Social Media Threat Monitoring Explained

Social media threat detection is the practice of using tools, processes and methods of analysis to manage and mitigate the risk social media introduces to people, places and brands.

What risk does social media introduce to people, places and brands?

Social media has proven itself to be a valuable tool for those who want to exploit the sharing of public data for nefarious purpose. Many seemingly benign disclosures on social media enable numerous cyber and physical security threats. Over sharing also enables bad actors to weaponize public information they acquire over a period of time. Misconfiguration of social media accounts makes end-users susceptible to surveillance by criminals, competitors, governments and other third-parties.

The social media threats your organization will encounter

Social media threats evolve at a rapid pace. Your organization will face impersonations, takeovers, scams and data leakage and physical threats on social media. If successful, attackers will harm your customer experience, disrupt business operations and damage your valuable reputation. It’s critical you maintain focused coverage on detecting threats and vulnerabilities across social channels in real-time and respond quickly. DigitalStakeout Scout enables you to track your points of presence on social media to detect, analyze and mitigate social media threats 24 x 7 x 365.

How does DigitalStakeout mitigate social media threats?

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To detect and mitigate social media threats, it requires access to public surface web, deep web, and dark web content. Analysts need to be able to cover hundreds of digital points of presence in parallel and distill millions of posts to the few that threaten your organization, customers or employees. Detecting and mitigating social media threats is an exercise of reactive, proactive and preventative actions.

Scout is a high value and low risk choice to mitigate social media threats. In the past, being proactive with insight-led security came with substantial barriers to entry in terms of cost, quality and complexity. By drawing on extensive experience in security, data science and cloud, we are breaking all these barriers. Our solution is world-class and the support and insight you will get from our team is second to none.

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