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Chrissie Jamieson
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
April 16, 2019
At MarkMonitor, we are set for a busy month this May. We will be hosting two events; both focusing on the best in online protection and assisting all industries to build a smarter and stronger online presence. The first event is the MarkMonitor Spring Symposium, taking place in London on May 1. The topics covered will include everything from enforcement best practices and domain portfolio optimization to multipronged approaches that fuse both infringement and fraud solutions. The day will consist of interactive customer panels, keynotes, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities — all underpinned by a consumer-centric approach to brand protection. A... Read More

Portfolio Marketing Manager
Think before you click – preventing tax scammer attacks
Most of us look at our payslips and bemoan the amount the government takes from our wages, but we also understand that the money helps fund public services. So imagine receiving an email from a government tax collector informing you that you’re entitled to a tax refund – or that you haven’t paid enough and need to do so immediately to avoid legal action. Either will likely elicit a dramatic response, and you might not stop to think before replying. Fraudsters can use predictable responses to their advantage in phishing scams that hack personal and payment information. As the UK deadline... Read More
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Sales of counterfeit goods linked to other crimes
Last month, CNBC reported that, for the first time since becoming a public company, Amazon added a risk factor to its Annual Report addressing the growing problem of counterfeit goods on its marketplace. The 10-K filing read, in part: “We also may be unable to prevent sellers in our stores or through other stores from selling unlawful, counterfeit, pirated, or stolen goods, selling goods in an unlawful or unethical manner, violating the proprietary rights of others, or otherwise violating our policies.” Amazon’s admission of the counterfeit problem is significant because for the last several years, the sale and distribution of counterfeit... Read More
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
EPDP on domain registration data: One step forward, two giant leaps back
ICANN’s expedited policy development working group (EPDP), tasked with creating future policy for the collection, storage, transfer and disclosure of domain name registration data (commonly referred to as “WHOIS data”), concluded Phase 1 of its work in February, with the GNSO Council voting to approve and send the report to the ICANN Board with a recommendation to approve as the new policy for domain name registration data. While the EPDP did a phenomenal job in identifying the lawful basis and purpose for processing each data element in WHOIS (a mind-numbing exercise required by GDPR), from the perspective of IP rights holders,... Read More
Global Relationship Manager
How to stay ahead of recent DNS attacks
On February 15, 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) issued an announcement regarding published reports of attacks on the Domain Name System (DNS). Given that many of the DNS hijacking attacks sourced in the announcement affected government, telecommunications and internet infrastructure entities, we would like to remind organizations about security best practices: Use registry lock on core domains. All core domains should have an additional lock, called Registry Lock, applied. Registry Lock will freeze domain confirmations at the registry level until the correct high-security protocol specified by both the client and registrar is followed. This prevents erroneous... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Learn the impacts of brand misuse and phishing at RSA
How effectively are you protecting your organization from brand misuse and consumer-targeted phishing attacks? Brand owners can find out the answers to this question and more during the annual RSA Conference, as experts divulge the details on what makes for the most impactful online strategies. Among the highlights, we’ll look at dual programs that combine both brand and fraud protection into a hybrid approach. Brand infringements are defined as unauthorized uses of intellectual property that divert traffic with impersonation or false affiliation. This includes false association, non-phishing brand impersonation, cybersquatting, brand and logo confusion, partner compliance, and keyword hijacking. Fraud, on... Read More

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