E166 – How to Handle a Customer Data Breach w/ Bill Coletti

E166 – How to Handle a Customer Data Breach w/ Bill Coletti

With Bill Coletti

Bill is a reputation management, crisis communications and professional development expert, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance panelist, and best-selling author of Critical Moments: The New Mindset of Reputation Management.

He has more than 25 years of global experience managing
high-stakes crises, issues management, and media
relations challenges for both Fortune 500 companies
and winning global political campaigns.

During our interview we discuss:

– Bill shares his origin story of creating and defending crisis in the political arena including his transition to working for corporate clients.

– Why it is critical for businesses to manage their reputations both online and offline.

– We talk about the risk of a data breach and how it could negatively impact your business.

– Bill shares some strategies on how to effectively manage a data breach crisis.

– The debate about apologizing vs not apologizing to customers if/when a data breach happens.

– He explains why companies need to think about RISK in terms of 3 different types.

– We talk about the different between strategic, preventable, external risks.

– How insurance can help in a customer data breach situation.

– What would a press release look like in the event of a customer data breach.

– What is the chain of command and team that will be key players in the event of a crisis like data breach.

– Bill shares the single biggest problem with businesses and entrepreneurs when it comes to crisis management.

– The importance of asking, “If it happened to me, what would I do?”

– He shares his favorite growth tools.

– Bills recommends one of his favorite books.

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E166 – How to Handle a Customer Data Breach w/ Bill Coletti

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