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Brand protection technologies actively scan and identify questionable listings that misuse a brand, such as by offering fake products or perpetrating frauds. These tools produce analytics offering insights into how a brand might be at risk, along with actionable advice for organizations to manage their online presence. 

Using Flare to Help with Digital Brand Protection

How does Flare answer digital brand protection needs? 

Flare enables organizations to monitor the clear and dark web continuously, looking for any mentions of the brand’s name. The platform monitors for data leaks across the internet, including in GitHub, that can include the organization’s intellectual property, like technical data, source code, or secrets. Clear web monitoring for mentions of brand names can identify counterfeit products or fake websites that undermine reputation. 

How does Flare’s data leak monitoring answer digital brand protection use cases?

Flare’s data leak monitoring capability detects malicious and accidental intellectual property loss outside the organization’s “perimeter.” Data leaks that harm digital brands can include anything from sensitive code that a developer leaves on GitHub to stolen information that surfaces on a site like Pastebin. Since Flare automatically scans the dark, deep, and clear web for leaked data, organizations can identify the sensitive data leaks before they harm the brand’s reputation. 

What are the key benefits of the Flare for digital brand protection?

  • Easily monitoring online code repositories for accidentally leaks source code or secrets
  • Alerting teams to accidental commits that can arise from human error across software development teams that consist of full time employees and contractors
  • Automated monitoring for mentions of company or email domain on anonymous sharing sites, like Pastebin, for password dumps, technical data, and personally identifiable information (PII)

Digital Brand Protection: Brief Overview

What are common threats to a digital brand?

Common threats to an organization’s digital brand include:

  • Counterfeit products and unauthorized sales: Scammers try to capitalize on a brand’s reputation by selling lower quality imitation products that can undermine legitimate sales and damage reputation. 
  • Violation de marque et de droit d'auteur: Malicious actors can register and monetize similar logos, slogans, or brand names in other countries, diluting a brand’s value. 
  • Social media and website impersonation for phishing: Cybercriminals often base fake websites and social media accounts on well-known brands that they use to steal credentials or payment information, ultimately undermining customer trust. 
  • Defamatory content and negative reviews: Fake negative reviews can undermine brand reputation by spreading falsehoods about service or product quality. 
  • Violations de données: Customers value their data, and news reports about a company experiencing a data breach can lead to customer churn or lost sales. 
  • Fraude publicitaire: Domain hijacking and click fraud can increase marketing spend and undermine analytics that reduce the online strategy’s effectiveness. 

How does digital brand protection work?

Digital brand protection monitors the clear, dark, and deep web for any mention of a company’s name so that the organization can identify illegitimate and illegal uses of it. Typically, the process includes:

  • Brand monitoring and visibility: detecting trademarks, logos, and other brand assets across mobile app stores, domains, social media accounts, email accounts, collaboration platforms, ecommerce sites, and other legal and illegal digital channels
  • Threat alerts: real-time alerts so cybersecurity teams can quickly take action against digital threats and decrease mean time to respond (MTTR)
  • Remédiation: initiating activities like taking down fake sites or working with social media platforms to remove impersonators
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How should organizations prioritize digital brand protection?

Organizations should include digital brand protection as part of their overall cybersecurity strategy. Cybercriminals use brands to legitimize their illegal activities, hiding themselves behind a curtain of company reputation. Security teams should define detection parameters so they can remove low-priority or legitimate brand mentions and focus on high-value threats and alerts. 

Why is Digital Brand Protection Especially Relevant Now?

Why is digital brand protection important?

Safeguarding a brand’s digital reputation is critical to a company’s revenue objectives. By protecting your digital brand and image, you can:

  • Improve customer trust and loyalty: Customers across business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) spaces make buying decisions based on emotions and brand connections. When they find counterfeit or unauthorized sellers, they may lose trust in the organization or find a cheaper option that diverts sales away from legitimate channels. 
  • Se conformer aux exigences réglementaires: Data leaks indicate potential security control failures that can be viewed as compliance violations. By protecting digital brand reputation, organizations gain insights into data leaks that may include legally protected PII that would lead to fines or penalties. 
  • Visibility into brand exposure: Monitoring for a brand’s name across the clear, dark, and deep web can provide insights about how customers view the company and threats facing it. With this visibility, organizations can take proactive steps to mitigate risk while improving resilience and revenue. 

Why is digital brand protection challenging?

Digital brand protection is increasingly challenging as organizations expand their digital footprints. Some of the challenges organizations face include:

  • Unsophisticated cybercriminals easily registering domains or cloning a website with tools purchased from the dark web
  • Employees’ online activities making it easier for cybercriminals to pose as senior leadership members and reach out through networking sites, like LinkedIn
  • Cybercriminal activities occurring outside the organization’s networks and perimeter making it more difficult to identify threats

Why do you need digital brand protection in today’s cybersecurity landscape?

In a world where customers use the internet to make buying decisions, cybercriminals engage in various forms of brand abuse as part of social engineering attacks. Some examples of the crossover between cybercriminal activity and digital brand protection include:

  • Cybersquattage: claiming domain names related to a brand before the organization can claim them to leverage the brand’s value.
  • Typosquattage: claiming domains that use common brand name spelling errors
  • Imitation sites: designing websites similar in look and feel to the brand’s official site to trick people into thinking it’s the real one
  • Social media phishing: creating fake social media accounts that include the organization’s name and logo to entice people into sharing sensitive information
  • Fake job postings: placing fraudulent job posting on career websites then getting applications to provide sensitive information or engage in unlawful activity

Digital Brand Protection and Flare

Flare est le leader Gestion de l'exposition aux menaces (TEM) solution for organizations. Our technology constantly scans the online world, including the clear & dark web, to discover unknown events, automatically prioritize risks, and deliver actionable intelligence you can use instantly to improve security. Flare enables you to combine your cybersecurity monitoring with your digital brand protection objectives for a comprehensive view of digital risk. 

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