Dinner with Donald Trump?  Or Maybe Not??

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Ian Hawes wants you to have dinner with Donald Trump.  He is a 25-year old, self-proclaimed entrepreneur, and “registered genius."  Ian’s story broke Monday morning on Politico and it is a cautionary tale for anyone who values their online reputation. 

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Topics: Domain Management, cybersquatting, 2016 Elections, Brand Threats, fraud, Masquerades

What Should CISOs Learn from Ashley Madison?

Posted by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro on Wed, Sep 02, 2015

This month the BrandProtect Executive Threat Brief focused on lessons that individuals can learn from Ashley Madison. It is likely that the Ashley Madison breach will be remembered as one of the most notorious and high-profile breaches ever. Why? Because the exposed data was more than just personally embrassing, it was, in many cases, relationship-changing, employment-threatening, and business damaging.

5 Key Take-Aways

1) Ashley Madison is Bad for Your Business
Many companies saw their name dragged through the dirt as scores of corporate email addresses surfaced among the millions of exposed Ashley Madison accounts. Deserved, or undeserved, it is never good when your company is dragged through the dirt. And when key executives and other corporate leaders are caught up in the story, it can be very bad for business.

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Topics: data breach, Chief Security Officer, Brand Threats, Ashley Madison

Why Should You Protect Your Brands Online Reputation?

Posted by Elyse Neumann on Tue, Aug 11, 2009
The question should really be why WOULDN'T you do everything you can to protect your brands online reputation?  I have spent the last six years watching the many ways a brand can be eroded on the Internet.  From the misuse of a logo or company name, to links with your brand name resolving on competitors or third party sites, to personal sites created in your organizations image, to domains being created with your registered trademark to more sever issues such as malware, phishing, pornography and child pornography.  No matter how ruthless or benign the infringement is, your organization's brand is being affected and each instance is wearing away at the foundation of the Brand you have worked so hard to create. 
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Topics: Brand Protection, online brand protection, Brand Threats, brand reputation

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