COVID-19: The Rising Cyber Risk | Brunswick Group

COVID-19: The Rising Cyber Risk

How to stay ahead and protect your organization

COVID-19 cyber threats are on the rise. How should companies be preparing and responding?

Brunswick Group's cybersecurity advisers discuss the most pressing cybersecurity issues companies are facing in the new COVID-19 era during this on-demand presentation.

From COVID19-related hacking and cyberattacks on the health sector to the cyber risks of telework and disinformation, they will discuss how companies should be weighing cyber risks in the face of the unfolding pandemic.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Retired Admiral Mike Rogers, former director of the U.S. National Security Agency
  • Yasmin Brooks, former UK Cabinet Office cyber official
  • George Little, former CIA and Pentagon spokesman

Moderated by:

  • Siobhan Gorman, former cyber reporter at the Wall Street Journal


Access the full webinar recording below:


Mike Rogers – Senior Advisor, Washington, D.C.

Admiral Mike Rogers joined Brunswick in July 2019 following a 37 year career in the U.S. Navy. Mike retired from the Navy in 2018 after rising to the rank of four star admiral.  He culminated his career with a four plus year stint serving simultaneously as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency – creating the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) then newest large war fighting organization and leading the U.S. government’s largest intelligence organization.  In those roles he worked extensively with the leadership of the U.S. government, the DoD, and the U.S. Intelligence community as well as their international counterparts in the conduct of cyber and intelligence activity across the globe.  He also assisted in the development of national and international policy with respect to cyber, intelligence and technology – including extensive work with corporate leadership in the finance, IT, telecommunications and technology sectors. 

Yasmin Brooks – Director, London

Yasmin is the UK and EMEA lead for cyber and has worked with a range of clients to advise them on their cyber and data risks, resilience, and crisis response. Yasmin spent 19 years in UK Government, most recently as Director General for Digital and Media Group at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).  She has extensive experience of policy making, regulation, complex problem solving and understanding the political and Parliamentary landscape. During her time at DCMS, Yasmin led the delivery of the UK's Data Protection Act implementing the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She was responsible for UK telecoms security, increasing the cyber resilience of the UK’s economy, data ethics and innovation particularly relating to AI, regulation of online harms, and data flows with the EU and rest of the world. Yasmin has also worked in the Cabinet Office, where she led the development of the UK's current five-year National Cyber Security Strategy and the establishment of the National Cyber Security Centre.

George Little – Partner, Washington, D.C.

George is the Head of Brunswick’s Washington DC, office specializing in crisis response, cybersecurity, reputational and public affairs matters. He also co-chairs the global Cybersecurity and Privacy practice, helping clients prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents. Prior to joining Brunswick, he served as Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary, and as Director of Public Affairs and Chief of Media Relations for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In these roles, he worked closely with counterparts from other governments to address the full range of security challenges facing the U.S., its allies and partners around the world. He also spent five years at IBM advising corporate and government clients on business and technology strategy.


Siobhan Gorman – Partner, Washington, D.C.

Siobhan Gorman is a Partner in Brunswick’s Washington, DC office, where she concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs, and media relations.

She is a member of the Senior Advisory Group for Harvard University’s Defending Digital Democracy Project, which is focused on preventing and mitigating cyberattacks on the election process, and she has advised state and local election officials around the country on cyber crisis management. She is also member of the Advisory Committee for Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Brunswick, Siobhan had a successful 17-year career as a reporter, most recently at The Wall Street Journal. At The Journal, she covered a range of national security and law enforcement topics, including counterterrorism, intelligence, and cybersecurity. She has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize.