Social Network For Security Executives: Help Make Right Cyber Security Decisions
Digital Footprint is the information about the organization that exists on the Internet as a result of their online activity. Organizations’ digital footprints are expanding and changing at a formidable rate. Employees, suppliers and other third-parties are exposing sensitive information without their knowledge. This sensitive data can leave organizations exposed and are used by attackers to exploit organizations. By continuous monitoring and managing their digital footprint and those of their attackers, organizations can manage to reduce their external digital risks. External Digital Risk Management helps organizations not only in continuous monitoring for risks in surface, deep and dark web but also helps them to quickly respond on these risks.
Top 4 Risks that can be mitigated through digital footprint monitoring are
Attackers have their techniques to exploit the exposed digital assets and ineffective security solutions. Digital attacks expose the organization’s sensitive information and sometimes these attackers trade this information in Dark Web forums.
Attackers focus on the digital presence to gain access to customer’s credentials and organization’s sensitive data. Sometimes attackers host application in the unused exposed servers which was not known to the organization
For credential phishing, branded domains are spoofed. They try to replace one alphabet with greek alphabet to gain from the branded domains.
How Attackers Exploit The Organizations’ Digital Shadows
Digital shadow is exposed personal, technical or organizational information that is often highly confidential, sensitive or proprietary. Digital Shadow which is a subset of Digital Footprints, put organizations at risk. These digital shadows give opportunities to attackers to exploit organizations.
Organizations digital shadows takes different forms which includes
All this information gives the attackers an opportunity to pose risks to organizations.