, is immune to the reputation damage and brand-crushing impact of a crisis.  While we often assume that only large companies experience crises, the fact is that every organization has stakeholders that can determine its […]

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While the Equifax mess is being sorted out…what can you do NOW to protect your family’s money?

Expert advice from Ray Hutchins of CyberCecurity… As security experts, we have given this some thought and present you with a list of eleven things you can do quickly that will reduce the odds that corporate or other thieves can steal your money. REMEMBER: Most cyber attacks are crimes of opportunity and if you are […]

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You’re Not Gonna Believe This – Another Equifax Breach

Apparently Equifax had another, separate breach in March of this year, 5 months before the breach that they have already announced. Equifax hired the security firm Mandiant to check into both breaches, but since they have not said anything about this first breach, we really don’t know much about it. One assumes that this secret […]

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Equifax Breach: Making Sense of It All

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 by Mitch Tanenbaum of  CYBERCECURITY The Equifax Breach What does the Equifax breach mean for you? Earlier this week Equifax, the credit reporting giant, announced that hackers wandered inside their systems between May and July of this year.  143 million records were compromised.  In addition to that, credit card numbers on 200,000 people […]

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Crisis Communication Training: ICM 2018 Course Schedule

Business crises are on the rise!  Get Communication Training. Crisis communication training is critical in this day of rabid social media and 24 hour news. Make sure you are well prepared to protect your organization’s brand, reputation and financial performance.  Attend one of ICM’s most sought-after crisis communication course next year.   Registration is limited, […]

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Is Your Organization Crisis Ready? 12 Questions.

No organization is immune from the kinds of sudden crises and smoldering issues that, when they go public, can cause lasting damage to its brand, reputation, revenue and very survival.  Are you crisis ready? Take this short quiz and find out.    Is senior management committed to communicating consistently openly and effectively during good times […]

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Crisis Prevention: Why Don’t We Have a Crisis Communication Plan?

Because Crisis Prevention Isn’t Sexy.   Savvy professionals ask the tough question of management: why don’t we have a crisis communication plan? As a crisis communication consultant, I have seen countless examples of organizations that either don’t have a crisis communication plan, or fail to effectively implement the one they have.  Numerous studies confirm that […]

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7 Lessons from Increases in Data Breach, Cybercrime Headlines

Cybercrime and data breaches continued to make headlines in 2016, with a reported breach increase of 25% in the U.S. alone. Cybercrime stories crept up slightly to just under 5% of stories tracked by ICM in 2016. The Identity Theft Resource Center tracked 980 reported U.S. breaches comprising more than 35 million records, an increase of […]

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Discrimination, Workplace Violence News Trends Skyrocket

Discrimination and workplace violence led disturbing trends in 2016, with discrimination stories showing a four-fold increase over 2015 and stories of workplace violence spiking, in part due to several mass casualty events attributed to terror-related activities. ICM included its study stories of terror attacks in places like Orlando, Florida, Nice, France and Brussels, Belgium because […]

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