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Cybersquatting attacks surge against financial and e-commerce websites

September 15, 2020

Online sales are skyrocketing, but cyberattacks are too. Cybersquatting, in which minor changes are made to a domain or it is otherwise co-opted to gain access to consumer passwords or payment data, is a particular area of concern. Key targets, according to Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, have been Paypal, Apple, Netflix and LinkedIn. But small banks and other institutions are also a focus because they are viewed as less able to fend off attack.

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TAG Brand Safety Seal offers global brand certification for consumer trust

September 15, 2020

Can consumers trust your brand? The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and the Brand Safety Institute (BSI) have just announced the TAG Brand Safety Certified Seal, a global certification program to vet brands that adhere to their Brand Safety Principles and minimize the risk of ad placement alongside inappropriate content. Further, they have said that direct buyers, sellers and/or intermediaries “must ensure that 100% of monetizable transactions are reviewed by one or more independently validated Content Verification services as defined in its digital advertising agreements.”

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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