A Reputation management solution required to protect from fraud, perjury, hacking, scam, impersonation, Identity-theft and misrepresentation
I am reminded of ‘Die Hard’ wherein Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane. He puts his life at state to save the Federal State from a group of criminals using Internet to devastate America’s infrastructure.
Similar and more grievous internet attacks have surfaced world across in the recent past; affecting individuals, organizations and countries alike.
A mid-year survey in 2016 found that 80% of the businesses in the U.S. have been hacked at-least once.
“The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”- Bill Gates
As true as Mr. Gates has been in predicting the world’s progress on the digital highway, criminal minds across the world found a new avenue to create menace.
Instant financial gains by hacking have obviously been trending, but vast majority are done simply because they cause major embarrassment to the entity hacked.
A recent incident, wherein the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG), India was hacked into to cause embarrassment to the Indian Prime Minister, thus malign his image nationally and internationally.
This came as a striking piece of news since India has been playing a pivotal role in providing a technological edge to the Asian Sub-continent.
Hacking attacks are being made possible using social engineering techniques. In order to protect a reputation from being tampered upon it is important to understand how social engineering works.
Social engineering utilizes influence, deception and manipulation to make an insider act in a wishful way so that the hacker gains access to the desired website.
Today we know it for a fact that hacking attempts happen every day. The most common reasons breaches happen are by mistake, stupidity, intentional targeting, unintentional targeting, employee mischief and simple theft. Stupidity is often considered the number one reason.
A reputation protection mechanism today is about ‘layers’. The online protection has become a priority need further empirical to perimeter security. It is also important to maintain the response posture in the event of being hacked. The key is not to panic. Protection under DMCA also helps keep you secure. And the best resort is to seek monitoring services from online reputation firm, dedicated to maintain and protect fragile reputations online.