Monday, March 13, 2017
This opinion piece argues that it is time for journalists to encrypt all of their communications given hacking. Left unsaid is anything about PR. One can contend that PR practitioners should be protecting e-mails and writing with similar ciphers. There is need for confidentiality before publishing of earnings releases, some product publicity, some HR announcements, delicate corporate matters such as a change of executives and more. Given that anyone can be hacked at any time, PR practitioners should expect their organizations will be embarrassed sooner rather than later. It is better to anticipate rather than clean up after a document dump.