Leveraging the cybersecurity function to build influence and strategy: An empirical study of public relations professionals’ cybersecurity acumen
International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, May 26-30, 2022, Paris, France
Abstract: This study investigated PR professionals’ attention to and perceptions of cybersecurity, and their involvement in handling cybersecurity incidents. Preliminary findings include that practitioners in the US and Canada did not significantly differ in terms of their perceptions of cybersecurity. The most consistent predictors across our research questions were prior experience with a cyber incident (i.e., whether their own organization had ever been a victim of a cyber-attack or data theft), and perceptions of the quality and power granted to the communication function within one’s own organization. These were consistent predictors across each of the four regressions run.
Bots, Misrepresentation and More: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Digital Communication
Juan Meng, Solyee Kim, Bryan Reber, Heidi Modarelli-Frank, and Karen Swim (Sept. 27, 2022). Bots, Misrepresentation and More: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Digital Communication, moderated by Michele E. Ewing. This webinar […]
The impact of crucible experiences in developing public relations’ character and competencies as servant leaders
M.S. Neill & Juan Meng. (2022). The impact of crucible experiences in developing public relations’ character and competencies as servant leaders. Journal of Media Ethics, 37(3), 208-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/23736992.2022.2107526 Abstract: Crucible experiences are essential […]