Social media campaigns designed to spread false information about companies is a growing issue and will soon be a top-level concern for security professionals and executives in every industry. With misinformation on the rise, here are a few things CSOs and their teams can start doing today to prepare.
LINKS ‘Strengthening links between technologies and society for European disaster resilience’ is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program. The aim of the project is to conduct a comprehensive study on the uses and impacts of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) for disaster management purposes, and to better understand the ways in which the different stakeholders can collaborate in these processes.
Attacks within digital communications channels (like Slack, TEAMS, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) have grown more targeted, more social engineering-focused, and the payloads have become "softer,” and the risks are not in files and links/IP's alone anymore. Instead, recent attacks are laser-targeted and evade traditional detection by focusing on human connections. To find out more about these “soft attacks,” we talk to Otavio Freire, CTO, President & Co-Founder SafeGuard Cyber.
When reporting to the board of directors, the majority of CISOs measure the effectiveness of their program against a proven model. But what exactly should a CISO be measuring and reporting? Here are some top recommendations.
The rapid growth of extremist groups poses many challenges to enterprise security. How has social media and the Internet provided radical groups the means to spread their ideologies and what are the challenges with identifying and countering these groups?
In March, the European Commission demanded that tech firms remove terrorist posts within one hour of their appearance. Similar calls have come from corporations and commentators, alike. These forms of pressure are important but focused only on the problem of social media serving as a tool for spreading violent ideas and propaganda. Disturbingly, social media use itself may be predisposing individuals to commit terrorism, shootings and other forms of violence by impacting user behavior and well-being.