PRSA Austin March Masters Class Breakfast

Hacking Our Digital World: Cybersecurity Communications 

cybersecurityData theft and cyberattacks pose a critical threat to company reputations. When systems are attacked, organizations struggle to continue normal operations and maintain stakeholder confidence. During a crisis, time spent determining responsibilities and the message approval process is time lost, which may further jeopardize a company’s reputation. 

Effectively managing cyber crisis communications is directly related to the strength of an organization’s team, structure and process. Preparation is key to effectively respond and rebuild after a cyber incident. 

Grab your coffee and muffin and join us for this exciting virtual discussion on ThursdayMarch 4 with Adam Montgomery, Senior Vice President at FleishmanHillard about Cybersecurity Communications. He will share helpful information how to coordinate internal and external communications before and during a cyber incident, as well as walk us through some case studies. 
From tech firms to school districts, if you don't think your organization is impacted, think again. With the rise of the Internet of Things pretty much every business or client is susceptible to data breaches, ransomware, and other cyber risks. Register now for this exciting conversation. 

About Our Speaker

Adam MontgomeryAdam Montgomery

Adam Montgomery is an expert in crisis and issues management in FleishmanHillard’s St. Louis office. Adam helps clients manage or plan for challenging situations with sensitivity towards accuracy and confidentiality. His clients have included government agencies, state and national trade associations, professional sports teams and governing bodies, standards development/writing bodies and leading companies in the chemical, energy, food, healthcare, pet and garden, service and technology industries.    

Issues that he has worked on include international, federal, state and local investigations, data and security breaches, legislation, litigation, protests and recalls. He has developed and tested data breach response plans and provides counsel in how to reduce data breach risk and limit negative coverage in both traditional and social media.   

On behalf of clients, Adam supports dozens of major incidents a year ranging from scams and espionage to hacktivism and international fraud. He has also helped clients manage some of the largest data breaches in U.S. history. Adam also provides strategic counsel and issues management support in response to privacy and cyber risk issues for clients.

Before joining FleishmanHillard, Adam served as the government affairs director of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR), where he led successful efforts to amend, develop, implement or defeat proposed laws. He has also worked for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, United State Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the United States Chamber of Commerce.  Adam is A.R.C. Crisis Certified and leads the firm’s Data Security and Privacy Global Practice.


Event Details

What: PRSA March 2021 Masters Breakfast - VIRTUAL (no breakfast tacos provided...sorry!

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Non-member/Guest: $10 | Member and PRSSA Students: FREE

Registration: REGISTER TODAY!