High profile executives, celebrities and other VIPs are often the target of cyber threat actors intent on crimes of impersonation, stealing sensitive information, or damaging personal or organizational reputations among other cyber threats. Threat actors can include state-sponsored cyber criminals, hackavists, protesters and even rogue employees. Social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are ground zero for cyber-attacks but VIPs operating on any digital channel have digital risk exposure.
Digital channels are vulnerable to a broad set of cyber threat targeted directly to executives and VIPs:
Similar to the cyber defense techniques it employs for brand defense, SafeGuard Cyber extends these algorithms to ward off VIP attacks and account compromise. Utilizing advanced analytics and machine learning, the surveillance algorithm looks for anomalous behavior in terms of account impersonations, BOT swarms (e.g. suspicious rise in follower requests), malicious content postings, phishing & spear phishing attacks – even anomalous employee activity; SafeGuard Cyber responds 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.