Siobhan Gorman is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Brunswick Group, where she concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs, and media relations. Siobhan has worked on corporate crisis across a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, defense, entertainment, technology, and automotive.
Siobhan has also led a range of cybersecurity, public affairs, litigation, and corporate reputation projects in the financial, retail, airline, and technology sectors. Tapping her longtime journalism experience, she regularly advises clients on media relations issues and conducts media training for executives.
Siobhan 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. 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. Prior to joining The Journal in 2007, Siobhan was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was a staff correspondent for National Journal covering similar issues. She began her career as a researcher for a columnist at The Washington Post.
Siobhan won the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence for her coverage of the National Security Agency and in 2000 received a special citation in national magazine writing from the Education Writers Association. She has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Siobhan was featured in Cybersecurity Venture's Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime, released in 2019.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Intelligence and Counter Intelligence
Sigma Delta Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalists (professional)
For Washington Correspondence of her coverage of the National Security Agency (2006).
Nominated for Pulitzer Prize, Columbia University
Dartmouth College: B.A., Government 1997
- The Wall Street Journal
- Brown School of Professional Studies
- The Baltimore Sun
- National Journal
Media Appearances (1)
Coronavirus: Tempted By Shut-In Bargain Deals? Be Mindful Before You Click
CBS New York
CBS2’s Charlie Cooper took a look at what shoppers should know before taking advantage of bargains, some not hard to find. “People may feel like they have a lot of free time because you’re still imagining what your life is like when you’re operating solely from home,” said Gorman. “I think people may quickly find that they actually fill that time, so you don’t necessarily want to find yourself with all these things that you can’t manage.”.
Hackers Exploit the Pandemic| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2020)
Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, hackers have already commandeered the virus to unleash cyberattacks, sending emails purporting to provide coronavirus guidance laced with cyberattack software. In one more alarming case, they appear to have attacked a hospital and forced it to cancel operations and take key systems offline.
Data Breach Debrief| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2019)
In late March last year, Under Armour learned that its MyFitnessPal app, which tracks diet and exercise, had a data breach that affected 150 million users. It’s not uncommon for companies to take several weeks—or even months—to publicly announce a cyber attack of that scale.
Social media as a weapon| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2018)
What do Isis and Taylor Swift have in common? According to author and digital-security strategist Peter Singer, both the terrorist organization and pop star are fighting for your attention online and employing similar tactics to try and win it.