Dealing With Brand Impersonations on Social Networks

What to do if your company’s brand is impersonated on a social networking website? I addressed this topic in a post at the Internet Storm Center as a follow-up to my presentation on social networking risks and rewards:

Among the risks of social media activities is the opportunity for an impostor to impersonate the brand, using it to gain confidence of trusting consumers or to conduct other activities that tarnish the targeted brand. Let’s look at some examples and what we can do about this.

The posting describes what brandjacking entails and points to instructions for addressing impersonation issues on Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and Facebook.

Lenny Zeltser

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Lenny Zeltser develops products and programs that use security to achieve business results. He is the CISO at Axonius and Faculty Fellow at SANS Institute. Lenny has been leading efforts to establish resilient security practices and solve hard security problems for over two decades. A respected author and practitioner, he has been advancing tradecraft and contributing to the community. His insights build upon real-world experience, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan.

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