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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ransomware: Why It Will Cause Even More Damage and Destruction in 2018


Ransomware – that is, computer malware that prevents users from accessing their files until they pay a ransom to some criminal enterprise – has already inflicted billions of dollars in damage and has been detected in the infrastructure of nearly half of all businesses.
Sadly, ransomware still remains a growing threat – one that is likely to become an even bigger danger to innocent people and organizations in 2018. Here are eight reasons why:
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5. People share too much information on social media
Cybercriminals increasingly scan social media – sometimes with automated tools – to find information that can be used against companies and their employees; attackers then leverage the information that they find to deliver ransomware. For example, they may 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 rest of the article, please see:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Inc.: Germany's Tough New Social Media Law Punishes Offensive Posts With Fines Of Up To $60 Million

A new law that went into effect in Germany on January 1 requires social media companies to remove hate speech and fake news posts within 24 hours of being reported by users.

To read on, please see the Inc. website article:

Germany's Tough New Social Media Law Punishes Offensive Posts With Fines Of Up To $60 Million

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SecureMySocial President, Shira Rubinoff, Named Outstanding Woman In InfoSec


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New York, NY – November 21, 2017 - SecureMySocial, Inc. is proud to announce today that its President, Shira Rubinoff, was named this year’s Outstanding Woman in InfoSec, at the annual Cyberhub Summit in Atlanta.
Rubinoff, who previously served as President of Green Armor Solutions, is well known throughout the information security industry for her expertise in the human factors affecting the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of data. She is a previous recipient of CSO magazine’s Women of Influence award and of the Executive Women’s Forum’s One to Watch award, and was the youngest ever recipient of NJBiz’s 50 Best Women in Business award.
“We chose to honor Shira because she has bridged her background as a psychologist to bring new perspectives to the information security world,” said Karin Zalcberg, CEO of the Cyberhub Summit. “Shira has a unique take on the industry and is a leader in understanding the human factors and social elements impacting data security, which are quickly becoming among the most important areas of the profession.”
“The team at SecureMySocial is proud of our award winning President’s accomplishments, and congratulate her on this well-deserved honor,” said Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial. “We are happy to see Shira recognized for her influence, which extends way beyond our offices, and has impacted so many information security professionals worldwide.”
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. If so authorized, it can also automatically delete bad posts. 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.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SecureMySocial Granted Second Patent For Social Media Security Technology

New York, NY – November 8, 2017 - SecureMySocial, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent Office has granted the company the firm’s second patent that covers various aspects of social media security.
Patent number, US 9,813,419, entitled “Systems and Methods for Securing Social Media for Users and Businesses and Rewarding for Enhances Security” contains a robust invention that addresses the growing risk that information posted to social media may cause damage to businesses and individuals alike.
“SecureMySocial is proud to announce that it has received its second patent at the same time that so many people are becoming aware of the severe impact of problematic social media posts – from cyberbulling to election-affecting fake news to data leaks to many other forms of bad social media activity. We are happy to be able to bring to our customers patent-protected technology that not only helps protect them from data leaks, PR nightmares, and costly lawsuits, but also allows them to leverage their employees as de-facto brand ambassadors in a far safer fashion than was possible before.”
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. If so authorized, it can also automatically delete bad posts. By offering SecureMySocial to employees, businesses may reduce their exposure to bad publicity, human resource issues, lawsuits, and regulatory fines. www.SecureMySocial.com




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Newsweek: It Starts With A Terrifying Phone Call: How Criminals In Mexico Are Targeting American Families

Fraudsters typically troll social media for victims to see when relatives are apart either because of work or travel and then they strike...

To read the full article, please see the Newsweek article:

IT STARTS WITH A TERRIFYING PHONE CALL: HOW CRIMINALS IN MEXICO ARE TARGETING AMERICAN FAMILIES

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: