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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Humans: Perhaps The Most Dangerous Element of CyberSecurity


Think about how much technology has improved in the last decade, 50 years, or even century. It is startling. Items that were science fiction just a few years ago seem like outdated, obsolete technology today.
Yet, during this period of great technological advancement, the human brain has not changed: it remains essentially identical today to the way it was several thousand years ago. The human-technology dichotomy does not go unnoticed by criminals: Because cybersecurity technologies are rapidly strengthening, whenever possible, parties trying to breach information systems increasingly seek to exploit human weaknesses, rather than carry out strictly technological attacks.
On both a personal and professional level, therefore, it is essential for people to understand the human element of cybersecurity.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

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New York, NY – Feb. 6, 2017 – SecureMySocial, a leading provider of social media security software, announced today that members of its management team will present at AGC Partners’ 13th Annual West Coast Information Security and Broader Technology Growth Conference, being held in San Francisco on February 13 - 14, 2017. 

SecureMySocial’s presentation will take place on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 4:30 PM PST. In addition to the presentation, SecureMySocial will participate in one-on-one meetings with other technology providers; firms interested in meeting with SecureMySocial's management at the conference are encouraged to contact SecureMySocial through the conference's meeting-scheduling system or via this website.



Monday, January 9, 2017

Inc.: CyberSecurity Predictions For 2017 - The Experts Speak

"2017 will bring more of the same problems that we saw in 2016, because this past year's attacks delivered great results for hackers. Last year, I predicted that in 2016 "criminals, nations, and anyone else seeking to hack will continue to exploit social engineering as a primary means of digital 'breaking and entering'" - why would anyone stop doing so when that is exactly how, according to the CIA, FBI, and NSA, Russia breached the DNC? Why would anyone stop using techniques that work so well? As part of the social engineering trend, we will continue to see oversharing on social media leading to spear phishing leading to breaches - hopefully, businesses understand this risk well enough to take proactive action. Likewise, Internet of Things (IoT) security - which clearly became an undeniable problem with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks this past year - will continue to be a big issue; with so many people buying cheap, insecure devices, there will ultimately be a price to pay. On another note, women continue to make growing inroads in the cybersecurity profession - hopefully this trend will continue. We still have a long way to go." - Shira Rubinoff, President of SecureMySocial
To read the full article please see: CyberSecurity Predictions For 2017 - The Experts Speak

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inc.: Beware These 6 Holiday Season Social Media Scams

Here is how to stay safe from criminals leveraging holiday-season social media in an effort to steal your money and identity...

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Beware These 6 Holiday Season Social Media Scams

Monday, December 5, 2016

Inc.: New CyberSecurity Report Highlights Some Surprising Trends

":CISOs are starting to recognize the risk that social media is creating for data leaks, and how it is helping criminals more effectively perpetrate sophisticated social engineering attacks (such as spear-phishing) than just a few years ago. As was the case vis-a-vis email security, the presidential election helped bring to the forefront the issue of offensive social media posts and of fake news being shared on social media."

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Inc.: New CyberSecurity Report Highlights Some Surprising Trends

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LinkedIn: 5 Reasons Why Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Are About to Get Much Worse

"Expect to see cybercriminals increasingly scanning social media to find information that can be used against companies and their employees; these attackers leverage the information that they find, and craft highly-effective spear-phishing emails credible enough to trick employees into clicking on URLs to ransomware-delivering websites or into opening ransomware-infected attachments."

To read the article please click the link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-reasons-why-ransomware-attacks-businesses-get-much-worse-steinberg

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SecureMySocial Named to Cybersecurity 500 List For First Time

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cv500graphicNew York, NY - November 29, 2016 - SecureMySocial, a leading provider of social media security software, is proud to announce that it has been added to the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of the 500 leading companies that provide cybersecurity solutions and services.

The Cybersecurity 500 includes a wide range of prestigious firms, ranging from the largest and most recognizable brands in the industry, to venture-backed emerging players, to small startups with potentially game-changing technologies, to solution providers poised for growth around productized or vertically focused services. The list is updated and published quarterly by Cybersecurity Ventures, after research that includes continuously looking at thousands of companies, soliciting feedback from CISOs, IT security practitioners, and service providers, and analyzing hundreds of cybersecurity events and news sources.

SecureMySocial offers technology that protects businesses and their employees from the risks of inappropriate social media usage. The patented system warns users of social media in real time if they are making posts that could harm themselves or their employers, even if such posts are made from home or from mobile devices. SecureMySocial can also auto-delete problematic posts if so authorized. By offering SecureMySocial to employees, businesses may reduce their exposure to data leaks, spear phishing, bad publicity, human resource issues, lawsuits, and regulatory fines.

“Securing social media has moved from a nice-to-have to a must-have for CISOs and IT security professionals at business of all sizes” says Steve Morgan, founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures. “SecureMySocial has an easy-to-use platform that protects enterprises from reputational harm, regulatory violations, legal problems, and other issues that result from employee use – and misuse – of social media. Information security executives should put SecureMySocial on their short list of solutions to look at in this burgeoning category,” adds Morgan.

“We are delighted to be recognized as one on the leading cybersecurity firms globally,” said Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial. “SecureMySocial’s patented, game changing technology enables firms to leverage the true power of social media – including having their employees serve as de-facto brand ambassadors – while protecting both businesses and their employees against all sorts of blunders. In addition to protecting against data leaks, reconnaissance done by criminals for the purpose of crafting spear phishing emails, and all sorts of other information-security risks, SecureMySocial can also help stop people from sharing fake news on Facebook, making career-threatening tweets, and posting all sorts of other content that can damage their personal brands and those of their employers.

About Cybersecurity Ventures

Cybersecurity Ventures is the world’s leading researcher and publisher of reports covering global cybercrime damage projections, cybersecurity spending forecasts, and cybersecurity employment figures. The firm delivers cybersecurity market data, insights, and ground-breaking predictions to a global audience of CIOs and IT executives, CSOs and CISOs, information security practitioners, cybersecurity company founders and CEOs, venture capitalists, corporate investors, business and finance executives, HR professionals, and government cyber defense leaders. Cybersecurity Ventures compiles and publishes the widely popular Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies. Updated quarterly, the list is now in its ninth edition, and relied upon by cybersecurity decision makers, recommenders, and evaluators. Founded in 1999, Cybersecurity Ventures has offices in Menlo Park, Calif. and Long Island, N.Y. www.cybersecurityventures.com

About SecureMySocial

SecureMySocial protects businesses and people from the risks of inappropriate social media usage by warning users of social media in real time if they are making posts that could harm themselves or their employers. By offering SecureMySocial to employees, businesses may reduce their exposure to bad publicity, human resource issues, lawsuits, and regulatory fines. For more information please visit www.SecureMySocial.com, send email to info@SecureMySocial.com, or call +1 (646) 546-5621. SecureMySocial is on Twitter at @SecureMySocial - #SocialMedia #SocialMediaSecurity #SecureMySocial