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Cyber Security, Events Posted Aug 1, 2016 by Jennifer Torode

The Who’s Who in Security Will be at Black Hat USA 2016 This Week!

This week, many of CHEN PR’s clients will be speaking and exhibiting at Black Hat USA, one of world’s most best-known IT security conferences, taking place July 30 – August 4, 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Here’s a quick rundown of our incredible clients that are exhibiting, attending and speaking. Good […]

Cyber Security, High Technology Posted Jun 15, 2016 by Liza Vilnits

Why Passwords Should Look Like This: qDF68~r/84.Wj89.

When I first started working at CHEN PR I remember being given the passwords to online subscriptions that we share and thinking, “Are they serious? How do they remember all these?” The passwords would basically look like this: fgEw76^.l21\59LQ4~YaY. I came to CHEN from a non-profit—very far from high-tech and security, to say the least– […]

Cyber Security, High Technology, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Kayla Krause

A Hoax that Hits Close to Home

Every day there seems to be a new data breach or company hack. The subheads, leads, and takeaways are repetitive and predictable – human error, insecure products and software, evil hackers, lack of plan and preparation, etc. Because my colleagues and I work with security clients we pay close attention to this steady stream of […]

Cyber Security, Events, High Technology, Innovation, Public Relations Posted Feb 29, 2016 by Kayla Krause

CHEN Client Confidential: RSA Conference 2016

Gearing up for one of the most notable and largest security events of the year – RSA Conference 2016 – CHEN PR has been, well, really, really busy! We have seven clients attending. Many are making corporate announcements, some are presenting fantastic report findings and leading interactive sessions or panels, and one client is a […]

Cyber Security, High Technology, Public Relations Posted Mar 30, 2015 by chenpr

The New March Madness

For many people March is all about brackets, upsets and staying up late watching college hoops. The CHEN gang is certainly clocking as much NCAA Tourney viewing time as we can; but basketball aside, March Madness has taken on a new meaning here at 71 Summer. Every February since forever, RSA Conference has taken place […]

Cyber Security, High Technology Posted Nov 7, 2014 by

The Ease of Insecurity

“By checking this box I agree to accept the terms and conditions that I have not read.” I’m not sure if I’m a product of my generation or just a product of bad habits that won’t break, but I cannot remember the last time a read a single word of the terms of use or […]

Cyber Security, High Technology Posted Oct 20, 2014 by chenpr

An Information Security Nerd in Paradise

I am something of an information security and data privacy nerd (which puts me in very good company here at CHEN PR) and I enjoy attending (and participating in) conferences and seminars where those issues are the focus. Fortunately, being based in Boston there’s no lack of such events that are a short walk or […]

Cyber Security, High Technology, Public Relations, Social Media Posted Sep 10, 2014 by Kayla Krause

Hack you very much

No doubt you heard about the leak affecting Apple’s photo backup service iCloud, resulting in the release of nude photos of notable celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Lea Michele, and Kate Upton. There have been countless stories of whether or not this is considered a sex crime, how safe the cloud really is and accusations made […]

Cyber Security, Events, Public Relations Posted Aug 12, 2014 by Kayla Krause

Black Hat Strikes Again

In my previous blog, Debunking the Myth of the Summer Slowdown, I argued that there really are no lazy days of summer– especially here at CHEN PR. To punctuate that thesis I’ll add two words: Black Hat! With our extensive background of more than 17 years in technology public relations combined with our strong focus […]

Cyber Security, High Technology Posted Jun 4, 2014 by chenpr

Killing K-Cups and Net Neutrality

Here at CHEN we are intimately familiar with the revolutionary, pod-based efficiency of the Keurig coffee machine. Whether it is a sultry summer day in Boston’s Downtown Crossing or a raw New England winter, those single servings fuel our mornings and jolt our drowsy hearts into action. Our Keurig offers the personal serving size of […]