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Friday, April 22, 2016

Yahoo: Police examining Texas fitness trainer Missy Bevers’ prolific social media presence in her unsolved slaying

"'This terrible tragedy is a reminder that when you’re sharing information online, that information can be shared with people who have bad intentions,' said Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial, a tech company that warns businesses and individuals in real time if their social posts are inappropriate or if they increase their vulnerability."

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Monday, April 4, 2016

MultiBriefs: Cybertheft often starts with tricking employees

In this article, SecureMySocial's CEO, Joseph Steinberg, discusses how employees oversharing on social media can help criminals steal highly confidential data from businesses.

Security technology has improved quite a bit over the two decades since the commercialization of the Internet, but we are still using human brain version 1.0," said Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial. "Making things worse in recent years is social media, which gives criminals plenty of information to help them craft highly effective phishing emails."

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Recovery Brands: 3 Ways To Secure Your Healthcare Facility Against Cyber Disasters

"Devise, implement, and enforce proper social media policies. Inappropriate social media posts can cause many problems, and often open the door for criminals to inflict terrible damage. Information overshared by employees has helped criminals craft highly-effective spear phishing emails used to trick other employees into installing malware, otherwise opening up organizations for data breaches. Problematic social media posts can also leak sensitive information, violating HIPAA and other compliance rules. Implement technology to ensure social media does not become a nightmare, whether employees use social media from work, home, or mobile devices..."

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