The PR Office recently attended a cybersecurity event hosted by law firm, Hunton & Williams. The briefing ran through a simulation of a cyber-attack, and best practice in such a scenario. The panel was fronted by experts in the field, including two partners from Hunton & Williams’ London and New York offices.
The briefing looked at how cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly likely for companies of all sizes as well as the reasons UK businesses might suffer attacks. The most important lesson was that businesses fail to recognise potential threats and rarely do enough to properly protect themselves. This results in significant damage to the brand and bottom line.
The primary outcome? Businesses should always ensure they are protected. Cyber-attacks can happen when least expected.
We’re really pleased to announce that our own Corporate & Professional Services Director, Lucy Willatt, has been short-listed in the CIPR Excellence Awards in the Outstanding Young Communicator category.
The award recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of young professionals in the industry who are making a valuable contribution to the organisations they work for and showing considerable promise as future leaders.
The award ceremony will be held on the 3rd June 2015.
Las Vegas. Globally controversial Documentary ‘Written by Mrs Bach’ which argues that some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous works are attributable to his second wife, Anna Magdalena, picked up a World’s Best Gold Medal in the ‘Arts’ category at the New York Festivals Awards Ceremony hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters of America in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.
Production Companies was represented at the Awards Ceremony by a main contributor to the Documentary, Heidi Harralson, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee University and a leading Forensic Document Examiners in the U.S. It was she who corroborated the findings of Professor Martin Jarvis OAM PhD, the Forensic Musicologist from Charles Darwin University in Australia.
This is the second award for ‘Written by Mrs Bach’, having previously won an Award of Excellence at the IndieFest in California. http://www.writtenbymrsbach.com
It was a full house at the recent Gorkana briefing with Director Magazine. Around 150 media professionals had gathered to hear Lysanne Currie, editor and Richard Dunnett, associate editor talk about the publication and their relationship with PRs.
The session kicked off with an introduction to the key topic areas, which range from news and finance to travel and technology. The magazine aims to be the ‘downtime read’ for its very busy and very unique readership of CEOs, directors and entrepreneurs. Lysanne Currie stressed, that as long as readers have taken one thing away, their goal has been fulfilled.
Interestingly, interviewing business leaders is apparently a lot more fun than interviewing celebrities - the latter are usually more cautious with their answers. Who would have thought?!
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, has awarded a grant of £177,949 to Addaction to evaluate and extend their programme, Right Turn, which supports veterans with drug and alcohol problems.
The veteran-tailored programme, Right Turn, which is run by Addaction, is currently successfully working with veterans who need drugs and/or alcohol treatment in the North of England and Scotland. The grant will enable Right Turn to be extended to the South and South West of England.
It will also support a detailed evaluation of the project produced by the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University. By capturing the true scope and scale of the problem, the project aims to influence policy makers and improve the way services are delivered to veterans right across the country.