Cyber Threats

Protect Your Digital Channels from Cyber Threats

Every high profile cyber-attack has a direct impact on an organization’s brand and reputation in addition to other collateral damage such as loss of revenue, shareholder value, and derailment of executive careers. While the recent data breaches at high profile companies, such as Target, Home Depot, Yahoo and Equifax, have focused more attention on IT security defenses within the perimeter of the data center, what is perhaps less well understood is the vulnerability of the digital channels operating in the cloud and outside the direct control of IT. 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 breach the enterprise.

Digital channels are vulnerable to a broad set of cyber threats, including:

  • Malicious content postings– Cyber criminals, hackavists, malicious employees or even angry customers may post malicious content such as abusive postings and images, malware and/or malicious links & attachments that may offend site visitors, spread malware, or compromise user accounts
  • Account Take Overs – Cyber criminals will attempt to take over corporate account pages on social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to implement social engineering campaigns, spread propaganda, or digital sabotage.
  • Brand & Reputation Exploits – Digital channels are vulnerable to a broad set of cyber threats targeted directly to brand and reputation damage. Cyber threat actors will often target the organization’s brand and reputation for 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 breaches, bot attacks to impersonate the brand, and other exploits.
  • VIP Exploits – High-profile executives are often the target of threat actors with intent on reputational damage or access to sensitive information, such as financials and M&A activity. Account impersonations, phishing attacks, bot attacks, and doxing campaigns are some of the techniques at play.
  • Data Loss and Data Privacy Risk – There is a need to safeguard social media postings and other digital communications against deliberate or accidental disclosures of confidential or personally identifiable information (PII) in violation of law or various privacy regulations. These types of information are often the targets of insider theft and misuse, but also the focus of cyber-criminals who can exploit such information for high value on the dark web.


Cyber Defense for Social Media and Digital Channels

SafeGuard Cyber delivers the leading SaaS platform to manage the full life cycle of Digital Risk Protection, so enterprises can detect, analyze, defend and prevent cybersecurity attacks in real time – while automating governance and compliance. The SafeGuard Cyber platform empowers security, risk and compliance professionals to protect their social and digital channels while enabling the adoption of these technologies across the enterprise Without Fear.

SafeGuard Cyber provides independent surveillance of account activity across the organization’s digital network; evaluates all postings, images, attachments and links for malicious content, inappropriate behavior, malware or other violations; suspends unauthorized accounts; takes down malicious posting or malware; takes down accounts under suspicion of ATO; deflects bot attack; places high risk incidents under review for permanent remediation; generates audit trail for events and activities forensic investigation. 

Advanced cyber defense capabilities to surveil the dark web, including paste bins, commerce sites & discussion forums, identifying digital assets that place enterprise organizations at risk for cyber-attacks and other fraudulent activities– assets such as account credentials, PII, or intellectual property and other 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 and enterprise cloud applications - plus hidden sites on the deep and dark web.

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