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Politicians, Twitter, and the Public Record

July 11, 2018 | Maritza Johnson
Politicians across the world have embraced Twitter as a way to directly connect with the public.  It’s common for political offices to have an official account that is passed along to the next official. However, in recent years, we’re seeing a new tr...
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Not Just Another #TwitterFail: Lessons from the Buffalo Wild Wings Hack

June 4, 2018 | Otavio Freire
In case you missed it, Buffalo Wild Wings’s official Twitter account was hacked last Friday. The perpetrators sent six tweets ranging from racist to puerile before the company regained control. At first glance, this account takeover (ATO) attack appe...
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What Does It Mean When an Entire Country Embraces #DeleteFacebook?

May 31, 2018 | Maritza Johnson
Facebook's deactivation feature has been available for some time, allowing you to take a break without deleting your account. It's not uncommon for people to take a short break, but this week we learned a whole country is planning to "take a break fr...
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5 Takeaways from RSA and OURSA

April 24, 2018 | Jim Zuffoletti
OURSA and RSA made for a very busy week in San Francisco last week, delving into all dimensions of the state of cyber and managing digital and social media risk.  Here are some of our takeaways from visits to RSA and OURSA. Cyber continues to grow a ...
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As Mark Zuckerberg testifies to Congress today, you might get a notification about the Cambridge Analytica app. Even if you don't, today's a day to think about security.

April 10, 2018 | Maritza Johnson
Mark Zuckerberg will testify at two congressional hearings this week. He'll testify about the ongoing saga between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook that we wrote about last month and Russia's use of Facebook to influence the 2016 Presidential Electio...
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Facebook’s Friday Night Fright and Monday Meltdown and Why Smart companies (a.k.a. Social SafeGuard customers) Were already managing social media risk

March 29, 2018 | Otavio Freire
As of the writing of this article Facebook Inc. shares are on pace to post their largest percentage decline in nearly five years, wiping out $50B in market cap, a value equal to 2x Twitter’s entire market cap that also declined 9%. Facebook is under ...
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#Deletefacebook - What it Means For Social Media Security

March 25, 2018 | Otavio Freire
Is it time to #deletefacebook? Well, the message is loud and clear and the campaign is definitely gathering momentum ­- but just how big is this campaign?  And what will its impact be?    As you can see from Twitter data collected by Social SafeGuard...
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Government Agencies and Companies Need Better Controls for Social Media Risk. Part I.

March 12, 2018 | Kevin Walter
Emergency Alert BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. That horrifying message was tweeted to the cell phones of hundreds of thousands of terrified Hawaiians and tourists on January 13, 2018. Panic en...
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Government Agencies and Companies Need Better Controls for Social Media Risk. Part II.

March 12, 2018 | Kevin Walter
Missed Part 1, see it here (link) Steps 2 & 3 - Protecting against hacking, account takeover and other malicious external threats Even as public agencies and large organizations implement best practices to bring their messaging systems and channels u...
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5 Dangers in your Social Media Policy and How to Escape Them

March 7, 2018 | Jim Zuffoletti
 Social Media Policies have become a standard of practice across companies, non-profits and governments large and small.  Created by committee, and with a sprinkling of legalese, social media policies speak to the who's, whats, whys and hows of socia...
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