Ann Marie van den Hurk APR is founder of Mind The Gap Cyber. She brings twenty-five years of management experience, having led IT, operations, and communications departments. In addition, she has worked with executives in diverse sectors in crises, guiding them to resolutions in her decade of work as a consultant.
Ann Marie was a nationally distributed business columnist for Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader and the Tribune Content Agency. Her award-winning column focused on public relations, crisis, marketing, cyber security, and social media for businesses by bringing new media to her readers before it becomes mainstream and breaks it down into digestible terms. In 2013, Ann Marie published her first book, Social Media Crisis Communications: Preparing for, Preventing, and Surviving a Public Relations #fail through Que.
Born in the Republic of Ireland, raised and educated in the United States, and lived in Europe, Ann Marie blends American and European sensibilities into her practice allowing for a unique global perceptive. She holds an M.S. in Justice and Homeland Security with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Intelligence from Salve Regina University. In addition, Ann Marie has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware. She is an active member of PRSA, InfraGard, AFCEA International, and SAE International.
Making it harder for cybercriminals to attack your business is Mind The Gap Cyber’s mission.
Mind The Gap Cyber, a cyber crisis management consultancy, assists executives in businesses to protect their companies with innovative, proven crisis communications, including assessments, plan development, training, and management.
We bridge the gap for organizations in communications, cyber risk, and cybersecurity. We do that by deploying strategic integrated cyber risk practices allowing for your business to manage and communicate effectively and seamlessly when a threat arises.
As a specialized agency with the sole focus of cyber risk management, we assist you in raising awareness and level of understanding of the cyber threats to your organization.
Mind The Gap provides executives with customized solutions by integrating all available channels and technology trends to meet business goals than any other cyber risk management firm. We do this by understanding the changing landscape of technology and risks, using that knowledge and trends to join with the client’s goals for an integrated, holistic approach, and assisting clients during every step of the process from assessment to strategy development to implementation of proactive cyber risk and cybersecurity planning.
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, in New England, we partner with clients throughout the United States and the world.