Senior Writer
Online threats to watch in 2019
From cryptocurrency schemes to counterfeit ploys, there’s no slowdown in sight for cybercrime. Asia-based threats continue to surge. Counterfeit goods from China and Hong Kong combine to make up an estimated 86 percent of the world’s counterfeits, the value of which totals nearly $400 billion. A 2018 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), released by Symantec, indicates that IoT attacks saw a 600 percent increase in 2017, while coin-mining activity spiked 34,000 percent. Watch these trends in the year ahead, and we’ll keep you up to speed as 2019 unfolds with whitepapers, webinars and events. Keep your eye on the crypto-sphere Threats... Read More
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
Consumers look to brands for online protection, study shows
We have seen a dramatic rise in online sales in recent years — the Office for National Statistics reports an increase from, 9.7% five years ago, to 18% today, as a percentage of all sales. This represents a huge opportunity for retailers - but unfortunately, they are not the only ones benefiting. Counterfeiters, fraudsters and cyber criminals are cashing in too. Just as the web can be used to promote, market and sell legitimate brands, it’s also an ideal tool for counterfeiters to sell fake goods. And this is especially true in the gift-giving season, with 91% doing at least some of our... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Determining enforcements once you know intent
Determining intent prior to enforcement is crucial, and knowing what information is required for each type of enforcement is just as important to ensuring an effective strategy. Once intent is established, you can decide which enforcement strategy will be most effective. This topic landed among those discussed at length during our latest Forum’s “Determining Intent for Effective Brand & Fraud Enforcement Strategies” panel. As a follow up, AntiFraud and Brand Protection specialists, Stefanie Ellis and Dustin Richards, discuss the importance of determining intent when evaluating an infringement on your brand.  Fraud or infringement? Any organisation, simply by having an online presence, is vulnerable to... Read More
Senior Writer
Forum reveals the expanse of online challenges
Jane Sunderland, of Sunderlaw Strategies, Inc., never imagined that studying biological evolution would someday lead her down a road to data analysis in online protection. But she joined the MarkMonitor Forum as a speaker on that very topic last week. Juxtaposing it with the an ever-developing intellectual property industry, she explained: “It’s about figuring out what the data has to say about trends,” she said. “There have been a lot of changes.” Among those changes – the fact that online protection challenges now span more business departments and industries than ever. In fact, a MarkMonitor report, slated for release this October,... Read More
Director of Strategic Accounts
Challenges arriving with the rise of the dark web
Of all the problems that businesses face in brand protection, dark web challenges land among the most significant. While the environment itself is not new, organizations have started to realize they need visibility to better understand the scale of their threats. Accessible only via anonymizing software, it has at certain times taken on the role of a digital black market – vulnerable to nefarious individuals looking to buy and sell illegal goods, from drugs and weapons to reams of personal data. The mystery that surrounds the dark web – combined with the illicit activity that takes place within it – has... Read More

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With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More