The modern IRO has many areas of responsibilities. At the top of that list should be the creation and maintenance of an investor relations site, a beneficial communications tool that makes it easy for analysts, shareholders and the media to find essential financial documents and material news.
A platform offering important financial news, requiring stringent security measures, might seem like cause for stress, but the good news for IR professionals is that Business Wire just released a new white paper outlining the best practices for internal workflow, technical compatibility, and security awareness and diligence. Is Your IR Site a Security Liability?, written by Ibrey Woodall, Business Wire’s senior vice president of web communications services, offers guidance and tactical tips for ensuring that your branded IR site is safeguarded against situations that may compromise your efforts, such as the premature disclosure of earnings data.
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One of the most important elements of an IR site is the internal workflow that makes it function, identifying how an investor relations team can efficiently prepare, publish, and protect required content.
Workflow topics covered within the white paper include:
- Assignment of site administrators
- Password management
- Recommended content for publication
- How to best streamline workflow process
With this white paper, Ibrey aims to educate the reader and bring about a stronger understanding of the technical compatibility between all of the systems used to both announce and host your company’s financial information.
Finally, learn how to protect yourself against the very real threat of cyber security incidents. Ibrey points out what questions to ask your IR site vendor and how to look for a strong information security program supported by industry standard certifications.
About the author
As SVP Web Communications Services, Ibrey is responsible for Business Wire’s InvestorHQ IR site and NewsHQ online newsroom solutions. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Webmaster certification. Ibrey has been involved in strategy and launch of websites for 3M, Bank of America, Gannett, Office Depot, Procter & Gamble, ServiceMaster, Williams-Sonoma and many other publicly traded and private companies.