Welcome to episode #030 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes, Chris Anderson and Bruce Anderson.
As hi-tech enters every phase of our corporate, professional, and private lives, people and organizations are exposed to problems caused by technology in the hands of others intent on causing harm. For the first time in history, we are seeing a situation where the “bad guys” are almost always smarter than the “good guys”, at least in the use of technology for harm. As one top internet attorney recently stated, “a laptop and an internet connection are now becoming the weapons of choice”.
Problems are beginning to arise that would have been viewed as science fiction only a few years ago. Examples include companies revenues and bottom lines being destroyed overnight by a punk with a laptop; executive’s laptops and phones being hacked and monitored for ongoing access to vital information of the organization; celebrities having private information and photos being distributed to 10’s of thousands of sites in a matter of hours; to problems as exotic as cars being hacked for purposes of creating havoc or causing bodily harm.
Most organizations today, both Government and private, are totally unequipped to deal with the realities of today’s hi-tech world. This is true in implementing best practices to protect themselves as well as how to handle an issue once it occurs (or is suspected). Typically, the only technical personnel are IT specialists who have little to no experience in these issues and are totally consumed with IT functions and possibly cyber security.
Given the far reach of technology in organizations today, we have found that almost 100% are vulnerable to many of the types of malicious harm being done everyday. So what is your organization to do?
Within this episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, I discuss these types of threats and how to best prepare for, prevent and manage them, with Chris and Bruce Anderson from Cyber Investigation Services (CIS).
This episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast discusses:
- What the major online risks being faced by organizations outside of network security are.
- What types of steps are appropriate for protections via ongoing intelligence.
- Best practices for monitoring your online reputation.
- What can be done during a cyber attack or crisis.
This is an interesting, insightful and eye-opening conversation. Enjoy!
Running time: 53:44
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A big thanks to Chris and Bruce for taking the time to have this insightful conversation with me.
Author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted keynote speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks. Learn more about Melissa and her work here.