In A Competitive Security Market, Could Better Reputation Management Give Smaller Security Companies An Advantage?

Business opportunities in the security space are expanding: According to the Freedonia Group, “U.S. demand for private contracted security services will rise 4.2 percent annually through 2019 to $66.9 billion. Systems integration and security consulting will be the fastest growing services, while guarding and alarm monitoring will remain dominant. The…...

Top Ten Data Breach Communication Errors

Data breaches continue to make headlines around the world. Many companies think they are fully prepared to communicate in the wake of a breach. But are they? Is having a basic crisis communications plan enough? Granted, something is better than nothing, but being ready to communicate during a data breach…...

America’s Security Profile: New Business and Public Relations Opportunities for Security and Risk Management Companies and Startups

As the security profile of American business changes due to ongoing internal business threats, security issues, active shooters, and the specter of terrorism, so to do we see an increasing demand for specialized security services across the entire enterprise risk management spectrum. This growing demand is spurring vast opportunities for…...

Responding to a Data Breach (Part Two)

How Immediate Response to a Data Breach Improves a Company’s Ability to Regain Trust, Rebuild, and Thrive Dealing with a data breach is a complex process. In many cases, companies experiencing a breach do not know what they will find. They will have trouble assessing how much damage has been…...

Now is the Time for U.S. Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment Venues to Strengthen Security and Crisis Readiness

The recent horrific terrorist attacks at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and at a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel four days earlier, are stark warnings for U.S. restaurant, bar and entertainment owners and operators. Events like these spotlight the urgent need to establish effective and integrated crisis communications strategies…...

Data Breach Readiness (Part One)

Incident Response and Reputation Protection Plans are the Key Components of Data Breach Management Many prominent American corporations endured database breaches in 2015. Unfortunately, 2016 will be no different. With cybersecurity threats on the rise, the adage of “not if, but when” holds truer than ever. Businesses of all types,…...