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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Inc.: How Posting On Facebook About 10 Concerts You Attended Can Get You Robbed

Over the past few days a viral "survey" type post has been circulating around Facebook in which people share the names of 10 concerts - 9 that they have attended and one that they did not - and their Facebook friends attempt to guess which is the one that they never attended. Eventually, in the comments, the original poster reveals which concert is "the lie."
These posts sound like innocuous fun - but they are not.
To read the rest of the article, including a mention of how SecureMySocial warns people if they are making risky posts like these, please see:

Friday, March 10, 2017

New York Business Journal: These Are The Top 21 Cybersecurity Companies in N.Y.C.

Businesses of all sizes are susceptible to cyber security threats, and CEOs will anxiously wring their hands in deciding which firm is best equipped to protect their companies and customers from potential breaches.

Well, we've narrowed the list down for you.

#14 - SecureMySocial


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SecureMySocial Named Again to Cybersecurity 500 List

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New York, NY - March 7, 2017 - SecureMySocial, a leading provider of social media security software, is proud to announce that it has once again been named to the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of the 500 leading companies that provide cybersecurity solutions and services. In the Q1 2017 report, SecureMySocial moved up to spot 319 on the list.

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.


“CISOs and IT Security professionals at business of all sizes can no longer ignore the fact that criminals are exploiting social media as an attack surface and as a resource from which to gather information to be used in social engineering attacks,” said Steve Morgan, founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures. “SecureMySocial was an early player in the space, and now has a patented, easy-to-use platform that protects enterprises from data leaks, reputational harm, regulatory and 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 addressing a growing risk,” added Morgan.

“We are delighted to, once again, 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, 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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hearst (Nationally Syndicated): Phishing scams offering prizes on the rise: 5 ways to protect yourself

This nationally syndicated article quotes SecureMySocial's CEO, Joseph Steinberg, about how to protect oneself against becoming a victim of a phishing attack. Among his expert advice:

3. Guard social media accounts
Fraudsters are using social media more frequently to learn more information about their victims.
"Do not overshare information," Steinberg said. "Criminals craft effective spear phishing emails by leveraging such information to convince their victims that a message must be legitimate."
To read the piece, please see: http://www.wmur.com/article/phishing-scams-offering-prizes-on-the-rise-5-ways-to-protect-yourself/8975685

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.
To read the rest of the article, please see: Humans: Perhaps The Most Dangerous Element of CyberSecurity

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.