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Portfolio Marketing Manager
For smarter enforcement, determine your infringer’s intent
There’s no question that intellectual property is at stake online. The question is how it’s being compromised. Infringements, malware, phishing – one thing these threats have in common is that they leverage your brand equity. To defend yourself against this shapeshifter, you’ll need to understand your attacker’s intent – are they out to siphon your money, or your traffic?  Is it the brand they’re after? Brand reputation can be influenced by many factors. The inevitable exposure that comes with doing business online heightens the risk to both an organization’s reputation and to its security. Damage to reputation, lost revenue and increased... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Fake pharmaceuticals a triple threat to brands online
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 97 percent of online pharmacies are illegitimate and unsafe. Many of these online pharmacies involve highly sophisticated criminal enterprises and sell medicines that don’t work or are harmful to your health. Beyond serious health dangers, many of these illegitimate online pharmacy schemes also utilize malware to steal consumer credentials (such as credit card numbers and identities) – which further heightens the gravity of the situation. What's more, these threats of imposter medical products can also bleed into online reputation and domain management issues.  For pharmaceutical companies, being associated with these types of illegitimate online... 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
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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
Portfolio Marketing Director
Financial Businesses: Leverage a Multi-Channel Approach to Online Protection
$3.7 trillion. That’s the amount of revenue the financial sector loses to fraud every year. Most organizations lose five percent of their revenue to bad actors, annually. It’s tempting to focus solely on the numbers, but the problem of fraud is much bigger than that of the financial industry. When fraudsters set their sights on your brand, they’re doing more harm than simply siphoning from your bottom line. They’re tarnishing your reputation, which is akin to trampling on customer trust – the basis of a monetary relationship. To actively and effectively protect your company, you’ll need a combination of readiness, reconnaissance... 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