Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Social Media

Hackers Always Take the Easy Way In

Otavio Freire of SafeGuard Cyber on Digital Risk Protection
Otavio Freire, president and CTO of SafeGuard Cyber

Although organizations need to worry about phishing, malware and other inbound threats, they must also be aware that social media accounts pose an increasing risk - and they need to be monitored and locked down, says Otavio Freire of SafeGuard Cyber.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Freire discusses:

  • Why hackers still love to take the easy way in;
  • The threat posted by digital channels;
  • The importance of watching for account takeover, impersonation, fake accounts as well as fake news.

As president, CTO and co-founder of SafeGuard Cyber, Freire is responsible for the creation of its enterprise platform. He has extensive experience in company strategy and R&D, product development, business development and engineering for cyber and risk-based scalable platforms. He has experience in social media applications, internet commerce and information technology, serving the pharmaceutical, financial services, high-tech and government verticals.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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