What is Social Media Security?

Social media security is the practice of using tools, processes and methods of analysis to manage the risk, threats and vulnerabilities the use of social media introduces to people, places and brands.

The risks that social media introduces 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. Social media users are usually unaware of risk that comes with location disclosure and over sharing. The disclosure of location can lead to many cyber and physical security risks. Over sharing provides a wealth of information that allows social media to be used as a cyber weapon. Many organizations do not want their personnel to be susceptible to surveillance by criminals, competitors, governments and other third-parties.

Social Media Threats

Social media threats evolve at a rapid pace. Your organization will face impersonations, takeovers, scams and data leakage and directed 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 & vulnerabilities across social channels in real-time and respond quickly. The DigitalStakeout platform enables you to track your points of presence on social media to detect, analyze and mitigate social media threats 24 x 7 x 365.

social media threat management


Managing social media security & operations security (OPSEC) is an integral part of mitigating physical and cyber threats.

To manage these risks, it takes a persistent monitoring solution to detect and mitigate privacy vulnerabilities that effect end-user social media security. The DigitalStakeout platform monitors your social media assets and automatically detects vulnerabilities, disclosures and personally identifiable information (PII) that lead to increased social media security risk.

Faceted search and entity-level search allows you to reduce & filter thousands of results to relevant information.

Our Social Media Security Solution

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 business, customers or employees. Detecting & mitigating social media threats is an exercise of reactive, proactive and preventative actions.

Used by hundreds of security analysts every day, our platform is a high value and low risk choice to mitigate social media threats. In the past, being proactive with intelligence-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.