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  • White Paper

    White Paper

    A Guide To Corporate Social Media Security

    Learn About the Top Five Corporate Social Media Risks and How to Protect Your Firm

    With the rapid business adoption of social media as a core communication channel, organizations are increasingly exposed to an array of internal and external security risks, especially those with significant social media presence. The FBI, Gartner and many other security analysts cite social media as one of the fastest growing security threats and it's important that security teams gain an understanding of this new attack surface and develop a plan to protect their business.

    It is important for security teams at organizations with significant social media presence to gain an understanding of this new attack surface and enact a strategy to protect the business. Bottom line- social media provides bad actors with a direct link to your customers, employees, and brand equity that they can easily exploit.

    Download this guide and learn:

    • Why hackers see social media as a dream environment for attacks compared to Web sites and email
    • The three most common attack methods against corporations on social
    • Top five social media security risks for enterprise security professionals
    • How to prevent a security incident and tips for protecting your organization
  • Infographic


    The Anatomy of a Fraudulent Social Media Account

    Dissecting Fake Pages that Impersonate Your Brand

    Cyber criminals create fake branded social media pages for a variety of reasons. They may want to use the popularity of your company to distribute malicious content like malware, hate speech, pornography or propaganda. They may use your brand to trick your customers into giving up online credentials or other personal data.

    These fake accounts can hurt both your brand and your customers. This infographic explores the dangers of fraudulent accounts on social media. Fill out your information below to learn how Proofpoint can help you protect yourself from risks including:

    • Fake accounts distributing malware
    • Hackers phishing your customers
    • Activists threatening your organization
    • Fraudsters selling counterfeit goods and services
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  • Data Sheet

    Data Sheet

    Proofpoint Email Fraud Defense

    Proofpoint Email Fraud Defense protects your employees, customers, and business partners from cyber criminals who spoof trusted email domains. It makes email authentication easy and reliable so you can stop email fraud before it reaches the inbox.

  • White Paper

    White Paper

    Social Media Brand Fraud Report

    With the rapid business adoption of social media as a core communication channel, organizations are significantly increasing their investments in building out their social presence.  Increased investment has made social media a lucrative target for cyber criminals.

    More and more, cyber criminals are using fraudulent social media accounts that imitate your brand to attack your company or customers.

    Download our new research report and learn about the current state of social media fraud, and ways you can protect your social presence from these increasing security risks.

    Understand how social media threats can impact your organization, then explore the tools and strategies necessary to protect your organization.

    Research covered includes:

    • Motives and methods of fraudsters
    • Main types of fraudulent accounts
    • How to protect your social presence from these risks

    Gain an understanding of the current threat landscape on social. Then, learn how to best minimize the risk of social media fraud to ensure your brand and your customers are protected.

  • Analyst Report

    Analyst Report


    See why Forrester recognized Proofpoint as a leader in Digital Risk Monitoring, for offering 'unparalled control enforcement for covered digital channels, and for standing 'above the rest of the pack with its strong portfolio of patents'.  Forrester further states that 'those seeking advanced capabilities to safeguard their company's known digital presence while actively monitoring a sufficient set of digital channels to identify risks should put Proofpoint on their vendor shortlist.'

    Proofpoint believes the Forrester Wave™ evaluation results are bolstered by Proofpoint's newly granted U.S. patent (9,400,999) for the company's groundbreaking technology designed to detect, classify, and enforce policies on social media activity.

    Proofpoint recognized for:

    • Unparalleled control enforcement for covered digital channels
    • Comprehensive solutions that correlate internal communications, such as email, with external social media threats
    • Automatic lock down for brand-owned social media accounts
    • Strong portfolio of patents related to digital risk monitoring
  • White Paper

    White Paper

    Discovering and Reporting Fraudulent Accounts

    Learn How to Protect Your Brand From Unauthorized & Fraudulent Social Media Accounts

    Today, the average enterprise has more than 300 social media accounts affiliated with its brand. As social media has become more and more universally adopted, the number of accounts across every social platform has increased. One of the factors behind this growth is the low barrier between users and creating pages -- official or unofficial -- which means virtually anyone can create a page under a brand name.

    Fraudulent pages, or pages created to represent an entity such has a brand without official consent, are problematic because, regardless of their creators' intentions, they misrepresent your brand, mislead your customers and redirect your marketing dollars towards promoting pages that don't belong to your company -- a waste of valuable resources and a danger to your brand image.

    Learn how you can dramatically simplify the account discovery and fake account removal processes, and protect your brand's reputation and marketing investment in this white paper.

    Download the free report now!

  • Analyst Report

    Analyst Report

    Estimating the ROI of Social Media Risk Prevention Investments

    Choosing the right tool to monitor, archive, and remediate content and communication on social media is a vital part of safely expanding social media efforts while remaining compliant with industry regulations. But it can be difficult to calculate the ROI of new social media tools.

    Download this paper from Blue Hill Research to learn how to estimate the ROI of social media risk prevention investments.

    Based on research into social media security and compliance strategies at top brands, this report provides:

    • Two models for estimating the ROI of social media risk prevention investments
    • An outline of the top cost components involved in social media risk
    • An assessment of necessary capabilities for effective social media risk management solutions
  • Analyst Report

    Analyst Report

    Securing Social Media Strategy in the Financial Industry

    Social media investment is growing for financial services organizations. Marketing teams, advisers, and agents from boutique firms and top banks all recognize the power of social to promote their services. But these companies face strict industry regulations. FINRA and other compliance requirements that regulate existing marketing channels also apply to social media. Successfully expanding social media efforts while staying compliant presents a unique challenge.

    Download this paper from Blue Hill Research to learn more about how financial services organizations are using automated social media protection tools to secure their social media strategy.

    Based on interviews with social media leaders at top financial institutions, this paper covers:

    • Social media objectives of financial services firms
    • Risks presented by social media
    • Components of a successful risk-aware social media strategy
    • Benefits of automation in content moderation and social media monitoring
  • White Paper

    White Paper

    The 5 Steps to Social Media Compliance

    FINRA, the SEC, FFIEC, and the FDA – each has or is in the process of creating guidelines for social media communications to regulate organizations in their respective industries. What do you need to know before you get social?

    Download our paper on The Five Steps to Social Media Compliance to learn about how regulations may affect financial, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other industries using social media, and what you can do to address the growing requirements for your organization.

    In this paper you'll learn how to:

    • Architect compliance and acceptable use policy for your social media
    • Monitor and enforce&compliance controls across your social accounts
    • Address risks to applications, processes, and intelligently archive communications for compliance and legal

    Download the paper now!

  • White Paper

    White Paper

    Mapping Organizational Roles and Responsibilities for Social Media Risk

    Find out who's responsible for social risk!

    Social media has introduced a wide array of opportunities for organizations to engage with customers and partners. But with these opportunities comes risks – like a damaged brand reputation, regulatory violations, privacy issues, intellectual property compromises, social engineering, astroturf-ing, phishing, and more.

    To get optimal value from social media efforts, organizations need to establish controls for the downsides of the technology by first clearly defining which roles within their unique corporate structure should be involved in social media risk management and their specific responsibilities.

    This report outlines a framework for assigning roles and responsibilities to manage social media risk, including:

    • Roles with an interest in social media risk management,
    • Social media risk management responsibilities,
    • Roles and responsibilities in common risk scenarios,
    • Budgeting and procurement for controls, and
    • Steps to mitigate risk to your social media programs.