The Cyber Threat Alliance
A Website that Represents the Values of this Security Alliance
We were recently approached by Highwire PR, a technology communications agency designed for disruptive companies, for a complete redesign and rebuild of their client, The Cyber Threat Alliance’s (CTA), current website. There was a tight deadline for the project as The CTA had the CyberNextDC event scheduled for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We were able to help them achieve their goals and launch a new site in roughly 2 weeks, while collaborating with Highwire PR as they developed content.
- CMS Integration: WordPress
- Social Integration: Social Media Sharing
- PHP Development
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“Lots of kudos all around from our and the client's side on working with the GeekHive team. We know the timeline was extremely condensed, but we hope it was an overall good experience on GeekHive's end as well. We think we'll have more opportunities for projects like these.” Tanner Latham, Head of Content, Highwire PR
The CTA had a very specific goal - create a website they could be proud of. A website that represented their values and would support their content strategy including things like a blog, news bureau, and a page to highlight members as the organization continues to grow. They wanted site visitors (whether executives, reporters, researchers, or technical experts) to be able to immediately recognize what their organization stands for and the resources it offers to them. With this information readily available, organizations should easily be able to understand the value of joining The CTA and becoming members.
To achieve these goals, we proposed a brief period of consultation and evaluation. Our proposed approach was based on the recommendation for The CTA to again leverage WordPress as their CMS platform. It was our recommendation that WordPress would be the most cost effective CMS choice based on the technical requirements of the project.
During this phase we collaborated with The CTA to build a new theme to reflect their brand, leveraging the previous suggested themes as a starting point for inspiration. We also supported them to identify appropriate brand identity, including an evaluation of imagery and fonts to be applied to the new custom theme.
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As security is an obvious concern for The CTA’s brand identity, in addition to evaluating themes and plugins for potential vulnerabilities we did a complete rebuild on Pantheon (their website management platform of choice, one we are very familiar with, and comfortable with the security features they offer).
By working in an agile manner, we were able to effectively iterate through design and functional specs provided by both The CTA and Highwire PR as the project progressed. It was because of this process, we were able to achieve a viable launch product in a tight deadline that all three teams could be proud of. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with The CTA and Highwire PR on a second phase in the coming months.