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Statton Hammock
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
June 12, 2018
We like to assume that the companies we interact with and purchase from are morally sentient enough to respect privacy principles, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. This is why European authorities have introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which aims to provide extra protection for EU citizens while also ensuring companies are handling customer data responsibly. However, despite the EU’s good intentions, GDPR is set to actually make protection of customers more difficult – mostly because of the negative impact it will have on WHOIS, the domain name lookup service that is integral to online abuse efforts.... Read More

Portfolio Marketing Manager
The dangers of cashing in on cryptocurrency
Despite sounding as though it’s been lifted directly from a science fiction novel, cryptocurrency is entirely real. The term is used to describe a range of digital currencies that can be used to purchase goods and services over the internet, and has recently found mainstream popularity through the rise of bitcoin – undoubtedly the most well-known of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin quickly became a phenomenon when its value started to skyrocket a few years back, and people realised they could make serious money from investing in it. From January 2017 to December the same year, the price of bitcoin rose over 2000%, from... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Three midyear resolutions to make and keep in 2018
It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly half way through 2018. At the beginning of the year, I proposed three domain strategy resolutions to set brand owners up for a successful and impactful 2018. Here are a few more resolutions to consider that will help you succeed and stay impactful throughout the rest of the year. Resolution 4: I, brand owner, resolve to implement API connections to streamline domain management processes. More and more people are accessing mobile apps, streamlining business processes and accessing third party provider accounts via an Application Programming Interface (API). Here at MarkMonitor, we have several different ways you can... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
The Top 3 Trends in Phishing Right Now (Part 2)
What are the 2018 cybercrime trends? Well, there are a lot, from cryptocurrency – a new, emerging threat that I feel like we’ll be talking more about as the year goes on – to rising concerns over the Internet of Things attacks. Plus there are the tried-and-true attacks: classic phish, smishing and vishing that are still very effective. For the purpose of this two part series, I will focus on three prevalent trends that are most egregiously targeting our branded customers. Most commonly detected trends in the first quarter of 2018: Part 1:• SSL certs used in phishing• BEC scams and... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
GDPR the tip of the iceberg at Vancouver summit
Much occurred at the Global Domains Division (GDD) Summit in Vancouver last week, and contrary to popular belief it did not revolve 100% around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDD Summit provides ICANN accredited registrars, gTLD registries and the ICANN Global Domains Division the opportunity to engage and discuss issues of mutual importance. MarkMonitor sent a team of employees to the GDD Summit to take part in the sessions, working groups and to meet with strategic partners including ICANN staff, registries and registrars. Although General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) monopolized much of the conversation, there were many other topics discussed.... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
The Top 3 Trends in Phishing Right Now (Part 1)
What are the 2018 cybercrime trends? Well, there are a lot, from cryptocurrency – a new, emerging threat that I feel like we’ll be talking more about as the year goes on – to rising concerns over the Internet of Things attacks. Then there are the tried-and-true attacks: classic phish, smishing and vishing that are still very effective. For the purpose of this two part series, I will focus on three prevalent trends that are most egregiously targeting our branded customers. Most commonly detected trends in the first quarter of 2018: Part 1:• SSL certs used in phishing• BEC scams and... Read More

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