Threat Brief: Fake News -- A Threat to You and Your Family

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro

Mon, Jan 02, 2017

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One of the biggest cyber stories of 2016 was Fake News. There is no doubt that it impacted the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. But did you know that fake news directly threatens business, and worse, you and your family?

This month's BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief takes a long look at fake news -- how it is created, how it is distributed, the threats it can contain, how it impacts you, and how you can improve your defensive posture against it.

Jan17_FakeNews_Thumb.pngMost important, the January Brief provides you and your family with clear guidance on how to better assess the trustworthiness of an online news item. If you can spot the fake, you can eliminate the risk. Read the brief, so that you can have more confidence in your online actions. 

BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposures by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online. Remember, the easiest threat to stop is the one that you are not exposed to. 

 BrandProtect has developed a series of free, monthly Executive Threat Briefs focused on social media risk.  The briefs deal with online situations that you and your people encounter every day, and the simple steps you can take to be better protected from common social media dangers. You can use this piece internally and externally for educating your staff  (and alerting their families) on social media risk. 

 

Topics: Phishing, cybercrime, social media, cyber threats, mobile malware, Spear Phishing, Social Engineering, ThreatBrief

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