Inside the Media Mind of Ayman Elsawah: “Getting Into Infosec” Podcast

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we travel back to RSA 2020 where we met with Ayman Elsawah, host of Getting Into Infosec Podcast and author of Breaking IN: A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security. Ayman has a passion for security and empowering others, and with these two […]

5 Ways to Repurpose Good Content

Content is hard. Or, at least, good content is hard. As consumers, we see a wealth of blogs and articles out there that aren’t even useful enough to be described as “click bait.”  But good content – whether in written, audio or visual format – that combines compelling storytelling with a clear focus on solving […]

Inside the Media Mind of FCW’s Derek Johnson: The Disruption of COVID-19

This week on Inside the Media Minds we spoke with Derek Johnson, Senior Staff Writer at Federal Computer Week. This is the first remote interview we recorded from home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to check in on how this pandemic and resulting quarantine has affected reporters, publications and the media landscape.  As […]

What is WT.Social? A Look at the Latest Newcomer to the Social Media Landscape

In November 2019, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, launched a new social network platform with minimal promotion behind it. WT.Social, the revamped iteration of WikiTribune, has a two-pronged mission: provide users with accurate news while keeping their data safe. Introducing a new social network in this day and age has its share of potential challenges. […]

3 Reassuring “Truths” about the State of Content Marketing for Technology Companies

Every year, I look forward to the “Technology Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends” report from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI). Nearly 1,800 marketing, content and corporate executives and professionals took part in the research for this year’s edition, which is packed with findings that illustrate the state of content at IT organizations today.  Fortunately, […]

Rapid Response: Sharing Insights without Damaging Credibility

The Coronavirus pandemic is shining a bright, unflattering spotlight on a public relations staple: Rapid response media relations. Proactive media outreach taking place in the midst or aftermath of an incident (data breach, passage of government legislation or, currently, the Coronavirus) offers the opportunity to add your company’s voice to a high-profile conversation, build relationships […]

Inside the Media Mind of Kari Paul: RSA 2020

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we take a virtual trip back to RSA 2020 where we met with Kari Paul, Technology Reporter at The Guardian.  An Iowa native, Kari is now based on the West Coast as one of just two U.S. technology reporters for international publication, The Guardian. Kari has […]

Inside the Media Mind of Michael Jarvis: On-Site at Notaviva Craft Fermentations

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we step outside of the realm of technology and into the world of craft beverages. For this episode we met with Michael Jarvis on location at Notaviva Craft Fermentations, a winery and brewery owned and operated by W2 Communications’ very own Chief Creative Officer, Stephen Mackey.  […]

Inside the Media Mind of Mark Albertson: RSA 2020 Edition

Throughout the RSA Conference 2020 we met with several reporters to get their perspective on the conference and what industry trends they’re following. In this episode we talk with Mark Albertson, Senior writer at siliconANGLE. Mark has an extensive background in technology, but his heart has always been in journalism and the impact of technology […]

CMMC – Strengthening the Security Posture of Government Contractors at the Heart of National Defense

The new U.S. Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is shortly coming into effect. Its goal is to incorporate multiple maturity levels, ranging from basic to advanced, into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). A contractor’s maturity level will then be used as a requirement for contract award. CMMC was created and […]