Emergency Social Media and You in Crisis

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Security Venture Capital, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, Digijaks Reputation Control, Digital Defense, Gov 2.0, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Management, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, Venture Capital Cyber Security
Many people must feel the 2015 holiday break could not have arrived soon enough what with terrorism, crazy weather and other events that get covered rightly or wrongly in social media. While these can be scary and confusing times, they can also be times to educate, learn and help one another to understand a new reality we are all living in now. There are specific tactics and strategies for understanding how live events unfold in social media and these can be instructive to the general public about what you are seeing and when, during events like these past weeks that we have all experienced. Real life events almost always flow to the internet in a micro second. Knowing how to tell the difference between truth and fiction could be critical…
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Reputation Control. Who Controls Your Cyber Reputation?

Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Digijaks Reputation Control, Online Reputation Control, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, Venture Capital, Venture Capital Cyber Security
Every day we hear of more stories of people's Reputation getting smashed instantly online. On a personal level it just plain sucks, and causes mounds of heartache, headache, paperwork, and costs. To a business or a brand, there are risk mitigation and compliance issues, trademark defense costs, and reputations getting taken down, despite having been built up over years or decades. It could be any trigger. Even, a mistaken identity or you share the same name as someone who gets in trouble. Or it could be malicious from criminals, or cyber hackers looking to steal your identity, or file false tax returns to claim fake refunds, or to make it appear you were the one who did something when in reality it was someone pretending to be you. The problem…
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Cyber Reputation Management and Control

Cyber Reputation Management and Control

Anti-Corruption, Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Warfare, Developed by Digijaks, Digital Defense, Digital Diplomacy, Digital Shield, Gov 2.0, Personal Cyber security, Personal Cyber Security Mobile App, Platform/Service, Reputation Control, Reputation Management, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
BAM!  There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or a person, or maybe both left for you overnight. It is a digital take down. A bad blog post. A social media meme that is being unanswered or purposely pumped up to discredit you, your company or organization or your brand. Or maybe it is a false allegation. Or paid fake bad reviews that your competitors put up. Face it. The Internet is a hostile place for your reputation and your brand, whether that is personal, corporate or government. The control and management of your reputation start and end with you. As we enter 2015, it is worth paying attention to, in fact…
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#cybersecurity The Gift everyone needs for the Holidays!

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Happy Holidays. It is, as is so commonly mentioned in the media: "That Time of Year Again." Yup. Packages. Shiny New Things. Cool Toys for the Kids and kid-adults alike. It is also the time of year of increased cyber crime attempts aimed at retailers. Add also the time of year when more families and organizations introduce new varieties of malware, ad-malware, viruses, worms, bad bots and devices that phone "home" into our homes, workplaces and civic spaces. https://twitter.com/IdeaGov/status/668911020937580544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw How? Because many devices are coming pre-loaded with malware. How many parents look into the workings of a cheap tablet before handing it off to the kids? How many people are checking new apps to see the permissions being requested on those new devices and old ones too? How many companies are…
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#IoT Security Is Just Not.

Cyber Reputation Control, Cybersecurity, Digital Defense, IoT Security, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Security
A few weeks ago I wrote this piece about #IOT Cybersecurity and how it affects personal and brand reputations. I got a lot of criticism for basically speaking the truth. I appreciate all the tweets, emails and Linkedin posts engaging on this piece, including all the people who attempted to say I was wrong. But the points raised in that piece are simply the opening salvo in a multi front disruption. The disruption is NOT IoT. The disruption is to switch from product leading first with security as an afterthought in the rush to go to market. What needs to change is the mindset to build in design security from the beginning, Last week I sat on a panel at the California Cyber Security Task Force meeting. The panelists were…
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Reputation Control for Kids by Social Media, Search Results

Reputation Control for Kids by Social Media, Search Results

Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Digijaks Reputation Control, Digital Defense, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Management, Online Reputation Security, Reputation Control, Reputation Management, Reputation Management for Families, Reputation Security
In Digijaks daily course of business with reputation management we come across a lot of people (adults) who have seen their life get turned upside down because of something appearing in search results that negatively affect them. This happens so much, and so often it has created a whole industry to deal with it. Search results leading to problems to people happen for many reasons. I recently wrote about this problem on the Huffington Post as it relates to adults. But this same correlation exists for kids, for families and the same problems may arise, but with lifelong implications. Imagine being an 11 year old who innocently posts a picture or a quote or a poem or a location, thinking nothing of it. Fast forward 6 years to college applications.…
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Cybersecurity: Now the Crossover from Cyber to Real Life

Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, cyberwar, Developed by Digijaks, Digital Defense, Digital Shield, Gov 2.0, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Security, Personal Cyber security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering
[caption id="attachment_2095" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cyber Security, Social Media, You.[/caption] Cybersecurity used to be be the geek's eagle's nest. it was hard to understand, hard to get to, hard to see the impact and need often times. If there was a CIO or CISO, he/she would not be in the board room too often, and usually the budgets were the first to go in any budget change environment. But the cycle switched. Now we are in the opposite cycle. The CIO and CISO are ruling the roost and commanding serious budgets and attention. But being missed in all the excitement is this: The Crossover from pure cyber crime to real world crime from the same instance. It is safe to say, times have changed. Now - Cybersecurity has become a word…
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Reputation Control. Cybersecurity. Recent OPM Hacks and You.

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Reputation. Is hard to get, hard to maintain, hard to control; especially in an era of hacking by governments and criminals alke. Cybersecurity is something many people long put off as a back burner decision, or lower funded priority, but in actuality is a critical need, now at the forefront of many leaders' thinking due to the sheer number and audacity of the hacks from 2013 forward. There is a distinct triangulation between reputation control and cyber security and search results. The more things get hacked, the more information flows onto websites, both for sale, and for free, and the more the search engines index these results. Digijaks’ CEO Alan W Silberberg has written about this triangulation before as it relates to cyber security and how we all need to…
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What the Hack of the US Government Means to You.

Anti-Corruption, Corprorate Cyber Security., Cyber Reputation Control, Cyber Reputation Management, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, Online Reputation Control, Online Reputation Security, Personal Cyber security, Reputation Control, Reputation Control and Management, Reputation Management, Reputation Security, Social Engineering, Social Media Cyber Security, US National Cyber Defense
As the CEO of a cyber security and reputation company, I have to admit to not being surprised by the recent successful hacking and penetration of the US Government. While the scope of the recent events is most definitely shocking, myself and others have been researching, writing about it and trying to push and pull officials to focus on the whole set of threats, not just the known ones, and not just the data hardening ones. This recent set of hacking and penetration successes were definitely done by a Nation State, China in most probability. But guess what? The intrusion was apparently found by a Vendor doing a sales pitch to the US Government, and not by the billions of dollars of hardened equipment or custom platforms designed to stop…
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Correlation of Wealth and Reputation Management

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Wealth. We all want it, work for it and strive for it throughout lives and careers. Reputation. We all have one. It us up to us to define it, scale it and defend it. Which one is more valuable? Which one brings more of the other? This is a two sided question. To some people, money is everything. To others, their reputation is everything, with money or without. While most people might reflexively think that money is more important, others will emphatically state that reputation management is paramount. Some recent studies weigh in on the side of reputation. Reputation expert Michael Fertik recently weighed in on the issue in the UK's Guardian Paper. Digijaks CEO Alan W. Silberberg feels that money and reputation are completely intertwined; and that this effectively…
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