Inside the Media Mind of Benjamin Freed: The Breadth and Depth of Ransomware Attacks

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we meet with Benjamin Freed, Technology Editor at StateScoop. From the beginning of his career as a freelance journalist covering arts, to becoming fully immersed in the cybersecurity space, Ben has developed a passion for uncovering the latest and greatest threats across the country.  Recently, Ben […]

Employee Feature Friday: Nick Michael

This Friday, we are excited to highlight our Media Manager, Nick Michael. A Virginia Tech alumnus, Nick joined W2 Communications shortly after graduating. Nick is also the producer of our podcast, Inside the Media Minds. He shares why he became interested in public relations, some key lessons he has learned throughout his time at W2 […]

RSA Conference – Don’t Get Buried Under The Noise

W2 Communications has been embedded in the cybersecurity world since our inception — launching, branding and elevating clients since 2003. To quote an insurance company ad: “We’ve seen a thing or two.” And, this time of year, when most industries are focused on the holiday season, end of year sales and planning for next year, […]

Driving Commerce with Communications: Insights for UK Cybersecurity Companies

W2 Communications’ location just outside of Washington, D.C. affords us the opportunity to network with executives across a variety of industries, as well as from other geographies. We recently had the opportunity to do just that as my colleague Tom Resau and I participated in a panel at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. convened […]

Inside the Media Minds Special Edition: The JEDI Contract – A Roundtable Discussion with Ross Wilkers, Frank Konkel and Carten Cordell

On this week’s episode of Inside the Media Minds, we host a roundtable discussion with Ross Wilkers of Washington Technology, Frank Konkel of Nextgov and Carten Cordell of the Washington Business Journal to discuss the ongoing saga of the JEDI Contract. All three reporters have covered the JEDI contract from a different lens and followed […]

Hacking Democracy

As the race for the 2020 U.S. presidential election heats up, so too does the race to secure the voting infrastructure. As part of #Protect2020, state and local governments, election officials, federal partners, and vendors have made an effort to increase collaboration “to manage risks to the nation’s election infrastructure.” In September, the Senate Appropriations […]

DC CyberWeek – Previewing Fall’s Cybersecurity Festival

In a few short years, CyberScoop’s DC CyberWeek – October 21-25 – has become a must-attend week of cybersecurity mini-conferences, networking and learning in the Washington area, drawing attendees from across the country.  At a time when many of the security industry’s mammoth annual conferences are becoming so large that they somehow feel less accessible, […]

Inside the Media Minds of Bob Ackerman, Kimberly Underwood & George Seffers: A Roundtable Discussion

On this week’s very special episode of Inside the Media Minds, we visited the AFCEA office to interview three members of the SIGNAL Magazine team: Editor in Chief, Bob Ackerman,  Senior Editor, Kimberly Underwood and Executive Editor & Director of Content Development, George Seffers.  These three gave us some terrific insight into SIGNAL and a  […]

AI, Policy and Chips in Our Brains?!

On September 17, Politico hosted its second Summit on policy around Artificial Intelligence. The significance of the topic was evidenced by the growth of the conference, from last year’s inaugural session which ran 3 hours and enjoyed a modest audience to a full day event boasting a standing-room-only crowd at the Newseum. AI is a […]

Inside the Media Mind of Hilary Tuttle: Black Hat Edition

On our final Black Hat special episode of Inside the Media Minds, we meet with Hilary Tuttle, Senior Editor of Risk Management Magazine.  With a background in journalism, Hilary stumbled into the realm of cyber risk six years ago and developed a passion ever since. According to her, it’s “a fun rabbit hole to have […]