Never before have we relied on the technology and cybersecurity sectors as heavily as we do today. With more people working from home and using telehealth services or remote learning tools, it is more important than ever that Congress devote legislative time to cyber issues and, potentially, develop new policies and regulations. How Congress determines…

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Cybersecurity is a fast-paced industry — perhaps never more so than during COVID-19. What does that mean for PR pros today? To answer that, we spoke with Account Supervisor Edward Fernandez, one of our firm’s cybersecurity PR experts, about his experience and perspective. From his home office in Austin, TX, Edward works with RH Strategic’s…

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Every day, it seems like there’s a new cyber threat or attack. From the fear of cyberwarfare with Iran to reports of major multinational corporations leaving sensitive customer data exposed, 2020 has already seen its share of cybersecurity crises — and Q1 isn’t even over yet. This was a major point of discussion at the…

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Experts say we have been in a low-grade global cyber conflict for much of the past decade. Since the Stuxnet virus that disrupted Iran’s nuke-building capacity in 2010, followed by the Shamoon virus that disabled Saudi Aramco’s oil production in 2012, governments have pointed their cyber arsenals at one another in frightening ways. At the…

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Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about the challenges that cybersecurity companies face in finding talent. As a client once said, “We love to admire this problem.” But what are we doing about it? RH Strategic recently attended two events in D.C. where the participants and assembled guests did more…

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but for businesses today cybersecurity must be a year-long endeavor. Good cybersecurity prevents data breaches, protects reputations, and saves businesses time and money by avoiding PR crises. Thanks to the concentration of cyber experts and policymakers within the D.C. metro area, the District has become a year-round hub for cyber…

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In 2014, we wrote a blog introducing readers to the top 11 cybersecurity reporters at that time. Much has changed in the past five years. Cybersecurity has evolved to protect businesses and individuals from the ever-shifting threat landscape. Today, cybersecurity experts are focused on deepfakes, quantum computing and increasing regulation, including the California Consumer Privacy…

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McAfee As midterm elections approached, RH Strategic helped McAfee, the cybersecurity company, elevate its public position on election security. By leveraging the expertise of SVP and CTO Steve Grobman and promoting McAfee’s research on potential disinformation campaigns on state and local election websites, RH garnered the attention of top-tier reporters in the metro D.C. area…

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Trish Rimo, who leads RH Strategic’s cybersecurity practice, has a storied career at the intersection of public relations, government affairs and cybersecurity. We recently chatted with Trish, who has represented clients like McAfee, Intel and SAIC, to assess what is top of mind among policymakers in Washington DC. What are lawmakers in DC most concerned…

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The RH Strategic Podcast recently chatted with Jeff Welgan, CyberVista’s executive director and head of executive training programs, at the 2018 DCA BIG Cyber Growth Summit in Crystal City, Virginia. In our podcast, Welgan discusses empowering executives to manage cyber risks, D.C.’s cyber landscape, and the work CyberVista does in cybersecurity training and workforce development….

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The RH Strategic Podcast recently sat with Jennifer Thornton, Greater Washington Partnership’s director of workforce initiatives, at the 2018 DCA BIG Cyber Growth Summit in Crystal City, Virginia. In our podcast, Thornton reveals new research on the Capital Region’s cyber workforce, how to bring more diversity to the field, and most critically, how to align…

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