WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amidst growing concerns about cybersecurity and an increasingly dangerous threat landscape, Grayling today unveiled a comprehensive new offer designed to help clients prepare, respond, and recover from data breach events and effectively navigate ever-changing regulatory requirements. Grayling’s Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Services (CCAS) brings together senior-level advisors with backgrounds in crisis communications, public affairs, digital, information technology, and government relations. The group includes former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Locatis, whose company, Nexusist, has become a Grayling affiliate in order to provide a suite of truly integrated communications services.
“Sophisticated cyber-attacks have become a threat to international business and global economic stability,” said Pete Pedersen, Grayling CEO. “In virtually all sectors, companies that collect, store, transmit, or use consumer data need to understand the relationship between corporate reputation and security. Managing these issues effectively requires a holistic approach.”
The Grayling Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Service includes:
- Board of Directors, C-Suite, and Government consulting
- Crisis and corporate communication
- Digital and social media preparation and response
- Federal & State Government Affairs
- Go-to-market strategic advice for security vendors
- Appropriation, authorization, and procurement tracking
“Most security consulting focuses on technology for network protection, ignoring corporate risk mitigation and management,” said Michael Locatis, CEO of Nexusist. “Grayling Cybersecurity Consulting and Advisory Services helps companies from the data center all the way to the boardroom prepare, respond, and recover from the loss of intellectual property, legal breaches, downtime of mission critical systems, business disruptions, and loss of reputation. We see our clients making the critical shift from periodic security reviews to continuous 24x7 awareness of enterprise risk posture combined with information-based decision-making that can help prevent the next big attack.”
“Cybersecurity impacts mission-critical systems such as airline reservations, banking transaction, and the power grid,” said Steve Perry, Managing Principal of DutkoGrayling. “Our aim is to help commercial, government, and international clients navigate cybersecurity, build markets, and protect brands.”
Grayling is a multidisciplinary global government affairs strategy, public relations and business management consulting firm. Grayling is truly different – and cannot be defined by the traditional corporate profile. Grayling: 1) accelerates clients’ growth and impacts political outcomes, public opinion, policy-making, and procurement decisions by providing world-class advisory services; and 2) provides unparalleled expertise and capabilities, and through the diverse backgrounds of our team, empower our clients with a comprehensive holistic 360° approach to solving problems and achieving success.
Grayling’s clients include both private and public sector organizations, and our reach stretches from Main Street to Wall Street, and from Washington to our global presence in over 40 countries, and 70 of the most influential business hubs around the world. Core services include federal government and public affairs, state & local government relations, government marketing, public relations & transmedia services, and global risk and security consulting.