Leadership

Effective Communications During & After a Cyber Attack – Ann Marie van den Hurk – BSW #249

A cyber attack is a catastrophic event for any organization. Therefore, effective cyber crisis communication is crucial but often overlooked and an internal concern. In this conversation, we will talk about critical communications and why it is essential to recover quickly and with their reputation intact.

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Guest

Ann Marie van den Hurk
Ann Marie van den Hurk
Small Business Cybersecurity Champion at Mind The Gap Cyber

Ann Marie van den Hurk, APR, MSM is founder of Mind The Gap Cyber. She brings twenty-five years of management experience, having led IT, operations, and communications departments. In addition, she has worked with executives in diverse sectors in crises, guiding them to resolutions in her decade of work as a business consultant.

Ann Marie was a nationally distributed business columnist for Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader and the Tribune Content Agency. Her award-winning column focused on public relations, crisis, marketing, cyber security, and social media for businesses by bringing new media to her readers before it becomes mainstream and breaks it down into digestible terms. In 2013, Ann Marie published her first book, Social Media Crisis Communications: Preparing for, Preventing, and Surviving a Public Relations #fail through Que.

Born in the Republic of Ireland, raised and educated in the United States, and lived in Europe, Ann Marie blends American and European sensibilities into her practice allowing for a unique global perceptive. She holds an M.S. in Justice and Homeland Security with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Intelligence from Salve Regina University. In addition, Ann Marie has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware. She is an active member of PRSA, InfraGard, AFCEA International, SAE International and ICS4ICS.

Based in Newport, Rhode Island, in New England, Ann Marie partners with clients throughout the United States and the world.

Hosts

Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
Ben Carr
Ben Carr
CISO at Cradlepoint
Bill Brenner
Bill Brenner
VP, Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
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