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
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Phishing kits now casting a wider net
A quick look at the impact of phishing attacks reveals some shocking statistics. According to research from MarkMonitor, the frequency of phishing attacks increased by 79 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year. The primary reason for the proliferation of phishing is clear: when done right, it can be an incredibly effective way for cyber criminals to get hold of confidential customer data that can then be used for illicit activity. But the sheer number of these attacks can also be explained through the commoditization of ‘phishing kits’, which have made it much easier... Read More
Contributing Writer
How The Financial Industry and Its Customers Benefit from MarkMonitor’s Extensive Fraud and Brand Protection Services
MarkMonitor's Senior Vice President Charlie Abrahams interviews with blogger Aaron Lay about solutions for online counterfeiting, fraud, piracy, and other threats. This article originally appeared here at badcredit.org. In a Nutshell: When major financial institutions are the targets of cyber attacks, not only are their customers’ wallets affected, but their brand’s reputation takes a hit as well. The monetary and character damage affects the bank’s ability to do business with its customers in good faith, which often leads to a decline in consumer confidence. And banks certainly aren’t alone. Virtually every business sector is a potential target for attacks, which has led... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More