Brand equity and reputation take painstaking years to establish but can be destabilized quickly through well-executed cyber-attacks. While data breeches of IT data centers get much of the public’s attention, digital channels are often proving to be the path of least resistance for cyber-criminals as they continually search for new and more sophisticated ways to breech the enterprise.
Cyber threat actors will often target the organization’s brand and reputation for cyber exploits with a variety of motivations including on fraudulent commerce, business disruption, social engineering campaigns or revenge campaigns. Threat actors may utilize malicious content postings, account impersonations, phishing attacks, data breeches, BOT attacks to impersonate the brand and other exploits; all with damaging consequence for brand value and reputation.
Digital channels are vulnerable to a broad set of cyber threat targeted directly to brand and reputation, including:
SafeGuard Cyber employs a variety of cyber defensive cyber techniques to ward off branding attacks and reputational damage. Utilizing advanced analytics and machine learning, the surveillance algorithm looks for anomalous behavior in terms of account impersonations, BOT swarms (e.g. Follower requests), malicious content postings, phishing & spear phishing attacks – even anomalous employee activity; respond automatically in real-time to take down suspicious accounts, block communications, quarantine malicious or sensitive content, raise send security alerts, and capture all the details with a full audit trail for forensic investigation.
Advanced cyber defense capabilities surveil the dark web, including paste bins, commerce sites & discussion forums, to identify digital assets that place VIPs and their organizations at risk for cyber-attacks – assets such as account credentials, PII, or confidential documents. Once identified, alerts can be forwarded to appropriate security organizations and action can be taken to remediate threats and ultimately take down or neutralize compromised enterprise assets.
Pervasive Channel Coverage
SafeGuard Cyber supports comprehensive coverage for over 50 of the most popular digital channels, organized across 4 distinct digital networking categories including social media, mobile communications, collaboration networks, unified communications and enterprise clouds.