Real-world crisis management experience is in high demand.
Apparently, a hacker was able to break into Apple’s iCloud image data base somehow and gain access to a host of naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and nearly 100 other well-known women celebrities.
This isn’t a good situation… for the women… for Apple… and for any level of trust we currently have in internet security systems.
It’s not surprising that when faced with such a predicament, Apple would quickly drop everything, encircle the wagons, and shift into major crisis management mode.
It was surprising they called me, though.
I had no idea they even knew about me, my crisis management experience, or SCN.
But I was elated to take their call.
I could be on my way as a big time crisis management consultant if I played my cards right.
“Hi, Mr. Page,” said the voice on the phone. “My name is Sam Sung. I’m coordinating the global crisis response strategies for the Apple team assigned to the unfortunate data breach which is now making the news. We’re under incredible pressure. We need you on our team pronto.”
“You can count on me, Sam,” I said. “Can I ask a few questions first?”Continue reading