Feb 24, 2022
Melanie Ensign is the Founder and CEO of Discernible, a company that is uniquely specialized in addressing communication challenges for cybersecurity, privacy, and risk organizations. Melanie has extensive experience helping security teams deliver successful outcomes for their customers and partners through the application of effective communication.
Before founding Discernible, Melanie was managing security and privacy communications for some of the world’s most notable brands, including Facebook, Uber, and AT&T. She currently leads the press department for DEF CON, the world’s largest hacker conference.
Are you struggling with communication challenges while trying to address cybersecurity, privacy, or risk at your organization? What if there are ways you can perfect your communication skills and stay compliant?
For you to deliver successful outcomes to your customers and partners, your security teams need to develop effective communication skill sets. Melanie Ensign says that most of the barriers around success involve a lack of effective communication and partnerships with key stakeholders and customers — and many security programs fail to recognize this reality before it’s too late.
In this episode of the She Said Privacy/He Said Security podcast, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Melanie Ensign, the Founder and CEO of Discernible, to discuss the impacts of communication on security and privacy programs. Melanie talks about how she uses communication skills to help clients in a security and privacy incident, the privacy-related communication challenges that companies face, and how she communicates the value of privacy to companies in the data economy.