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Our Mission

Mind The Gap, a cybersecurity crisis management firm, assists executives in businesses to protect their companies with innovative, proven strategies including risk assessment, risk mitigation, incident response plan development, training, and public relations around cyber risk and cybersecurity.

The mission of Mind The Gap as a cybersecurity crisis management firm is to bridge the gap for organizations in a crisis. We do that by deploying strategic integrated crisis mitigation allowing for your organization to manage and communicate effectively and seamlessly when a threat arises.

Service Matters

As a full-service cybersecurity crisis management agency, we assist you to raise awareness for your organization by connecting you with your customers in a proactive way than protecting those hard-earned relationships.

Mind The Gap provides executives with customized solutions by integrating all available communications channels and technology trends to meet business goals than any other crisis communications management firm. We do this by understanding the changing landscape of technology and risks, using that knowledge and trends to join with 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 crisis communications planning.

We are located in Newport, Rhode Island in New England; however, we partner with clients throughout the United States and the world.

A Women-Owned Business

Mind The Gap is an LLC registered in Rhode Island. MTG is a certified as a federal SBA women-owned small business.

Our DUNS number is 023924782. NAICS codes: 541829, 541613, and 541690.

Ann Marie holds the following FEMA Emergency Management Institute Certificates:
ICS-0100 (Intro to the ICS)
IS-0700 Certificate (NISMS, Intro)
IS-0800 Certificate (National Response Framework, Intro)

Experience Matters

Ann Marie van den Hurk APR is founder of Mind The Gap. She brings twenty-five years of management experience having lead IT, operations, and communications departments.

Ann Marie was a nationally distributed business columnist for Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader and was part of 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 a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware. Ann Marie has a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from Salve Regina University.

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